Philippines’ typhoon orphans struggle with trauma a year on

His head bent as he plays with the red laces of his tattered sneakers, 13-year-old Joshua Villanueva haltingly recounts how he lost both his parents and two younger sisters last November.

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.

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia`s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

Weather extremes `consistent` with man-made climate change: UN

Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.

Prisoners again bolt typhoon-damaged Philippine jail

Almost 200 inmates of a Philippine jail damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan bolted the prison on Thursday, the second mass jailbreak since the storm, the jail warden said.

Super typhoon victims flee again as rains flood southern Philippines

Emergency workers evacuated thousands of people across the southern Philippines on Tuesday, including many already made homeless by a typhoon in November, after three days of rain flooded towns and farmland.

UK group in Philippine typhoon survivors anti-trafficking plan

A UK-based children`s charity said Friday it will expand an anti-human trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan are becoming easy prey.

Typhoon sparks Philippine child trafficking fears: Charity

A UK-based children`s charity has asked Philippines to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, aid official said.

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.

Defiant Philippine typhoon survivors welcome Christmas

Philippine survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan defiantly prepared to celebrate Christmas in their ruined communities Tuesday where hogs were being roasted, festive trees adorned streets and churches were filled to overflowing.

US raises aid to $86 million for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

The United States will provide an additional $25 million in humanitarian aid to the Philippines for typhoon relief, raising to $86 million its assistance to its major ally, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Death toll from Philippines typhoon crosses 6,000

The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said Friday.

Golfer Jason Day draws strength from roller-coaster year

Jason Day has been torn between golfing joy and personal grief over the past two months but he believes the experience has strengthened his resolve and character as he aims to build on a "good year" in 2014.

UN launches fresh Philippines typhoon aid appeal

The United Nations refugee agency has launched a fresh appeal for emergency aid for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which smashed into the Philippines last month, leaving nearly 7,500 people dead or missing.

Philippine typhoon toll rises to 5,632

The deaths from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines Saturday rose to 5,632, a government agency said.

Australia`s Jason Day wins emotional World Cup

Australia`s Jason Day rode an emotional wave of crowd support to shoot a final round 70 and win the World Cup of Golf on Sunday.

Slog begins to rebuild Philippines` typhoon wastelands

A frantic campaign to reach millions of hungry, injured and homeless people in the Philippines following one of the world`s strongest storms is almost over. Now the grinding slog of rebuilding begins.

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.

World Bank doubles disaster aid to Philippines

The World Bank on Friday added USD 480 million in emergency aid to the Philippines, taking to nearly USD 1 billion its support as the death toll from super typhoon Haiyan passed 5,200.

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

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.