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Death toll from storm in Philippines climbs to 39
The death toll from a storm that battered the Philippines' main island over the weekend has climbed to at least 39, officials said Wednesday.
 
Philippine storm blows away after leaving 20 dead
CABANATUAN, Philippines -- A storm finally blew away from the main northern Philippine island Tuesday, after leaving at least 20 dead over the weekend and forcing 70,000 villagers into emergency shelters and destroying rice fields ready for harvest.
 
Koppu leaves at least 11 dead as villagers rescued from floods
Army, police and civilian volunteers rushed Monday to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in a northern Philippine province battered by slow-moving Typhoon Koppu, officials said.
 
Koppu leaves 16,000 displaced and two dead in the Philippines
Slow-moving Typhoon Koppu weakened after blowing ashore with fierce winds in the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least two people dead, displacing 16,000 villagers and knocking out power in entire provinces, officials said.
 
Philippines warns Typhoon Koppu could linger for days
Philippine authorities on Saturday warned that a powerful typhoon will likely linger over the country for almost three days, bringing prolonged heavy rain, possible floods and sparking storm surges.
 
Video shows kidnapped foreigners, Filipina
Suspected Muslim militants have posted a video purportedly showing for the first time two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman who were abducted last month from a southern Philippine resort, and demanded that government forces stop its artillery attacks.
 
Video shows foreigners, Filipino kidnapped in Philippines
Suspected Muslim militants have posted a video purportedly showing for the first time two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman who were abducted last month from a southern Philippine resort, and demanded that government forces stop its artillery attacks.
 
US Nobel laureate Richard Heck gets Philippines funeral
American Nobel laureate for chemistry Richard Heck, who designed a method of building complex molecules that has helped fight cancer, protect crops and make electronic devices, was buried Tuesday in a metropolitan Manila cemetery beside the tomb of his Filipino wife. He was 84.
 
Turbulent Philippine election season begins
The Philippines' election season kicked off Monday with politicians registering for thousands of posts, launching a typically raucous and deadly seven months of campaigning in a famously chaotic democracy.
 
The Filipina mother of a teenager who plunged to her death from an upmarket Hong Kong apartment was jailed Friday for a visa violation which surfaced in the wake of the tragedy.
 
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