Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

September 12, 2017 12:52 am0 comments
Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a “power grab” by ministers. The […]

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Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power

September 11, 2017 1:07 pm0 comments
Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power

Media playback is unsupported on your device About 6.5 million homes in Florida, two-thirds of the total, are without power after Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the state, officials say. Relief operations are under way and engineers are working to restore power, but many areas remain stranded. The […]

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Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in British Virgin Islands

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] At least five people have died in the British Virgin Islands from where the BBC’s Laura Bicker reports. BBC News – Home

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Hurricane Irma: Eye of storm hits Florida west coast

September 10, 2017 1:37 pm0 comments
Hurricane Irma: Eye of storm hits Florida west coast

The centre of Hurricane Irma has hit mainland Florida, just south of Naples, amid warnings of storm surges as high as 15ft (4.5m). Irma has been downgraded to a category three storm, but made landfall on Marco Island off Florida’s west coast with winds of up to 120mph (192km/h). More […]

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Hurricane Irma: Florida braces for storm arrival

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Hurricane Irma: Florida braces for storm arrival

Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a category four storm as it nears Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (209km/h). Hurricane force wind gusts are battering islands in Florida’s south, the governor says, with the mainland due to be hit in the coming hours. Water levels are already rising on […]

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Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

September 9, 2017 2:05 pm0 comments
Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

Florida’s state governor has told residents ordered to leave their homes to go to shelters and avoid the roads as Hurricane Irma approaches. Rick Scott said it was now too late to drive away from the danger areas. After devastating several Caribbean islands, Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds […]

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Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain

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Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain

Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands. The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared after Irma changed track. In Florida, 5.6 million people, or 25% of the […]

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Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to US – Fema head

September 8, 2017 2:36 pm0 comments
Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to US - Fema head

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Irma will “devastate” either Florida or neighbouring states, the head of the US federal emergency agency has said. Brock Long said parts of Florida would be without power for days. Half a million people in the state have been ordered to leave […]

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Hurricane Irma: UK territory declares state of emergency

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Hurricane Irma: UK territory declares state of emergency

Media playback is unsupported on your device A state of emergency has been declared in a British Overseas Territory hit by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. British Virgin Islands governor Gus Jaspert said there were reports of casualties and fatalities, and help had been requested from the UK. One resident […]

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Hurricane Irma bears down on Turks and Caicos islands

September 7, 2017 3:09 pm0 comments
Hurricane Irma bears down on Turks and Caicos islands

Media playback is unsupported on your device Haiti and the Turks and Caicos islands have been preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Poverty-stricken Haiti is seen as particularly vulnerable as its infrastructure has yet to recover from a devastating […]

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