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Workers remove a fallen tree  destroyed at the height of Typhoon Phanfone, in Salcedo town, Philippines. Photograph: Alren Beronio/AFP via Getty Images

The death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, a local disaster agenc(...)

Residents wade through a flooded motorway, caused by heavy rains due to typhoon Phanfone, in Ormoc City, Leyte province in central Philippines. Photograph: Ronald Frank Dejon/AFP via Getty

A strong typhoon that barrelled through the central Philippines left at least 20 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Chr(...)

A resident looks at the rubble of St Catherine church, including a toppled head of a statue, following an earthquake in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila. Photograph: Bullit Marquez/AP

Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the rubble of a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong(...)

Typhoon victim Alfredo dela Pena fixes the roof of his damaged house on Samar Island in the Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Philippine emergency workers are struggling to reach coastal villages on an island hardest hit by a typhoon where thousands of homes have been wrec(...)

People move to safer ground in the town of Marabot, Samar island, Philippines, 6th December 2014, ahead of Typhoon Hagupit. Photograph: EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Irish charities Plan Ireland and GOAL are preparing response efforts in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit is predicted to make landfall on Saturday.O(...)

Filipino residents evacuate to safer ground in the town of Marabot, Samar island, Philippines, 6th December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Aid workers have described deserted streets and scenes of destruction in the Philippines as a typhoon started to work its way across the country.Power(...)

Catholic priest Father Martin stands in the destroyed Metropolitan Cathedral of the archdiocese of Palo near Tacloban, in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters.

The death toll from a powerful typhoon doubled overnight in one Philippine city alone, reaching 4,000, as helicopters from a US aircraft carrier and o(...)

Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu province. Photograph: Reuters/Charlie Saceda

The central Philippine city that is supposed to be the jumping- off point for delivering aid to typhoon-devastated areas was in darkness last night du(...)

Residents cover their noses as they walk past devastated houses yesterday after typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city in central Philippines. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

On a stretch of road on the way into Tacloban city centre, just past a lone white coffin with gold-painted handles, lay a mass of dead, bloated bodies(...)

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(...)