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Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:37

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia`s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

Weather extremes `consistent` with man-made climate change: UN

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:19

Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.

Philippine Catholics make lifelong sacrifice after typhoon

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 08:57

Returning to their destroyed village after a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a weary band of Catholics vowed a lifelong sacrifice to thank God for saving them.

Tens of thousands in Philippine sect`s walk for typhoon aid

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11:58

Tens of thousands of members of a Philippine sect took to the streets in Manila on Saturday in a charity walk to raise funds for survivors of the country`s deadliest typhoon.

Prisoners again bolt typhoon-damaged Philippine jail

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 17:06

Almost 200 inmates of a Philippine jail damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan bolted the prison on Thursday, the second mass jailbreak since the storm, the jail warden said.

Super typhoon victims flee again as rains flood southern Philippines

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:21

Emergency workers evacuated thousands of people across the southern Philippines on Tuesday, including many already made homeless by a typhoon in November, after three days of rain flooded towns and farmland.

Death toll from Philippines storm climbs to 40

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12:42

The death toll from the first storm to batter the disaster-prone Philippines this year has climbed to 40, officials said on Sunday, as forecasters warned more heavy rain was on its way.

UK group in Philippine typhoon survivors anti-trafficking plan

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:12

A UK-based children`s charity said Friday it will expand an anti-human trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan are becoming easy prey.

Typhoon sparks Philippine child trafficking fears: Charity

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:24

A UK-based children`s charity has asked Philippines to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, aid official said.

Schools reopen in Philippine typhoon zone

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:32

Schools reopened on Monday in badly damaged central Philippine towns for the first time since one of the world`s strongest storms ever to hit land killed thousands two months ago.

Hundreds of corpses unburied after Philippine typhoon

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 17:03

Haiyan killed 6,111 people and left 1,779 others missing on November 8, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Defiant Philippine typhoon survivors welcome Christmas

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 14:32

Philippine survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan defiantly prepared to celebrate Christmas in their ruined communities Tuesday where hogs were being roasted, festive trees adorned streets and churches were filled to overflowing.