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Five residents of Florida nursing home die after Hurricane Irma cuts power to air conditioning

Five patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath as people confronted new hazards in the storm's wake. Police chief Tom...

Macron vows to rebuild French islands devastated by Hurricane

French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild the wrecked island of St Martin following devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and to diversify its...

Weakened Irma batters Florida as Cuba confirms 10 dead from hurricane

In Cuba, 10 people died when the island was being battered by then-Hurricane Irma, according to state news media. Most of them died in Havana,...

Florida suffers coast to coast battering from 130mph Irma

Hurricane Irma has pummelled Florida, packing winds up to 130mph, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes...

British police to be deployed to Caribbean islands left devastated by Hurricane Irma

British police officers will be deployed as part of the country's efforts to step up support to the Caribbean islands left devastated by Hurricane...

Latest: Hurricane Irma begins assault on Florida Keys

Update 1.53pm: Hurricane Irma began its assault on Florida today, with the storm's northern eyewall reaching the lower Florida Keys as a powerful category...

Hurricane Irma: Relief efforts under way as new storm threatens Caribbean

Relief efforts are under way on islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, as a second "extremely dangerous" storm threatens the Caribbean. Some already-ravaged areas are preparing...

Extremely dangerous’ Irma one of the strongest ever hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic

Officials across the north-eastern Caribbean have cancelled flights, closed schools and urged people to shelter indoors as Hurricane Irma barrels towards the region after...

Hurricane Irma is reaching frightening speed as it heads towards the Caribbean and Florida

Hurricane Irma is continuing to grow and pick up speed as it travels westwards to the northeastern Caribbean and on to the US. It is...

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Ghislaine Maxwell calls on judge to improve prison conditions

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell says Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for the conditions she faces in jail while awaiting trial. Through her...

Cardi B calls out male rappers for not speaking up about Breonna Taylor death

Cardi B has called out male rappers for not speaking out about the death of Breonna Taylor. The rapper has said she wishes more men...

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate for US elections

Joe Biden has named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a...

Activist’s arrest in Portland galvanises Black Lives Matter

The arrest during a protest in Portland, Oregon, of a black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she...

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

Lebanon is marking a week since a massive explosion in Beirut flattened much of its capital’s port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people...
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