>> The Philippines, devastated by a weekend of deadly storms. Disaster officials said on Sunday, at least 26 people were killed after Tropical Storm Kai-tak triggered landslides on the island province of Biliran. Floods across the country's central region left another three dead and many injured or missing. Witnesses told Reuters on Monday, the storm was subsiding but some area are still without power, water, and broken bridges have paralysed transportation.
Amateur video shows streets submerged by floods and villages scouting through towns by boat. The storm cut power across most of the region grounding flights and stranding more than 15,000 holiday makers. Officials say tens of thousands more were forced to flee to evacuation shelters.