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Haiyan aftermath: Preparedness key to disaster risk reduction

Cebu - Community preparedness proves to be the key to prevent loss of life and property in times of natural calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other natural occurrences of extreme force and proportion.

News of the World final crossword puzzle takes shot at editor

London - Former News of the World (NoW) staff apparently got the last laugh when sending a parting shot to Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the now-defunct British tabloid, by subtly referring to her “arrogance” in the paper’s final edition crossword puzzle.

Volcano in Southern Japan erupts, adds to country's woes

Tokyo - A volcano located at the southern region of Japan has been reported by the Meteorological Agency to be spewing rock and ashes on Sunday.

65-year-old Japanese tsunami survivor rescued 10 miles out of sea

Tokyo - A Japanese military vessel rescued a man ten miles out at sea two days after the tsunami that followed the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country of Japan.

At least 1 Canadian confirmed dead in Japan disaster

Tokyo - At least one Canadian has been confirmed to be among those who were killed during the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan on Friday.

Fukushima power plant explodes, 4 workers injured

Tokyo - White smoke was seen at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an explosion heard on Saturday. This is one of the two power plants that were placed under a state of emergency by the Japanese government.

'Breaking Dawn' cast evacuated due to tsunami; production on hold

Fans looking forward to the release of the last part of the 'Twilight' saga may have to wait a little bit longer as production was placed on hold following a tsunami warning brought about by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday.

Tsunami waves from Japan reach Hawaii; alert up in West Coast

Honolulu - The first tsunami waves resulting from the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan hit the shores of Hawaii in the early hours of Friday morning, seven hours after the earthquake.

First tsunami waves hit northern Philippines

Manila - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) director Renato Solidum announced on Friday that the first tsunami waves caused by the 8.9 earthquake that hit the northern part of Japan has entered the Philippine area of responsibility.

Seven-Year Old Boy Raised 50,000 pounds in a day for Haiti

Charlie Simpson, a seven-year old British boy, raised 50,000 pounds in one day for the Haiti earthquake victims by cycling around a local park in London with his Dad. His efforts inspired people to donate to his 'JustGiving' Website for Haiti children.

Guatemala declares food crisis, seeks international assistance

Guatemala's President, Alvaro Colom, declared a 'state of calamity' last week, hoping to get international assistance to help some 54,000 families who are at high risk because of a regional food shortage.

Six killed, 20 injured in thunder squall in India

A thunder squall that lasted for just 10 minutes killed six people and injured 20 others in Balasore, around 200 km from Bhubaneswar, India, on Saturday.

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