1. THE OTHER STORM

    Typhoon Kills Eight in Philippines

    Motorists drive on a highway in Batangas, south of Manila, Philippines, under a dense fog and rain brought about by typhoon Nanmadol Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. The slow-moving typhoon made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, drenching most of the north and triggering landslides that killed five children and a min digging for gold, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Bullit Marquez / AP

    No, it's not Hurricane Irene. There's another storm causing perhaps as much damage. Typhoon Nanmadol reached the southern coast of Taiwan early Sunday, after killing at least eight people in the Philippines. Like Irene, Nanmadol is a slow-moving storm, and it is projected to head directly over Taiwan before turning toward mainland China. The typhoon triggered a landslide in northern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least two children. The death toll is expected to rise, as there are many missing, and officials have yet to assess the full impact of the storm.

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