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Killer Tropical Storm Moves Toward China

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(AP) Tropical Storm Pabuk moved toward China's southern coast Thursday after triggering landslides that killed 11 people in the Philippines and disrupting power supplies in southern Taiwan.

Pabuk is headed southwest at 12 mph early Thursday, Xinhua quoted Lu Shan, chief forecaster of the Guangzhou observatory, as saying. It was expected to hit southern China's Guangdong province late Thursday.

A stronger tropical storm, Wutip, has developed over the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines and was forecast to hit southeast Fujian province on Friday afternoon, Xinhua said.

Pabuk bolstered monsoon rains across the Philippines, causing a landslide that buried seven houses and killed at least 10 people Monday in the southern gold mining town of Maco in Compostela Valley province. Another landslide Wednesday killed a 9-year-old boy in the northern mountain resort city of Baguio.

Heavy rains flooded many Manila streets, forcing schools to close and leaving commuters stranded, officials said.

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North Korea says hit by floods, farms damaged

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea reported on Thursday flooding in some parts of the impoverished state, which was hit by severe floods last year that killed hundreds, wiped out crops and washed away flimsy buildings.

"The deluge of rain has inflicted a heavy damage to agriculture and other sectors of the national economy and people's living in the relevant areas," its KCNA news agency said.

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