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Weakened Irma lashes much of Florida; full impact unknown

Monday, 11 September 2017, 07:18 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami...

'Pray for everybody': Irma begins its assault on Florida

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 17:51 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Announcing itself with roaring 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma plowed into the mostly emptied-out Florida Keys early Sunday for the start of what could be a slow, ruinous march up the state's west coast...

Pope honours 'slave of the slaves' in Colombia's slave port

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 06:41 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis is wrapping up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day honoring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to thousands of African slaves who passed through the port of...

Hurricane Irma lashes Cuba; Jose poses threat elsewhere

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 06:34 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Irma collapsed buildings and battered Cuba with deafening winds and relentless rain Saturday, while a second hurricane, Jose, threatened to lash already-reeling islands elsewhere in the...

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-years old tomb in Luxor

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 15:11 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Egypt has announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty. The...

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 14:30 Last update: about 14 days ago The Conversation

Public sex offender registries are at the forefront of what I’ve described in my research as a “war on sex.” Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for...

French disabled girl mutilated by rats in night attack at home

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:29 Last update: about 14 days ago

A disabled French girl is critically ill in hospital after a pack of rats swarmed into her bedroom in northern France, the BBC reports. The 14-year-old paraplegic was sleeping on the ground floor...

Pope embraces Colombian victims, ex-fighters in peace bid

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 07:13 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis brought together thousands of victims of Colombia's half-century-long conflict with their former victimizers, presiding over a prayer for reconciliation Friday in hopes of solidifying the...

Irma bears down on Florida; more than 5 million told to flee coast

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 06:55 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday and ordered them to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path...

Updated (2): Death toll 61 in Mexico quake as hurricane hits Gulf coast

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:35 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses while sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away....

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