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Typhoon hits China, kills 33

BEIJING — Flooding and landslides triggered by the strongest storm to hit China this year have killed 33 people and left at least 42 missing, state media said.

Typhoon Fanapi swamped south China's Guangdong province after making a direct hit on the island of Taiwan on Sunday and killing two there.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency reported late Wednesday at least 33 were killed in Guangdong and 42 people remained missing.

NATO, Afghan troops repel insurgent attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents attacked a NATO and Afghan army outpost in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border and at least 25 of the militants were killed in the resulting skirmish, officials said Wednesday.

Troops at the combat outpost in Spera district of Khost province returned fire with mortars late Tuesday, killing 25 to 30 insurgents, NATO said in a statement. Initial reports found there were no civilian casualties, it said.

Gen. Raz Mohmmad Horya Khil, a senior commander of the Afghan National Army in the province, said 29 insurgents were killed. There were no casualties among NATO or Afghan troops, he said.

Bombing kills 11 at Iranian army parade

TEHRAN, Iran — A bomb exploded Wednesday among spectators at an annual army parade in a restive, predominantly Kurdish city in northwestern Iran, killing 11 people and wounding at least 93, officials said.

A Kurdish separatist group that authorities suspected of involvement denied any responsibility for the blast in the city of Mahabad, near Iran's borders with Iraq and Turkey. The explosion occurred during a parade commemorating the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

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