Patricia Lim Anastacio

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Philippines' Misuari wanted over deadly siege

Nur Misuari, leader of the Philippine group Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), faces charges of rebellion and violating human rights after a deadly three-week standoff in the country's south between government troops and Muslim fighters who held scores of people hostage.<p>Peter Medalle, the …

Why Does This Man Have a Nose on His Forehead?

Growing a nose on a forehead or an ear on an arm is a revolutionary approach to surgical reconstruction.<p><b>Images of a nose implanted on a man's forehead have been all over the Internet, like ads for some creepy horror film you probably don't want to see. Almost as jarring are pictures of an ear</b> …

Muslim Rebels Attack Philippine Towns

A deadly attack by a Muslim separatist group in Zamboanga City, on the Philippine island of Mindanao, has evolved into a tense hostage crisis, while two other Muslim rebel groups staged separate attacks in neighboring towns. Starting early on Monday, hundreds of armed Moro National Liberation Front …

Philippines fighting dents hopes of rebel truce

Muslim rebels holding more than 100 people hostage in the southern Philippines exchanged gunfire with government troops Saturday despite efforts by the country's vice-president to arrange a ceasefire and end the six-day standoff.<p>The standoff began on Monday when about 200 fighters from a Moro …

Philippine clashes rage despite truce effort

Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has headed to the southern city of Zamboanga in a bid to broker a truce with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters holding scores of civilian hostages while locked in a deadly stand-off with government forces.<p>A ceasefire plan was tabled by Binay to …

Philippine VP to seek deal with Muslim rebels

Vice President Jejomar Binay of the Philippines arrived in Zamboanga on Saturday to seek a truce with Muslim rebels holding scores of civilian hostages since they entered the town on Monday. More than 50 people have died in the unrest.<p>The vice president of the Philippines arrived in the southern …

New Philippines clashes shatter ceasefire hopes

Fresh clashes between government troops and Muslim separatists in the Philippines on Saturday scuttled a newly declared ceasefire agreed Friday between Vice President Jejomar Binay and rebel leader Nur Misuari before it could take effect.<p>Fighting intensified on Saturday in the southern Philippines …

Police chief snatched in Philippines fighting

Separatist rebels have abducted the head of police in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga as government troops said they had recaptured 70 percent of the areas that had been occupied by the heavily-armed fighters.<p>The death toll from the fighting rose by 33 to 99 on Tuesday, the military said. …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that …

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Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2015 issue.<p>A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a …

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Brain-Eating Amoeba in Louisiana Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Tap water became a breeding ground for a deadly amoeba, experts speculate.<p><b>The deadly brain-eating amoeba that recently killed a four-year-old Louisiana boy may be linked to unsafe water conditions created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, experts say.</b><p>The boy, Drake Smith Jr., died from a rare but …

The Other MacDonalds

I never tasted crushed popcorn dust atop sweet and salty corn soup or whisky foam or caramelized grapefruit—until I came to Skye.<p>Arriving in Scotland, I expected haggis and herring, potatoes and porridge—but when I licked my first spoon of morning porridge at Kinloch Lodge, I was hit with the most …

5 Sky Events This Week: Red Planet, Bull’s Eye, and Jovian Giant

<b>Heading into the final days of September and first week of autumn sky-watchers will find the moon dancing with celestial luminaries like planets and stars.</b><p><b>Mercury and Spica.</b> Within a half hour after sunset on Tuesday, September 24, look toward the very low southwest horizon for planet Mercury …

New High-Tech Laboratory in Kazakhstan to Fight Plague Outbreaks

$102 million biosecurity facility will open in 2015.<p><b>In a dusty suburb near Almaty, Kazakhstan, where the Soviet-era buildings still hint at a different time, a slice of high-tech modernity has arrived—in the form of a $102 million biosecurity laboratory.</b><p>The Central Reference Laboratory (CRL) will …

Battle-Ready: 5 Insects Prepared for War

<b>Last week we learned about an insect that can leap up to three feet (almost a meter) in a single bound. The planthopper (Issus coleoptratus), a common garden bug found all over the world, is able to take these giant leaps because its legs are powered by an interlocking gear system.</b><p>It’s the first …