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Super typhoon slams into Philippines, millions flee

The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.

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Cyclone leaves trail of destruction but few casualties

Daybreak revealed a trail of destruction across coastal areas of eastern India on Sunday after the strongest storm to hit the country in 14 years, but the loss of life appeared limited as more than half a million people had taken cover in shelte

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Cyclone Phailin pounds India, loss of life limited

Cyclone Phailin powered its way inland over eastern India on Sunday leaving a swathe of destruction but the loss of life appeared limited after more than half a million people sought safety in storm shelters. Phailin was the stron

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India on red alert as

Rain and wind lashed India's east coast and nearly 400,000 people fled to storm shelters after authorities issued a red alert and warned of major damage when one of the largest cyclones the country has ever seen hits land later on Saturday

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Most severe cyclone threatens India

India's east coast braced on Friday for a cyclone covering half the size of the country, with tens of thousands of residents in low-lying areas fleeing their homes after authorities forecast a risk to life and extensive damage once the storm

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Thousands seek shelter as cyclone batters Fiji

More than 3,500 people evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji as the biggest cyclone in 20 years swept across the Pacific island nation on Monday, three days after the storm killed four people and destroyed thousands of homes in nearby Samoa.

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Fiji braces for cyclone, flights cancelled

The Pacific island nation of Fiji was bracing for its biggest cyclone in 20 years on Monday after the same storm hit nearby Samoa late last week, destroying houses and killing four people around the capital, Apia. Tourist resorts

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Tropical cyclone Sandy regains hurricane strength

Tropical cyclone Sandy regained hurricane strength on Saturday after flagging wind speeds earlier in the day triggered its downgrade to a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. At 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), the Miami

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Australia cyclone ruins 15pc of sugar crop

Cyclone Yasi may have destroyed half the sugar cane crop in Australia's key sugar cane growing districts in Queensland, representing about 15 per cent of the country's crop, a key industry body said on Thursday. 'While it is to

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Australia cyclone ruins about 15pc sugar crop

Cyclone Yasi may have destroyed half the sugar cane crop in Australia's key sugar cane growing districts in Queensland, representing about 15 per cent of the country's crop, a key industry body said on Thursday. "While it is too early to a

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