• AFP-Jiji, staff report

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A super typhoon that rapidly formed in just 48 hours is threatening both the Philippines and Taiwan with destructive winds and torrential rains over the coming days.

On Friday evening, Typhoon Chanthu was moving north northwest off the coast of the Philippines, tracking by the Japan Meteorological Agency showed. The agency’s forecast showed the storm skirting the coast of Taiwan over the weekend and into Monday before a possible turn toward Japan next week.

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