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Powerful Typhoon Churns Toward Okinawa

A large powerful typhoon moved slowly towards Japan's Okinawa island chain on Saturday, packing heavy winds that disrupted flights and knocked out power. Typhoon Vongfong, Japan's strongest storm this year, at 0500 GMT Saturday was about 150 km (94 miles) southeast of Naha City, the biggest city in Okinawa, and moving north at 15 kph (9 mph), Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. Its winds gusted up to 234 kph (146 mph). Fourteen people in Okinawa and Kagoshima prefecture in...

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