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Op-Ed: Helping Typhoon Haiyan survivors this holiday season

The Christmas celebration has changed for many in the Philippines since the country suffered devastation brought by typhoons during the last three Decembers.

Death toll in Philippine landslide soars to 31, over 100 missing

The landslide that occurred in Compostela Valley mine site in Southern Philippines has claimed at least 31 lives, with dozens more missing as search and rescue operations continue

Death toll in Philippine flash flood tragedy soars to over 1,200

The death toll in the Philippine flash floods devastation has reached more than 1,200 as 16 more dead bodies were found over the weekend as far as 60 miles away from the site of the Dec.16 flash flood tragedy.

Huge waves batter Southern Thailand, shoreline houses swept away

Giant waves measuring at least five meters high hit part of Southern Thailand Sunday, forcing residents in the affected areas to flee as their houses were swept away by the storm-induced waves from the sea.

Philippines scraps plans for mass graves to bury flood victims

Local authorities in Southern Philippines have decided to scrap plans for mass burial of unclaimed and decomposing bodies of flash flood victims following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm "Washi" that hit the low lying villages Friday night

U.S offers assistance to flood-ravaged areas in Philippines

Manila - As the death toll rises in the storm-induced floodings in the southern Philippines' Mindanao island, the White House says it stands ready to help in humanitarian relief.

Death toll rises to 19 as Typhoon 'Pedring' pummels Philippines

The death toll brought about by the onslaught of Typhoon "Pedring" (international code name: Nesat) has risen to 19 as the deadly typhoon makes its exit from Philippine area Wednesday evening.

Strong typhoon triggers flooding, landslides in Philippines

A strong typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center made landfall at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday local time in the provinces of Isabela and Aurora in northern Philippines.

Death toll rises as Storm Juaning makes sudden landfall PH

At least 10 people were reported dead and thousands of families were evacuated to higher grounds as floodwater reaches rooftop of houses in at least four provinces in the Bicol region south of Manila.

Powerful earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck near the island of New Britain, 295 miles (470 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Port Moresby.

Indonesia struggles with disasters as new volcano eruption looms

Indonesia's death toll from a series of recent disasters have reach over 900 as Mount Bromo, another volcano in East Java, has began spewing ash accompanied by mild earthquakes.

Taiwan rocked by 6.1 magnitude earthquake

Taiwan has been rocked by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake which took place undersea off eastern Taiwan Sunday. No casualties have been reported so far. Also no tsunami warning was raised by authorities.

Another earthquake with 5.9 magnitude shakes Indonesia

Indonesia was hit anew by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Papua in Indonesia Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS)

US President Barack Obama to arrive in Indonesia late Tuesday

US President Barack Obama is finally returning to Indonesia where he spent four years of his childhood to begin his two-day state visit.

Flood death toll in Thailand reaches 140

Many parts of Thailand remained flooded due to continuous rain brought about by bad weather prevailing in the country and the rest of southeast Asia particularly Indonesia and Malaysia.

Floods hit northern Malaysia, four people reported dead

At least four people were reported killed and almost 50,000 have been dislocated as flood waters hit northern Malaysia according to state media.

Indonesia's Mount Merapi eruption death toll reaches over 100

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted anew Friday killing 69 people and destroying houses and farms in its deadliest eruption since Tuesday last week.

Kelly Pavlik Pulls Out From Pacquiao-Margarito Undercard match

Former WBO and WBC middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has pulled out from his scheduled fight with Brian Vera in the under card of the Pacquiao-Margarito showdown on November 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas.

Papua New Guinea rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake

A 5.7 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea early Monday morning according to US Geological Survey (USGS). It was earlier reported the quake had a magnitude of 6.1 but this was later corrected.

Earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruption rattle Indonesia

A series of mild to strong earthquakes culminating with the 7.5 magnitude temblor rattled Indonesia Tuesday killing over a hundred people and damaging infrastructure and farmlands.

Thailand's flood death toll rises to 56

Thailand's worst floods in years have claimed more than 56 people and dislocated thousands of families in areas affected by floods, officials said.

Thailand suffers from devastating flood as death toll rises to 32

Almost half of the 76 provinces of Thailand have been hit by devastating flood waters due to continued rain that started last October 10.

Floods in eastern Indonesia kills 29

Flash floods brought about by continued heavy rain in the eastern Indonesia's west Papua province has caused the death of at least 29 people with undetermined number of residents still missing.

Philippines hit by 99 disasters during first half of the year

Almost a hundred disasters have hit the Philippines during the first half of the year affecting about 600,000 families according to Citizens Disasters Response Center (CDRC).

Distress call saved crew of cargo ship off Philippine coast

Three crew members of a cargo ship were rescued after a distress call was received by authorities off Philippine coast. The rescued crew includes the ship captain and two crew members. One dead body was recovered by the rescue team.

Millions struggle against flooding and landslides across Asia

Millions of people across Asia are struggling to cope with the devastating effects of flooding and landslides. China and Pakistan have been severely hit due to continued heavy rainfall during the past few days.

Storm signal raised in Philippines as depression intensifies

Weather forecasters in the Philippines raised storm signal N0.2 in at least five areas of Northern Philippines as a low pressure area merged with tropical depression 'Domeng' Wednesday.

Singapore hit by series of flash floods

A series of flash floods that first occurred June 16 have caused considerable damage to properties of residents of low-lying areas of Singapore.

'Typhoon Basyang' leaves 38 people dead in the Philippines

Typhoon 'Basyang' hit central, southern and northern Luzon in the Philippines Wednesday, leaving 38 people dead according to the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).

Filipino lawmakers back sharing of 'pork barrel' Special

Breaking tradition, the members of the House of Representatives in the Philippines are amenable to sharing their Countryside Development Fund, known as “pork barrel,” for the repair and rehabilitation of key public works projects.
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