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Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

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Millions of people in Manila hunkered down on Monday as Typhoon Hagupit churned towards the capital, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities. Soldiers and aid workers rushed to reach devastated coastal villages on Samar island, where the typhoon crashed in from the Pacific Ocean during the weekend with winds reaching 130 mile an hour.

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The Dragon Boat Festival, a lounging black bear, a “Dinner in the Sky” | June 2

The Dragon Boat Festival, a lounging black bear, a “Dinner in the Sky” | June 2

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The day in photos around the world.

Chinese revelers paddle dragon boats during a competition to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in Tongren, Guizhou province, a black bear lies on a hammock in a Florida backyard, 22 dinner guests eat while suspended in the sky of Brussels, and other pictures from around the world.

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Filipinos continue to protest Obama, new Star Wars cast, World Team Table Tennis Championships | April 29

Filipinos continue to protest Obama, new Star Wars cast, World Team Table Tennis Championships | April 29

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Filipinos continue to protest Obama’s new defense agreement with the Philippines, the cast for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is announced, Tokyo hosts the World Team Table Tennis Championships, and more in today’s daily brief.
 
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White House Easter Egg Roll, Philippine Fire, Boston Marathon | April 21

White House Easter Egg Roll, Philippine Fire, Boston Marathon | April 21

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, a fire rages through Philippine slums, runners return to the Boston Marathon, and more in today’s daily brief.
 
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