Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines on Nov. 7Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, made landfall in the central Philippines on Nov. 7, 2013. It was among the strongest storms in recorded history, with winds up to 199 miles per hour. The United Nations estimates that more than 11 million are affected and close to 700,000 are homeless. While many municipalities have yet to report, Philippines President Benigno Aquino estimated the death toll at 2,500 less than a week after the storm hit. Food and water are in short supply in the hardest hit areas and, looking ahead, providing relief and rebuilding in remote areas is a challenge.

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The Philippines is bowed, but not broken after Typhoon Haiyan

While aid organizations rush to help the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan, there is at least some good news. Officials say the death toll should be between 2000 and 2500, rather than the 10,000 previously reported. Plus, Moscow allows subway riders to pay for their fares in squats. And Egypt stands as the worst Arab country for women. Those stories and more, in today's Global Scan.