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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(...)

A US Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey arrives at the airport to transport humanitarian workers to typhoon affected areas Tacloban today to help people affected by  Typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

A US aircraft carrier “strike group” started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines today, as president Benigno Aquino fa(...)

Residents gather In Tacloban amidst the devastation icaused by Typhoon Haiyan

Peter Murtagh in Cebu, the Philippines   The United Nations wants to step up significantly its relief operation in the Philippines and has appealed f(...)

The cases  are going to   the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva

Pregnant women, who receive a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality and are forced to leave Ireland for terminations, suffer human rights violations(...)

Eamon Gilmore made the announcement at the 13th annual NGO Forum on Human Rights, which is taking in Dublin Castle today.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has initiated a complete review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations - the first such audit t(...)

An Afghan army soldier walks through a poppy field  in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Files/Reuters.

Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high as international forces prepare to leave the country, the United Nations said today, with concern that (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a special Knesset (Israeli parliament) session yesterday. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.

Israel’s prime minister has abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.Benjamin N(...)

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 (...)

Locals and foreigners boarding a US military C-130 evacuation flight yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Wally Santana

Desperation is growing in the devastated path of Typhoon Haiyan after heavy rains lashed survivors facing a fifth day without food, water or basic med(...)

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 (...)

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