1. DISASTER

    350 Dead in Philippines Typhoon

    The death toll is rising as damage assessment begins in the southern Philippines after a powerful typhoon hit the region Tuesday. About 350 people are presumed dead and nearly 400 are missing. Flash floods destroyed a military camp and two emergency shelters, killing 78 villagers and soldiers, and bringing fear of more floods as rain continued today. The Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for $4.8 million in relief, and the U.S. has pledged to help its ally with the devastation.

    Read it at The Associated Press