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  • Philippines government defends typhoon response

    Philippines government defends typhoon response
    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...
  • In Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan victims buried in communal grave

    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...
  • Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims

    Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims
    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...
  • Philippine typhoon victims seek solace at church

    Philippine typhoon victims seek solace at church
    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...
  • Video shot in Philippines displays the power of Typhoon Haiyan

    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...
  • Filipinos start over in city wiped out by typhoon

    Filipinos start over in city wiped out by typhoon
    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...
  • Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown

    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. Obama called...
  • A Thrilla in Manila: President spars with predecessor

     
    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...
  • What, us political? Philippine rally says it's about religion

     
    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...
  • Craze for 'noynoying' annoys Philippine leaders

     
    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....
  • Philippines braces for North Korean rocket debris

     
    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...