Sydney to Hobart: Wild Oats XI gunning for race record, as some fall by wayside: Wild Oats XI is ahead of rival Perpetual LOYAL as the fleet heads into Bass Strait in the 72nd Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with 24 boats at or ahead of record pace. ………
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UPDATE: Typhoon Nock-Ten Kills 6 In Philippines; 380,000 Forced To Seek Shelter: Six people are reportedly dead and 380,000 abandoned Christmas celebrations in order to reach emergency shelters and other safer grounds after a powerful typhoon struck the northern Philippines Sunday before heading out to sea Monday, The Associated Press reported. Typhoon Nock-Ten cut power to five entire provinces, toppling electric posts and trees and reducing Christmas revelries in the Roman Catholic island. More than 300 flights were delayed or rescheduled and ferries were barred from sailing, stranding more than 12,000 holiday revelers, the report said. Most of the dead were a result of drowning or being pinned by fallen trees, poles and collapsed concrete walls, the report said. The…..
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