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Did ‘Yolanda’ kill 18,000? Formal probe sought

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The party-list group Bayan Muna on Thursday called for an inquiry to determine the toll of lives from Super Typhoon “Yolanda” amid claims that up to 18,000 people perished in the aftermath of the world’s strongest cyclone to ever hit land.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ebola highlights growing global virus threat

Sierra Leonese government burial team members wearing protective clothing carry the coffin of an Ebola victim on August 14, 2014 in Kailahun (AFP Photo/Carl De Souza)

Like the Spanish flu, polio, AIDS, and SARS before it, Ebola has erupted from seemingly nowhere to claim lives and sow fear of a catastrophic global outbreak.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cops kill two alleged hoods in shootout outside Intramuros

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Two suspected criminals were killed in a shootout with police just outside the walls of Intramuros and at the edge of Rizal Park in Manila early Monday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

South Africa: 8 gold miners shot dead

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South African police on Monday searched for the killers of eight gold miners who were found shot dead at an illegal shaft on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

23 dead in Lenten incidents


What was supposed to be a period of reflection turned deadly as 23 people were reported killed and nearly 100 others were hurt in what the police said was a “generally peaceful” observance of the Holy Week.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »