Typhoon expected to last 3 days
Thousands of people fled their homes as Typhoon Koppu hit northern Philippines early Sunday, flattening homes and toppling power lines. According to disaster agency officials, the typhoon was whipping up coastal surges up to 12 feet high and is predicted to bring three days of continuous torrential rain, triggering major flooding and landslides. The disaster agency said that 10,000 people have been displaced, but no casualties have been reported so far.

Migrants enter Slovenia after Hungary shuts door
Hundreds of migrants began arriving in Slovenia on Saturday, a day after Hungary shut its border with Croatia, causing a redirection of their route to northern Europe. Slovenia, a small European Union-member state, has limited capacity to accommodate large numbers of migrants wishing to head toward Austria and Germany, the Associated Press reported. The BBC reported that the Slovenian army has agreed to provide support in logistics, transportation, human resources and "some technical areas".

4 Palestinian assailants shot dead
At least four Palestinian assailants were killed by the Israeli police after they reportedly carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday. The incidents occurred despite the Israeli forces stepping up their presence in Jerusalem on Wednesday, adding hundreds of soldiers and security checkpoints. Jerusalem has been at the centre of violence between Palestinians and Israeli forces since the Jewish New Year last month, when rumours began to spread that Israel was plotting to take over the city’s holy Temple Mount.

US group scales down Egypt election monitoring
The United States group Democracy International said on Saturday it has been forced to scale down its plans to monitor Egypt's parliamentary election, after having trouble getting visas for all its staff. It said that without the necessary and appropriate visas for its accredited observers, it would not be able to conduct the comprehensive observation it originally expected to carry out, reported Reuters. The Egyptian election begins on Sunday, with the country being without a parliament since June 2012.

Mexican drug lord injured on the run
Fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo, has injured his leg and face while trying to escape authorities, reports said on Saturday. Guzman broke out of prison via an underground tunnel in July and has been on the run ever since. Mexican officials said they had launched an operation in the town of Cosala after intelligence reports revealed he was hiding in a ranch there. Despite searching a nearly two-mile radius, the authorities were unable to track down the injured Guzman.