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An armed military policeman keeps watch as investigators collect evidence at the scene where a samurai sword-wielding attacker slashed a police guard at the Presidential Palace complex in Taipei on August 18, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH / MANILA BULLETIN)

Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

By Agence France-Presse A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office Friday, authorities said.…




A firefighter tackles a wildfire at Macao on August 17, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

By Agence France-Presse Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the…