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Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Could Yield $50M For Each Fighter

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Could Yield $50M For Each Fighter

By Val Powell March 16, 2014

The long-desired super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not be in the works yet, but if both fighters keep winning in their respective next fights, each could command a guaranteed $50 million when they finally meet …

USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines
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This weekend, the Philippines was hit by perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) destroyed the Philippines when it reached shore last Friday, wreaking damage on an unimaginable scale. Current projections estimate that nearly 10,000 people may …

Typhoon Haiyan: Death Toll May Reach 10,000 Typhoon Haiyan: Death Toll May Reach 10,000

The estimated death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has reached staggering proportions. The super typhoon ravaged the Philippines on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake. Officials are projecting that the death toll may reach or even exceed 10,000. Leyte and Samar …

Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Philippines in Ruins Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Philippines in Ruins

One of the strongest typhoons on record, Typhoon Haiyan, stormed through the central Philippines, crushing everything in sight on Friday. The super-storm ravaged the islands with winds reaching between 150 and 190 miles-per-hour. So far, the death toll has reached …

Typhoon Yolanda Puts Philippines In Danger Typhoon Yolanda Puts Philippines In Danger
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Typhoon Yolanda, which is heading towards the Philippines, is being internationally referred to as Haiyan, and it looks like it’s going to cause a lot of damage. It has been projected that the storm will reach “super typhoon” level over …

Faroe Islanders "Importing" Wives from Thailand Faroe Islanders "Importing" Wives from Thailand
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The remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic have seen a dip in population, as well as a stark imbalance between male and female populations, so some Faroese men have been “importing” wives from Thailand and the Philippines. The Faroe …

Philippines Earthquake: Death Toll Now at 85 Philippines Earthquake: Death Toll Now at 85

The death toll from a deadly earthquake that struck the Philippines at 8:12 am local time, has risen from an initial count of 6 to 85 dead. The quake hit near Balilihan, a town of about 18,000 people on Bohol, …

5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima 5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima

An earthquake that registered as a 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale was detected at 17:25 GMT today, according to a statement made by the United States Geological Service (USGS). Currently the ‘USGS’ and organizations like the ‘Japan Meteorological Society’ and …

Zamboanga Hostages: Islamist Rebels Engaged Standoff Zamboanga Hostages: Islamist Rebels Engaged Standoff

In what appears to be an ongoing episode of violence, the AP is reporting that Islamist rebels associated with the Moro National Liberation Front in the Philippines has assaulted a series of coastal towns and taken a bunch of hostages. …

Philippine Ship Collision Causes Fatalities Philippine Ship Collision Causes Fatalities
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Maritime tragedy has left many in the Philippines heart-broken when a cargo ship, M/V Sulpicio Express 7, and a passenger ship, St. Thomas Aquinas, collided with each other in the province of Cebu. Unfortunately, the official death toll count is …

Typhoon Utor Touches Ground in the Philippines Typhoon Utor Touches Ground in the Philippines

Typhoon Utor (referred to as Typhoon Labuyo in the Philippines) hit ground in the northern region of the Philippines at 150 mph around 3 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2013 local time. Powerful winds, heavy rain, and life-threatening flooding are …

Guy Uses Facebook to Help Kids Get to School Guy Uses Facebook to Help Kids Get to School
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The Facebook Stories initiative keeping chugging along, and the network has just released their latest video. This one fits into the month of December’s theme, “perceptions,” and features the story of Jay Jaboneta and how he used Facebook to affect …

Google Launches Person Finder For Philippines Flood Google Launches Person Finder For Philippines Flood

Flooding from a monsoon has terrorized the Philippines, and Google has set up a crisis response site with related resources. This includes a person finder, emergency contact information, maps showing shelters, donation centers and the flood extent, and news and …

McDonald's Curly Fries, Only Available Here McDonald's Curly Fries, Only Available Here
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McDonald’s–like many other fast food restaurants–likes to test things out before they start making them available to the general public. Part of the reason they make things available in specific stores is that certain foods are proven to do better …

Dennis Rodman Meets Father for the First Time Dennis Rodman Meets Father for the First Time
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Dennis Rodman, former NBA star and parttime actor, met his father for the first time following an exhibition basketball game in the Philippines, according to CBS Sports. Philander Rodman Jr. claims to have fathered 29 children by 16 women, which …

Giant Crocodile in Philippines Breaks World Record Giant Crocodile in Philippines Breaks World Record
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The giant crocodile captured in the Philippines last September now holds the Guinness World Record as the largest saltwater crocodile current in captivity. The beast, which weights nearly one ton, isn’t even the biggest croc in the area. According to …

Filipinos Averaged 1 Billion Text Messages Daily Last Year
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Filipinos increased the number of text messages they sent last year two fold, averaging 1 billion daily, industry figures showed.

For the 8 million Filipinos who work abroad, texting is the primary way they keep in touch with family at home. Text messages are also a political tool and played an important roll in overthrowing President Joseph Estrada in 2001 by making people aware of rallies.