Earthquake in Alaska, and other news in pictures

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Aftermath of the earthquake in Alaska

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings on Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city.

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Drug menace in Philippine

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personel search the Manila City Jail premises for drugs and other illegal paraphernalias in Manila, Philippines.

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personel search the Manila City Jail premises for drugs and other illegal paraphernalias in Manila, Philippines.
 
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More than two years on, Philippine president Rodrigo Dutertes drug war continues despite widespread criticisms and global condemnation.

Nearly 5,000 people were reported to have been killed by police in what they tag as legitimate operations. Thousands more have been killed by unoficial militias since Duterte promised to rid the country of the problem of illegal drugs in six months time by killing hundreds of thousands since he assumed the highest seat of power. While security forces enjoy a promised presidential protection from prosecution, a local court recently sentenced three police officers for the murder of a 17-year-old boy, the first ever conviction by the courts under the governments war on drugs.

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