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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.

True Life Story of a Fearless Witness in North Korea

True Life Story of a Fearless Witness in North Korea

In the first five decades of his life, Seung-Wan (Steven) Kim was a businessman who pursued financial prosperity, while largely ignoring his family and his commitment to God. In 1975, drawn by visions of success, Steven flew from South Korea to New York with just a few dollars in his pocket. There, he started working as a produce clerk, eventually opening his own store, and he ultimately earned millions of dollars from later enterprises in real estate and furniture.

Emergency Supplies for Flood Victims in Manila

Emergency Supplies for Flood Victims in Manila

It’s not unusual for the Philippines to be under water in August. While many countries in the West battle the “dog-days of summer,” countries in southern Asia and Oceania fight torrential rain and flooding. The Philippines are especially affected: approximately 20 tropical cyclones hit the archipelago each year.

Philippine Ferry Accident, 26 Dead, 200 Missing

Philippine Ferry Accident, 26 Dead, 200 Missing

Divers are searching for more than 200 people missing in the central Philippines after a passenger ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night and quickly sank off the coast of Cebu province. At least 28 people are known dead, with an unknown number believed to be trapped in the ferry more than 30 meters underwater.

6.6 Earthquake in China, Victims Aided by Local Christians

6.6 Earthquake in China, Victims Aided by Local Christians

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake sent tremors through northwest China last Monday morning, but not in the news headlines. 94 were killed and 1,001 injured by the earthquake in Gansu province. 123,000 people were affected and around 31,600 fled to temporary shelters, according to the provincial earthquake administration.