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In Pictures: 7.8-Magnitude earthquake kills hundreds across Turkey and Syria

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria early on Monday, killing hundreds of people as they slept, levelling buildings and sending tremors that were felt as far away as the island of Cyprus, Egypt and Iraq. One of the largest quakes to strike Turkey in a century wiped out entire sections of major cities in a region filled with millions of people who have fled the civil war in Syria and other conflicts. The head […]

“Dendrobium Ferdinand Louise Marcos” – New orchid hybrid named after PBBM, wife in Singapore state visit

(Eagle News) — Dendrobium Ferdinand Louise Marcos This is the name of the new orchid hybrid that was named in honor of Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and First Lady Louise Araneta Marcos in Singapore during the second of Marcos Jr’s state visit there. In an orchid naming ceremony at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. “The orchid naming ceremony has been Singapore’s gesture of friendship and promotion of […]

Over 33 million affected by floods in Pakistan; UN warns of humanitarian crisis

  GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The United Nations warned on Tuesday the humanitarian situation in flood-ravaged Pakistan was expected to get worse, a day after establishing an air bridge to deliver aid to victims. More than 33 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the flooding, brought on by record monsoon rains amplified by climate change. The floods have caused at least 1,300 deaths and washed away homes, businesses, roads and bridges. The UN’s […]

Gorbachev and Reagan: a friendship that ended the Cold War

  by Paul HANDLEY Agence France Presse Mikhail Gorbachev stepped onto a Washington street and began shaking hands to cheers and applause in 1990 — a bit of unaccustomed political showmanship worthy of his friend Ronald Reagan. Ana Maria Guzman was in the park on her lunch break that May when she saw the Soviet leader, who died on Tuesday at 91. “We knew he was in town and we saw his motorcade. Then he […]

Pres. Marcos Jr., son Rep. Sandro get 2nd booster dose vs Covid-19; urge public to do the same

PBBM stresses importance of getting booster shots amid presence of highly infectious Omicron variants   (Eagle News) – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and his son, Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos both got their second booster doses on Wednesday, August 17, in a government campaign to convince the public to avail of booster doses as additional protection against Covid-19. At the PinasLakas Vaccination Campaign in Manila, President Marcos Jr., urged Filipinos to also […]

Arctic warming four times faster than rest of Earth: study

Eurasian sector of Arctic Ocean has also warmed as much as 1.25C per decade — seven times faster than the rest of the world, says study   PARIS, France (AFP) — The Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the planet over the last 40 years, according to research published Thursday that suggests climate models are underestimating the rate of polar heating. The United Nations’ climate science panel said in a […]

Swiss mountain pass set to lose all ice within weeks

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The thick layer of ice that has covered a Swiss mountain pass for centuries will have melted away completely within a few weeks, a ski resort said Thursday. Following a dry winter, the summer heatwaves hitting Europe have been catastrophic for the Alpine glaciers, which have been melting at an accelerated rate. The pass between Scex Rouge and Tsanfleuron has been iced over since at least the Roman era. But as […]

Pope apologizes for ‘evil’ of decades of abuse in Catholic-run residential schools in Canada

  by Clement Melki and Amel Semmache Agence France Presse Pope Francis on Monday apologized for the “evil” inflicted on the Indigenous peoples of Canada on the first day of a visit focused on addressing decades of abuse at Catholic-run residential schools. The plea for forgiveness from the leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics was met with applause by a crowd of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Maskwacis, in western Alberta province […]

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi visits Pres. Marcos Jr, vows stronger bilateral relations with PHL

China’s top diplomat extends Pres. Xi’s greetings to PBBM   (Eagle News) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a courtesy call on Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., on Wednesday, July 6, extending to him the message of congratulations of Chinese president Xi Jinping. China’s top diplomat wore a barong Tagalog when he visited Malacanang for his courtesy call on President Marcos Jr. President Marcos said that they discussed several matters including the commitment to […]