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Death, hunger, looting: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ state of national calamity

Death, hunger, looting: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ state of national calamity

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands dead and many more displaced and survivors battling for survival amid devastation and chaos, the Philippines has declared a state of national calamity to help restore order to the reeling nation. In a primetime television speech delivered Monday, President Benigno Aquino said: “We declare a state […]

New Year’s celebrations: World welcomes 2013 with a bang (VIDEO)

New Year’s celebrations: World welcomes 2013 with a bang (VIDEO)

People around the world ushered in 2013 with a fanfare of record-breaking fireworks displays and raucous revelry. However, the New Year was also a more somber occasion for some, overshadowed by the events of 2012. Sydney’s celebrations have set the tone for the first iconic images of the new year, which started sweeping across the […]