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… and the Met Office warns there is still more rain to come

Typhoon Haiyan: Death toll now over 5,000, authorities say

The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 in the Philippines and is likely to climb further.

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Despite extreme weather and new evidence, prospects of a deal at this year's climate change conference look bleak

Paris 2015 is the big one – that is when nearly 200 governments around the world have pledged to agree the legally-binding carbon-reduction targets

Forget the environment, climate change is now about people

And the politics of it are about to get very, very messy

A series of tornadoes sweeping across Illinois and Indiana have killed at least two people and injured at least 40 while flattening large parts of the city of Washington in Illinois

US tornadoes: Storm sweeps through America’s Midwest leaving at least six dead

A series of tornadoes sweeping across Illinois and Indiana have killed at least six people and injured at least 40 while flattening large parts of the city of Washington in Illinois.

US forecasters issue warning of ‘very dangerous’ storm system sweeping across Midwest

National weather service said around 53 million people across 10 states could be affected

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference on November 4, 2013 in London

David Cameron says evidence is ‘growing’ for climate change link to storms after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines government has blamed 'climate madness' for devastating super-storm that has killed more than 3,600

Typhoon Haiyan: RAF plane packed with aid relief departs for devastated Philippines

A transport plane filled with heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies has left an RAF base as part of Britain's response to the disaster

Survivors sift through debris between two cargo ships washed up by Haiyan

It seems global warming is making storms worse – but some say it’s hot air

Did global warming make Typhoon Haiyan worse than it would otherwise have been? Impossible to say for sure, but many scientists believe that higher temperatures are increasingly likely to tip the scale in favour of ever-more severe tropical cyclones.

Typhoon Haiyan overshadows UN climate change talks in Poland

Philippines envoy breaks down and vows to stop eating until 'meaningful outcome is in sight'

Survivors sift through debris between two cargo ships washed up by Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan: 'Every single building. Every single house. Destroyed' - Governments pledge millions, but the ruined city of Tacloban still waits

Displaced and destitute survivors scatter the  streets of the ruined city of Tacloban – but the  aid they crave remains critically slow in coming

Typhoon Haiyan: Evacuation shelters, hospitals and ‘areas of calamity’ shown by Google on interactive relief map

Google has created an interactive Typhoon Haiyan relief map showing rescue workers and the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos affected where they can find evacuation shelters, hospitals and medical centres.

Bodies are taken out of Tacloban

Typhoon Haiyan: National state of calamity declared in Philippines as international relief workers struggle to reach survivors

Authorities say at least 9.7 million people across 41 provinces have been affected

British woman Michelle Porter 37, from London, being transferred to a rescue craft because of an injury when her yacht, one of 12 taking part in the Clipper round-the-world race, was hit by a 'monumental' wave off the coast of South Africa and who has been brought to shore for treatment in Port Elizabeth on her birthday

Freak wave hits British yacht racer Michelle Porter off Africa

A British woman injured when her yacht was hit by a “monumental” wave off the coast of South Africa was being treated on Sunday night.

Devastation: The scene in Tacloban in central Philippines after it was hit by Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan: David Cameron pledges £6m in aid to Philippines after millions left homeless

The Prime Minister has offered the Philippines president the UK’s full support in dealing with the aftermath.

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