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UN: Nearly 2 Million Displaced By Typhoon

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan decimated parts of the Philippines, many residents there are still awaiting help to secure food and shelter. The official death toll has climbed to more than 3,600. And the United Nations now estimates that the storm left nearly 2 million people homeless.

Like Food And Water, Women's Safety A Priority For Relief Aid

Women and girls are at increased risk of violence during humanitarian crises. But resources to address that often come after the initial disaster response. This week, aid groups and governments pledged to do something about it.

Photos: A Crippled Hospital Aids Desperate Survivors

In the typhoon-ravaged heart of the Philippines, many hospitals were badly damaged or destroyed by the storm. NPR photojournalist David Gilkey takes a look at one hospital that continues to operate despite a lack of food, water or medical supplies.

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Murder In Deaths Of Deaf Iraqi Boys

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera allegedly shot and killed the unarmed teenagers, ordered the death of another, and then lied about what had happened.

As He Retires, Cricket Superstar Gets India's Highest Honor

Sachin Tendulkar, the "little master," ended his career on Saturday. He's been given the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor, for being a "true ambassador" for his nation. No other sports star has been given that honor.

Suicide Bombing Causes Multiple Deaths In Afghanistan

The explosion happened near the site of an upcoming gathering of Afghan elders. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Estimate Of Number Left Homeless By Typhoon Soars

As authorities reach more of the places where Haiyan struck in the Philippines, they're finding that many more people than first thought were displaced. The new figure: 1.9 million, up from the earlier estimate of 900,000.

Typhoon Death Toll Continues To Climb

International relief efforts struggle to reach victims of Typhoon Haiyan. NPR's Anthony Kuhn joins Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Don Gonyea with the latest from the Philippines.

Doctoring Amid Typhoon Haiyan's Ruins

Homes and businesses in the Philippines weren't the only buildings destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan last week. Hospitals in the city of Tacloban also took a direct hit. Doctors are doing what they can in their shattered buildings to aid the thousands of typhoon victims.

African Migrants Find An Uneasy Asylum In Israel

To combat an influx of undocumented economic migrants, Israel has built a 150-mile fence across its southern border, cutting the rate of illegal entry dramatically. However, there are tens of thousands of 'infiltrators' already in the country, and the government wants to separate them from the rest of Israel.