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`Big and vicious’ hurricane approaches US

Motorists in the US have streamed inland from the east coast on highways that turned into one-way routes as more than one million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence.

US marks Sept 11 with sombre tributes

Americans have looked back on the September 11 terror attacks with solemn ceremonies and a presidential tribute to ‘the moment when America fought back.’

No sex assault case against Backstreet Boy

Prosecutors in California have declined a sexual assault case involving Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter because too much time has passed since the alleged incident took place.

Pope to meet US church leaders over claims

Pope Francis is expected to meet US Catholic Church leaders who want to discuss the fallout from a scandal involving a former American cardinal and an archbishop’s demands that the pontiff step down.

Brazil party replaces Lula as candidate

Brazil’s Workers’ Party has replaced former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for the October 7 presidential vote.

Suicide bomber kills 32 in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group protesting against a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan, killing 32 and wounding about 130, a provincial official said.