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Birth amid typhoon debris cheered in Philippines

11/11/2013 1:26am
Cheers broke out Monday in the typhoon-devastated airport of the city of Tacloban in the Philippines when 21-year old Emily Ortega gave birth to a baby girl.

Australian senator denounces Sri Lanka

11/11/2013 1:35am
An Australian senator accused the Sri Lankan government of trying to hide crimes against humanity and called on her government to boycott an international summit in Colombo after she was detained by authorities there.

Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

11/11/2013 3:28am
Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore.

Long silent, China's entrepreneurs push for change

11/11/2013 3:46am
As Chinese career trajectories go, wealthy businesswoman Wang Ying's has taken an unusual turn. She quit her job as head of a private equity fund to become a full-time political critic.

US general: Typhoon Haiyan left total devastation

11/11/2013 4:10am
A U.S. Marine general said Monday he saw bodies everywhere during a helicopter flight over the region struck by powerful Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines three days ago.

Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam

11/11/2013 6:31am
Haiyan made landfall in northern Vietnam on Monday as a tropical storm, just days after leaving massive destruction in the Philippines as the season's strongest typhoon.

Haiyan storm surges caught Philippines by surprise

11/11/2013 6:47am
Hours before Typhoon Haiyan hit, Philippine authorities moved 800,000 people to sturdy evacuation centers _ churches, schools and public buildings. But the brick-and-mortar structures were simply no match for the jet-force winds and massive walls of waves that swept ashore Friday, devastating cities, towns and villages and killing thousands, including many of those who had huddled in government shelters.

Senior militant leader shot dead in Islamabad

11/11/2013 10:46am
Gunmen killed a senior leader of one of the most feared militant groups fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he stopped to buy fresh bread from a bakery on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital, members of the militant organization and an eyewitness said Monday.

US provides $20 mln emergency aid for Philippines

11/11/2013 3:26pm
The United States said Monday it is fully committed to helping the Philippines recover from one of the most powerful typhoons on record, and is providing $20 million in immediate aid.

US sends aircraft carrier to aid Philippines

11/11/2013 5:37pm
The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier to the sail to the Philippines to provide assistance in the wake of the devastating typhoon that leveled part of the country with thousands feared dead.

In wrecked chapel, 10 bodies, and a father's pain

11/11/2013 5:51pm
There is no functioning morgue here, so people have been collecting the dead from Typhoon Haiyan and storing them where they can _ in this case, St. Michael The Archangel Chapel.

Haiyan storm kills 8 in China, devastates farming

11/11/2013 7:41pm
The storm that devastated the Philippines has killed eight people in southern China and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to farming and fishing industries, state media reported Tuesday.

Relief effort begins after Philippine typhoon

11/11/2013 8:09pm
Foreign governments and agencies have announced a major relief effort to help victims of the Philippine typhoon. Here are some of the pledges they have made:

Inmates escape jail in typhoon-hit Philippine city

11/11/2013 10:35pm
A Philippine general says that inmates have escaped from a provincial jail in the typhoon-hit city of Tacloban after breaking down a jail wall.