At least 240 people have died and more than 450,000 have been displaced in the Philippines due to severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana.
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The American troop presence in the Philippines is tiny compared to what it was before two major U.S. military bases closed down almost two decades ago. In the years since, a stunning transformation has taken place, turning those bases from the ash heap of history into thriving economic enterprises.
In Asia, Typhoon Morakot has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before it caused widespread destruction in several countries, from China to the Philippines. Meanwhile, Japan has been hit with a series of powerful earthquakes.
Tens of thousand of Filipinos turned out in Manila on Wednesday for the funeral of the woman they called the mother of democracy -- Corazon Aquino. Aquino led the pro-democracy People Power revolution in the 1980s and was president of the Philippines for six years.
A radical Islamic militant group from the southern Philippines, Abu Sayyaf, has threatened to behead a Red Cross hostage unless the military withdraws from the area.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about a new government program in the Philippines that provides cash assistance to poor families who follow human development guidelines, and assesses its likelihood of success.