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    World Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the Philippines and Hong Kong – CNN

    As the US east coast braces for Hurricane Florence, an even stronger super typhoon is barreling down on southeast Asia, with Hong Kong and Macau square in its path. Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known as Super Typhoon Ompong Read more via More Top Stories – Google News –
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    World Japan Hit by Jebi, Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years, Prompting Evacuations – NY Times

    TOKYO — With wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour, Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in southern Japan early Tuesday afternoon, leading to calls for mass evacuations, snarling air transport and causing an oil tanker to crash into a bridge. ... Read...
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    Metro Flood destroys over 50 houses in Kebbi – Official – Premium Times Nigeria

    More than 50 houses were destroyed in Dakingari town in Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi on Monday night by heavy downpour that resulted to flooding. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late hour rain rendered many people homeless in the town. … Read more via Premium Times...
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    World 20 die from landslides caused by relentless rain – Punch Newspapers

    At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern India, an official said, pushing the nationwide monsoon death toll for this year to over 700. The monsoon, which lasts roughly from June to September, is heralded by millions of Indian farmers …...
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    Metro Floods kill 18 in Ivory Coast – ModernGhana News

    Flooding caused by overnight torrential rain killed 18 people in Ivory Coast’s economic capital Abidjan, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. The downpour which started at 11:00 pm on Monday continued until 6:00 am on Tuesday, causing flash floods up to 2.5 metres (more than eight feet)...
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    World Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan’s Osaka area kills three, stops factories – Reuters

    TOKYO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said. No tsunami warning was issued...