**Egyptian Protesters Camp out at Presidential Palace **
Egyptian protesters are camped out at Cairo's Tahrir Square and in front of the presidential palace to urge President Mohamed Morsi to step down.
Some of the protesters Wednesday have vowed not to leave until Mr. Morsi abolishes a decree he issued last month granting him sweeping powers that place him above review from the judiciary.
On Tuesday, Egyptian riot police fired tear gas outside the presidential palace, where tens of thousands of protesters had gathered as Mr. Morsi was inside conducting business. Police tried to stop the crowd from storming the palace but soon retreated and let the marchers through a barrier and up to the palace walls. Egyptian officials say Mr. Morsi had left the palace during the march.
Many of the marchers chanted the same anti-government slogans used in the uprising that toppled former authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak.
Protest leaders called Tuesday's march a last warning to Mr. Morsi to back down from his decree. They are also against a draft constitution that the opposition says was drawn up by Islamists, without input from secularists and liberals.
**Death Toll from Philippine Typhoon Passes 200**
Philippine officials say the death toll from Typhoon Bopha, the most powerful storm to hit the country this year, has risen above 200, with dozens still missing.
Rescuers scrambled Wednesday to reach areas devastated by the storm, which is still packing winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour as it moves across the south-central Philippines.
Many those confirmed killed were in the hard-hit mining southern province of Compostela Valley. Dozens more were killed by flash floods in Davao Oriental province, which lies along the coast.
The military used helicopters to rush aid and heavy equipment to many areas that are isolated due to power outages, lack of communications, and destroyed roads and bridges.
Bopha made landfall Tuesday with winds of up to 210 kilometers per hour. Forecasters say the now weakening storm is headed for popular resort areas in the western Philippines before it heads for the South China Sea on Thursday.