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Reuters photo A woman waiting to leave on a military transport argues with soldiers Monday at the destroyed airport after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City in central Philippines.

U.S., Britain sending warships to help Philippine typhoon relief efforts

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By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato

Reuters

TACLOBAN, Philippines — The United States is sending an aircraft carrier to the Philippines to help speed up relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach devastated towns.

The USS George Washington aircraft carrier should arrive in 48 to 72 hours, the Pentagon said, confirming a Reuters report.

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