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  1. Infographics - WEATHER

    Storm watch: Weather patterns in the western Pacific over the past five years

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:25am

    ... Is it a depression, a storm or a typhoon? It all depends on the strength of the wind. Here we analyse these weather patterns in the western Pacific over the past five years, including Super Typhoon Haiyan, which has just devastated the Philippines. ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine coconut oil exports fall 35pc after super typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:28pm

    ... driving up global prices, after the destruction of millions of trees by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In normal times, the Philippines accounts for more than 40 per cent of world exports in the oil, which is used in daily items such as detergents, bath soap and margarine. Haiyan, which killed or left missing about 8,000 people in November last year, also destroyed or severely damaged about 10 per ...

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    Businesses must do more to protect Asia’s cities from climate disaster

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:45pm by ASHVIN DAYAL

    ... Typhoon Haiyan last year or the massive floods that brought Thailand to a standstill in 2011 to see the punishing impact of extreme weather. But, as many business leaders in Hong Kong and across ... from climate resilience can only be realised through collective action. Businesses have a role to play. While Hong Kong has so far been spared any visible impact, Typhoon Usagi's narrow ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Opong villagers believe their faith is what saved them from Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Elsie Indi, a mother-of-four, who is one of the regular members of the procession. Ten days after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit, AFP photographer Philippe Lopez took a dramatic photo of Indi ... Agence France-Presse in Opong Village where no one lost their life in killer typhoon vows to always holdprocession to say thanks In god they trust for their survival Returning ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Haiyan drives more children in Philippines into dangerous work

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Typhoon forces children into dangerous work More children are doing harsh and dangerous work in Philippine villages hit by Typhoon Haiyan last November than ... increased after the typhoon struck. The typhoon killed more than 6,300 people and displaced 4 million others, worsening poverty in the central Philippines. The villages and 125 schools surveyed were ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says 'thank you' to the world for Typhoon Haiyan aid

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban, Philippines Billboards in major cities spell out message of gratitude for relief efforts in Haiyan aftermath Typhoon-ravaged country says thanks to world The Philippines said "thank you" on billboards around the world yesterday in gratitude for the massive outpouring of international help after Typhoon Haiyan killed about 8,000 people three ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Beckham raises cheer for Philippines typhoon survivors – but not everyone recognises him

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 04:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban Football superstar David Beckham visited the Philippines on Thursday to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country’s deadliest ever typhoon – although not everyone was sure of his identity. Hundreds of survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan rushed out of their tent shelters to welcome the global celebrity, who is nevertheless unfamiliar to many citizens ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Philippine typhoon victims receive HK$2 million in aid from Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:34am

    ... Raissa Robles More than HK$2 million worth of aid, financed by Hong Kong’s Disaster Relief Fund, is being distributed in Philippine towns hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Relief packs featuring ... Representatives from the Amity Foundation’s Hong Kong office arrived in Iloilo shortly before the Lunar New Year to oversee the efforts. “Our people suffered [from Typhoon Haiyan] too – these people ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aid group fears children sex-trafficked in Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Aid group fears children sex-trafficked after Haiyan A UK-based children's charity has asked the Philippines to investigate the suspected trafficking of children to work as sex workers in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, an aid official said yesterday. Plan International said it was concerned about five high school girls recruited ...




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