|Tanigaki unlikely to turn around LDP fortunes
|The selection of Sadakazu Tanigaki to be president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Japan on Monday will do little to help the short-term fortunes of the beleaguered party, according to Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Sophia University in Tokyo.
Guatemala condemns attacks on journalists in Honduras
The Guatemalan government on Monday condemned attacks on Guatemalan journalists by Honduran police and the interim Honduran government's closure of a radio station and a TV channel, local media reported.
Death toll by 'Ondoy' reaches 240 in Philippines
The Philippine government on Tuesday morning confirmed a total of 240 people were dead and nearly 40 people were still missing following devastating floods and landslides in Luzon caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" ( international code name: "Ketsana").