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Hurricane Irma: UK territory declares state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in a British Overseas Territory hit by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. British…

Earthquake of magnitude 8.1 strikes off Mexico's Pacific coast

An earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing…

Venezuela: New assembly approves treason trials for opposition

Venezuela's new constituent assembly has unanimously voted to put opposition leaders on trial for treason. The assembly said it would…

Houston flood: Addicks dam begins overflowing

A major dam outside Houston has begun overflowing as Storm Harvey pushes the reservoir past capacity, Texas officials say.

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.

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US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike

Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to…

Venezuela referendum: Woman, 61, shot dead in polling queue

A nurse aged 61 has been shot dead while waiting to vote in an unofficial, opposition-organised referendum in Venezuela's capital,…

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump's travel ban,…