Pope Francis winds up Asia tour, draws record turnout at rain-soaked Mass in Manila
Pope Francis winds up Asia tour, draws record turnout at rain-soaked Mass in Manila

Having attracted a record turnout of over six millions at a rain-drenched Mass in Manila, Pope Francis left Philippines on Monday, winding up a week-long Asia tour that also saw him visit Sri Lanka.

Pope attracts world-record crowd in wet Philippines
Pope attracts world-record crowd in wet Philippines

 Pope Francis said a huge open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd of millions in the Philippine capital on Sunday, after appealing to the world to "learn how to cry" over the plight of poor, hungry, homeless and abused children.

Pope flees Philippine storm while on typhoon mercy mission

Pope Francis was forced Saturday to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines that killed a papal volunteer, cutting short a mercy mission to weeping survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon.

Philippine plane following Pope Francis overshoots runway

A plane carrying top aides of Philippine President Benigno Aquino overshot a runway in stormy weather on Saturday, authorities said, shortly after Pope Francis`s plane took off from the same airport.

Pope says Philippine typhoon tragedy `silenced` his heart
Pope says Philippine typhoon tragedy `silenced` his heart

Pope Francis on Saturday arrived at a central Philippine city that was one of the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the strongest storm ever recorded on land that claimed thousands of lives.

A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, foreign tourists who survived the crushing waves still return to the Thai beaches where thousands lost loved ones, seeking recovery and solace.

Woman finds pet dog lost in Philippines typhoon a year ago

A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon, she said today.

Philippine climate envoy to end epic walk at typhoon ground zero

Philippine climate change envoy Naderev Sano will on Saturday reach ground zero of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land, completing an epic march he believes will help spur global warming action.

Philippine typhoon `dance party` cancelled after uproar

 Organisers of a dance party marking the anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan`s rampage through the central Philippines said Thursday they had called the event off after a storm of complaints.

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend

Philippine communities shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a mega-reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm.

Beckham gives cheer in Philippines typhoon zone

Football superstar David Beckham visited the Philippines on Thursday to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country`s deadliest ever typhoon -- although not everyone was sure of his identity.

With billboards, tweets, Philippines thanks world for aid

The Philippines said "Thank you" on billboards around the world on Saturday in gratitude for the massive outpouring of international help after a typhoon that killed about 8,000 people three months ago.

Schools reopen in Philippine typhoon zone

Schools reopened on Monday in badly damaged central Philippine towns for the first time since one of the world`s strongest storms ever to hit land killed thousands two months ago.

Hundreds of corpses unburied after Philippine typhoon

Haiyan killed 6,111 people and left 1,779 others missing on November 8, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Typhoon Haiyan: TV set up in Tacloban to beam Pacquiao fight

Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, cable operators set up TV screens inside a sports stadium, near a church and in other landmarks in the devastated region to broadcast Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao`s comeback fight.

Philippines typhoon death toll feared to hit 7,000

The number of people dead or missing after one of the world`s strongest typhoons struck the Philippines climbed to 7,000 on Saturday, as the United Nations warned much more needed to be done to help desperate survivors.

Patchy aid reaches typhoon survivors as Philippines struggles to rebuild

Survivors began rebuilding homes destroyed by one of the world`s most powerful typhoons and emergency supplies flowed into ravaged Philippine islands, as the United Nations more than doubled its estimate of people made homeless to nearly two million.

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath: Philippine city begins mass burial

A city devastated by typhoon Phaiyan buried its dead in mass grave, a somber reminder of the tragedy that has left Philippines with monumental task of providing for some 11.5 million affected people.

Philippines defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Amid widespread criticism, the government of Philippines has defended its response to Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest ever recorded on land.

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: As it happened on Wednesday

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council put the death toll at 1,833.