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“It’s just gone”: Barbuda reduced to rubble after Irma

The island's residents evacuated ahead of Category 4 Hurricane Jose, which now has its sights set on Barbuda

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

Authorities say the bodies of 11 women and 15 children have been recovered in the Naf River at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win mathematics Fields Medal, dies at 40

Mirzakhani was a professor at Stanford University and the only woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision

This year's Russian entrant, Yuliya Samoylova, was blocked from competing by Ukraine because she had toured in Crimea

Hurricane Irma now Category 2, remains “powerful” storm

Far out in the Atlantic, Irma is expected to fluctuate in strength for the next several days

Cuba inundated with rain from Irma

Nearly 16 inches of rain fell in Guantanamo, the easternmost province, according to Cuba's top weatherman Jose Rubiera

Trump, Pope Francis meet after trading barbs

Two men have had harsh words for each other in past, but formal Vatican meeting could be opportunity for embattled president

Latest North Korea missile test represents significant advance

Officials say it appears to have been a test of a key technology North Korea must master before it can develop a missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon

Nurse may have killed 86 patients, prosecutor says

Niels Hoegel, 40, was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders at a hospital in Germany

After a respite, Aleppo descends further into chaos

Elizabeth Palmer reports from Syria on the bleak outlook for battered Aleppo as the bombs fall anew

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With no proof, Trump accuses Democrats of supporting migrant caravan

At a rally in Missoula, Montana, the president accused Democrats – without evidence – of supporting a caravan of about 3,000 migrants heading for the U.S. border. The president threatens to mobilize the U.S. military and shut down the southern border to stop those migrants from entering the U.S. Chip Reid reports.

If Turkey has proof Khashoggi was killed, it’s apparently not sharing

Hours after Mike Pompeo refutes claim he's heard audio of Jamal Khashoggi's alleged murdered, Turkey backs him up, but keeps its secret

Turkey says it hasn’t shared any audio of alleged Khashoggi murder

Turkey's top diplomat confirms his government has not given the U.S. any recordings of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already denied hearing tapes or seeing transcripts. President Trump moved closer to acknowledging the Saudis may have played a role. Weijia Jiang reports.