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Hurricane Maria Inflicts “Mind-Boggling” Devastation on Dominica


Hurricane Maria, one of the fastest intensifying hurricanes on record, has left widespread devastation in Dominica, with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reporting that the country has so far lost “all what money can buy and replace”.

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Globe Sees 2nd Warmest Year To Date; 3rd Warmest August On Record

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The final days of August signaled summer’s end for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. So, how did this summer compare to others?

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World’s Oldest Person Dies: Jamaican Woman Passes Away at 117 Years Old


The 117-year-old Jamaican woman who was the oldest person in the world has died.

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Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’


Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear “international scrutiny” of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis.

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Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77


A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77.

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Maria grows to a Cat 2, nears already battered Caribbean


Hurricane Maria strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Monday and pushed toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday.

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Georgia student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police


University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking a state investigation.

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North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme


North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme.

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Jose Still A Hurricane As it Moves Between The Bahamas and Bermuda


Jose remains at hurricane strength despite forecasters expectations that by now it would have weakened to a tropical storm.

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St Lucia To Accept Prisoners From Hurricane-Ravaged Island


St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says his government has agreed to house prisoners from the Turks and Caicos Islands, which was among the British Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma last week.

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