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New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city …

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Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the …

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Mangkhut rocks Hong Kong, strikes China – Typhoon death toll ‘64’

HONG KONG, Sept 16, (Agencies): Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong before striking mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing at least 64 people in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland. The world’s biggest storm this year left large expanses …

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Typhoon Mangkhut kills 3 as threat downgraded

MANILA, Sept 15, (Agencies): A strong typhoon tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) along with torrential rain, killing at least three people, wrecking homes and triggering at least 42 landslides. Mangkhut entered the Philippines as a super …

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Powerful typhoon in Japan kills 6 – Evacuate early: PM Abe

TOKYO, Sept 4, (Agencies): Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, killing at least six people. Jebi – whose name means “swallow” in Korean – was briefly a super typhoon and is the …

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Super typhoon kills at least four in Philippines

Ilagan, Philippines, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) -One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least four people as it destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and uprooted giant trees on Thursday. Super Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday night with winds similar to those of …

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Millions in Philippines on alert for super typhoon

Manila, Oct 19, 2016 (AFP) -Millions of people in the Philippines were ordered Wednesday to prepare for one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit the disaster-battered country, with authorities warning of giant storm surges and destructive winds. Super Typhoon Haima was forecast to hit remote communities in the far …

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Thousands flee as typhoon flogs Philippines

Manila, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) -Typhoon Sarika lashed the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, ripping off roofs, toppling power pylons and forcing more than 12,000 people to flee to safer ground, officials said. Minor landslides and flooding were also reported a day after the cyclone brushed past a …

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