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Hurricane Irma bears down on Turks and Caicos islands

The Turks and Caicos await Hurricane Irma, which has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean. Source: BBC

Barbuda after Hurricane Irma: A Caribbean paradise lost

The BBC's Laura Bicker is the first journalist to arrive in Barbuda where residents wait to leave. Source: BBC

Top modelling agent says male models ‘suffer big pay gap’ compared to women

Male models are being paid up to 75% less than women, according to one top modelling agent. Source: BBC

US Navy ship and oil tanker collide near Singapore

A search for the Navy sailors is under way after the ship and an oil tanker collide near Singapore. Source: BBC

First commercial flight lands on remote St Helena

Commercial jet lands for the first time on airstrip branded the "world's most useless airport". Source: BBC

UK weather: Warning for commuters as further heavy snow hits UK

Disruption is expected across the roads and public transport, and hundreds of schools remain closed. Source: BBC

‘Hairy rebel’ pleased to be Sir Billy Connolly

Glasgow comedian Billy Connolly receives a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Source: BBC

Barcelona attack suspect named by police as Younes Abouyaaqoub

The hunt for the driver suspected of killing 13 people in Barcelona last week widens across Europe. Source: BBC

Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar

The operation against Muslim Rohingyas "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the UN says. Source: BBC

UK’s Hurricane Irma response was not late – Fallon

The defence secretary rejects criticism of the aid effort, saying it is "as good as anybody else's". Source: BBC

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