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Typhoon Death Toll Rises; Maoist Rebels Ambush Philippine Army Aid Convoy

Maoist rebels in the Philippines exploited the havoc unleashed by a typhoon to attack an army relief convoy on Friday, authorities said, as the death toll from the storm rose to 41. Melor, a category 3 typhoon when it made landfall in the central Philippines this week, died out in the South China Sea on Thursday, but left a trail of destruction of agriculture and infrastructure. The guerillas attacked the army relief convoy early on Friday, wounding two soldiers, a disaster management...

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