A satellite image shows Cyclone Yasi making landfall in Queensland
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A tropical cyclone gathered strength as it headed for the northwest coast of Western Australia Saturday, forcing ports to close and mining companies to evacuate.Cyclone Stan, the first of a season which runs from November to April, was estimated to be 195 km (120 miles) north of Port Hedland and moving southeast, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.The ports of Dampier and Port Hedland, through which gas from the northwest shelf and almost half of the world's seaborne iron ore are shipped, were closed, authorities said.
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