Typhoon hits Philippines, 7 fishermen missing Oct 27, 2020 0 45 12345 Searches were under way on Monday for seven fishermen in the Philippines as a typhoon swept across the archipelago, flooding low-lying areas and forcing thousands of people into emergency shelters. Packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometres (80 miles) per hour, Typhoon Molave made landfall Sunday on the southern end of the main island of Luzon before moving west across the country. Villages and farmland in the typhoon’s path were flooded while powerful winds toppled trees and power lines.The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said no deaths had been recorded. More than 70,000 people had sought shelter in evacuation centres in the Bicol region, Civil Defense said. (afp) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Turkey’s Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods amid Macron row Oct 27, 2020 0 1070 Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria Oct 27, 2020 0 264 Pakistan opens first metro line after years of delays Oct 27, 2020 0 272 Iran accuses Macron of fuelling ‘extremism’ AFP Tehran Iran on Monday accused France of fuelling “extremism” after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to never give in to Islamic radicals and defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. .. Pompeo in India for talks on China ‘threats’ AFP New Delhi US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday, kicking off a four-country Asia tour that he has said will focus on the “threats” posed by China. Joined by Defence Secretary Mark Esper for the .. China ‘to sanction’ US firms over Taiwan arms sale China said on Monday it would impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, a Boeing defence division and other US firms involved in arms sales to Taiwan, the self-governed island that Beijing views as its territory. The two US ..