Global Week in Review: Mandela Lies in State in Pretoria

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  • Philippines Unable to Identify Its Dead
  • South Africa United to Honor Mandela
  • UK Shocked Over Second Slavery Arrests
  • Brazil Marred by Rioting Football Fans
  • Aid Agencies in Somalia Famine Were Exploited
  • Immigration Row Erupts in the Caribbean
  • Trial Underway Into Death of UK Soldier Hacked to Death
  • French Troops Arrive in CAR

Philippines Unable to Identify Its Dead

Four weeks after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines and claimed the lives of nearly 6,000 people, international forensic experts are still struggling to identify the dead. In the weeks following the disaster the decision to bury the dead in mass graves has made it impossible to identify the bodies, due to rapid decomposition. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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