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  1. Impending India Cyclone Inspires Mass Exodus

    More than a quarter of a million people have fled the Andhra Pradesh coast in advance of the expected Saturday landfall of Cyclone Phailin. The storm measures half the size of the country itself, and locals fear the hit could be the worst in 14 years, when 10,000 died from a storm — or on par with Hurricane Katrina, one of the six largest storms every recorded. Winds could hit above 300 mph.

    Sources: Reuters, BBC

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