Philippine capital battles deadly floods

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More than 800,000 people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods Wednesday as more rain fell, with some slum dwellers stuck on shanty roofs and others wading through waist-deep water. Monsoon rains that have pounded Manila for more than a week eased slightly overnight, but meteorologists reported that 80 percent of the megacity was under water and the bad weather would likely persist throughout the day. “We can’t say the worst is over yet,” Gine Nievares, a hydrologist with the state weather service, told AFP. The death toll in Manila and…

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