Typhoon Haiyan has claimed thousands of lives on The Philippines island of Leyte, and frantic efforts are under way to get food, water, and medical care to tens of thousands of survivors. The storm may be among the most powerful ever recorded. What are some of the others?
Fewer than 7,000 votes separated El Salvador's ruling party candidate and his rival. Both men claimed victory, fueling worries in a country whose democracy is hard-won.
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