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Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Thousands storm rice warehouse in the devastated central Philippines while Haiyan relief effort flounders<p>Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse seeking food supplies.<p>The Philippines …

Associated Press News

Tons of Food in the Philippines Isn't Getting to Starving Typhoon Survivors

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Countries all around the world have responded to the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines with …

It's another complicated and tough day in the Philippines

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated a wide swath of the Philippines, resources are arriving, but many survivors still haven't seen an aid worker of any kind.<p>Thursday, the USS George Washington and its escort ships arrived off the coast of the Philippines to support the relief effort. …

One Week After Typhoon, 'The Mood Here Is Very Desperate'

On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The 220,000 residents of Tacloban — and millions more across central and southern Philippines — were hunkered down one week ago as Typhoon Haiyan bore down on them.<p>A week later, "the mood …

Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport and logistics bottlenecks.<p>The<p>United …

Everest Maxed Out

An hour above high camp on the Southeast Ridge of Everest, Panuru Sherpa and I passed the first body. The dead climber was on his side, as if napping in the snow, his head half covered by the hood of his parka, goose down blowing from holes torn in his insulated pants. Ten minutes later we stepped …

Montreal Protocol Helped Slow Down Global Warming

The ban on CFCs was a boon when it came to global warming.<p><b>It's called a "global warming hiatus" and it's been a puzzle to scientists. If earth is indeed warming up, then why have the temperatures of earth's surface remained relatively steady for the last 15 years despite increasing emissions of</b> …

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

Iran nuclear talks: US 'not stupid' - John Kerry

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1027000/1027019_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522222843_cfcb5e382282155dede08da2ca682bab<p><b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Washington continues to be sceptical about Iran's willingness to roll back its nuclear programme.</b><p>"We …

South Asia

Typhoon Haiyan: desperate survivors and destruction in flattened city

Survivors in coastal Philippine city of Tacloban queue hundreds deep at airport in effort to leave chaos behind<p>The distance from the airport to the centre of town is just seven miles by road, but the journey can easily take six hours. To get to Tacloban, the small city in Leyte province in the …

Former Apple CEO John Sculley: 'I Think BlackBerry Can be Saved'

Former chief executive officer of Apple John Sculley believes BlackBerry’s shaken-up board of directors can breathe new life into the dying …

Pacific Ocean warming faster than it has in 10,000 years, study finds

Scientists have struggled to explain a recent slowdown in the rise of global surface temperatures while skeptics have seized on the 15-year lull to cast doubt on the science of climate change.<p>A new study offers one explanation of where much of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is going: …

Six tips to communicate like a leader

Excelling in communication is one of the top consistently rated traits of distinguished leaders. But communication skills are not intuitive or taught in business school.<p>The communication style of recognized personalities such as the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde, Virgin Group …

The Asian Tigers of Nationalism, by Christopher R. Hill

DENVER – Among the many arguments that former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević used to make to his interlocutors was that he never incited …

Political Science

Democrats try to make 'Tea Party' a smear

The failure of Tea Party-backed candidates in Tuesday's election shows that Democrats have been successful in making the Tea Party label a negative for Republicans, even if it isn't always clear what being a Tea Party candidate means.<p>Exit polls in Virginia, where Republican Ken Cucinelli lost to …

Monster typhoon Haiyan roars across Philippines

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026477_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522201317_0a4e8ba0c3b5215e0c86c67cd0740eef<p><b>One of the strongest typhoons ever to hit land has slammed the Philippines, forcing millions to take shelter.</b><p>Packing sustained winds of up to 320 km/h …

Natural Disasters

Christie's next big move toward 2016

Chris Christie will cap his landslide reelection in New Jersey by taking the reins of the Republican Governors Association, a platform that promises to enhance his stature as a leader of the Republican Party and 2016 frontrunner but also threatens to tether him more firmly to the tattered GOP brand.<p>…

Democrats Now Run the 'Ultimate Swing State' And Why it Matters for Hillary Clinton

Now that Terry McAuliffe has been elected governor, Hillary Clinton has a best friend in Virginia. If she runs for president in 2016, she may well …

Government

Abortion fight returns to the Hill

Undeterred by charges that the GOP is too focused on social issues, Senate Republicans are gunning for a fight this fall over the hot-button subject of late-term abortions.<p>Flanked by anti-abortion groups, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will unveil legislation on Thursday to federally ban abortions …