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Philippines: Typhoon death toll tops 100, expected to rise

Government officials in Tacloban City in the Philippines have reported that at least 100 people are feared dead from Typhoon Haiyan. Aid agencies have warned that the impact of the storm could be colossal.<p>Haiyan first roared into the Philippines early on Friday, flooding streets and shutting down …

Traveling with Celiac Disease

<i>By Jennifer Pocock</i><p>In September, my mom will be doing something we used to find unthinkable: she’ll be traveling to Italy.<p>What makes this trip such a monumental achievement?<p>She has celiac disease, which means she can’t eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.<p>That’s a tall order for a …

Ice Cream, You Scream: Weird Flavors

Step aside, vanilla. To kick off National Ice Cream Month and celebrate the Fourth of July, our readers share the most unusual flavors they’ve ever had the pleasure (or pain) of tasting while traveling.<p>So, cup or cone, take a deep breath and give one of these flavors a try the next time you need a …

Europe's Best Small Ports

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Stronger Efforts Needed to Reduce Nitrate Pollution in Mississippi River Basin

Despite growing concern over the last two decades about the low-oxygen “dead zone” that emerges each summer in the fisheries-rich Gulf of Mexico, the nitrate pollution at the root of the problem continues to rise.<p>That’s the upshot of a study just released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which …

Syria’s Polio Outbreak Is a Reminder of the Disease’s Power

The crippling virus has been almost eliminated—but it’s just resurfaced in Syria.<p><b>Polio has returned to Syria, which had been free of the potentially paralyzing and at times fatal disease since 1999. “There are ten cases confirmed right now in the Deir Al Zour province” in northeast Syria and 12</b> …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

Experience: I disappeared for 30 years 'A bad trip was the catalyst for unexpected change.' http://gu.com/p/3j4ac/fb Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Amanda Hutton guilty of manslaughter of four-year-old ‘mummified’ son Hamzah Khan

Amanda Hutton has been found guilty of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son Hamzah Khan, whose mummified body was found in a cot in her …