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Hurricane Maria tears through Puerto Rico

Strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years has killed at least nine in its wake across the Caribbean.

Winds lash the coastal city of Fajardo

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Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Maria strikes island as a powerful Category 4 storm, inflicting potentially catastrophic damage.

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Dozens of states sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

More than 50 nations sign agreement calling for a global ban on nuclear weapons, but none of them possess such arms.

UN members state

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Major 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico, more than 140 killed

At least 22 children from one school among those killed in the deadliest tremor to hit the country in 30 years.

southern Mexico

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'Tensions to rise' after Trump's North Korea comments

Analysts say US president's fiery language against North Korea and its leader distances the prospect of negotiations.

 United Nations General Assembly

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UN's Antonio Guterres warns against North Korea war

World leaders should take threat of 'nuclear peril' seriously, says UN chief, discouraging 'fiery talk' on North Korea.

Antonio Guterres addressed the UNGA

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'Widespread devastation' as Maria lashes Dominica

PM Roosevelt Skerrit says Dominica has 'lost all what money can buy' after Hurricane Maria ravages Caribbean island.

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Trump threatens to 'destroy North Korea' if necessary

US president expresses hope military action will not be necessary to thwart risk of North Korean nuclear attack.

Trump addressed the UNGA

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Strike over new transport taxes brings Haiti to a halt

Protesters, unhappy with a new budget approved earlier this month, take to the streets for a second week.

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Hurricane Maria barrels towards islands hit by Irma

Forecasters warn the now Category 5 storm has the potential to be 'catastrophic' as it heads towards the Caribbean.

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