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Mar 5, 2014 — Beijing has proposed increasing its military outlays by 12.2 percent due in part to what one official called "severe security challenges."
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Nov 27, 2013 — Growing up, Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil wanted to be as "non-Filipino" as possible. One way, she decided, was to stop eating rice. Now 31, Ramil has become the family's champion of its Filipino food traditions.
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Nov 24, 2013 — The Philippines' favorite son, Manny Pacquiao, returned to the boxing ring and gave victims of the typhoon something to celebrate.
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Nov 22, 2013 — The number of people confirmed killed by Typhoon Haiyan continues to increase. Authorities are finding more victims as they search destroyed buildings and as they reach remote areas.
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Nov 20, 2013 — Tacloban was leveled by Typhoon Haiyan. "We have citizens, but no city," an official said. Twelve days later, people in the city of more than 200,000 are getting more help. But of the 13 million or so people affected by the storm, less than half may have received aid so far.
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Nov 19, 2013 — veThe storm struck on Nov. 8 and some remote islands have yet to be reached. It's been difficult to get help to some survivors and to account for the dead. As of Tuesday, the official death toll stood at nearly 4,000. Among them were at least 5 Americans.
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Nov 18, 2013 — The numbers about the superstorm's effects keep getting worse. Officials say that nearly 13 million people were affected by Typhoon Haiyan, with at least 4 million left homeless, and that some haven't been reached yet on remote islands.
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Nov 17, 2013 — The death toll has edged up, but an international relief effort is delivering much needed aid to hard-hit and hard-to-reach areas. A little over a week after a typhoon devastated parts of the country, victims also took solace at Sunday services.
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Nov 16, 2013 — As authorities reach more of the places where Haiyan struck in the Philippines, they're finding that many more people than first thought were displaced. The new figure: 1.9 million, up from the earlier estimate of 900,000.
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Nov 15, 2013 — While the aid effort continues to ramp up, many in the typhoon-ravaged nation are still waiting for food, water and adequate shelter. "Nothing. Nothing happened," one survivor said Friday after waiting hours for food aid that never arrived.
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