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Informal supply chain helps ‘Yolanda’ victims cope

A tent city for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors emerges Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Tacloban City. Supplementing the quickening relief effort to help survivors of Yolanda is an informal—and sometimes underground—supply chain that is helping people put food on the table.  AP

Supplementing the quickening relief effort to help survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” is an informal—and sometimes underground—supply chain that is helping people put food on the table.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Neglected old Australian woman suffers brutal fate

In this Oct. 8, 2013 photo, stone steps lead to the front door of the home of Marguerite Thoresen in Brisbane, Australia. Thoresen's mother, 88-year-old Cynthia Thoresen, lived at the house when she suffered a fall and then lay helpless for up to three months, screaming into the silent void of a world that had forgotten her.  AP PHOTO/TERTIUS PICKARD

By the time the ambulance showed up to the house, the old woman’s screams were, as the paramedics would later tell it, already at a 10 out of 10.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese man kills one-child policy officials—media

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A knife-wielding Chinese man on Tuesday stormed an office enforcing the one-child policy, stabbing two officials to death and injuring three others and a lawyer, state media reported.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicides hit all-time high in Singapore in 2012

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Suicides in Singapore hit an all-time high of 487 in 2012 as more young people bogged down by stress and relationship woes took their own lives, a charity group dealing with the problem said Friday.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rich-poor divide in PH widening

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The gap between the country’s rich and poor is widening, with high-earning individuals enjoying significantly faster growth in incomes compared with people from the middle- and low-income classes.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Indian city considers mannequin ban to curb sex crime

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The city council in the Indian city of Mumbai came under fire Wednesday for a proposal to ban lingerie-clad mannequin dummies in shops and markets for fear they could encourage sex crime.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4-year-old US boy shoots friend in head

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A four-year-old American boy shot and wounded a six-year-old friend in the head Tuesday, police said, the second such accident involving children in a day.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan man dies after hospitals reject him 36 times

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A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours, citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him, an official said Tuesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Singapore defends population forecast

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Singapore on Monday defended its population policies after an outcry over a forecast that it could have 30 percent more people in less than 20 years, with foreigners forming almost half the total.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Doomsday group converge on hill in Surigao for end of the world

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Over the past several months, followers of a cult said to be led by a little-known movie actor have been converging on a hill in preparation for the beginning of what they believe will be doomsday.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fringe groups all set for end of the world

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As mountaintops go, this one is for meditating. And the odd UFO sighting. But now it is closing for a few days to avert a mass suicide by folks girding for the world’s end.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Argentina, fearing Maya-linked suicides, closes mountaintop

Luz Carmen Gonzalez (L) and  Jesus Chacon (R) are blessed by Maya priest Idelfonso Ake Coccom of the Council of Elders and Mayan priests during the last Maya wedding before the end of the Maya Long Count Calendar --Baktun 13-- and the beginnig of a new era on December 17, 2012 in Merida, Mexico. AFP/LUIS PEREZ

As mountaintops go, this one is for meditating. And the odd UFO sighting.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Singaporeans react to ‘emotionless’ tag

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Singaporeans have reacted to a survey depicting them as the world’s most emotionless people with many saying the city state’s competitive culture leaves them no room for feelings.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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