A boy stands at the site of a suspected U.S. drone attack in northwest Pakistan in 2008. Drone attacks and fighting in the region have resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder for many civilians, but few receive treatment.
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Dr. Khalid Mufti (left) speaks with Noor Khan, who is being treated for PTSD. Khan is a farmer in rural, northwestern Pakistan, where heavy fighting in recent years has caused many anxiety-related disorders among civilians.
Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:38 pm
Noor Khan traveled more than three hours through treacherous mountain roads from his remote village of Bajaur to the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan. He makes the journey every few months in an effort to quiet the whirring he hears in his head.
The 27-year-old farmer has family and neighbors among the estimated 49,000 Pakistanis killed in conflict since 2001, when the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan first began to seep across the porous border.
Standard and Poor's has lowered France's credit rating one notch from AA-plus to AA, citing the country's limited ability to get its public finances in order.
French officials called the downgrade unfair. Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault said France's rating remained one of the best in the world while Economy Minister Pierre Moscovici said the country's rating was among the top six in the EU.
From space, Typhoon Haiyan was almost beautiful. On the ground, it wasn't so pretty.
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Legazpi City residents stand along a sea wall, as high waves and strong winds hit.
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A woman walks in a fishing village in Bacoor. The good news is that Haiyan is now back out over water, a sign that the worst is over.
This satellite image, taken from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite, shows Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines on Thursday.
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Those living near the slopes of Mayon volcano were evacuated to public schools by police in anticipation of the typhoon.
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Debris litters a road in a coastal village in Legazpi City, Philippines, after a storm surge brought about by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday. The storm forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, damaging power lines and blowing apart houses.
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Residents rush to safety past a fallen tree as strong winds from the typhoon hit Cebu City.
Meteorologists weren't holding back Friday after watching in amazement as Typhoon Haiyan roared over the Philippines with pounding rain and top sustained winds approaching 200 mph as it neared the coast.