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Can The Philippines Save Itself From Typhoons?

With thousands of islands in the warm waters of the Pacific, the Philippines are destined to face angry tropical storms year after year. The country is better prepared than in the past, but could perhaps learn lessons of countries like India and Cuba that have made major progress in coping with potential disasters.

Mexican Officials Say Former Texas Cop Led Kidnap Ring

According to Mexican law enforcement officials, a 32-year-old man who served in the U.S. military and as a police officer in Texas led a 16-member gang that's blamed for several violent crimes. He and other suspected gang members were arrested last month.

In Dominican Republic, An Emotional Fight Over Citizenship

Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are being stripped of their citizenship by that country. Host Michel Martin talks to Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles about why Dominicans of Haitian ancestry are denouncing the decision.

Reparations May Not Mean What You Think It Means

Fifteen countries in the Caribbean are seeking reparations from their former colonial masters for the lasting harm slavery has had on their countries. Host Michel Martin talks about the effort with Jermaine McCalpin from the University of West Indies in Jamaica.
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A Typhoon Hits the Philippines

An historic typhoon with gusts of winds reaching 195 miles an hour battered the Philippine archipelago over the weekend. The storm destroyed entire cities, and the death toll is expected to reach into five figures. We get an update on...


Clash Between Garment Workers, Police In Cambodia Turns Deadly

A bystander was killed and at least 20 people were injured during a march in Phnom Penh. Workers have been protesting for months, demanding better pay and working conditions. The clashes in Cambodia come amid increased scrutiny of garment factories in Asia.

World Headlines: The Financial Cost Of Typhoon Haiyan

A regional governor in the Philippines says the devastation from the storm will cost $14 billion. Preliminary estimates say economic growth could be hit by as much as 1 percent. In other news, Russia wants an apology from Poland; and an Egyptian soccer player is in hot water after expressing support with ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Tacloban Took Brunt Of Typhoon Haiyen

The Philippine city of Tacloban has suffered the worst from the massive storm. Survivors are in great need of food, water, shelter and medical services among other things.

Typhoon Haiyan: How To Help

The State Department is spotlighting the mGive Foundation's online and cellphone donation tools. Millions have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan and large areas of the Philippines have been devastated.

Typhoon's Death Toll Likely Near 2,500, President Aquino Says

As governments and aid groups rush help to the scene, they're confronting epic devastation. The top U.S. commander there has flown over the areas where Typhoon Haiyan hit. It looks "like a bomb went off," Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy tells Morning Edition.