Catastrophe

Typhoon Toll: 600 Dead or Missing

Bad news out of Taiwan. Reuters reports that at least 153 people are dead and 464 are missing following one of the island's worst typhoons, which caused landslides that obliterated parts of some villages in Taiwan's southern mountains. The military has pledged to help dig to find bodies. Local media outlets say that President Ma Ying-jeou will reshuffle his cabinet as public perception of his handling of the catastrophe plummets.