Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Digest

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Typhoon kills 52 in China, Philippines

At least 25 people died in China and 27 in the Philippines after Typhoon Usagi swept over the South China Sea and caused floods in southern China's Guangdong province on Monday, reports said.

Residents of Guangdong's worst-hit city, Shanwei, said the typhoon, which hit land in China late Sunday, was the strongest for 30 years. At least 13 people died in Shanwei.

Some 310,000 people were evacuated in Guangdong and several thousand homes were destroyed, authorities said.

In the Philippines, 24 bodies were recovered in landslides near the towns of Subic, San Marcelino and Castillejos in the northern region of Zambales, while three people drowned in Bataan and Batangas provinces.

Blasts kill 14 in Baghdad * A double bombing targeting Sunni mourners in Baghdad killed 14 people on Monday, the third day in a row in which funerals were attacked amid a wave of bloodshed across Iraq, officials said.

Police said back-to-back blasts tore through a tent set up for the funeral of one of four people killed two days before when gunmen shot up a store selling liquor in the Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah. A security official said 35 others were wounded in the bombing.

10 killed after game in Mexico * In a throwback to the violence that long haunted Mexico's border with the United States, 10 people, including a young girl, were shot to death as they celebrated a baseball game victory near Ciudad Juarez, authorities said Monday.

At least one gunman and possibly more burst into the party Sunday evening and opened fire with assault rifles on about 30 people who were marking the tournament win of the baseball team, the regional prosecutor's office said.

Britain gives $1.6 billion to fight diseases * Britain has announced that it is giving $1.6 billion to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years and hopes the money will lead to "some incredible results."

International Development Secretary Justine Greening made the announcement Monday at a luncheon sponsored by the United Nations Foundation focusing on U.N. anti-poverty and development goals.

One goal, to be met by the end of 2015, is to halt and reverse the AIDS pandemic. …

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