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A mother who survived the wrath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the central coastal city of Tacloban cries as she talks on her phone while her child looks on after they disembarked from a military cargo plane that flew them out of the city to Manila on November 12, 2013. The UN launched an appeal for a third of a billion dollars on November 12 as US and British warships steamed towards the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

AT&T, Verizon Offer Free Calls, Texts To Philippines Following Typhoon

AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

11/12/2013

Residents pass by a devastated area in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

Bay Area Organizations Ramp Up Typhoon Haiyan Relief

The deadly typhoon that struck the Philippines has prompted an outpouring of support in the Bay Area, and local Filipino organizations are gathering donations for the disaster victims.

11/11/2013

Women walk past fallen trees and destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: Man, Nature Share Typhoon Tragedy Blame

Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies.

11/11/2013

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Philippines Typhoon Death Toll Climbs Into The Thousands

As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials said emergency crews could find more bodies when they reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides.

11/10/2013

Women walk past fallen trees and destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte.

Typhoon Haiyan Death Toll Could Reach 10,000; Relief Effort Underway In Bay Area

As the relief effort ramps up in the Bay Area, a senior official in the central Philippines said the death toll there could reach 10,000 people.

11/09/2013

In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Super Typhoon Haiyan moves towards the Philippines November 7, 2013. (NOAA via Getty Images)

Bay Area Filipino Community Begins Relief Efforts For Typhoon Disaster

Many worried Bay Area residents with family and friends in the Philippines have already started relief efforts as Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the island nation Friday.

11/08/2013

A handler carries two-year-old mongrel dog 'Kabang' to a press conference in Manila on June 8, 2013, after returning to the Philippines to a hero's welcome following surgery in the US to reconstruct her face. The dog lost its snout and upper jaw in a road accident in 2011, when she supposedly put herself in harm's way to save two girls from being struck by a motorcycle.(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Snoutless Dog Treated At UC Davis Gets Hero’s Welcome On Return To Philippines

Kabang, who lost half her face jumping in front of a motorcycle to save two girls, received a rousing welcome Monday in Zamboanga, a town in the southern Philippines.

06/10/2013

Kabang, the snoutless mutt from the Philippines credited with saving the lives of two young girls last year, relaxes in his caregiver's yard. (Don Preisler, UC Davis)

Snoutless Hero Dog ‘Kabang’ Released From Davis Vet Hospital

Kabang, the Philippine dog that suffered a severely injured snout and upper-jaw while saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle, has been released from the hospital after months of treatment at UC Davis.

06/03/2013

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Snoutless Hero Dog ‘Kabang’ Beats Cancer With Treatment From U.C. Davis

A veterinarian at the University of California, Davis has some good news about a dog from the Philippines who became an international hero after sacrificing its snout to save two young girls.

12/25/2012

Kabang the dog sits quietly during an intake exam at UC Davis, October 11, 2012. (UC Davis)

Serious Health Conditions Surface For Snoutless Hero Dog At UC Davis

A hero dog who lost her snout saving two young girls in the Philippines will have to wait a few months before veterinarians at UC Davis can repair her face after they discovered she has some other serious health problems.

10/16/2012

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