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British aid for typhoon victims set to arrive in Philippines

British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious is set to arrive in the Philippines today to deliver much-needed aid to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

HMS Illustrious is transporting aid from Singapore to the Philippines. Credit: PA

The ship is transporting 500 tonnes of supplies, including equipment that can turn sea water in to drinking water - something that is in very short supply in the worst hit areas.

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