| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:32 AM
BEIJING -- Under fire for what critics say is the slow pace of its typhoon relief effort, the Philippine government Friday defended its handling of what might be the worst natural disaster in recent history.
"In a situation like this, nothing is fast...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:05 AM
TACLOBAN, Philippines -- In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing facemasks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags Saturday and placed them in a...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:04 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing face masks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags and placed them in a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:57 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — In the chaos after Typhoon Haiyan, Malou Cabiao had lost all track of time. It was only when she heard church bells ringing that she realized it was Sunday.
For the first time since the monster storm swept through the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:53 AM
MANILA -- Video footage shot by an international aid worker shows the power of the storm surges that devastated parts of the central Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan made landfall more than a week ago.
Nickson Gensis, of the British-based child...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:30 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape.
Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama canceled part of his trip to Asia next week to deal with the government shutdown but for now is still planning to attend the two world summits on his schedule, the White House said Wednesday morning.
| Nov 11, 2011
Two Philippines presidents are battling it out over the right of travel. Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has sought to leave the Philippines for urgent medical care. But President Benigno Aquino III is trying to prevent yet another tarnished...
| Feb 28, 2012
Every day on World Now we choose a remarkable photo from somewhere on the globe. Today we picked this shot from Manila, in which churchgoers are holding a massive rally, shading themselves with colorful umbrellas. Organizers of the huge rally for the...
| Mar 28, 2012
A craze for "noynoying" is annoying leaders in the Philippines as activists photograph themselves lazing around with bored expressions -- a dig at President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly doing too little....
| Apr 11, 2012
As North Korea prepares to launch a rocket southward, a path that could put it near the Philippines, the islands have cleared their northeastern waters and airspace and warned people to stay inside, unconvinced by North Korean assurances that the rocket...