Hillary Clinton: We will stand with Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has promised that America will stand by flood-stricken Pakistan.

Speaking at a special emergency session of the UN, she said: "We will be with you as rivers rise and fall; we will be with you as you re-plant your fields and repair your roads".

She spoke of the scale of the disaster in Pakistan and said things were likely to get worse before they got better.

BBC News