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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas defends hurricane response

Authorities in the Bahamas have defended their response to Hurricane Dorian after it hit the island last week.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to be ‘staggering’

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned as aid efforts are being stepped up.


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Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control

Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by 'monster' storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.


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Amazon fires: G7 leaders close to agreeing plan to help, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a deal to provide "technical and financial help" was close.


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Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency.


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Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.


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China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday.


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Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


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South Africa's Jacob Zuma says corruption allegations are 'a conspiracy'

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.