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Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

Japanese whaling vessel  AP FILE PHOTO

Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season’s Antarctic whaling to observation.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Over 1,000 stranded in Central Visayas ports due to ‘Caloy’


More than 1, 000 passengers were stranded Saturday in Central Visyas due to tropical depression “Caloy,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Long journey ends at home for man drifting at sea

Jose Salvador Alvarenga holds a microphone intending to speak, after arriving at the airport in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Alvarenga was wheeled in a wheelchair before a crush of more than 100 mostly foreign journalists. AP

A fisherman who says he drifted at sea for more than a year has finally made it home to El Salvador, exhausted and speechless.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off Guatemala’s coast


A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala’s Pacific coastline on Friday evening, causing some adobe homes to collapse in a town near the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cyclone tears roofs off houses in Solomon Islands

Photo taken from en.wikipedia.org

Freshly formed Cyclone Freda whipped roofs off houses and flattened trees in the Solomon Islands as it gathered strength en route to New Caledonia, forecasters said Saturday.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Huge quake jolts Costa Rica, two killed

Patients of the Hospital Calderon Guardia in San Jose are evacuated after a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on September 5, 2012 briefly knocking out power and communications and triggering tsunami warnings. AFP PHOTO/Rodrigo ARANGUA

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck Costa Rica’s Pacific coast Wednesday, killing two people, briefly knocking out power and phone lines, and triggering tsunami warnings, authorities said.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tsunami warning cancelled after Costa Rica quake—US


A tsunami warning issued for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake near the Pacific coast Wednesday has been canceled, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Tsunami warning from Mexico to Peru after Pacific quake

photo from USGS website

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on Wednesday triggered a tsunami warning from Mexico to Peru, US authorities said.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7.6 quake off Pacific coast of Costa Rica—USGS


A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic, but officials said there were no reports of deaths.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton: Pacific big enough for US, China

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AP

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to ensure it distributes its growing aid fairly.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

World’s largest marine park unveiled at Pacific summit

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard  is carried in a "pa'ata" by students from St. Joseph's Primary School during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Islands Forum in Avarua on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands on Monday Aug. 28, 2012. The Cook Islands announced the creation of the world's largest marine park Tuesday.  AFP PHOTO/MARTY MELVILLE

The Cook Islands announced the creation of the world’s largest marine park Tuesday, as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opened with a spectacular Polynesian welcoming ceremony.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hurricane Fabio maintains strength in Pacific

mexico map

Forecasters say Hurricane Fabio is maintaining its strength over the Pacific but will not threaten land.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hurricane Emilia strengthens far out in Pacific

Mexico City

Emilia has strengthened to a Category Three hurricane in the Pacific far off the coast of Mexico but is still not posing a threat to land.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • 4.6-magnitude quake hits Surigao del Norte
  • Camilla’s brother dies of NYC head injury
  • Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis
  • Escudero ready to defend self should name appear in Napoles’ list
  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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