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  1. Record-Breaking Storm Lashes the Philippines

    Earth’s strongest storm in decades hit the Philippines early Friday morning. Few buildings are built to withstand the 195 mph winds, and reports of damage, casualties, and communication outages continue to surface. In 2012, the Philippines suffered more from natural disasters than any other country on earth, with 2,000 deaths. Haiyan, which is the 24th cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, will continue towards South China, Laos and Vietnam over the weekend.

    Sources: CNN, Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian

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