Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
On Thursday, the first mass burial was held in Tacloban City where the bodies were buried in a 2-metre deep grave the size of an Olympic pool. However, on the same day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned the Philippine Department of Health that mass burials without proper identification could violate human rights.
The social media storm created by Filipina newsreader Korina Sanchez's blind item about a blonde CNN reporter who has got his fact wrong runs parallel to super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which battered central Philippines with its 315 kph winds.
If Auckland, New Zealand, has its notorious Roast Busters Facebook group whose young male members allegedly rape underage and drunken girls, his version in Montgomery is a male real estate appraiser.
Rather than fan the flames caused by her blind item on Wednesday, ABS-CBN newsreader Korina Sanchez kept mum on the controversy created by her comment on a blonde CNN reporter providing wrong facts about the situation in typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-battered Tacloban City.
Iron ore prices are improving, and it spells good news for Australian miners. Reports from proactiveinvestors Australia said that at China's Tianjin port, price of the key steelmaking ingredient has reached $137 a tonne.
Android-OS phones continue to dominate the global smartphone market. The latest IDC report said the share of Android mobile devices jumped to 81 per cent. Windows phones also expanded to 3.6 per cent, but the share of iOS phones made by Apple went down to 12.9 per cent from 14.4 per cent.
On Wednesday morning, an ABS-CBN newsreader found a new competitor in CNN which is represented in the Philippines currently by Anderson Cooper. Reports said that ABS-CBN newsreader Korina Sanchez read a blind item in her morning radio show that a blond reporter from CNN does not know what he is talking about.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd stole the show on Wednesday at the opening of the 44th Parliament by announcing he is quitting his post by the end of the week and retiring from politics.
The security of Bitcoin banks was once more placed in doubt after reports came out on Tuesday that a Chinese Bitcoin exchange holding $4.1 million for 1,000 customers had disappeared.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott opened the country's 44th Parliament on Wednesday morning by announcing that he will introduce a bill to repeal the carbon tax. It is in fulfillment of his election promise.