Official count being hampered by difficult recovery of bodies
(ROME) — The Mediterranean island of Sardinia, prized by the jet-set for its white sand beaches and crystal-clear seas, was a flood-ravaged mud bath Tuesday after a freak torrential rainstorm killed at least 17 people, downed bridges and swept away cars.
Italian Premier Enrico Letta declared a state of emergency and set aside 20 million
(TACLOBAN, Philippines) — A Roman Catholic priest led dozens of displaced typhoon survivors on a march through this shattered city on Tuesday, seeking to boost its spirits.
The marchers sang “We shall overcome” as they toured parts of Tacloban, at one point skirting some unburied corpses in bags by the roadside.
The Rev. Robert …
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Villagers evacuated, nobody hurt
(MANILA, Philippines) — A top Philippine civil defense official says the death toll from last week’s Typhoon Haiyan has risen to 3,621.
That’s a jump of more than 1,200 from the previous toll of 2,360 that was announced earlier Friday by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Its executive director, Eduardo …
(TACLOBAN, Philippines) — The Philippine government on Friday defended its efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have received little or no assistance since the monster storm struck one week ago.
“In a situation like this, nothing is fast enough,” Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said in Tacloban, most …
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