― ∙ In the Philippines, Manila and its environs, at least 15 people died and ∙ about 250,000 fled their homes after the flooding and landslides caused ∙ by heavy rain. More than half of the metropolis is now underwater. There is a danger ∙ water can destroy the wall of the dam, located near a large reservoir. Estimates of the weathermen are alarming: the rains caused by tropical storm of "haiku" in the coming days will continue. ∙ Devastating photos from all [...].