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Philippines braces for floods, slides from typhoon

A tropical storm strengthened into a typhoon Tuesday as it hurtled toward the northeastern Philippines, prompting disaster-response authorities to evacuate thousands of people from villages prone to floods and landslides.

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Filipino fishermen check on their boat that are docked on top of piles of garbage as they prepare for a coming storm along a coastal village in Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines on Monday, July 14, 2014. The Philippines is bracing for possible floods and landslides as Tropical Storm Rammasun, locally called "Glenda", intensified while moving closer to the eastern seaboard. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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