Philippines

Obama reasserts administration's focus on Asia-Pacific with trip to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines; China and Japan reignite World War II enmity; Nepalese officials try to convince sherpas to work season on Everest; Saudi health official sacked as deadly MERS virus spreads; and more 

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Obama Begins Asia Trip to Reassert Pivot

Obama set on diplomatic path with Iran; dozens of Islamists killed in Philippines; Thai government plans to deploy 10,000 police officers on election day; female politician in India blames victims for rape; UN to sanction those suspected of war crimes in Central African Republic; and more 

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Obama Reinforces Diplomatic Path on Iran

When Russel Norman repeated in parliament the words of a Filipino climate negotiator there were howls of outrage, but we listen to the pleas to end the madness we will only see more devastation

Survivors in the worst affected areas of the Philippines, where the monster typhoon Haiyan struck, describe their experience with disbelief – winds of over 300kph and a storm surge five metres high that carried all before it. Haiyan was the most powerful, most horrific storm to make landfall since records began.

Aid on way to Philippines, most survivors yet to receive help; China's Communist Party talks reform and economics; far-right rioters disrupt Poland's independence day celebrations; Norway's housing market deflates; and more 

Top of the Agenda: U.S. Sends Warships for Philippines Relief

Kerry says Iran rejected nuclear deal; Philippines typhoon leaves thousands desperate for aid; Bo Xilai supporters form new political party in China; Syria opposition agrees to peace talks; EU and US resume trade talks; and more 

Top of the Agenda: Kerry Says Iran Rejected Nuclear Deal