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Typhoon Mangkhut: Storm makes landfall in Philippines with more than five million people at risk

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the Philippines with more than five million people in the powerful storm’s path braced for impact. The cyclone slammed into the coastline before dawn on Saturday, bringing sustained winds in excess of 125mph, while gusts close to 160mph. Forecasters believe Mangkhut is the most powerful typhoon so far …

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Typhoon Mangkhut: More than four million people at risk as storm approaches northern Philippines

More than four million people are at risk from super typhoon Mangkhut when it hits the northern Philippines, according to officials. A massive evacuation is under way as the storm, which is equivalent to a category five Atlantic hurricane, approaches at the start of the rice and corn harvesting season. Typhoon Mangkhut, …

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Tropical storm with winds of up to 201 mph set to crash into Philippines

The most powerful typhoon of the season is closing in on the northern Philippines, where officials ordered precautionary evacuations and closures of schools and offices and urged farmers to quickly harvest their crops to reduce damage.  Forecasters said Typhoon Mangkhut could hit northern Cagayan province on Saturday. It was located about …

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Major increase in Yemeni refugees to South Korea sparks organised anti-asylum movement

A subtropical island famed for its turquoise seas, female divers and golf courses, Jeju has attracted South Korean honeymooners for decades. In recent months, however, the resort island has been receiving a new type of visitor — asylum seekers fleeing the catastrophe in Yemen. Hani al-Junaid, a 37-year-old journalist, is …

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Aung San Suu Kyi defends jailing of Reuters journalists who covered Rohingya killings

Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s decision to jail two Reuters journalists who were investigating the killings of Rohingya Muslims in the face of global condemnation.  Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, helped uncover the alleged extrajudicial killings of 10 men and boys before being arrested in December.  Both were jailed for seven years on charges …

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