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KINGSTON, Jamaica Jamaicans were bracing on Saturday for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, as it approached that island as well as Haiti and Cuba, bringing winds reaching 140 miles per hour (220 kph), powerful enough to wreck homes. | Video

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Environment, 01 Oct 2016

Protesters blockading Goldcorp's Mexico mine say plan to stay

MEXICO CITY/TORONTO Protesters blocking access to Goldcorp Inc's Penasquito gold mine in northern Mexico said on Friday they will not leave until there is an agreement with the company on its demands for jobs and compensation for water use and environmental damage.

Environment, 01 Oct 2016

"Seismic swarm" rattles Iceland volcano, flight alert raised a notch

STOCKHOLM Iceland raised its aviation alert by a notch on Friday after several earthquakes hit one of the country's biggest volcanoes, the strongest tremors since a string of quakes last month raised concerns over a possible eruption.

Rangers try gaming technology to protect African wildlife

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