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Millions without power in Florida in deadly Irma's wake

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED Most of the Sunshine State however appears to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage despite dire early warnings

POST-IRMA DOCUMENTATION. A woman photographs damage and boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

'Devastation' in Florida Keys as storm Irma weakens

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Across the Caribbean hard hit residents struggle to get back on their feet as Britain France the Netherlands and the United States ramp up relief efforts for their overseas territories

POST-IRMA. A man looks at damaged boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

St Martin, St Barts: Ravaged by Irma, spared by Jose

Sep 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Hurricane Irma kills 12 people on the two islands while flattening thousands of buildings and leaving authorities struggling to control looting

Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:28 AM

6th UPDATE Irma s roaring winds rip boats from their moorings flatten palm trees and tear down power lines

RISKY BEHAVIOR. James Sampero surfs in the churning ocean as Hurricane Irma approaches on September 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Britain sends $15.7 million, ship to assist Irma victims

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:45 PM

We are pulling out all the stops to make sure that we can do our utmost to bring urgent assistance Alan Duncan a junior foreign minister tells parliament

SAINT MARTIN. A handout grab image made from a video released on September 6, 2017 by shows flooded streets and damage on the French overseas island of Saint-Martin, filmed from a terrace of the Beach Plaza hotel after high winds from Hurricane Irma hit the island. Photo by Rinsy Xieng/

Irma has 'caused major damage' on Caribbean islands – French minister

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:41 PM

The Category Five hurricane has blown the roofs off of buildings caused flooding and cut communications between Paris and the French run islands of Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin the French Overseas Territories Minister says

HURRICANE IRMA. A picture taken on September 5, 2017 shows a view of the Baie Nettle beach in Marigot, with the wind blowing ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma. Photo by Lionel Chamoiseau/ AFP

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA