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Philippines declares state of calamity after mudslide tragedy

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has declared a “state of national calamity” after giant mudslides triggered by typhoon rains killed hundreds of people. With the death toll feared to rise to more than 800 people and possibly up to 1,000, Arroyo said the government would continue to mobilize its resources to try to find survivors. “All resources of the government will continue to be mobilized without let-up as we pin hope against hope on the search of survivors,” she said in a statement. Full Story

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