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November 16, 2013
US carrier spearheads Philippine relief effort
Aboard Uss George Washington, Philippines (AFP) Nov 15, 2013
US Navy helicopters and planes Friday launched non-stop aid flights to desperate survivors of a super typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands, igniting a global relief effort criticised for being too slow. On the USS George Washington a continuous stream of helicopters landed and took off from the huge carrier as they shuttled supplies to the devastated city of Tacloban and remote villages. Amid the roar of aircraft sailors bustled to load boxes of food and other relief goods onto helic ... read more
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Global aid converges on Philippines eight days after Haiyan
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Myanmar released 69 prisoners, including an environmental protester and two grandchildren of a former junta leader, ahead of its year-end deadline to release all activists and political prisoners. ... more

Technology helps Nigeria's fight against polio
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Japan drastically scales back greenhouse gas reduction target
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