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Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

Published On: Nov 10 2013 11:20:39 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 01 2014 12:44:33 PM CST

The death toll of this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 5,209. Learn more about the devastating typhoon.

Haiyan damage, Busuanga
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What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane? Depends on where you live. Tropical cyclones with sustained surface winds of 74 mph or more are known as typhoons when they form west of the international date line. East of the line, they're known as hurricanes.

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