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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Typhoon Bopha leaves 270 dead in Philippines

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Killer typhoon could head this way A powerful typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines, killing more than 270 people and leaving hundreds missing, could be headed for southern China. Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday, toppling trees and blowing away thousands of homes with 210 km/h gusts before heading ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    UN launches aid appeal for Philippine typhoon victims

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 01:57pm by AFP

    ... year’s deadliest typhoon in the world. The UN said it needed another US$48.6 million to give “immediate life-saving assistance” to survivors of Typhoon Bopha, which killed 1,060 people and left ... with the needs that we must meet,” UN resident and humanitarian coordinator Luiza Carvalho said in a statement. The UN had appealed for US$65 million shortly after Bopha struck, but the total amount ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon reduces Philippine farmers to beggars

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Bataan The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco’s banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon Bopha, which left him ... Bopha obliterated their town of New Bataan, they were reduced to begging for help from passing motorists. For fellow plantation worker Ben Alpor, the disaster meant the three youngest of his ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino fishermen rescued, 261 still missing

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 07:31pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... as early as October. Typhoon Bopha’s top winds of 210 kilometres per hour apparently made it difficult for them to return to shore. The storm killed at least 740 people. Nearly 900 others ... for 261 others still missing more than a week after a powerful typhoon killed hundreds in the southern Philippines. The Indonesian government sent a ship to join the search for the fishermen, who ...

  5. News - Asia

    Philippines braces for Typhoon Bopha, strongest of 2012

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Soldiers and police prepare to evacuate residents in flood and landslide-prone areas Philippines braces for Typhoon Bopha The Philippines is bracing for the strongest storm of 2012, almost a year after Typhoon Washi triggered landslides, flooding and the highest cyclone death toll since 2008. Packing gusts of up to 220km/h, Typhoon Bopha was 1,000 kilometres ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to fight the stench. A man sprayed insecticide on the remains to turn away swarms of flies. A day after Typhoon Bopha killed more than 270 people in the southern Philippines, survivors were left ... Agencies in New Bataan With hundreds dead and scores still missing, the aftermath of destructive storm leaves scenes of devastation in southern Philippines Typhoon survivors left to mourn ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Bopha kills at least 52 in Philippines

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Thousands seek refuge as winds of 210km/h cause carnage on island of Mindanao Typhoon Bopha kills at least eight in Mindanao Typhoon Bopha killed at least 52 ... of Bopha's 210km/h winds soon after it struck land on Mindanao island's east coast at dawn. "I've counted 43 bodies on the floor," reporter Vina Araneta told the station from ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Killer Typhoon Bopha heads back to Philippines

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Bataan Typhoon turns back to Philippines A powerful typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and wreaked devastation in the Philippines was set to smash into the country again today, forecasters warned. Typhoon Bopha had looked to be heading away after destroying whole communities in the south, but the official weather agency said it had unexpectedly ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Six dead as Typhoon Bopha lashes southern Philippines

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 09:52am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Typhoon Bopha killed at least six people in the Philippines on Tuesday as the strongest storm to hit the country this year forced more than 50,000 to seek refuge in emergency shelters, officials said. Bopha made landfall on the island of Mindanao in the south of the country at dawn, bringing driving rain and packing gusts of up to 210 kilometres ...

  10. News - Asia

    Typhoon Bopha blows near Philippines

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:28pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Manila A strong typhoon was heading toward the southern Philippines on Monday, and hundreds of people were evacuating coastal areas in the storm’s path. Fishermen and ships were warned not to venture out to sea. Typhoon Bopha is expected to hit land on Tuesday morning but would not directly hit Manila if it stays on its current path, government weather ...




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