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'Dangerous' hurricane Odile eyes Mexico Pacific resorts

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Hurricane Odile is pictured as it approaches the Baja Peninsula off the west coast of the United States in this September 14, 2014 NASA handout satellite image. Photo - Reuters
Hurricane Odile swirled menacingly toward northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts Sunday

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Australian PM governs from tent as he keeps vow to Aborigines
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday

Paris conference to plan fight against Islamic State
Senior figures from a US-led coalition are to meet in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State jihadists, as the latest shocking beheading of a Western hostage strengthened their resolve

Fourth doctor in Sierra Leone falls to Ebola
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Jammu and Kashmir floods bind people across religious lines
Fifteen-year-old Abdul Rahman has been staying in a Gurudwara along with his family ever since he was rescued from his house in marooned Wazir Bagh locality after the floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir


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