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  • In Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan victims buried in communal grave

    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...
  • 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...
  • Video shot in Philippines displays the power of Typhoon Haiyan

    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...
  • Temporary U.S. immigration status urged for Filipinos after typhoon

    Temporary U.S. immigration status urged for Filipinos after typhoon
    Advocates are putting pressure on the U.S. government to grant temporary refuge to Philippine nationals because of Typhoon Haiyan. Only Filipinos already in the U.S. would be eligible for temporary protected status, which is granted to foreign...
  • Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown

    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...
  • Philippine Muslim rebels agree to cease-fire, still hold hostages

    Philippine Muslim rebels agree to cease-fire, still hold hostages
    Philippine Muslim rebels who have laid siege to the port city of Zamboanga for six days agreed to a cease-fire Friday to allow negotiations with the government but continued to hold more than 100 hostages, local media reported early Saturday. Sporadic...
  • Battle drags on between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels

    Battle drags on between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels
    Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties. The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn...
  • Philippines rains kill dozens, drive thousands from homes

     
    Pounding rains in the Philippines have driven more than 260,000 people from their homes and claimed dozens of lives as landslides bury homes and streets turn into swamps, disaster officials said Tuesday....
  • Long-elusive Philippines peace accord reflects exhaustion

     
    Global Focus: With 150,000 dead from decades of religious and ethnic fighting and no family in the southern Philippines free of fear they could be the next slain, Filipinos and their fractious leaders have run out of energy for rebellion. A road map to...