Children help to carry pails of drinking water as they walk past a graffiti calling for help after Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city in central Philippines. Photograph:  Romeo Ranoco/Reuters.

The death toll from the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, not the previously reported figure of 10,000, President (...)

The bodies of 92 migrants were found in the Sahara desert in Niger yesterday. File photograph: Holger Reineccius/Wikipedia

The bodies of 92 migrants, most of them women and children, have been found in northern Niger after their vehicles broke down attempting to cross the (...)