USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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 (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…