Typhoon Koppu weakens, heads for Japan after killing 26 in Philippines

Reuters: A typhoon that dumped heavy rains on the northern Philippines, killing 26 people as it flattened houses and destroyed crops, weakened on Wednesday before heading toward southern Japan. Weather officials warned ferries and fishermen against going to sea as typhoon Koppu, packing winds of 55 kph (34 mph), moved northeast toward Japan's Ryukyu islands, at a speed of 6 kph (4 mph). Raging floodwaters and landslides in the main Philippine island of Luzon were responsible for most of the deaths,......

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