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The big news: A devastating typhoon hits the Philippines

Also: Remembrance Day’s heartfelt tributes and Jason Kenney’s cunning fundraising


 

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The story
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Sunday, inflicting major damage across the country and uprooting millions of lives. Canada announced $5 million in immediate aid to the disaster, which The Globe and Mail compared to the disastrous 2004 tsunami.

The stat
The death toll stands at 942.

The quote
“I don’t believe there is a single structure that is not destroyed or severely damaged in some way — every single building, every single house.” —Brig.-Gen. Paul Kennedy of the U.S. Marine Corps

 

What’s above the fold

The Globe and Mail Typhoon Haiyan killed up to 10,000 people in the Philippines.
National Post (online)
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Toronto Star A visual tribute: 391 Canadian soldiers have died on November 11.
Ottawa Citizen Jason Kenney is raising money all over Canada for his future campaigns.
CBC News Afghanistan veterans are part of Remembrance Day ceremonies.
CTV News The official death toll in the Philippines is 942.
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