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In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, typhoon survivor Eledio Moro stands inside his destroyed house, with a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, seen in background,  in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness. A few downtown shops have reopened. Roadside […]

12/24/2013

In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 photo, Typhoon Haiyan survivors play basketball in a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Signs of life amid misery reveal Filipinos’ spirit

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beams and rusty nails scavenged from vast mounds of storm-blasted homes. A […]

11/19/2013

Workers arrange body bags at a mass burial site at the Basper public cemetery in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into 6 central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

PHOTOS: Typhoon-struck Philippine city begins mass burial

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried scores of unidentified bodies in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the […]

11/14/2013

Locals and foreigners board a U.S. military C-130 evacuation flight following the massive Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking […]

11/12/2013

Survivors walk in typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Philippines emerged as a rising economic star in Asia but the trail of death and destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan has highlighted a key weakness: fragile infrastructure resulting from decades of neglect and corruption. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon highlights weak Philippine infrastructure

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under a reforming president, the Philippines emerged as a rising economic star in Asia but the trail of death and destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan has highlighted a key weakness: fragile […]

11/12/2013

This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines, at 22:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. EST). Haiyan, the world's strongest typhoon of the year, slammed into the Philippines early Friday. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Year’s strongest typhoon blasts Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country’s central […]

11/07/2013

Earthquake survivor Eileen Rose Carabana cradles her two-day-old baby, James Lyndon, outside a hospital in Calape, Bohol province, central Philippines Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Carabana, 19, and her mother were in their mountain village house when the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippine island of Bohol. Moments later, she felt an unmistakable intense pain in her abdomen —Carabana was about to go into labor. She was one of five young mothers who have delivered in the town since the quake hit Bohol Island. (AP Photo/Kiko Rosario)

Giving birth in Philippine quake: ‘Push and pray’

CALAPE, Philippines (AP) — Eileen Rose Carabana and her mother were in their mountain village house when the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippine island of Bohol. Moments later, she felt an unmistakable intense pain […]

10/17/2013

A cat (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cat survives trip from Philippines without food or water

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – County officials are looking for a home today for a 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat that survived about three weeks without food or water inside a shipping container on a voyage from […]

07/30/2013

Bigeye tuna

Pacific nations alarmed by tuna overfishing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pacific island nations and environmentalists raised an alarm Sunday over destructive fishing methods and overfishing that they say are threatening bigeye tuna — the fish popular among sushi lovers worldwide.

12/02/2012

Magnitude-6.4 quake shakes Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A magnitude-6.4 earthquake rattled the Philippine island of Mindano early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the temblor, which hit […]

11/02/2012

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