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Snapshots from Philippine typhoon disaster zone

11/12/2013 2:37am
Four days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated islands in the central Philippines, survivors are desperate for food and clamoring to be evacuated. Here are some snapshots from the disaster zone:

Deadly natural disasters of the past decade

11/12/2013 3:23am
Typhoon Haiyan is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines. Here are the natural disasters in the last decade that had higher death tolls:

A look at China's reform promises

11/12/2013 6:19am
Communist Party leaders issued a report Tuesday that pledged to promote market forces in the country's state-dominated economy. But their four-day policymaking meeting, which was shrouded in secrecy, failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model. That suggested party leaders failed to agree on politically difficult changes required to curb the dominance of state industry and promote competition.

Cambodian police open fire on protesters; 1 dead

11/12/2013 8:44am
Police fired live ammunition during clashes with protesting garment workers outside Cambodia's capital Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring at least 20 others, rights groups said.

Gov'ts, groups pledge millions for typhoon relief

11/12/2013 12:05pm
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:

AP PHOTOS: Typhoon: from landfall to aftermath

11/12/2013 5:42pm
Five days into what could be the Philippines deadliest disaster ever, workers still struggle to get aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The scale of the disaster and challenges of delivering assistance means few in the region, strewn with debris and corpses, have received any help, despite tons of aid waiting to be distributed. The official death toll from the disaster rose to 1,774 on Tuesday, though authorities have said they expect that to rise markedly. President Benigno Aquino III told CNN that the death toll could be 2,000 or 2,500. Millions of people have been affected across a large swath of the country, many of them made homeless.

8 dead in rice looting in typhoon-hit Philippines

11/12/2013 8:06pm
An official says eight people were crushed to death when thousands of typhoon survivors stormed a government rice warehouse in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines.

Buddhists in Myanmar protest OIC's visit

11/12/2013 9:35pm
Dozens of Buddhist monks carrying banners that said "Get Out" and "Don't interfere in Myanmar's internal affairs" gathered outside the airport Wednesday to protest the arrival of a delegation from the world's biggest Islamic political bloc.