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Philippines typhoon shifts; 1 dead

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MANILA - At least one person was killed and hundreds of thousands sheltered in evacuation centres as ferocious winds from Typhoon Rammasun smashed large parts of the Philippines, authorities said, with the nation's capital hit on Wednesday. 

Residents evacuate their homes in Legazpi City, southeast of Manila, on July 15, 2014, as ferocious winds from Typhoon Rammasun smashed large parts of the Philippines

Wind gusts of up to 250 kilometres (155 miles) an hour ripped down trees, tore roofs off houses and overturned cars after Rammasun swept in from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday night and hit the archipelago's eastern islands.

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