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Philippines Braces for Super Typhoon on Christmas Day

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A powerful typhoon was heading for a Christmas Day collision with the central Philippines. The U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center said Nock-Ten was a super typhoon with winds of up to 240 kph (150 mph) late Christmas Eve local time (1200 GMT), though it was expected to weaken before landfall. The Philippines' own weather bureau said the province of Catanduanes was likely to see sustained winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) by the afternoon as the storm reaches its...

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