Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo's armoured vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II.
At least 155 people have been killed in landslides and other accidents caused by Typhoon Mangkhut and monsoon rains in the Philippines, officials said Sunday.
Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines.
The new tragedy comes just days after Typhoon Mangkhut pounded the nation's north with heavy winds and rain, sparking a separate landslide that left dozens dead.
Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation's agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the weekend with violent winds and heavy rains.
The typhoon smashed homes and flooded key agricultural regions in the northern Philippines before battering Hong Kong and southern China with fierce winds and heavy rain.
Typhoon Mangkhut hurtled towards Hong Kong on Sunday, lashing its coastline and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing dozens in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction ...
Super Typhoon Mangkhut -- the biggest storm of the year -- smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, and claimed its first death as a woman was swept out to sea off Taiwan.
Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors, as the country braced for heavy rain and damage to infrastructure and crops.