Philippines President Benigno Aquino defended preparations ahead of last week's devastating storm. Others say local governments failed to mobilize to force evacuations and that the country's response to such disasters is mainly reactive.
Five days after Typhoon Haiyan, looting broke out at a rice warehouse in the Philippines. For some of the 600,000 displaced people, international aid is arriving but not being distributed quickly enough.
The official slogan of Tacloban is "A City of Progress, Beauty and Love," but typhoon Haiyan turned that on its head. Residents wait with increasing impatience for a trickle of aid to become a torrent.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been praised by conservatives for cutting the size of the city work force and taking on labor unions. But Ford is under pressure to resign since admitting to smoking crack cocaine.
Typhoon Haiyan hit parts of the Philippines 'like a tsunami,' leaving swaths of devastation in its wake. At least 138 are reported dead, and some 4 million people were affected by the storm. Typhoon Haiyan is weakening as it heads toward Vietnam.
Typhoon Haiyan 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.
Typhoon Haiyan is strengthening as it approaches the Philippines, with wind gusts of 162 mph, the equivalent of a Cat. 5 hurricane. Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this year.