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Isabela, northern Aurora under storm signal no. 2

MANILA -- The provinces of Isabela and northern Aurora have been placed under storm signal number 2 as Tropical Storm Egay intensified further while moving toward northern Luzon Friday evening.

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Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

HANOI, Vietnam -- The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.

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Death toll from Ormoc ferry sinking rises to 50

RESCUERS retrieved on Friday five more bodies from a ferry that capsized just moments after departing from Ormoc City port, raising the death toll to 50.

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