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Irma lashes Bahamas and Cuba on a path toward Florida

HAVANA - Hurricane Irma lashes Cuba and the Bahamas as it drives toward Florida after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. (STORM-IRMA/ (WRAPUP 9, PIX, TV), moved, by Marc Frank, 1214 words)

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- STOR-IRMA/MILITARY (UPDATE 1), moved, 252 words

- STORM-IRMA/POWER (UPDATE 1), moved, by Scott DiSavino, 737 words

- STORM-IRMA/PREGNANCIES, moved, by Julie Steenhuysen and Jilian Mincer, 480 words

- STORM-HARVEY/TAXES (ANALYSIS, PIX), moved, by Laila Kearney, 799 words

- STORM-IRMA/LATAM (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Marianna Parraga, 730 words

- STORM-KATIA/ (UPDATE 1), moving shortly, 350 words

U.S. Congress approves Trump’s aid and debt deal with Democrats

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signs a bill extending the government debt limit for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid, bringing his surprising deal with Democratic congressional leaders this week to completion. (USA-FISCAL/ (UPDATE 5, PIX), moved, by Amanda Becker and David Morgan, 815 words)

Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh reaches 270,000 -UNHCR

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh - An estimated 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency says, announcing a dramatic jump in numbers fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine State.(MYANMAR-ROHINGYA/ (WRAPUP 4, PIX, TV), moved, by Krishna N. Das, 1099 words)

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- MYANMAR-ROHINGYA/FIRE (PIX), moved, by Wa Lone and Shoon Naing, 462 words

UNITED STATES

‘Dreamers’ left confused about fine points of immigration program’s end

NEW YORK - Days after President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. One of them is about her cars. (USA-IMMIGRATION/DREAMERS (REPEAT, PIX, GRAPHICS), moved, by Mica Rosenberg, 848 words)

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- USA-IMMIGRATION/LAWSUIT, moved, by Mica Rosenberg, 463 words

AMERICAS

At least 58 die in Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years

JUCHITAN, Mexico - At least 58 people die when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tears through buildings, forcing mass evacuations and triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia, with most fatalities in the picturesque state of Oaxaca. (QUAKE-MEXICO/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Jose Cortes, 850 words)

Pope’s peace appeal boosted by Colombia rebel’s forgiveness plea

VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia - Pope Francis, visiting an epicenter of violence during Colombia’s guerrilla war, urges the country to rise from the “swamp” of bitterness, his message boosted by a top rebel leader’s forgiveness plea. (POPE-COLOMBIA/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Philip Pullella and Nelson Bocanegra, 682 words)

Venezuela’s Maduro seeks debt negotiations after U.S. sanctions

CARACAS - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over Venezuela’s foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions. (VENEZUELA-ECONOMY/ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved, by Deisy Buitrago and Corina Pons, 679 words)

MIDDLE EAST

Syrian government denies U.N. chemical attack report

BEIRUT - The Syrian government has denied a U.N. report accusing it of a sarin attack in April that killed scores of people, state media says. (MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-UN (UPDATE 1), moved, 337 words)

Lebanese army to deploy along entire eastern border, army chief says

BEIRUT - Lebanon’s army will deploy along the country’s entire eastern border with Syria and remain stationed there after recently recapturing areas from Islamic State militants, army chief General Joseph Aoun says. (MIDEAST-CRISIS/LEBANON (PIX, TV), moved, 263 words)

Erdogan urges U.S. to review “political” charges against Turkish ex-minister

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan urges the United States to review charges against a Turkish former minister for violating U.S.-Iran sanctions, saying Ankara had never agreed to comply with the embargo and the prosecution was politically motivated. (USA-TURKEY/-ERDOGAN (UPDATE 1), moved, 391 words)

ASIA

South Korea braces for possible new missile test to mark North’s founding day

SEOUL - South Korea braces for a possible further missile test by North Korea when it marks its founding anniversary on Saturday, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test, which it marks each year with a big display of pageantry and military hardware. (NORTHKOREA-MISSILES/ (WRAPUP 3, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), moved, by Christine Kim, 922 words)

EUROPE

French minister calls out Trump on climate change as Irma wreaks havoc

PARIS - French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot says extreme weather conditions like the powerful hurricane bearing down on Florida risk becoming the norm, and takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change. (STORM-IRMA/FRANCE-TRUMP, moved, 199 words)

New Russian envoy describes “warm” meeting with Trump - agencies

MOSCOW - Russia’s newly installed ambassador to Washington said he had a warm and constructive meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian news agencies report. (USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-DIPLOMACY (UPDATE 1), moved, 297 words)

AFRICA

Kenya election campaigns turn personal after court orders fresh polls

NAIROBI - The gloves are off as Kenya’s ruling party and the opposition battle for votes ahead of new elections, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 17 by the Supreme Court after it voided last month’s presidential results. (KENYA-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 1, TV, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by George Obulutsa and Katharine Houreld, 934 words)

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- KENYA-ELECTION/ODINGA (INTERVIEW, PIX, TV, GRAPHICS), moved, by Katharine Houreld, 487 words)

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