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Philippines struggles with 4th big storm

By OLIVER TEVES, (AP) PADANG, Philippines – Doomed by geography and hobbled by poverty, the Philippines has long struggled to minimize damage from the onslaught of typhoons it faces each year. But the high death tolls and destruction persist, with the latest storm killing more than 300 people and Read more »

Grim search for bodies in Philippines

DARAGA, Philippines (Reuters) — Distraught survivors searched piles of bodies for the faces of their loved ones in the central Philippines on Saturday after landslides triggered by Typhoon Durian left hundreds dead.

‘388 dead’ as storm hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (CNN) — Red Cross officials in Manila reported at least 388 people were killed when Typhoon Durian slammed into the Philippines Friday, triggering volcanic mudslides and flooding.

New test questions for US citizenship unveiled

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(AP) WASHINGTON – The government on Thursday unveiled 144 revised civic questions it will try out on immigrants who want to become Americans, as part of an effort to design a more meaningful citizenship test.

Philippines on alert for Typhoon Durian

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MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) — The Philippines raised its highest alert level and warned residents to move to higher ground on Wednesday as Typhoon Durian barrelled towards the north of the country, gaining strength on a path towards Manila.

Chemical Fumes Sicken 31 in Philippines

Chemical Fumes Sicken Dozens, Force Thousands to Evacuate in Philippines By Teresa Cerojano – MANILA, Philippines Nov 28, 2006 (AP)— Noxious fumes from chemical waste dumped into a Philippine creek forced thousands to flee their homes and sickened dozens Tuesday, officials said.