AFP World News Agenda

What's happening around the world on Tuesday


+ UN 'expecting the worst' in Philippine typhoon toll

+ IAEA chief Amano in Tehran

+ Peace deal awaited between DR Congo and rebels

+ UN to hold election for seats on Human Rights Council

TACLOBAN, Philippines: The UN announces it will coordinate a massive appeal for aid as desperation builds in stricken Philippine towns, with the need for food, water and relief goods increasing following the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (PHILIPPINES-WEATHER-TYPHOON)

TEHRAN: UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano continues visit to Tehran where he sealed a "roadmap for cooperation" on the Islamic republic's atomic programme, after marathon negotiations with world powers in Geneva fail to nail down a deal. (IRAN-NUCLEAR-POLITICS)

KAMPALA: Following as Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to sign a peace deal with defeated M23 rebels in Uganda. Picture. (DRCONGO-UNREST-UGANDA)

UNITED NATIONS: The 193-member UN General Assembly is to hold an election for 14 seats on the UN Human Rights Council. Russia, China, Britain, France and Saudi Arabia are already virtually guaranteed seats. Cuba is a strong contender. (UN-RIGHTS-VOTE)


DAMASCUS: Monitoring after Syria's main opposition grouping says it is willing to attend peace talks on condition that President Bashar al-Assad transfer power and be excluded from any transition process. Picture. Video (SYRIA-CONFLICT)

MOGADISHU: Following events as 100 people are feared dead in a ferocious storm battering Somalia's northeastern Puntland region while local government warns hundreds more are missing. (SOMALIA-WEATHER-STORM)

LONDON: Health experts from around the world meet in Britain to discuss the future of electronic cigarettes. (HEALTH-SMOKING-TECHNOLOGY)

NEW YORK: Christie's is to auction off some of the finest masterpieces of post-war and contemporary art,in what is expected to be one of the highlight events of New York's auction season. From 0000 GMT. (LIFESTYLE-US-ART-AUCTION-CHRISTIES)

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande hosts his German counterpart Angela Merkel and fellow European leaders for a conference devoted to helping Europe's millions of jobless youths. 1100 GMT. (FRANCE-EU-LABOUR-YOUTH)