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Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says. Mr Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable, and urged them to suspend military action. The army says ...

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Irma cuts power to 1 million in Florida, threatens catastrophic flooding

FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) – Packing 130-mph (210-kph) winds, Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to more than 1 million Florida homes and businesses on Sunday as it headed towards the state’s Gulf Coast, threatening potentially catastrophic flooding. After wreaking havoc in ...

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Hurricane Irma nearing Florida with catastrophic winds, deadly storm surges

FORT MYERS, Fla (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in Florida on Sunday with devastating winds and life-threatening storm surges, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history, after a destructive march up Cuba’s northern coast. ...

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