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  1. Many Feared Dead After Super Typhoon Ravages Philippines

    The death toll is expected to rise significantly in the wake of super storm Typhoon Haiyan, as rescuers workers struggle with collapsed buildings, landslides, and cut power and phone lines. In hardest-hit Tacloban City, bodies were left strewn in the streets. The Super Typhoon hammered the country with 3.5 times the force of Katrina, with gusts reaching as high as 235 mph. “It was like a 747 (jet) flying just above my roof,” said deputy mayor of Coron town. John Kerry praised the country’s spirit, saying the US is ready to help. Haiyan will continue towards Vietnam.

    Sources: BBC, New York TimesCNN, The Guardian

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