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 (...)

An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters.

Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday after a super typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 in the central P(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry speaks to the media during a  news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday. On his trip to Asia he has had to has had to soothe fears in the region about Washington’s ongoing fiscal impasse. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to put increased pressure on Southeast Asian leaders and China to discuss South China Sea territorial dis(...)