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'Whole world knows climate change is real': Richard Branson slams Donald Trump after hurricanes

Virgin boss Richard Branson has hit out at Donald Trump after Hurricane Irma partially destroyed his home on the British Virgin Islands.<p>Donald Trump, who has previously denied climate change, has planned to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which aims to reduce the impact of global …

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British Virgin Islands brave two storms in two weeks: 'Maria destroyed most of what was left'

Residents of the tiny British territory begin to pick up the pieces after multiple hurricanes, and life returns to an uneasy mix of the brutal and the banal<p>Dawn over the British Virgin Islands (BVI) brought with it the final blows of Hurricane Maria – the second category 5 hurricane to assault the …

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Richard Branson’s Necker Island hit by second hurricane in two weeks

Richard Branson’s private Necker Island has been struck by Maria – the second hurricane to affect the island in two weeks.<p>Although the British Virgin …

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Living through two hurricanes has been the ordeal of our lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> Living through hurricanes Irma and Maria has been the toughest ordeal my boyfriend, Nate, and I have ever been through.<p>We had been living in St. John in the US Virgin Islands for over a year, running a boat charter to the beautiful US and British Virgin Islands. Then came Hurricane Irma. We …

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Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for Hurricane Maria Yahoo7 News

'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico<p>San Juan (AFP) - Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left the entire island …

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Top stories from Britain and around the world - Theresa May to brief her top team on Brexit plans

<b>THERESA MAY TO BRIEF HER TOP TEAM ON BREXIT PLANS</b><p>Theresa May will brief senior ministers on her plans for Brexit before a major speech aimed at …

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Former president Obama says latest GOP effort to overhaul Obamacare is 'aggravating'

Former president Barack Obama said Wednesday that it's "aggravating" to watch as Republican senators work to dismantle his signature health care law.<p>Speaking before an event organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Obama acknowledged that the Affordable Health Care Act wasn't perfect and …

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Thursday briefing: EU fears May will not deliver any Brexit pledges

Brussels concerned at the PM’s political weakness, says Labour … FA faces scrutiny over Sampson affair … Hurricane Maria continues to cause chaos<p>Top story: Keir Starmer heaps pressure on PM<p>Good morning and welcome to the Guardian daily briefing. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this …

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Ten Reasons to Attend U.S. Sailboat Show >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck will soon be making his annual trip to the U.S. Sailboat Show on October 5-9 in Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay sailing …

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ExpressVPN review: A good service with no public leadership

<b>ExpressVPN in brief:</b><b>P2P allowed:</b> Yes<b>Number of servers:</b> 1,500+<b>Business location:</b> British Virgin Islands<b>Number of country locations:</b> 94*<b>Cost:</b> $99.95 per yearRunning a business is a public act. That’s why I don’t understand why some VPN providers go to such great lengths to keep the identities of …

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Watch Hurricane Maria move over the Caribbean from the International Space Station

Cameras on the International Space Station have captured the power of Hurricane Maria as it passes over the Caribbean heading towards Puerto Rico.<p>On …

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British Virgin Islands may face 155mph winds with Hurricane Maria

Destruction might be less than Hurricane Irma’s but storm surge and flooding a real danger warns UK commander<p>British territories in the Caribbean are bracing for another big hurricane only a fortnight after the last devastating storm, as Maria, a category 4, threatens the British Virgin Islands.<p>The …

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Daily briefing: Trump N Korea threat, Suu Kyi and FT business book

<b>Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here</b><p>The US will have “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself, Donald Trump said …

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Exclusive: Richard Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson said on Tuesday he is in talks to set up a fund to help Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma replace wrecked fossil fuel-dependent utilities with low-carbon renewable energy sources.<p>The British business …

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Hurricane Maria heads for Virgin Islands

St Croix in the US Virgin Islands is the next target on Hurricane Maria’s list as it wheels its destructive way through the Caribbean.<p>As meteorologists we know the force that #Maria images/data represent, & my heart sinks as it spins inexorably to #VirginIslands/#PuertoRico …

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Edmonton wife and daughter still stranded in Virgin Islands as Hurricane Maria bears down

Angela Thomas and Karlene Lucian already survived Hurricane Irma<p>The wife and daughter of an Edmonton man are still stranded in the British Virgin …

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Top stories from Britain and around the world - PM gives tech giants one month to move on terror propaganda

<b>PM GIVES TECH GIANTS ONE MONTH TO MOVE ON TERROR PROPAGANDA</b><p>Internet companies are being given one month to show they are taking serious action to …

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Our hurricane-hit islands deserve aid. The rules that block it are wrong

Hurricane Maria has wrought terrible destruction in the Caribbean, yet OECD guidelines say that the islands are ineligible for assistance • Hurricane Maria – live updates<p>In a manner reminiscent of Stephen King’s Bazaar of Bad Dreams, dark clouds of despair and destruction hover yet again over the …

Opinion

Filipino Irma evacuees flown to Puerto Rico en route to PH

First and second batches of Filipino nationals from British Virgin Islands arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 17.<p>WASHINGTON, DC <b>–</b> Ninety …

Caribbean

Spared Full Force of Irma, Bahamians Organize Relief, Worry for Future

At the 11 a.m. church service at Harlem’s Bethany Baptist Church on September 10, the wooden pews were largely filled with well-dressed older New …

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Hurricane Maria: new category five storm makes landfall in Dominica – live

‘Potentially catastrophic’ hurricane rapidly intensifies as it pummels Caribbean and heads to Irma-struck Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

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Maria Follows On The Heels Of Hurricane Irma

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jim Waterson of BuzzFeed UK, who's in the British Virgin Islands, about Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm.

World News

Brexit Is Hurting the Fight Against Corruption

LONDON — I think David Cameron was the worst prime minister Britain has had in the 40 years I’ve been alive, but his replacement, Theresa May, is competing hard for the title. She has jettisoned the strategic sense that was Mr. Cameron’s only worthwhile talent, and has scrapped his best initiative: …

Opinion

The world in brief, September 19th 2017 | Espresso

<b>Iraq’s</b> prime minister demanded that <b>Kurdistan</b> call off its independence referendum, and its highest court called the vote’s legality into question. …

Economics

Kenny Chesney Helps Teen Brothers Reunite With Mother After Hurricane Irma

Following Hurricane Irma's devastating path through the U.S. Virgin Islands, two teenage brothers who'd lost their home caught the attention of an …

Kenny Chesney

News Daily: Hurricane Maria and Suu Kyi speaks out

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Hurricane Maria brings more misery to Caribbean<p>The Caribbean island of Dominica has been hit by winds of up to 160mph (260 km/h), with Hurricane Maria looking set to cause further devastation in the region. Maria has been upgraded to a category 5 hurricane - the …

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Are you affected by Hurricane Maria?

A category five hurricane is battering the Caribbean. If you’re in the region, you can share your experiences with us<p>Your safety is most important. Do not take any risks when recording or sharing your story<p>The Caribbean island of Dominica has been hit by category 5 Hurricane Maria, with fears it …

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Iceland set for snap election in October

Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson on Monday accepted Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson’s request to dissolve parliament and hold an election on …

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Richard Branson and Kate Winslet Team Up to Help Caribbean Islands After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. As Kate Winslet reminds the world in @robsorrentifilm's haunting video, there's a …

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Hurricane Maria upgraded to Category 3 storm

A new major hurricane that is heading for already destroyed islands in the Caribbean has been upgraded to a Category three storm.<p>The National …

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