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In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands flee approaching typhoon
In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands flee approaching typhoon

Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide stretch of the Philippines sought refuge Friday in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centers as the island nation braced for another a  powerful typhoon. About 50 provinces covering more than half the archipelago could be at risk from Typhoon Hagupit, including many communities that were devastated by last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan, officials said.  Hagupit was expected to make landfall late Saturday, probably on the eastern island of Samar. Forecasters differed on the route that it could take from there, with the state weather agency predicting it would cut across the country’s central islands, and...

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