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  • Top Asian News at 11:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - Mon, May 25, 2015

    WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people. …

  • Drought affected land is seen in the Las Canoas dam near San Francisco Libre

    By Naveen Thukral SYDNEY (Reuters) - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. A strong El Nino will roil economies that are heavily dependent on agriculture, particularly India which is already reeling from bad weather. …

  • By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. A strong El Nino will roil economies that are heavily dependent on agriculture, particularly India which is already reeling from bad weather. …

  • Stranded passengers guard their belongings while waiting at a bus terminal in Manila
    Typhoon lashes northeast Philippines, landslides feared Reuters - Sun, May 10, 2015

    By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon Noul crashed ashore on the northeastern tip of the Philippines on Sunday, as officials warned of landslides and called … More »Typhoon lashes northeast Philippines, landslides feared

    Stranded passengers guard their belongings while waiting at a bus terminal in Manila

    By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon Noul crashed ashore on the northeastern tip of the Philippines on Sunday, as officials warned of landslides and called on residents along the coast to evacuate to safer ground. It made landfall in the rice-producing province of Cagayan about 400 km (250 miles) north of …

  • Typhoon intensifies, closes in on Philippines' northern tip Associated Press - Sun, May 10, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon gained strength Sunday as it zeroed in on the northeastern tip of the Philippines, where some 1,400 people were moved to … More »Typhoon intensifies, closes in on Philippines' northern tip

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon gained strength Sunday as it zeroed in on the northeastern tip of the Philippines, where some 1,400 people were moved to safety from coastal areas exposed to floods and storm surges.

  • Typhoon, volcano pose twin threats to Philippines Reuters - Fri, May 8, 2015

    The Philippines is preparing to evacuate residents along its northeastern coast as a typhoon approaches, as well as those near a rumbling volcano that has been spewing … More »Typhoon, volcano pose twin threats to Philippines

    The Philippines is preparing to evacuate residents along its northeastern coast as a typhoon approaches, as well as those near a rumbling volcano that has been spewing steam and ash over a central province, officials said on Friday. Typhoon Noul was about 480 km (300 miles) northeast of the town of Borongan in Eastern …

  • Hundreds of people return home in Philippines as typhoon weakens Reuters - Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of people in the north of the main Philippine island of Luzon left evacuation centres and returned home on Sunday after … More »Hundreds of people return home in Philippines as typhoon weakens

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of people in the north of the main Philippine island of Luzon left evacuation centres and returned home on Sunday after a typhoon weakened significantly as it made landfall, although officials still warned of heavy rain and rough seas. Once described as super typhoon Maysak …

  • This image provided by the U.S. Navy Research Lab shows Typhoon Maysak taken Saurday morning April 4, 2015 at 06:00 a.m. GMT. Thousands of residents and tourists were told to leave the northeastern Philippines' coastline Saturday ahead of Typhoon Maysak, which is barreling from the Pacific after killing four people and destroying hundreds of homes in Micronesia. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
    Thousands of Filipinos told to move out of storm's path Associated Press - Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine weather bureau on Saturday downgraded Typhoon Maysak into a storm as thousands of people were told to leave the country's … More »Thousands of Filipinos told to move out of storm's path

    This image provided by the U.S. Navy Research Lab shows Typhoon Maysak taken Saurday morning April 4, 2015 at 06:00 a.m. GMT. Thousands of residents and tourists were told to leave the northeastern Philippines' coastline Saturday ahead of Typhoon Maysak, which is barreling from the Pacific after killing four people and destroying hundreds of homes in Micronesia. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine weather bureau on Saturday downgraded Typhoon Maysak into a storm as thousands of people were told to leave the country's northeastern coastline where it was headed from the Pacific after killing four people and destroying hundreds of homes in Micronesia.

  • 8,000 farmers in Agusan to suffer effects of El Niño MB - Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    At least 8,000 of the more than 20,000 farmers will be directly affected by El Niño, a weather disturbance that has started to strike in the rice-granary province of … More »8,000 farmers in Agusan to suffer effects of El Niño

    At least 8,000 of the more than 20,000 farmers will be directly affected by El Niño, a weather disturbance that has started to strike in the rice-granary province of Agusan del Sur in Northeastern Mindanao region (Caraga). The agriculture sector here and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services …

  • 8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study
    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – st … Philippine Star - Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters … More »8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – st …

    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters are in four Asian nations, according to a research. The study, published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, analyzed the threat …