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Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, killing 6 causes wide spread damage

Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, killing 6 causes wide spread damage

Power full 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Philippines during the night, several people killed after it hit an impoverished part of the country’s south. Damaged and collapsing infrastructure has hindered emergency response measures. The earthquake struck when the night fall after10:00 p.m. (1400 GMT) Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The magnitude 6.7 quake caused […]

February 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nine

Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nine

Aug 22, – Packing gusts of up to 185 kph (115 mph), Goni was estimated to be 105 km (65 miles) east-northeast of Batanes, the northernmost province in the Philippines, and moving at 13 kph towards southern Japan. The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Goni rose to nine after five more people were […]

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Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Dec 08, – The landmark trial, featuring pictures of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s bruised body, has sparked international outrage at the treatment of maids in the Asian financial center. An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth […]

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Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

Sep 15, – The government weather bureau said the eye of Typhoon Kalmaegi was over the South China Sea some 372 kilometers (231 miles) west of northwestern Laoag city before noon, moving northwest toward southern China at 30 kilometers per hour (19 kph). It was packing sustained winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts […]

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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AP NewsBreak: Yemen says Saudis behind attack

AP NewsBreak: Yemen says Saudis behind attack

Dec 07, – The attack – the deadliest in Sanaa since May 2012 – marked an escalation in the terror network’s battle to undermine the U.S.-allied government and destabilize the impoverished Arab nation despite the drone strikes and a series of U.S.-backed military offensive against it. U.S. forces also have been training and arming Yemeni […]

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Miracle baby brings cheer after typhoon devastation

Miracle baby brings cheer after typhoon devastation

Nov 11, – It was a rare piece of good news after at least 10,000 were killed and tens of thousands of residents saw their homes flattened. Cheers broke out on Monday in the typhoon-devastated airport of the city of Tacloban in the Philippines when 21-year old Emily Ortega gave birth to a baby girl. […]

November 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth

What makes Denmark the happiest nation on earth

Nov 11, – Social security, high level of trust considered main pillars. They are the most indebted people in the world, live through long, dark winters and have a shorter life expectancy than several Mediterranean countries. Yet for the past four decades, the Danes have consistently rated themselves as the happiest people on earth. Among […]

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Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow ceremony

Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow ceremony

Nov 10, – A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony. Judges, including rock star Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, picked the winner from a total of 86 contestants at the show, watched by millions of viewers around the world. Last year’s winner Olivia Culpo […]

November 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Oct 15, – Panic ensued as people spilled out on the street after the quake struck at 8:12 a.m. It was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) below Carmen town on Bohol Island, where many buildings collapsed, roads cracked up and bridges fell. Extensive damage also hit densely populated Cebu city, across the narrow strait […]

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