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Millions without power as Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday after leaving at least 27 dead since the now Category 4 storm (with sustained winds up to 209km/h) first hit many Caribbean islands last week, authorities of the US state announced.

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Emirates cancels Florida flights as Hurricane Irma approaches

Dubai-based Emirates has suspended all flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando as Hurricane Irma makes its way to Florida. Fort Lauderdale Flights have been cancelled till September 10 and Orlando flights from September 9 to 11, th

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Hurricane Irma set to hit Florida mainland

Violent winds and rains close to hurricane force are battering islands in Florida's south as Hurricane Irma is due to hit the mainland in the coming hours.   Winds of 74 mph -- hurricane force -- reached Flor

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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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