Gulf Times - Boracay-island
Security stepped up as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

Security stepped up as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a "cesspool" fouled by dumped sewage and imposed the temporary ban on visitors that is due to take effect on Thursday.

Philippine tourist island in chaos as shutdown looms

Philippine tourist island in chaos as shutdown looms

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the once-idyllic white-sand resort closed to tourists for up to six months from April 26, after calling the country's top tourist draw a "cesspool" tainted by raw sewage.

UK vows action after racist attacks on Poles and Muslims in wake of Brexit

UK vows action after racist attacks on Poles and Muslims in wake of Brexit

Polish and Muslim leaders in Britain expressed concern on Monday after a spate of racially motivated hate crimes following last week's vote to leave the European Union ...