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Florida welcomes over 60m tourists in first half of 2017

Florida's inbound tourism numbers broke previous records as a total of 60.7 million tourists visited the Sunshine State during the first half of the year, said a report. The increase in travellers, which is a 4.1 per cent jump

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New Universal Orlando hotel to open in 2018 summer

When it opens in the summer of 2018, guests visiting the new Universal’s Aventura Hotel will arrive at a sleek and stylish space designed to create an affordable-chic experience in Universal Orlando Resort - a theme

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Hurricane Matthew batters Florida, knocks out power

Hurricane Matthew charged up the Florida coast on Friday, punishing the coast with wind gusts up to 100 mph and a surge of ocean waters that engulfed normally dry land.    But the storm’s center remain

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US states scramble to evacuate ahead of storm

Evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people was underway Wednesday in Florida and South Carolina as Hurricane Matthew approached the US coastline after leaving a path of destruction across Haiti, a report said. Tropical storm co

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US firm launches novel product for Hajj pilgrims

Divine Connect, an US-based company, has invented a new device for the non-Arabic speaking Hajj pilgrims that can translate the sermons being given at Makkah in real-time into seven different languages. This technology will benefi

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes during test firing in Florida

An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX during routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, shaking buildings miles (km) away and sending a thick plume of black smoke pouring into the air.

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Florida reports cases of local Zika transmission

Florida authorities have reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental US, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. Governor Rick

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Alligator drags child into Florida lagoon

An alligator dragged a small boy into a lagoon at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, defeating the father's efforts to wrestle his child away from the reptile, the sheriff's office said on Wednesday. Law enforcement of

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Florida gunman described as 'quiet' but grew hateful

The photo from Omar Mateen's high school yearbook is hardly remarkable - a toothy, dimpled smile with a peach-fuzz mustache below a mop of black hair. His transformation from high school football player to perpetrator of Ameri

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TERROR IN FLORIDA: 50 killed in club massacre

A gunman killed 50 people and injured 53 in a crowded gay nightclub in the tourist hub of Orlando, Florida, early on Sunday before being shot dead by police, authorities said, in what appeared the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

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