Our early headlines:
-- Flooding In Philippines Forces 400,000 To Evacuate; 16 Deaths Reported.
-- Situation In Sinai Is 'Extremely Dangerous' As Egypt Moves Against Militants.
The scope of the flooding in Manila and other parts of the Philippines due to torrential rains in recent days is daunting.
According to the country's disaster response agency:
-- 1.2 million people are in affected areas.
-- Nearly 400,000 have fled to evacuation centers or homes of friends or relatives.
-- At least 16 deaths have been attributed to flooding or landslides.
Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 9:52 am
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