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  • "Serial" Podcast S112E
    'Serial' Podcast of 12 incredible & compelling episodes of 1999 murder
    The “Serial” podcast was freely downloaded 5 million times after its' premiere Oct 3, 2014 from “iTunes.” Investigative journalist Sarah Koenig spent 15 months unraveling the 1999 murder of a Korean high school student...
  • WFP begins food distributions in the Philippines following Typhoon Hagupit
    WFP feeds typhoon victims in the Philippines
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food in the Philippines after Typhoon Hagupit. Around 300,000 storm victims received high-energy biscuits today in 17 different towns in Eastern Samar.The typhoon left almost a million displaced...
  • Volunteers help with food distributions in the Philippines
    Volunteers make huge difference in Typhoon Hagupit relief
    Survivors of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) in the Philippines are receiving food aid. There are many heroes behind the scenes of this life-saving effort.They are the civilian volunteers, helping to make the food packs for the storm victims. On Sunday,...
  • Food aid being prepared for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) survivors
    Food being rushed to Typhoon Hagupit survivors
    The Philippines government is rushing food to victims of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). The storm has weakened as it moves over the Philippines, but has left a trail of destruction.The top priority is getting food and water to people affected by the...
  • Track of Typhoon Hagupit
    Typhoon Hagupit: Food needed for homeless storm victims
    Frontline teams of the Philippines government are bringing aid to areas hit by Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). They are assessing the early damage caused by the storm, which has smashed the country with high winds and torrential rains.After clearing roads...
  • Typhoon Hagupit batters the Philippines
    Typhoon Hagupit batters the Philippines, WFP prepares response
    Typhoon Hagupit is battering the Philippines with strong winds and torrential rains. Power outages and flooding are being reported.Hagupit currently has sustained winds of near 100 mph. The storm has slightly weakened as it moves inland. However,...
  • Catholic Relief evacuates people ahead of storm
    Typhoon Hagupit: Catholic Relief Services starts relief fund
    Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) has arrived in the Philippines, bringing heavy rains and high winds. Catholic Relief Services (CRS ) is taking action and has set up a relief fund for storm victims.Hagupit is expected to be a slow moving storm, causing more...
  • UNICEF prepares for Typhoon to hit Philippines
    UNICEF prepared for Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines
    As Typhoon Hagupit nears the Philippines, UNICEF says they are prepared to provide emergency aid. The storm, which has sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, is expected to reach the Philippines on Saturday.Heavy rains, winds and storm surges as...
  • Save the Children prepares to help storm victims in Philippines
    Typhoon Hagupit: Save the Children prepares emergency response
    Typhoon Hagupit is hours away from the Philippines, bringing 150 mile per hour winds and heavy rains. Even more tragic is the storm is headed toward the same area leveled by last year's Typhoon Haiyan.Save the Children is getting ready to aid...
  • The Face of Change
    Taiwan elections send a wake up call to presidents
    When Taiwan hosted a successful technology event in Memorial City Mall in Houston late September, it was a lauded a sign of advancement in the industry and progress for the island nation in recent years.But Taiwanese voters sent a different world...
  • All female dance troupe in Takarazuka and Tokyo similar to New York's Rockettes
    Japan’s Takarazuka Revue is a must see if you can get tickets
    It's a spectacle of western-style musicals and traditional Japanese dances. The Takarazuka Revue is an immensely popular dance troupe of Japan comprising of all females. Their performances are musical stage productions rivaling those seen on...
  • Asian travel for 500 years explored in prints, photos, postcards at Smithsonian
    Asian travel for 500 years explored in prints, photos, postcards at Smithsonian
    "The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia", that opened Nov. 22 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, ranges from ancient Japanese "travel guides" dating back five centuries to contemporary photos of India, snapped...
  • WFP treats malnutrition in North Korea
    A food for peace moment for the Koreas
    North Korea is in the news once more for its threats of testing a nuclear weapon. The Korean peninsula is again filled with tensions. But this week, for just a moment, there was a respite with some food for peace.South Korea just made a US $ 7...
  • Displaced persons in the Philippines
    Emergency levels of malnutrition in Philippines
    The United Nations is reporting alarming malnutrition rates among Filipinos displaced by conflict in Zamboanga. A survey found that emergency levels of malnutrition were found among children 6 to 59 months of age.The report adds that more than...
  • Vaccination is the way to prevent measles
    Philippines measles cases top 50,000
    The number of fatalities due to measles infection in the Philippines has topped 100 during the first 10 months of 2014, according to the WHO Western Pacific Region Measles-Rubella Bulletin fro Oct. 2014.From January 1 through October 20, 2014, the...