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Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

In this Thursday, June 5, 2014 photo, Zeinat Akhras and her brother Ayman pose inside a Greek Orthodox church  in Homs, Syria. Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, still bears the effects of more than two years trapped in her home, surrounded by rebel fighters, for nearly two years during the government’s siege on the ancient quarters of the central Syrian city of Homs. She’s still a wispy 83 pounds (38 kilos), even after gaining eight points (four kilos) since the blockade ended in early May with the fall of the rebels in the city.  AP

Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

In this image taken from video from Mokpo Coast Guard, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul. AP

Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

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

Dreams of tortillas save Pacific castaway

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 photo provided by the Marshall Islands Foreign Affairs Department, 37-year-old Jose Salvador Alvarenga sits on a couch in Majuro in the Marshall Islands, after he was rescued from being washed ashore on the tiny atoll of Ebon in the Pacific Ocean.  AP PHOTO/FOREIGN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, GEE BING

A castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific said on Tuesday he thought about suicide but was sustained by dreams of eating his favorite food—tortillas—and reuniting with his family.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Partial list of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Residents queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. AP

Below is a partial list of people who survived Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) as gathered by Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of the First District of Leyte:

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Police files

THE man in Talisay City who landed in the news for allegedly dousing dogs in their neighborhood with acid was stabbed dead allegedly by two brothers he caught stealing mangoes.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »