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  • These before and after photos of St. John island reveal the dramatic loss of vegetation the island suffered due to Hurricane Irma. (Composite from NASA photos via Landsat 8 satellite)

    Hurricane Irma Stripped Caribbean of so Many Trees and Leaves They Changed Color

    Hurricanes tear apart buildings and destroy human lives, so naturally, people focus on the impact on populated areas. But there is an ecological toll to these... Read more

  • Top L, clockwise: Empress of the Seas cruise ship. (Jsausley/CC BY-SA 4.0); Majesty of the Seas cruise ship. (Matt H. Wade/CC-BY-SA-3.0); Norwegian Sky cruise ship. (OneCyclone/CC BY-SA 3.0); Adventure of the Seas cruise ship. (Roger W/CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Cruise Companies Send Ships to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma

    At least two cruise companies operating in the Caribbean have dispatched ships to help with the humanitarian response to Hurricane Irma, which ripped through the string... Read more

  • A man looks over the devastation of Hurricane Irma on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. (GERBEN VAN ES/AFP/Getty Images)

    Looters Terrorizing Hotel Guests and Tourists on Hurricane-Devastated St. Maarten

    Reports of armed looters have emerged from hurricane-stricken St. Maarten, the southern half of a Caribbean island shared with the French territory of St. Martin... Read more

  • Women hug while standing next to a destroyed house after an earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico in Union Hidalgo, Mexico on Sept. 9, 2017. (REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata)

    Mexico Rescinds Texas Aid Offer After Huge Quake

    MEXICO CITY—Mexico has withdrawn its offer to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas due to demands on its emergency services from a massive earthquake... Read more

  • Women hug while standing next to a destroyed house after an earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico in Union Hidalgo, Mexico on Sept.  9, 2017. (REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata)

    Mexican Quake Death Toll Rises to 90 as Oaxaca Reports More Fatalities

    MEXICO CITY—The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday night has risen to at least 90 after emergency services in the southern state of... Read more

  • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto with North Korean ambassador Kim Hyong Gil (Mexican Presidency Handout)

    Mexico Expels North Korean Ambassador Over Nuclear Tests

    The Mexican government on Thursday (September 07) said it had declared the North Korean ambassador to Mexico persona non-grata in protest at the country’s nuclear tests, an unusually firm step... Read more

  • In this NOAA handout image, NOAA's GOES satellite shows Hurricane Katia (L) Hurricane Irma (C) and Hurricane Jose (R) on September 7, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images)

    Hurricane Irma Volunteer Tearfully Recounts Moment ‘Wind Just Pulled the Child Out of Her Hands’

    A man from Antigua recounted the horrific experience of the only person to die when Hurricane Irma tore into Barbuda. In a video obtained by the... Read more

  • A satellite image of Hurricane Jose. (NOAA)

    Hurricane Jose Strengthens to Category 4: NHC

    Hurricane Jose has grown in strength and reached Category 4 status—the second highest—as it swipes through the Atlantic Ocean. Its wind speed increased to 150... Read more

  • A storm batters as Hurricane Irma descends on Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands, in this still image taken from September 7, 2017 social media video. (Aneesa Khan/via REUTERS)

    Hurricane Irma Will ‘Devastate’ Part of US: Emergency Services Head

    WASHINGTON—Anticipating that Hurricane Irma will “devastate” part of the United States, U.S. officials were preparing a massive response to the storm, the head of the... Read more

  • View of damages caused by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific coast, in Juchitan de Zaragoza, state of Oaxaca on Sept. 8, 2017. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 58 Die in Mexico’s Strongest Quake in 85 Years

    JUCHITAN, Mexico—At least 58 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and... Read more

  • The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Saint Martin. (Netherlands Ministry of Defense via REUTERS)

    Hurricane Irma Leaves 11 Dead as It Tears Through Caribbean

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 11 people... Read more

  • Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Arthur Nuzman (2nd L) arrives to Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

    Brazil Police Probe Suspected Vote-Buying for 2016 Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil’s federal police on Tuesday said they raided the home of Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the national Olympic committee’s president, to probe a suspected... Read more

  • Hurricane Irma graphic by the National Hurricane Center on Sept. 3, 2017. (NOAA)

    Irma Back to Being Category 3 Hurricane as It Moves Toward the Leeward Islands

    As Hurricane Irma moves up toward the Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center says it has again strengthened to a category 3 hurricane. Irma was first categorized... Read more

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    Jet Makes Emergency Landing Due to Out-of-Control Passenger

    An Aeroméxico flight bound for San Francisco was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday, Aug. 27, because a passenger started screaming and attacked crew... Read more

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    Boat Sinks Carrying 70 Passengers in Brazil, at Least Seven Dead

    SAO PAULO/BRASILIA—A passenger boat carrying about 70 people sank in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, with at least seven people confirmed dead, authorities said on... Read more

  • A young man prays at the altar in the chapel of Jesús Malverde in Culiacán, Mexico, on July 12, 2011. (ALL PHOTOS BY YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

    Mexican Gangs Create ‘Narco Saints’ to Moralize Crime

    Drug cartels and street gangs in Mexico are creating their own religions and altering beliefs in existing Catholic saints, in a move to create a new... Read more

  • People look at a dead bull shark on a dock.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Ship Full of Endangered Sharks, Lying Dead and Torn Apart, Captured by Ecuadorian Navy

    A Chinese vessel was captured with 330 tons of endangered shark carcasses off the coast of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands on Aug. 13. After the crew... Read more

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20:  Senate Intellignece Committee members Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) (2nd L) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) arrive for a closed door session in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump's powerful son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner is scheduled to will speak to the committee Monday.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Powerful Venezuelan Official May Have Put a Hit on Marco Rubio

    Sen. Marco Rubio’s fierce criticism of the dictatorship in Venezuela may have led an influential politician there to put out a hit on the outspoken... Read more

  • Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, who returned to Canada from North Korea after the DPRK released Lim on August 9, after being held for 31 months, arrives at the Light Presbyterian Church in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, August 13, 2017.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canadian Church Welcomes Pastor Home From North Korean Prison

    The congregation of one of Canada’s largest churches welcomed their former pastor home on Sunday, the day after his return from North Korea, where he... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the press at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, on Aug. 11, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    As Socialists Usurp Power in Venezuela, Trump Threatens Military Option

    President Donald Trump indicated that he will not rule out military intervention as an option to address the growing instability in Venezuela. Venezuela slid toward... Read more

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