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Finally, Tacloban City starts burying dead

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TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 15 -- Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried 100 of its thousands of dead in a hillside mass burial on Thursday.

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‘Deeply saddened’ Pope Francis urges Catholics to help Philippines

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday asked Catholics to provide “concrete help” to the hundreds of thousands of people made homeless in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, and to include them in their prayers.

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Relief efforts promote US interests in Asia, say experts

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WASHINGTON -- The US military’s relief efforts in the storm-ravaged Philippines will save lives, but also illustrate how humanitarian operations promote Washington’s interests in the Asia-Pacific region, experts said on Wednesday.

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CNN, BBC, int’l media slam Aquino for ‘disorganized’ Yolanda aid response

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MANILA -- The international media slammed the Aquino administration’s “disorganized” aid operation in areas levelled by monster typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

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Obama calls on US to aid storm-ravaged Philippines

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WASHINGTON -- US President Barack Obama on Wednesday encouraged Americans to donate money to support aid for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan “), which ripped through the Philippines, destroying life, property and infrastructure.

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‘Yolanda’ turns town into wasteland

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GUIUAN, Eastern Samar -- This fishing town where one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded made the first of a series of landfalls in the Visayas has been turned into a terrifying wasteland where armed men threaten to kill fellow survivors for food.

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Miracle’ baby born in typhoon rubble

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TACLOBAN --  Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a “miracle” girl in a typhoon-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm.

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Barack and Michelle Obama send sympathies to Yolanda victims

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MANILA -- United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle have sent their sympathies to the victims of  the monster typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) that battered vast areas in central Philippines.

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Typhoon Storm Chaser in Philippines: 'It Just Went Nuclear'

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On Thursday night, Nov. 8, 2013, storm chaser Josh Morgerman found himself in a hotel in what would become ground zero for one of the biggest storms in history: Tacloban City in the Philippines. That night, he said, it was quiet -- "eerily quiet."

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Logjam in aid delivery

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TACLOBAN CITY -- A day after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country’s deadliest disaster, they were still waiting to leave.

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