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Trump threatens to 'destroy North Korea' if necessary

US president expresses hope military action will not be necessary to thwart risk of North Korean nuclear attack.

Trump addressed the UNGA

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Strike over new transport taxes brings Haiti to a halt

Protesters, unhappy with a new budget approved earlier this month, take to the streets for a second week.

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Hurricane Maria barrels towards islands hit by Irma

Forecasters warn the now Category 5 storm has the potential to be 'catastrophic' as it heads towards the Caribbean.

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Maria devastates Dominica, heads to Puerto Rico

The Caribbean has been hit by another Category 5 hurricane which now has other islands in its sights.

Residents in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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A simulated voyage to Mars: Crew emerges from isolation

Research group emerges from isolation in Hawaii as part of study on psychological impacts of long-term space travel.

NASA-backed research crew

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Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean after Irma

A strengthening storm is swirling towards the eastern Caribbean along a path similar to deadly Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Maria

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US ambassador: North Korea will be 'destroyed'

Nikki Haley warns 'reckless' Pyongyang 'a whole lot of military options' are being considered to defend US and allies.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

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US considers embassy closure in Cuba over 'incidents'

Secretary of state says closing US embassy in Havana is 'under review' after possible sonic attacks on staff.

US diplomats in Cuba

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US says no change in plan to quit Paris climate deal

White House rejects reports saying the US had offered to review terms and re-engage in the 2015 accord.

climate deal

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Trump takes aim at N Korea's 'Rocket Man' on Twitter

US president sends out unbridled tweets, targeting Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Twitter

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US top diplomat indicates there has been little progress on the eve of trip to region in renewed bid to mediate crisis.

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