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Strongest Typhoon of 2013 Slams Into Philippines

Strongest Typhoon of 2013 Slams Into Philippines

The strongest tropical cyclone of the year has slammed into the central Philippines after President Benigno Aquino ordered mass evacuations to reduce the risk of disaster. Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, made landfall in Samar province early Friday, with sustained winds of 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 379 kilometers per hour.

Philippines – Relief Effort after the Bohol Earthquake

Philippines – Relief Effort after the Bohol Earthquake

Since the earthquake we from “WorldWide Familia Mission” and members of the “Channel of Hope Foundation” have been visiting the most affected regions in Bohol and bringing them help goods, such as food, water and medicines.

Pope Francis Urges Faithful to Pray for Philippines

Pope Francis Urges Faithful to Pray for Philippines

Pope Francis addressed a large gathering during Sunday’s mass in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square and urged the faithful to pray for victims of the recent natural disasters in the Philippines.

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hitting the Philippines

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hitting the Philippines

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Central Philippines Tuesday morning, killing at least 73 people, injuring hundreds more and damaging centuries-old structures.

Cyclone Phailin Hits India, 500,000 Evacuate

Cyclone Phailin Hits India, 500,000 Evacuate

Around half a million people had fled the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as Cyclone Phailin made landfall in India on Saturday night. Three people have already been killed by heavy winds.

China, Philippines: Typhoon Usagi Causing Massive Damage

China, Philippines: Typhoon Usagi Causing Massive Damage

The year’s most powerful typhoon slammed into northwest Philippines and southern China, killing at least 33 people. Typhoon Usagi forced hundreds of flight cancellations, shut down shipping and train lines, and blew cars off the road. The monster storm also the disrupted lives of 9.23 million people, damaged 152,000 hectares of crops, and demolished 15,000 houses.

Pakistan Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 350

Pakistan Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 350

By Voanews.com, September 26, 2013 The death toll continues to rise from Tuesday’s strong earthquake in southwestern Pakistan as officials now say 348 people were killed in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province after thousands of mud homes collapsed in the mountainous Awaran district. Local officials also said on Thursday that more than 500 people were injured in […]

North Korea Offers Resumption of Unconditional Nuclear Talks

North Korea Offers Resumption of Unconditional Nuclear Talks

China says North Korea is willing to work with Beijing on restarting six-party talks on its nuclear program. The talks have been stalled since 2008. In the Chinese capital, authorities hosted Wednesday an international forum marking the 10th anniversary of the start of Korea’s nuclear talks.

Zamboanga: Situation has Stabilized after Islamist Attacks

Zamboanga: Situation has Stabilized after Islamist Attacks

Renewed fighting between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has rekindled a turf war for independence in the Philippines. While a peace agreement was signed in 1996, the particular MNLF faction moved into the city of Zamboanga claiming they have been marginalized.