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US appoints new ambassador to the Philippines

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 00:33

The United States has sworn in a veteran diplomat as its new ambassador to the Philippines as the Southeast Asian nation grapples with the aftermath of a devastating typhoon.

Worst-hit typhoon areas grow third of Philippines` rice: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:25

The areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan grow a third of the Philippines` rice, the UN food agency said, calling for "urgent assistance" to farmers who need to sow new seeds.

Typhoon Haiyan revives compensation row at UN climate talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 13:10

The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan has become a rallying cry at UN climate talks, where the Philippines and other developing nations are demanding aid guarantees for future damage from global warming.

China sends rescuers to Philippines after criticism over aid

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:55

China was on Wednesday sending an emergency response crew to the Philippines nearly two weeks after super typhoon Haiyan wreaked devastation.

Philippines typhoon toll crosses 4,000 mark

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:13

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday.

Pakistan donates $1 mn for typhoon-hit Philippines

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:04

Pakistan government Tuesday announced a donation of $1 million as a help in relief efforts for typhoon-hit Philippines.

US senator scolds China over Philippines aid

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:30

A prominent US senator reproached China on Tuesday for not doing more to support the typhoon-hit Philippines, saying the relief effort showed the need for US leadership in the world.

Philippines storm spurs passion for poor at climate talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:04

Negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) rarely show on the public`s radar, except perhaps in the scenes of bickering over who`s to blame for global warming and who will foot the bill for it.

Typhoon Haiyan: India sends relief material to Philippines

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 20:52

The Indian government has dispatched relief material to Philippines, which was severely hit by typhoon `Haiyan` over a week ago, a defence release said.

Aquino asserts control over typhoon relief effort

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 13:52

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to assert himself as disaster manager-in-chief after criticism of his response to a devastating super typhoon, with the calamity set to become the defining event of his presidency.

8 relatives of golfer Jason Day die in Typhoon Haiyan: Report

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:54

Jason Day`s mother says eight of the Australian golfer`s relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother.

Italian woman killed in Philippines typhoon: Minister

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 01:07

An Italian woman has died and two more are missing following the typhoon that has killed thousands in the Philippines, Italy`s Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said on Saturday.