A South Jersey company is doing its part to help the typhoon relief effort. It has a special device that could mean the difference between life and death for tens of thousands of refugees in the disaster zone.
China, criticized for a tepid response to the Philippines typhoon, said Wednesday that 51 emergency medical personnel from the government and a disaster relief team from the China Red Cross will leave for the archipelago nation within days.
One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes rumbled to life Tuesday, spewing room-sized rocks toward nearly 30 surprised climbers, killing five and injuring others that had to be fetched with rescue helicopters and rope.
A 7.6-magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines late Friday, killing at least one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and generating negligible tsunami surges.
Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed nine people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue tens of thousands of residents who called media outlets pleading for help.
May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers' holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over government-imposed austerity measures.