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Super Typhoon Usagi on path of destruction

Super Typhoon Usagi — one of the strongest storms of the year — barrelled towards Hong Kong & southern China on Friday, prompting warnings of fierce winds & torrential rains….

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Philippines evacuates coastal villages as super typhoon approaches en route for China

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines evacuated northern coastal villages, suspended ferry services & called in fishing boats on Friday as an approaching category-five storm, already labelled a super typhoon, gained…

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Southern violence a thorn in side of Philippines' booming economy

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) – A commercial hub besieged by heavily armed guerrillas, hundreds of houses gutted by fire, helicopters raining rockets on rebel positions. The images from the…

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Philippine army says Muslim rebels fleeing southern city

By Erik de Castro ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – Philippine forces freed scores of civilian hostages on Tuesday as fighting subsided in a port city where hundreds of rogue Muslim…

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Philippine army says Muslim rebels fleeing southern city

By Erik de Castro ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – Philippine forces freed scores of civilian hostages on Tuesday as fighting subsided in a port city where hundreds of rogue Muslim…

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Security tech firms hit jackpot in Asia casino boom

By Stephen Coates & Farah Master SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asia’s new mega-casinos are driving sales & innovation in advanced surveillance technology, from chips with built-in radio transmitters to high-definition,…

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Guns, clans, rogue Muslim rebels undermine south Philippine peace

By Erik de Castro ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines, Sept 15 – A week of violence in the southern Philippines has undercut hopes of lasting peace in the resource-rich region & exposed…

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New Philippines fighting derails ceasefire; top leaders meet in affected city

By Erik de Castro ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – Fighting intensified on Saturday in the southern Philippines between government troops & rogue Muslim separatists, shattering a ceasefire almost immediately as…

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