Category Archives: Asia

Typhoon Haiyan: A choice to either ‘distribute food or collect bodies’

Seven days after the powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, aid was still slow to trickle in to desperate survivors due to a paralyzed infrastructure and widespread looting. In the worst-hit city, Tacloban, Mayor Alfred Romualdez said authorities lacked the … Continue reading

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Australian team evacuates ailing American from Antarctic outpost

An Australian team successfully evacuated a member of a U.S. government Antarctic expedition in apparent need of urgent surgery on Thursday, after a rare mid-winter emergency flight involving landing on an ice runway. “The patient has been taken to (a) hospital for … Continue reading

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Medical team heads to Antarctica to rescue US expeditioner

A medical team was heading to Antarctica on Wednesday in a bid to rescue an ailing American expeditioner. The Australian team of five landed in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Wednesday night. Team members were monitoring the weather in Antarctica before flying on to McMurdo Station … Continue reading

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‘I don’t think I will ever forget the bloody fight’: GI’s letters provide a glimpse at fog of war

The letter from the frontlines could have been written yesterday. “Thank you for your sweet card. It made my miserable day a much better one but I don’t think I will ever forget the bloody fight we are having,” reads a handwritten … Continue reading

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