Back-to-back typhoons left at least 55 people dead in the northern Philippines and rescuers scrambling to deliver food and water to hundreds of villagers stuck on rooftops for four days because of flooding.
A “T REX” leech with enormous teeth, a 6ft-long fruit-eating lizard and a glowing tree fungus are on a top 10 list of weird and wonderful new species published by scientists today.
The first typhoon to lash the Philippines this year killed at least nine people and left 10 others missing after flooding streets in the capital and toppling power lines.
Divers managed to get inside an upside-down ferry today but found only bodies three days after the vessel capsized with more than 800 people aboard off the coast of the Philippines during a powerful typhoon, officials said.
Officials in the Philippines refused to give up hope of rescuing some of the 800 people missing after a ferry capsized during Typhoon Fengshen, even as high seas stalled efforts to get inside the vessel today.
Vietnam braced for Typhoon Cimaron and planned mass evacuations after the storm slammed the northern Philippines, leaving at least 15 people dead in landslides and flooding, state media reported today.
A Muslim extremist group that snatched 20 people, including three Americans, from an island resort in the Philippines threatened today to kill all the hostages if the military moves attempt to rescue them.
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