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Ukraine vows to block Russian ‘aid’ convoy heading for border

A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

A convoy of 262 Russian trucks rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Tuesday as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

How to survive a typhoon


Inspect your house and repair the unstable parts. Harvest the crops that may be ready for market. Keep flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios within easy reach. And if you must evacuate your home, avoid the way that leads to the river.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gordon alarmed over rebuilding of homes in Tacloban’s no-dwelling zones

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard Gordon shows a map of Leyte where different international relief organizations are pouring aid. Gordon said it’s their way of ensuring proper coordination of the rehabilitation efforts. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard Gordon expressed concern Tuesday that residents in Tacloban are rebuilding their homes in areas that have been declared no-dwelling zones.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident


Thirty-one children were burned to death when a bus they were traveling in caught fire in northern Colombia on Sunday, the Red Cross said.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

8 stalls destroyed in fire

A TOTAL of P300,000 worth of surplus appliances were destroyed in a fire that gutted eight stalls in Port Area, Manila, on Monday. Fortunately, the blaze that started at 11:30 a.m. did not spread to the supplies warehouse of the Philippine Red Cross which was located nearby. Manila fire marshal Supt. Kaime Ramirez said the fire started at the stall owned by Khadi Rasid on Roberto S. Oca Street. The flames then spread to adjacent stalls with some vendors claiming they heard an explosion before the fire broke out. Although the stall owners lost their wares after the blaze spread to the warehouse behind their stalls, the fire did not reach the Red Cross-owned warehouse beside it. Arson investigators reported no injuries or deaths in the fire although damage to property was estimated at almost P300,000. The cause, on the other hand, remained under investigation. Maricar B. Brizuela

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »