Category Archives: World

France launches ‘massive airstrikes’ vs. ISIS in Syria

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Written by

Two days after the deadly terror attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead and 352 injured, the French government have conducted “massive airstrikes” against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria. An official of the French Defense Ministry said twelve aircraft including 10 fighter jets dropped a total of 20 bombs in the biggest air strikes since…Read More »

[Bloody Friday] 129 dead in Paris attacks; France declares war vs. IS

Sunday, 15 November 2015 | Written by

The gruesome shootings and bombings across Paris last Friday has left 129 people dead and 352 injured, according to French authorities. French President Francois Hollande blamed the attacks on militant Islamic State (IS) and has vowed a ‘merciless response’ and a declaration of war against the perpetrators.  What we know so far? The casualties are now 129 and the death toll…Read More »

World Round-up: ‘Soudelor’ leaves trail of destruction; update Firefox to avoid file stealing exploit

Sunday, 9 August 2015 | Written by

‘Soudelor’ has caused severe destruction over the weekend, killing six people in Taiwan and at least 12 people in China. With its super typhoon strength of 208kph and gusts of 173kph, ‘Soudelor’ swept the east coast and central provinces of Taiwan on Satuday, leaving 80,000 people without water supply and two million people without electricity according to state power provider…Read More »

Fight not yet over for Mary Jane Veloso

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | Written by

The fight for Mary Jane Veloso does not end in granting her temporary reprieve as Philippine law has to be exhausted before death sentence against her shall be lifted, this is according to the National Union of People’s Lawyer (NUPL) who has been handling Veloso’s case. In an report, Minerva Lopez of the NUPL relayed information from Veloso’s lawyer Edre…Read More »

Lawyers await for Veloso’s affidavit from PDEA

Friday, 24 April 2015 | Written by

Lawyers of Mary Jane Veloso are awaiting for her affidavit to be sent to Indonesia to serve as evidence in their last bid to save her from execution.   Veloso’s counsels are planning to file for a second judicial review on the case next week, as soon as they receive the affidavit already translated in Bahasa Indonesia. The said affidavit would stress…Read More »

Hundreds of migrants feared dead as ship sinks off Libya

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Written by

Nearly seven hundred people are feared dead as an Italy-bound ship crowded with migrants capsized Saturday night in the sea north of Libya, according to various reports. The Italian Coast Guard statement said an Italian merchant ship attempted a rescue of the passengers in the sinking 20-meter-long vessel. The passengers however rushed to one side of the ship upon seeing…Read More »

US opening new phase of pivot to Asia

Monday, 13 April 2015 | Written by

The Obama administration is opening a new phase of its “pivot to Asia” strategy by investing in high-end weapons such as new long-range stealth bomber, refreshing its defense ties with Japan and expanding trade partnerships with countries in the region, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a speech last week. “I am personally committed to overseeing the next phase…Read More »

Shortest ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse tonight

Saturday, 4 April 2015 | Written by

The shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will happen early evening of April 4, Saturday (PH time). A total lunar eclipse is also called ‘Blood Moon’ because the Earth’s shadow will completely cover the moon and give it a shade of deep orange or reddish color.  The eclipse will be visible in most of North America, South America, Ocenia,…Read More »

Pope tells PH leaders: reject corruption, hear the poor

Saturday, 17 January 2015 | Written by

Pope Francis on Friday asked on Friday leaders in the Philippines to reject corruption and end “scandalous social inequalities” during his first ever speech in the predominantly Catholic country beset by poverty and political scandals. The Pope issued the call before top government officials and members of the Church and the media during the official welcoming ceremony led by President…Read More »

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World round-up: Air Asia jet still missing; worst monsoon floods hit Malaysia, Thailand

Monday, 29 December 2014 | Written by
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The search for the Air Asia jet that disappeared midway into a flight has been resumed early Monday, according to Indonesian authorities. Flight QZ8501 left Juanda International Airport in Indonesian City of Surabaya in eastern Java early Sunday and was flying to Singapore. It was due to arrive at its destination at 8:20 am but it lost contact with the…Read More »

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