Philippines: Communities, responders on highest alert as typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Luzon

Red Cross teams are at the highest level of alert as communities in Northern Luzon in the Philippines brace for Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), expected to make landfall Saturday morning.

Addressing the escalating burden of noncommunicable diseases in Afghanistan

Dr Sadiq is examining the feet of his colleague Mr Dauod. This is the first time they are learning to look for changes to the feet of diabetic patients. Dr Sadiq and Dauod came from the primary health care centre in Kandahar, they are taking turns to learn how to check for diabetic foot that would require medical intervention.

In Pictures: Finding the new normal through multiple earthquakes and aftershocks

It has now been over six weeks since the first earthquake struck Lombok, Indonesia, and people have endured more than 1,500 aftershocks. 

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