Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Philippines floods leave 70 dead – ( August 10, 2012)

Saturday, August 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 11,  2012


More than 70 people have been killed and seven are considered missing following devastating floods in the Philippines.
The floods caused by monsoon rains have paralyzed the capital Manila, populated by 15 million people. Read more…

New typhoon likely to strike Philippines

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011


Philippines. Photo: EPA   

Meteorologists in the Philippines warn about the possibility of a new storm – just days after a powerful typhoon claimed the lives of over a thousand people. According to forecasts, on Monday night Mindanao island will have some 20 inches of precipitation. Read more…

Philippine flood deaths close to 700

Monday, December 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 19, 2011

Floods on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. Photo: AFP   

The known deaths in the wake of the flash floods on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines are now at over 650 and counting. More than 800 people remain unaccounted for, and more than 100 thousand have had to leave their homes. Read more…

Philippines:Philippine ex-president Arroyo arrested in Hospital room

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 19,2011

Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been arrested on electoral fraud charges.

National police arrested Arroyo in her hospital room on Friday. The police suspect she conspired with officials to tamper with results of congressional polls in 2007. Read more…

Vietnam holds first tsunami drill

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 18,2011

Vietnam has held its first-ever tsunami evacuation drills in the central coastal city of Danang. The drills were carried out Tuesday for a scenario that saw the country hit by a huge tsunami like the one that devastated Japan earlier this Read more…

Algerian sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates appeal for release: paper

Friday, June 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 24,2011
ALGIERS, June 24 (Xinhua) — One of the 17 Algerian sailors held captive by Somali pirates six months ago called on Algerian authorities to do more to pave Read more…

Philippines hit by storm

Sunday, May 8, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News May 8,2011

A tropical storm has hit northeastern Philippines, killing three people and forcing over 100,000 others to leave their homes because of landslides and floods.

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Philippine:10 dead, 40 missing in Philippines landslide

Friday, April 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 22,2011

A landslide has killed at least 10 people and left 40 others missing in the southern Philippines. Read more…

Fewer journalists killed in 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Jan.1,2011 By:China Daily

(Agencies)BRUSSELS – Fewer reporters were killed worldwide in 2010 than in the previous year, but media advocacy groups have warned that while the number slain in war zones has fallen, criminals and traffickers have become a greater threat to journalists. Read more…