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Filipino groom kisses his bride as they pose for their wedding pictures beside damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore when Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, central Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

1 month on, progress in Philippine typhoon zone

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The government is back at work, and markets are laden with fruits, pork, fish and bread. Shredded trees are sprouting new leaves. Above all, the sounds of a city getting back […]

12/07/2013

A flag of the Philippines flies over a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines on Friday Nov. 22, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands in the eastern Philippines on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Philippine typhoon death toll rises above 5,000

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials […]

11/22/2013

In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 photo, Typhoon Haiyan survivors play basketball in a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Signs of life amid misery reveal Filipinos’ spirit

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beams and rusty nails scavenged from vast mounds of storm-blasted homes. A […]

11/19/2013

Typhoon survivors queue during the distribution of relief goods in typhoon-hit Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine corruption magnifies effects of typhoon

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When a newspaper for Filipino workers in New Zealand told readers how to donate to the typhoon relief effort in their homeland, it mentioned agencies like the Red Cross but not […]

11/18/2013

Filipino youths walk to collect water at a neighborhood badly ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Water a pressing concern for typhoon survivors

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – Since the typhoon hit, Danny Estember has been hiking three hours round-trip into the mountains each day to obtain what he can only hope is clean water for his five daughters […]

11/16/2013

A Philippine air crew member does pre-flight checks on a C-130 evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands in the eastern Philippines on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Philippine government defends typhoon response

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government on Friday defended its efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have received little or no assistance since the monster storm struck one […]

11/14/2013

Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk amid ruins of buildings in Maraboth, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.  (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

HOW TO HELP THE PHILIPPINES

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The confirmed death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan has taken a major jump. The U.N. says the Philippines’ disaster agency now puts it at 4,460 confirmed dead. President Obama calls the typhoon a “heartbreaking reminder” […]

11/14/2013

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Lakers assist Philippines typhoon recovery

The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that they will make a donation to the Philippine Red Cross to assist in the relief efforts for victims of the devastating typhoon that ravaged the eastern and central […]

11/14/2013

Workers arrange body bags at a mass burial site at the Basper public cemetery in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into 6 central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

PHOTOS: Typhoon-struck Philippine city begins mass burial

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried scores of unidentified bodies in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the […]

11/14/2013

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Typhoon-ravaged Philippines relief

On Sunday a group made up of mostly military veterans, left for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where they will assist in search, rescue and medical aid efforts. A second team is preparing to head out as […]

11/14/2013

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LA fundraisers for the Philippines: HOW YOU CAN HELP

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles chapter of the American Red Cross plans will hold a pair of relief events on Wednesday to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. “We […]

11/12/2013

Locals and foreigners board a U.S. military C-130 evacuation flight following the massive Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking […]

11/12/2013

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