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Typhoon Haiyan: Hundreds feared dead in Philippines

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Natural Disasters

UK population: how will it change over the next few decades?

The UK's population is set to increase to over 70 million by 2028. Find out how much of that is to do with new births and how much of it is to do with migration<p>Get the data<p>The UK's overall population is set to reach 73m people by 2037 with the number of people aged 80 and over set to double, …

Monster typhoon Haiyan roars across Philippines

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026477_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634454_9df6b691c269ea3e8b2b0877965a68e2<p><b>One of the strongest typhoons ever to hit land has slammed the Philippines, forcing millions to take shelter.</b><p>Packing sustained winds of up to 320 km/h …

Natural Disasters

Sea surrender plan to ease flood fears on south coast

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1025000/1025185_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524617238_d763d9d10df9d061960da71915e7a31e<p><b>A scheme to combat flooding by surrendering land to the sea will be completed on Monday on the south coast.</b><p>The £28m "managed realignment" at Medmerry in …

Sea Level

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Deadly Philippine quake hits Bohol and Cebu

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1019000/1019523_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524756107_424fdbf91842a349e3395218c7baa082<p><b>At least 93 people have been reported dead after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the central Philippines.</b><p>The quake happened at 08:12 (00:12 GMT) on a …

Natural Disasters

Philippine quake relief under way as toll rises

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1019000/1019650_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524744984_85a9bdbd7e44cb3e6027c1da13613ec1<p><b>More than 140 people are now reported to have died in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the central Philippines on Tuesday.</b><p>Relief efforts are …

Natural Disasters

Japan Typhoon Wipha kills 17 people

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1019000/1019544_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654679_f6855108a867aac409d1118a5f0bad07<p><b>At least 17 people have been killed after a powerful typhoon lashed Japan's eastern coast.</b><p>An island south of Tokyo, Izu Oshima, was worst hit by …

Natural Disasters

India's Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018750_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524793465_10ac072003d457f7f14e2f8a57f01461<p><b>Indian disaster teams have begun a relief operation after Cyclone Phailin crashed into eastern areas, forcing up to one million people to …

Natural Disasters

Africa is not rising, survey shows

Research suggests that the boom benefits only a narrow elite while leaving the poor and unemployed behind<p>The idea that Africans have never had it so good is rapidly becoming economic orthodoxy. Foreign investors, media and politicians from William Hague to Jacob Zuma have championed a narrative …

The tiny Italian village that opened its doors to migrants who braved the sea

As yet another boat filled with desperate migrants tragically capsizes in the Mediterranean, Tom Kington finds one mainland community that has secured its own future by offering them homes and jobs<p>In an ancient palazzo in the toe of Italy, the mayor banged his fist on the table as he set about …

Indians flee east coast as cyclone Phailin makes landfall

Half a million people estimated to be seeking shelter or heading inland as widespread destruction and disruption is forecast<p>Almost half a million people have fled the eastern Indian coast, many leaving just hours before a "super cyclone" hit the country.<p>The vast weather system – cyclone Phailin – …

Mediterranean 'a cemetery' - Maltese PM Muscat

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018576_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524793454_d1359e8c630840ce07eccbf58f2eee81<p><b>Malta's prime minister has said European waters close to Africa are turning into a cemetery, after another boat laden with migrants capsized.</b><p>Joseph …

North Africa

Venice flood barriers pass first test

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018641_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524793464_6d1417dd89b3cfb66796c035d2bc21e5<p><b>Barriers designed to protect the Italian city of Venice from flooding during high tides have been successfully tested for the first time.</b><p>Four large …

Sea Level

Why some Mexicans want to get out of Acapulco

<b>Acapulco was once known as the place Hollywood stars went on holiday. But the area around the resort is now home to violent drugs gangs, and last month, the region was hit by devastating floods and mudslides that killed dozens of people.</b><p>Normally the high-pitched sound of children playing inside a …

Mexico

Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in India

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Weather

40 maps that explain the world

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to …

Pictures: Sakurajima Volcano Shoots Lava Skyward

Ongoing eruptions could escalate, threatening the Japanese city of Kagoshima.<p><b>Lava spewed several hundred feet high during an exceptionally active phase of the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan last month.</b><p>Bolts of lightning crackled at the same time, ignited by electrostatic charges in the …

Amazon Oil Drilling Project Approved By Ecuador's Parliament

By Alexandra Valencia<p>QUITO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Ecuador's parliament on Thursday authorized drilling of the nation's largest oil fields in part of the Amazon rainforest after the failure of President Rafael Correa's plan to have rich nations pay to avoid its exploitation.<p>The socialist leader launched …

Climate Change Will Bring Conditions Outside Historical Variability In Coming Decades

<i>From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:</i><p>The mean annual climate of the average location on Earth will slip past the most extreme conditions experienced during the past 150 years and into new territory by between 2047 and 2069, depending on the amount of climate-warming greenhouse gases that are …

How big a difference will the world's first malaria vaccine make?

By 2015, GlaxoSmithKline hopes to market the world's first malaria vaccine. But a lot more needs to be done to tackle a disease that kills 660,000 …