A woman stands with her son surrounded by debris in Tacloban. The mayor of the typhoon-ravaged city urged residents today to flee to other cities and find shelter if they could. Photograpg: New York Times

There are increasing signs of desperation in the Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly today as survivors panicked (...)

Members of South Korea’s Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) march during the 65th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day, at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

South Korea has staged its biggest military parade in a decade, displaying cruise missiles and torpedoes among a powerful arsenal in what appears to b(...)