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Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico

Media captionFirst aerial footage from Dominica Hurricane Maria, the devastating storm pushing north-west through the Caribbean, is battering Puerto Rico. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it made landfall in Yabucoa in the east of the US territory, and now has strong winds of 140 mph (225 km/h). The …

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Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media captionTrump: ‘Rocket Man’s suicide mission’ US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North …

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Hurricane Maria regains strength after battering Dominica

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French Caribbean island of Martinique suffered minor damage from Hurricane Maria The latest major Atlantic hurricane of the season, Maria, has powered back to category five strength after pounding the Caribbean island of Dominica. It weakened to a four after wreaking “widespread damage” …

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Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

Image copyright Getty Images Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts. The firm was once a dominant player in the US toy market, but has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon. The move casts a shadow …

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Rohingya crisis: No compromising, says Myanmar army chief

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of mainly Rohingya Muslims have been caught up in the violence Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an …

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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of refugees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bangladeshi security forces are already guarding Rohingya camps near the border Bangladesh has announced wide-ranging restrictions on the movement of more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled neighbouring Myanmar since August. They must stay in fixed places allocated to them by the government and …

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