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December 09, 2012
Killer typhoon turns back towards Philippines
Manila (AFP) Dec 8, 2012
A typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and left tens of thousands homeless in the southern Philippines has turned back towards the country and will hit it again, forecasters said Saturday. Typhoon Bopha will slam into the northern tip of the main island of Luzon early Sunday, packing gusts of up to 160 kilometres (around 100 miles) an hour, the state weather service said. It was likely to bring heavy rainfall to the area, civil defence office director Benito Ramos told a news conference. " ... read more
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