Posted 7:50 AM 11/12/2013
UNITED NATIONSU.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has released $25 million from the U.N.'s emergency relief fund to provide emergency food assistance, supply emergency shelter materials and household items, assist with the provision of emergency health services, safe water supplies (More)
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Posted 11:17 AM 11/11/2013
Foreign governments and agencies have announced a major relief effort to help victims of the Philippine typhoon. Here are some of the pledges they have made: UNITED STATES U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he assured Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario "of (More) • Video (1)
Posted 10:36 AM 11/11/2013 by Associated Press
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced a daunting relief effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.
Posted 9:31 PM 11/8/2013
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing more than 100 people whose bodies lay in the streets of one of the hardest-hit cities, an official said Saturday. Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil (More)
Posted 4:16 PM 11/8/2013
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major (More)
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Posted 4:07 PM 11/8/2013
GENEVA (AP) - With a boost from Russia and China, Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a major diplomatic push Friday to reach an interim nuclear deal with Iran, despite fierce opposition from Israel and uncertainty in Congress. Kerry and his counterparts from Britain, France and (More)
Posted 3:38 PM 11/5/2013
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor," an admission that immediately intensified the pressure on him to resign. The allegations that the mayor of Canada's largest city (More)
Posted 4:43 PM 11/1/2013 by Associated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders. (More)
Posted 8:12 AM 10/30/2013
HYDERABAD, India - A packed bus crashed into a highway barrier and burst into flames Wednesday in southern India, killing 45 passengers who were locked inside the cabin after the driver escaped, officials said.The driver, a bus cleaner and five passengers managed to escape through a (More)
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Posted 8:08 AM 10/28/2013
MADRID - A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone - the latest revelation about alleged massive U.S. spying on allies.The El Mundo newspaper report came as (More)
Posted 1:06 PM 10/23/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) that the U.S. isn't listening in on her phone calls. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama and Merkel spoke by phone on Wednesday. Germany says (More)
Posted 11:10 AM 10/23/2013
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Marine Corps' top general said Wednesday the deadly Beirut barracks bombing 30 years ago helped define the start of America's war against terrorists. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos, survivors and friends gathered at a memorial bordering Camp (More)
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