Typhoon Bopha Typhoon Pablo hit Philippines, killed more than 250 people

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 @ 11:28 pm by admin

As of today, reports say that more than 250 people got killed by Typhoon Bopha locally known as Typhoon Pablo and damaged more than 2,900 homes in Mindanao in the Philippines.

Read the full story with video, Rescuers struggle to aid Philippines storm victims, at the CNN site.
Read the full story with video, Philippines: Typhoon Bopha death toll rises, at the BBC site.
Read the full story with video, Philippines death toll rises in Typhoon Bopha, at the Deustche Welle site.
Read the full story, ‘Pablo’ Kills At Least 254, at the Manila Bulletin site.

For donations, please visit the Philippine Red Cross!

According to Philippine Red Cross, "Local chapters in affected areas set up first aid stations and welfare desks in 71 evacuation centers and provided hotmeals to displaced families."

Read the full story, Red Cross in full swing as Typhoon Pablo made landfall, at the Philippine Red Cross site.

Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 11:58 pm by admin

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine "Kate" Middleton got married on April 29, 2011 at the Westminster Abbey in London, England. After the wedding, Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge.

One and a half years later, the Duchess of Cambridge got pregnant but we only got to know about it yesterday because the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge value their privacy so much. She was like forced to announce her pregnancy for medical reasons and for the public to know as well. She has an acute morning sickness which requires best medical care.

With the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge, a new legislation that was already agreed in principle in 2011 will also be introduced at the House of Commons regarding the change to the royal succession rules that whether the first child of the royal couple is a boy or a girl, the child will succeed the British throne after Prince William.

Read the full story with video, Pregnancy and privacy: Royal Catherine’s dilemma, at the CNN site.
Read the full story with video, Consent given for change to royal succession rules, at the BBC site.
Read the full story with video, Kate Middleton, Like Princess Diana, Expected to Skip Palace Birth, at the ABC News site.
Read the full story with video, Duchess Kate "continuing to feel better," palace says, at the CBS News site.
Read the full story with video, Duchess of Cambridge ‘feeling better’ palace says, at The Telegraph site.

Gaza-Israel ceasefire

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 10:22 pm by admin

A ceasefire was agreed at around 19:00 on November 21, 2012 over the Israel-Gaza violence but with the upgraded status of the Palestinians to a "non-member observer state" during the United Nations General Assembly on November 29, 2012, Israel is not taking it lightly.

According to BBC News Middle East, "Israel angrily condemned the Palestinian move as a "gross violation" of previous agreements."

As a response somehow, Israel wants to build new settlements in East Jerusalem and West Bank. Palestinians strongly oppose the plans.

What will happen to the agreed ceasefire now that there are new conflicts?

Read the full story, Israel settlements: Netanyahu defies outcry over E-1, at the BBC site.
Read the full story with video, As it happened: Gaza-Israel violence, at the BBC site.
Read the full story with video, After Israel-Gaza: Who won, who lost?, at the CNN site.
Read the Q&A: Palestinians’ upgraded UN status, at the BBC site.

Syria crisis

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 9:56 pm by admin

There is an ongoing civil war in Syria. The civil war in Syria between the rebels and the government has already caused so many people’s lives.

Recently, twin car bombs have exploded in Jaramana, a town near Damascus.

According to BBC News Middle East, "At least 34 people are reported to have been killed and many injured by two car bomb explosions in a south-eastern district of Syria’s capital, Damascus."

Read the full story, Syrian rebels down jet, take video of bloodied pilot, at the CNN site.
Read the full story, Syria conflict: Twin bomb blasts shake Damascus suburb, at the BBC site.
Read the full story, Twin Car Bombs Near Damascus Kill 34, at the ABC News site.
Read the full story, A rare and dangerous look into battle-ravaged Syria, at the CBS News site.

Protest against Egypt President Mohammed Mursi

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 9:58 am by admin

People in Egypt have been protesting in Cairo against the Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi for granting himself sweeping new powers.

Protesters said that they do not want another regime of dictatorship like that of the ousted President Hosni Mubarak whom Mohammed Mursi succeeded.

People have been demanding the Egyptian President to withdraw the president’s decree or the constitutional declaration.

The constitutional constitution says that no authority could revoke the President’s decisions.

Read the full story with video, Egypt crisis: Mass rally held against Mohammed Mursi, at the BBC site.
Read the full story with video, Protesters to Morsy: Roll back your decree or leave, at the CNN site.

Israel-Gaza Conflict

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 11:53 am by admin

According to BBC News in the Middle East, "Israel launched its military offensive against Gaza on 14 November, marking the latest eruption in a conflict with Palestinian militants which has raged between the two sides for years. The latest violence has left dozens of people dead, many of them civilians, and shows no sign of ending soon."

The residents of Gaza are confused and desperate to escape seeking refuge from one full shelter to another in order to stay alive.

CNN Video Link:
http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2012/11/20/dnt-damon-gaza-refugee-crisis.cnn

Read the full story with videos, Calm elusive as rockets rain in Gaza, Israel, at the CNN site.
Read Q&A: Israel-Gaza violence, at the BBC site.

KONY 2012: Make Joseph Kony Famous

Friday, March 9, 2012 @ 2:05 pm by admin

According to the KONY 2012 film, Joseph Kony is a rebel leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda abducting children and forcing the girls to become sex slaves and the boys to become soldiers for his own private army. Joseph Kony has been abducting children for 26 years now.

KONY 2012 is a film created by Jason Russell and Invisible Children with the aim to make Joseph Kony famous to raise awareness about his crime to the children and humanity.

The video KONY 2012 aims to get support from the people which could lead to the arrest of Joseph Kony, the number one on the World’s Worst Criminals List by the International Criminal Court based in The Hague, Netherlands.

YouTube: KONY 2012

Website: KONY 2012

Recent and past reports about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army:
Read Profile: Joseph Kony at the BBC site.
Read Uganda rebel leader breaks silence at the BBC site.
Read Q&A: Uganda’s northern war at the BBC site.
Read Behind the LRA’s terror tactics at the BBC site.
Read Fear level rises as LRA rebels return at the BBC site.
Read Rebel terror spreads to CAR at the BBC site.
Read ‘Stop Kony’ video goes viral, puts spotlight on Ugandan warlord at the CNN site.
Watch Violent warlord video goes viral at the CNN site.
Watch Campaigning to stop warlord Joseph Kony at the CNN site.
Watch Ugandans feel Kony message too late at the CNN site.

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leak

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 2:45 pm by admin

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 brought a devastating effect to the country. A lot of people in Japan have lost their lives, their loved ones, their houses, and other properties already. And yet, they are not still safe because of the possible explosion of the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Radiation already leaked from the nuclear power plant despite the efforts to contain it.

Some food and water near the area got contaminated already because of the radiation. Today, CNN reports, “Japan reactor core may be leaking radioactive material, official says” and BBC reports, “Japan investigation into nuclear plant radiation leak”.

Read the full story with video, Japan reactor core may be leaking radioactive material, official says, at the CNN site.
Read the full story, Japan investigation into nuclear plant radiation leak, at the BBC site.