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Philippine death toll from its strongest typhoon of year tops 400

Philippines Surigao City Typhoon Rai

Manila, The PhilippinesReuters The Philippine death toll from Typhoon Rai has crossed the 400 mark, the disaster agency said on Friday, as officials in some hard-hit provinces appealed for more supplies of food, water and shelter materials about two weeks after the storm struck. Rai was the 15th and deadliest typhoon to hit the South-East […]

Another COVID Christmas brings anxiety, but also optimism

Vatican Pope Francis Christmas Day

AP Christmas arrived around the world Saturday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections that kept many families apart, overwhelmed hospitals and curbed religious observances as the pandemic was poised to stretch into a third year. Yet, there were homilies of hope, as vaccines and other treatments become more available. Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et […]

Food running out, Philippine typhoon survivors warn

Philippines Typhoon Rai relief efforts

Manila. The PhilippinesReuters Philippine officials and residents of areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Rai pleaded for food, water, and shelter on Tuesday as damaged roads, flooding, and severed power and communication lines hampered relief efforts. Rai struck last Thursday, the strongest typhoon to hit the archipelago this year, killing nearly 400 people and […]

Philippines grapples with typhoon aftermath as death toll tops 300

Philippines Typhoon Rai unloading aid

Manila, Philippines Reuters More than 300 people have been in killed by a powerful typhoon in the Philippines that destroyed homes, flooded towns, severed power and communications lines and displaced hundreds of thousands in its central and southern regions. Military airplanes and naval vessels were dispatched on Monday to carry aid to areas devastated by […]

Philippine death toll from Typhoon Rai climbs to 208 – police

Philippines Surigao del Norte Typhoon Rai

Manila, The PhilippinesReuters The death toll in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Rai has risen to 208, after the storm carved a trail of destruction in central and southern provinces late last week, the national police spokesperson said on Monday. There were 52 people still missing, according to police data, as relief efforts continued following […]

Philippines reports dozens more deaths from Typhoon Rai

The Philippines Typhoon Rai

Manila, The PhilippinesReuters At least 72 people died in the central Philippine province of Bohol in the wake of Typhoon Rai, the provincial governor said on Sunday, taking the total number of casualties across the country to above 100. Authorities ramped up relief operations on Sunday after Typhoon Rai hit on Thursday and Friday, the […]

Philippines’ feared death toll from Typhoon Rai rises to 31

Philippines Surigao City Typhoon Rai

Manila, The Philippines Reuters The feared death toll from a typhoon that battered the Philippines has risen to 31, officials said on Saturday, nearly triple the previous day’s number as rescue teams reach damaged areas and communication lines are restored. Aerial view showing damaged houses in Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte Province, Philippines, on 17th […]

Death toll from powerful typhoon in Philippines climbs to 12

Philippines Typhoon Rai 2

Manila, PhilippinesReuters The death toll from a typhoon that slammed into the Philippines rose to 12 on Friday, and its President feared it could climb further as authorities assess the devastation caused by one of the strongest tropical storms to hit the country this year. Aftermath of Typhoon Rai is seen in Dimiao, Bohol province, […]