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Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

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The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday’s earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Quake hits northern Greece; no damage, injuries

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Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the northern Greek region of Halkidiki, rattling the area but causing no damage or injuries.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

VIPs, politicians not invited to Pope’s lunch

Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as disabled children perform for him during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The Pope will lunch with the poor when he visits Tacloban City on Jan. 17, 2015.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban hotels already fully booked for papal visit

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With still five months to go before the scheduled visit here of Pope Francis, hotels in Tacloban are already fully booked, according to the City Tourism Office.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Villages, not just houses

HANS SY (left), president of SM Prime Holdings Inc., leads the groundbreaking ceremony in Concepcion town in Iloilo province for a 200-house village for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” 

Since February, Manilyn Costorio has been staying with her husband and two children, ages 5 and 3, in one unit of a bunkhouse in Concepcion town in northern Iloilo province.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »