Super Typhoon Haima slams into the Philippines, making landfall in northern part of the country 

Philippines : The typhoon is expected to affect almost 2.7 million people in seven provinces before it deviates northwest towards the Chinese coast by Friday.Tens of thousands have already been evacuated in the Philippines. Schools and government offices were closed in many parts of the main Luzon island. Several flights and trains were cancelled due to one of the country’s worst-ever storms. Haima, which is locally known as Lawin, toppled power and communication lines and damaged many houses in the northern part of the country in Cagayan, Isabela, Benguet, Ifugao , Ilocos Norte and Sur, Kalinga, Mountain Province .

Flasher targets woman in shop

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UAE : A driver has admitted to exposing his private parts to a woman and touching her while she was shopping , The #Dubai Criminal Court was told that a Bangladeshi driver, 31, unzipped his trousers and stood behind a woman and pressed against her.
The Filipino sales agent, 40, testified: “I was shopping in New West Zone Supermarket in Satwa when I suddenly felt someone touching me. I turned back and saw the defendant with his privates exposed. I screamed asking him what are you doing?
He apologised to me and then I informed a security guard at the supermarket. According to court documents, the security guard called police. The defendant confessed in court to a sexual assault charge. A verdict is expected on November 11.

Typhoon Sarika Kills 2 in Philippines, Displaces Thousands 

Typhoon Sarika made landfall in eastern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least two people dead a day earlier, thousands of villagers displaced and hundreds of planes grounded. Locally named Karen, the typhoon weakened after hitting the town of Baler, east of Manila, before dawn and has exited the landmass via Pangasinan province, according to local weather bureau PAGASA. It is forecast to leave the Philippine area by Monday. The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 knots and gusts up to 100 knots, according to the latest report from U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.