The Independent's letters editor and chief pedant spots this week's best howlers
And the politics of it are about to get very, very messy
Philippines government has blamed 'climate madness' for devastating super-storm that has killed more than 3,600
Philippines envoy breaks down and vows to stop eating until 'meaningful outcome is in sight'
59,000 people believed to have been evacuated from their homes
Official warns death toll from two tropical storms could soon reach 200
The storm is set to roar between the Philippines and Taiwan before hammering the southern Chinese coast
Flooding has forced residents to wade through dangerous waters as Tropical Storm Manuel is upgraded to a category one hurricane
There are reports that debris was carried over 100 miles from Moore
Until October last year, the South Ferry subway station was used by an estimated 30,000 people every day
Turning pistols into piccolos sounds like the kind of hippie dream that died out with flared trousers. But a group of UK musicians is doing just that, taking the theatre of war and giving it its own orchestra pit.
Isn't he the next Republican presidential candidate?
Amid the political horse trading, politicians ignore climate change at their peril
The city was decimated by Katrina, but now it's blazing a recovery trial
President Barack Obama on Thursday promised residents of New York and New Jersey hit by superstorm Sandy that they will get a coordinated federal, state and local effort to rebuild their devastated neighborhoods.
Lorraine Massoni crawled north on Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue in a rented minivan along with her three children, hoping she wouldn't miss an apartment viewing in her hunt to relocate from a flooded Rockaway home.