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Weakened Typhoon Less Destructive than Feared in Vietnam

As the Philippines reels from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, many in Vietnam are breathing a sigh of relief as the impact of the weakened storm is less than they had feared it might be.   With wind speeds estimated between 118-133 kilometers per hour, weakened Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on Vietnam’s northern coast at around 5:00 am Monday local time.   Reports said the tropical storm ripped off roofs, uprooted some trees and caused blackouts in some areas. No...

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