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.
Australia and Asian nations are celebrating the New Year in style, from fireworks in Sydney and Hong Kong to a street party in Indonesia. Around the world, people are greeting 2013 with optimism.
A Swiss couple, held hostage by the Taliban for nearly a year, say they escaped. The Taliban says they paid a ransom.