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Hunger Games in Hawaii: The Islands' Most Glorious Hotels

The beloved second installment of the <i>Hunger Games</i> trilogy, <i>Catching Fire</i>, was partially filmed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. For the arena scenes of the Quarter Quell, the film crew took advantage of the jungle habitat and ethereal coast of the North Shore.<p>For the occasion, hotel search trivago …

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How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …

5 stories from the Philippines, 5 ways you can help

LAST WEEKEND, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central islands of the Philippines, destroying much of their infrastructure and leaving a rising death …

By The Numbers: A Typhoon's Devastation

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, packing winds of close to 200 mph. Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, devastated the city of Tacloban and the surrounding areas. At the time of impact, it was being called the "strongest tropical cyclone on record."<p>Here are some …

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines defends aid response

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Natural Disasters

Canadian relief crews work to set up field hospital, restore services

DART specializes in basic medical care, water purification, basic infrastructure repairs including roads and electricity, and streamlining communications systems for aid efforts. The full complement of the rapid-response team is 200 Canadian Forces personnel. DART is heading to Iloilo, one of two …

Philippines typhoon: President lowers death toll estimate

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1027000/1027630_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522217598_bb145afaeaea9f5a60519d55d6706fc6<p><b>Philippine President Benigno Aquino says the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan may be lower than first thought.</b><p>Speaking to CNN, he said the number of …

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Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

The Philippines has been hit by 24 typhoons in the past year but the power of Haiyan was off the scale, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless. Is there even worse devastation to come?<p>Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, …

Jennifer Garner Fights For Preschool At The Capitol

WASHINGTON -- It's not every day an actress can be found crouching down in the U.S. Capitol to play with children, but that's what Jennifer Garner did Wednesday. Several members of Congress joined the actress and local preschool students to stack blocks and host tiny tea parties (the make-believe …

Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban sees first signs of international aid effort

The first signs of a concerted aid effort appeared in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban on Wednesday as US military planes delivered 25 tonnes of biscuits to starving survivors on the same day the city's mayor implored residents to leave town in order to survive.<p>The mayor's grim suggestion followed the …