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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

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

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

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

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in a suburb north of Buenos Aires; originals may have belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during WWII

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

Like past first ladies, Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi Arabia

The first lady is accompanying President Trump on his first foreign trip as president

Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides, officials say

Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed

10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker

U.S. Navy's destroyer sustained damage on its left rear side Monday near Singapore, Navy's 7th Fleet says

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May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

The EU summit comes after a Tory rebellion defeats the government in a key vote on Brexit. Source: BBC

Royals to attend Grenfell fire memorial at St Paul’s

PM will also join victims of the blaze for a multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Source: BBC

New U.S. embassy in London cost more than $1B

The special relationship between the U.S. and Britain apparently requires a very special U.S. embassy in London. The new one, opening next month, cost more than $1 billion. Charlie D'Agata takes a look.