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A Cross at Church Spotted Standing Strong Despite Hurricane Michael’s Monstrous Winds

Hurricane Michael was a Category 5 hurricane which was considered to be one of the strongest storms that has ever hit the United States. Michael had a landfall pressure of 919 hPa.  Because of its powerful winds, it caused devastating [...]

October 15, 2018 World

2018 Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Helpers’ Minimum Wage Increase

The Hong Kong Labour Department announced on 28 September 2018 the increase in Foreign Domestic Workers’ (FDWs) minimum wage. The Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) will grow by 2.5%, from HK$4,410 to HK$4,520 per month. In addition, the Government also announced a [...]

September 28, 2018 World

Israeli newspaper brands Duterte a Hitler admirer, unwanted guest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been identified as an admirer of war criminal Adolf Hitler, an unwanted guest, among others, by a top Israeli newspaper. The scathing criticisms vs. Duterte were published in an editorial by Haaretz newspaper coinciding with [...]

September 3, 2018 World

Indonesian FDH falls to her death while cleaning window in TKO

An Indonesian domestic worker fell to her death while cleaning the window of her employer’s high-rise apartment in Tseung Kwan O (TKO) on Wednesday. Consul Paul Saret, head of the Philippine Consulate General-Assistance of Nationals Section, said the TKO police [...]

July 26, 2018 World

DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS POWERFUL TORNADO RAVAGING IOWA HOMES

Amateur video posted on social media of powerful tornadoes ripping through Iowa looked like scenes right out of the movie Twister. The dramatic images showed the roofs of homes torn to shreds as tornadoes waded through rural parts of the [...]

July 21, 2018 World

FIVE-FOOT TSUNAMI STRIKES SPANISH RESORTS IN MAJORCA AND MENORCA

MAJORCA and Menorca have been hit by “five-foot tsunamis”. Popular beach resorts have been flooded by an influx of water thanks to a shift in pressure which caused the large waves to sweep the town. A number of viral videos [...]

July 17, 2018 World

President Duterte offers aid to Japan after deadly rains

President Rodrigo Duterte has offered assistance to Japan, where floods and landslides from heavy rains left 122 people killed, Malacañang said Tuesday. Dozens of people were still missing in central and western Japan, and with the rains finally letting up [...]

July 10, 2018 World

Northern Taiwan Bracing for Super Typhoon Maria

Northern Taiwan Bracing for Super Typhoon Maria: Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Northern Taiwan is expected to be hit hardest by fast-approaching Super Typhoon Maria, with heavy rain and strong winds likely to arrive late Tuesday and early Wednesday, according to [...]

July 10, 2018 World

57 dead as Japan scrambles to rescue Japan flood victims

57 dead as Japan scrambles to rescue Japan flood victims: The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose Sunday to at least 57, officials said, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and [...]

July 8, 2018 World

Mother Teresa’s charity sold babies

A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in eastern India were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling babies born to unwed mothers, police said. The pair were arrested from the grounds of one of the offices [...]

July 6, 2018 World