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Posted on 20 November 2013 at 16:57 GMT

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Thousands killed and 13 million affected by strongest storm ever

Typhoon Haiyan ('Yolanda' in the Philippines) has caused destruction on a massive scale. This storm was three times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,400 people in the United States in 2005.

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