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Typhoon batters Philippines, killing 10

A powerful typhoon cut across the northern Philippines Thursday, hitting the capital with gale-force winds and pounding rain, and killing at least 10 people, officials said. Typhoon Xangsane toppled more than a dozen high-voltage power lines, causing a “total system blackout” on the main island of Luzon, said Arvee Villafuerte, spokesman of the state-run National Transmission Corp. Full Story

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