Pictures : Typhoon Haiyan after Disaster


A weakened Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in northern Vietnam early Monday and was downgraded to a tropical storm as it entered southern China later in the day, but the damage and death tolls appear nothing like the havoc the storm wreaked upon the Philippines on Friday. Despite an official death toll of just over 250, authorities there fear it could climb to 10,000 or more. 

11 Nov 2013:  News Courtesy – ABC News

Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces had been affected by Friday’s disaster and at least 23,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed. Large areas along the coast had been transformed into twisted piles of debris, blocking roads and trapping decomposing bodies underneath. Ships were tossed inland, cars and trucks swept out to sea and bridges and ports washed away.

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Travel Photography Competition – week 62

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 62nd edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our Facebook page between 29th September and 6th October.

The first winning shot shows the Ring of Brodgar, located on the Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Ring is a Neolithic stone circle, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. They are examples of the northernmost stone henges in Britain and are believed to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC. The stone circle’s diameter is 104 metres. It originally contained 60 stones, of which only 27 remain.

Jo Hanna - Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland
This stunning picture was taken by Jo Hanna. Visit her wonderful blog for more!


In second position we have this wonderful photo showing Dante’s View, Death Valley NP, California, USA. Dante’s View is a…

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Iran, the Scorpion and the Frog


Iran is the scorpion and Secretary Kerry is the frog.

Here is the fable of the scorpion and the frog:

The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”

Scorpion and frog

Secretary Kerry apparently went to Geneva to bring peace in our time by signing a deal with Iran on its nuclear conduct and ambitions. The deal was not signed, largely due…

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