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Deadly typhoon hits the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/26/19, 09:38 am

Most of the deaths caused by a Christmas typhoon in the Pacific island nation came from drowning, falling trees, and accidental electrocution. Typhoon Phanfone first made landfall on Eastern Samar province late on Christmas Eve. It then raged across seven coastal towns and island provinces on Christmas Day, destroying remote villages, tourist areas, and electrical poles in its wake. At least 28 people are dead and 12 are missing.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jean-Francois Badias

Holiday cheer, terror fears

International | Global Christmas preparations include tighter security
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 12/24/19, 01:37 pm

Christmas preparations around the world include heightened security measures in Islamic terrorism hotspots. Countries targeted in the past, including in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ramped up efforts to prevent attacks during the holidays.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hadi Mizban

Iraq unrest persists

International | Protesters demand more than quick fixes
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/12/19, 05:26 pm

At least 12 protesters died over the weekend as Iraqi security forces continued to crack down on demonstrations. The unrest that began Oct. 1 shows no sign of abating as protesters call for an overhaul of Iraq’s political system and blame neighboring Iran for its role in the country’s plight.

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