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10/11/2013 04:56 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Morning Headlines: Super Typhoon Haiyan, Remembrance Sunday, One Direction And J.K Rowling

Typhoon 'kills 10,000 in one city'

As many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in one Philippine city alone when one of the worst storms on record sent giant sea waves, washing away homes, schools and airport buildings.

Ferocious winds ravaged several central islands, burying people under tons of debris and leaving corpses hanging from trees.

Regional police chief Elmer Soria said he was briefed by Leyte provincial governor Dominic Petilla and told there were about 10,000 deaths in the province, mostly by drowning and from collapsed buildings. The governor's figure was based on reports from village officials in areas where Typhoon Haiyan struck on Friday.

Queen to lead Remembrance tributes

Britain will unite in quiet contemplation today as Remembrance Sunday services are held in tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts.

The Queen will take part in a service at Whitehall's Cenotaph where she will lay a wreath in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The event is the focal point of the country's Remembrance Sunday ceremonies and will see other senior royals, Prime Minister David Cameron and other party leaders also leave floral tributes at the memorial.

Miliband: Ban loans ads on kids' TV

Adverts for payday loans must not be allowed to air during children's programmes, Ed Miliband has said, warning that Labour would change the law to ban them if necessary.

The Labour leader accused lenders of "putting pressure on our kids" with child-friendly, animated commercials to take advantage of families feeling the squeeze.

Calling for them to be treated the same as gambling and junk food promotions, he said that, if the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) failed to act, a Labour government would legislate.

Iran nuclear talks end without deal

A hoped-for deal with Iran over its nuclear programme has eluded foreign ministers, despite intense negotiations in Geneva.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said "a lot of concrete progress has been made but differences remain" with Tehran.

Talks will resume in the Swiss city on November 20.

PM warns of Sri Lanka 'questions'

David Cameron said Sri Lanka's president has "serious questions" to answer about alleged war crimes committed by his regime, as he prepared to attend a Commonwealth summit on the island.

The Prime Minister sought to increase pressure on Mahinda Rajapaksa to hold an independent inquiry into the brutal final months of the 25-year civil war with the separatist Tamil Tiger guerrilla group.

He spoke out after watching what he described as a "chilling" documentary about the events of 2009, in which the United Nations believes at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed.

Stables bill MP pledges payback

A Tory MP has apologised and promised to repay part of a £5,822.27 expenses claim for his energy bills - after it emerged taxpayers were paying for the electricity supply to his stables.

Nadhim Zahawi, a founder of market research firm YouGov, said he was "mortified" to discover the error which came to light after he was among politicians criticised over subsidised energy bills.

The Stratford on Avon MP claimed the most, with a bill totalling £5,822.27 to cover electricity and heating oil for his estate in Warwickshire.

Economic recovery 'real for 10%'

Only one in 10 people feels part of Britain's economic recovery, a new poll shows.

A survey of more than 4,000 British adults, commissioned by KPMG and housing charity Shelter, shows that more than a third think an economic recovery is under way, but just one in 10 feels they are part of it.

Almost half of those questioned by poll firm Populus said they would need to see wages rise before a recovery felt real, and 69% said that any recovery "won't feel real" until it gets easier for young people to own a home.

Parents 'anxious' at young drivers

Parents of young people are anxious about their offspring driving - with nearly three quarters in favour of probationary licences being given to new drivers.

In a survey conducted ahead of the Government Green Paper on improving young drivers' safety, 82% of those questioned said the thought of their child driving on British roads made them feel anxious. A total of 60% said that was because of their lack of experience.

Of the 1,000 parents of 16 to 24-year-olds questioned, 69% said more needs to be done to keep young people safe on the roads.

1D aiming for MTV awards hat-trick

British stars One Direction are to face off against the likes of Katy Perry and Justin Bieber as they battle it out for the top prizes at the MTV Europe Music Awards tonight.

The chart-topping boyband, comprising of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, have been nominated for three awards including Best Pop, Biggest Fans and Best UK and Ireland Act.

Styles' fashion sense has been recognised, with the 19-year-old also up for Best Look, alongside Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Rita Ora.

Rowling charity dinner raises £1m

A bit of Harry Potter magic spelled good news for a children's charity created by author JK Rowling.

A fund-raising dinner hosted by the writer last night at the Harry Potter film set near Watford, Hertfordshire, made £1 million for her charity, Lumos.

The charity, named after a light-giving spell in the Harry Potter books, works to end the harmful and systematic institutionalisation of children in orphanages worldwide.