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Behind the Scenes at Miss Universe: What Really Happens

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment
Paula Froelich

Several weeks ago, Miss Universe pageant officials, naively or not, asked me if I wanted to come down for a few days for a Miss Congeniality-esque experience while the 88 women who had qualified from their respective countries got ready for the big night. Of course I did.

Toll Of Filipino Commandos Killed In Rebel Clash Rises To At Least 43

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault ...

At Least 30 Filipino Police Commandos Killed In Clash With Rebels

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the big...

A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, 3,000 People Are Still Homeless

Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Four months after she lost her husband and home to Typhoon Haiyan's fury, Agnes Bacsal gave birth to their sixth child ...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.


Steven Crandell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

This story is fiction, but it could unfold in Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan or Libya or the Central African Republic or Colombia or Ukraine or Gaza or the Philippines or anywhere in at least 23 countries around the world where conflicts affect children.

Philippine Train Rams Barrier, Injuring Scores

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine commuter train rammed through a concrete barrier at the end of the rail line and rolled into a busy intersec...

Filipino Ex-Sex Slaves Demand Justice From Japan

AP | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II marched Wednesday to the Japanese Em...

Hitting Close to Home: Homophobia and Transphobia In Asia = Family Violence

Grace Poore | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Grace Poore

While many of those interviewed spoke to societal discrimination and repeated experiences of exclusion in public spaces, at work and at school, the family was reported to be the primary perpetrator of violence against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people.

Typhoon in the Philippines: Equality Amidst Adversity

Ging Cristobal | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Ging Cristobal

Natural disasters do not affect everyone equally or in the same ways. The burning questions are not just about whether we get adequate nourishment or shelter, but also if it is safe to be who we are. Are shelters open to openly gay/lesbian people or transgender individuals?


AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Associated Press TACLOBAN, Philippines -- TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) -- As many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in one Philippine city...

Fifty Years of 'The Dream': A Family History of Social Justice

Ben de Guzman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Ben de Guzman

Fifty years since Dr. King shared his Dream with the nation, we are at another pivotal moment in civil rights history.

Hottest Travel Destinations Of 2013

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The world is still vast, and even as you check iconic places off your bucket list, there's a craving to set sail for the new, the next, the undiscovered. To determine which destinations like Bahia Ballena are coming up on the radar, T+L asked safari experts and art dealers, cutting-edge chefs and even branding agencies where they're seeing a new neighborhood emerge or wineries getting more acclaim.

McDonald's Has Curly Fries?

Foodbeast | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home

There's no denying McDonald's sets the gold standard when it comes to straight fried potato-ey goodness, but are they ready to seize the short and curly market as well?

PHOTOS: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels 2012

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The results of the annual Travel + Leisure survey are in and it is time to name the world's best hotels for 2012.

Suspected Bombs Wound At Least 11 In The Phillipines

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Suspected homemade bombs exploded in a budget hotel and at a cockfighting arena in the southern Philippines on Sunday, wou...

From Manila to Montego Bay, Meatless Monday Goes Global

Peggy Neu | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home
Peggy Neu

What started in 2003 as a U.S. public health campaign has now become a full-fledged global movement with homegrown versions of a "cut out meat one day a week" program in 21 countries.

Can't Look Away: Learning To Love Asian TV

Joseph Jones | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Joseph Jones

Like enormous militaristic glee clubs, each regiment -- all color coordinated and representing a different branch of the PLA -- would harmonize patriotically about the glories of the motherland.

Saved to Serve

Ryan Leslie | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Ryan Leslie

You may know the Salvation Army for it's signature bell-ringing and red kettles outside of department stores during the holidays, I know the organization as a remarkable prism of social service.

800 Tons Of Fish Die, Rot On Philippine Fish Farms

AP | By BULLIT MARQUEZ | Posted 07.30.2011 | Home

TALISAY, Philippines -- More than 800 tons of fish have died and rotted on fish farms in a lake near Taal volcano south of Manila, with authorities bl...

Yank Him, Obama; Reagan Would Have

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phil Bronstein

Why is Mr. Obama not paying attention to the piece of the Reagan legacy in the Philippines that we'll call "dealing effectively with a dictator who's lost his grip?"

The Filipino Fashion Club: Cameron Silver and Monique Lhuillier's Informal Lunch Bunch

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

The Filipino Fashion Club is a crew of Filipino designers, retailers, publicists and fashion journalists who -- when schedules sync up -- meet for a Filipino meal and some good conversation.

WATCH: Philippines Police Torture Allegedly Caught On Tape

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine police relieved all the officers in a city precinct Wednesday after a television station aired footage purporte...

NYT's Kristof Admits "White Reporter's Burden" -- So Do I

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Admitting that there's a white reporter's burden in writing about Africa is among the braver things Kristof has done.

Philippines Tsunami Impact : Live Updates

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Please let us know if you know of any Twitter accounts we should include on this page. We have a Chile Earthquake focused page here and a Hawaii Tsu...