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UN court awards Cambodia sovereignty in border dispute

Cambodia, not Thailand, has sovereignty over a disputed promontory around a 1,000-year-old temple, the UN's highest court ruled on Monday in a unanimous decision on a long-simmering border dispute.<p>The international court of justice said a 1962 ruling by its judges gave Cambodia sovereignty over the …

North Dakota's Salty Fracked Wells Drink More Water to Keep Oil Flowing

North Dakota's shale oil wells may consume more water for long-term salt removal and maintenance than they required for their initial fracking, state officials say.<p><b>It's well known that water has been key to the shale oil and gas rush in the United States. But in one center of the hydraulic</b> …

5 Reasons the Philippines Is So Disaster Prone

Warm ocean waters, low-lying coasts, and poverty help explain what makes disasters like Super Typhoon Haiyan dangerous in the Philippines.<p><b>The unofficial death toll for Super Typhoon Haiyan is expected to exceed 10,000 people in the Philippines, but the country is no stranger to catastrophic natural</b> …

Astronauts Capture, Tweet Constellations from Space Station

Changing Planet<p>ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers took this photo from the International Space Station on February 1, 2012. The Orion constellation, with the line of three belt stars, can be seen rising in the center, while the V-shaped Taurus constellation is visible on the right. Credit: European Space …

Typhoon Haiyan: Before and after the storm

<b>Coastal towns across the central Philippines have been left devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, which brought gusts of wind of up to 275 km/h (170 mph) and waves as high as 15m (45ft).</b><p>Satellite and aerial images of before and after the storm show the extent of the damage in the country's low-lying areas, …

Natural Disasters

WHO Calls Typhoon's Medical Challenges 'Monumental'

Images of the swath of devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines are reminiscent of the tsunami's aftermath a decade ago in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.<p>And indeed, the World Health Organization grades the great typhoon of 2013 as a category 3 disaster — its most severe …

10 million people are trying to tweet, text, and phone home to the storm-ravaged Philippines

The massive Philippine diaspora fuels everything from global shipping to US medical care to Hong Kong maid services, and a huge proportion of those workers are desperately trying reach their family and friends after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation this weekend.<p>The storm is known …

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‘The place is gone’: vice-mayor of Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

Jerry Yaokasin slowly scrolls through the photos on his digital camera. There are vast fields of rubble that were once residential areas. Transport trucks pitched at odd angles in the air, sticking out of the ditch. A line of bodies wrapped in tarp. A single unwrapped body, visibly bloated.<p>But for …

Philippines aid isn’t getting where it needs to go

Supplies are pouring in from around the world, but reaching those in need is a challenge<p>Todd Pittman • Jim Gomez<p>November 12, 2013 1:32pm (UTC)<p>TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The day after Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly …

Philippine typhoon: Tales of heartbreak, courage; hunger, anarchy

MANILA — Each story is more heartbreaking than the last; tales of the courage and good fortune it took to survive amid utter destruction, balanced in many cases by the last glimpse or word of a loved one who didn't.<p>President<p>Benigno Aquino IIIdeclared a "state of national calamity" Monday in an …

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U.S., British Warships Head To Philippines To Help Relief Effort In Wake Of Typhoon Haiyan

By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato<p>TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier set sail for the Philippines on Tuesday to accelerate relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one coastal city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

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