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29th Mar 2013

North Korea issues US threat after stealth bombers arrive

North Korean state media have reported that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his top generals to put missile units on stand-by. The claim follows the deployment of two US B-2 stealth bombers to the region.   The report from the … Continued

15th Nov 2013

Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

The Philippines government has defended its efforts to deliver aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have still not received assistance. The UN puts the rising death toll at 4,460 amid disputed figures. Aid has finally reached some … Continued

Philippines: ‘Where is the food?’
13th Nov 2013

Philippines: ‘Where is the food?’

[Photo taken on Nov. 12 shows a street view of the aftermath of typhoon “Haiyan” in Leyte Province. The official death toll  has been lowered to 1,774 by Monday night (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)] By BERNICE CAMILLE V. BAUZON AND CATHERINE … Continued

Philippines: World joins rescue efforts
12th Nov 2013

Philippines: World joins rescue efforts

[Photo: Death toll from super typhoon ” Haiyan,” locally named “Yolanda,” has affected 9.7 million people. chinanews.com] By Bernice Camille V. Bauzon, Llanesca T. Panti And Jing Villamente Reporters Dozens of countries and international groups joined the Philippine government’s frantic efforts to rescue … Continued

12th Nov 2013

China: Typhoon Haiyan kills 5 in South China

BEIJING, (Xinhua): Typhoon Haiyan has left at least five people dead in China, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday. The victims included four people in the southern island province of Hainan and one in south … Continued

Weakened Haiyan hits Vietnam after wreaking havoc in the Philippines
11th Nov 2013

Weakened Haiyan hits Vietnam after wreaking havoc in the Philippines

  Officials in the Philippines have appealed for calm as emergency and aid workers struggle to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The now significantly weakened storm has made landfall in northern Vietnam and China.  Cities hit by typhoon Haiyan … Continued

Philippines: 10,000 feared dead in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan
10th Nov 2013

Philippines: 10,000 feared dead in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan

Thousands of people are feared dead in the Philippines as a result of one of the worst typhoons ever to hit the archipelago. The resulting destruction is making it difficult for rescuers to reach the affected areas.  A senior police … Continued

Philippines: Over 100 killed in C. Philippine city Tacloban by typhoon
9th Nov 2013

Philippines: Over 100 killed in C. Philippine city Tacloban by typhoon

[Photo: Zero visibility force motorists to turn on headlights at the North Expressway. While Metro Manila was far from the center of the super typhoon, strong rains forced schools and offices to close early. Photo By Mike De Juan, Manila … Continued

Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines, 125,000 people evacuated
8th Nov 2013

Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines, 125,000 people evacuated

[Dark clouds brought by super typhoon Haiyan loom over the skyscrapers of Metro Manila, Philippines. One person was already confirmed dead in southern Philippines as super typhoon Haiyan (local codename: Yolanda) further barrelled through eastern and central Philippines on Friday. (Xinhua/Rouelle … Continued

China: N China explosions caused by self-made bombs
6th Nov 2013

China: N China explosions caused by self-made bombs

[Photo taken on Nov. 6, 2013 shows the accident site after explosions on the Yingze Street in Taiyuan, capital of north China’ Shanxi Province. One person was killed and eight others were injured after explosions occurred on Wednesday morning in … Continued

4th Nov 2013

Philippines: Philippine leftist group condemns U.S. for allegedly using Manila as spy hub in Asia

MANILA, (Xinhua): The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemned the United States Sunday for allegedly setting up telecom facilities in the Philippines to intercept internet traffic and telephone calls as part of its network of international intelligence network. In … Continued

Thailand: Tour boat sinks off eastern Thailand, killing 6
4th Nov 2013

Thailand: Tour boat sinks off eastern Thailand, killing 6

Photo: chinanews.com   BANGKOK, (Xinhua): A tour boat capsized and sank near Thailand’s popular seaside town Pattaya on Sunday, killing six tourists, including a Chinese. The double-decker ferry left Koh Lan island for a 30-minute trip to Pattaya Sunday evening. It … Continued

28th Oct 2013

China: Three die after car crash at Tian’anmen

BEIJING, (Xinhua): A driver and two passengers were killed after a jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of the Tian’anmen rostrum in downtown Beijing on Monday, police said. Eleven tourists and police officers were … Continued

24th Oct 2013

China: Border pact with China will help sort out many irritants

Hindustan Times: The Sino-Indian border is the longest undemarcated boundary in the world. It also happens to be disputed, has thousands of troops massed along its length and been the site of one modern-day war. What has been striking about … Continued

Australia: Winds hamper firefighting aircraft with worse weather still to come
23rd Oct 2013

Australia: Winds hamper firefighting aircraft with worse weather still to come

[ photo: Fire threatens to break out on Mountain Lagoon rd, Bilpin. Photo: Nick Moir]   By Megan Levy   Strong wind gusts of up to 100km/h are fanning large bushfires already burning across parts of NSW, while new blazes … Continued

21st Oct 2013

Philippine: Eight killed, five injured in S. Philippine landmine attack

MANILA, (Xinhua): Eight soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in two landmine attacks in North Cotabato of southern Philippines on Monday, the military said. During the first attach, which occurred at 9: 20 a.m. local time, soldiers of … Continued

20th Oct 2013

China: Muslims in China fed pork

Muslims in the Shaanxi province of China are furious after discovering that what they believed were halal beef products were actually pork. Police in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, have seized more than 20 thousand kilograms of pork … Continued

Philippines: 20 dead in Maharlika Highway smashup
20th Oct 2013

Philippines: 20 dead in Maharlika Highway smashup

[Photo: Rescuers retrieve the bodies of victims shortly after the accident. Photo By Belly M. Otordoz]   By BELLY M. OTORDOZ ATIMONAN, Quezon (Manila TImes): Twenty people were killed before dawn Saturday when a passenger bus bound for Manila collided … Continued

19th Oct 2013

Australia: Emergency warning for Blue Mountains residents as NSW bushfires intensify

(Sydney Morning Herald with AAP): Emergency warnings have been issued for Blue Mountains residents as bushfires  intensify in the area. Crews have been redirected from back burning operations to protect more than  100 homes in Bell, Dargan, Berambing and Bilpin … Continued

18th Oct 2013

Australia: Man dies defending home from fires in NSW

  Devastation … There are scenes of disaster across the state. Picture: The Daily Telegraph Source: NewsComAu RFS Fire fighters try to control a bushfire on the Mariah River road between Port Macquarie and Crescent Head Source: News Limited TWENTY-SEVEN … Continued

17th Oct 2013

China: Two dead, 25 injured in Chinese building explosion

HARBIN, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed and another 25 were injured after an explosion early Thursday morning in a residential building in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said. Police in the province’s Jixi City received reports at … Continued

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