Hurricane approaching Florida with deadly storm surges
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Hurricane Irma gained strength as it was set to make landfall in Florida on Sunday with a double barrel threat of destructive winds and life-threatening storm surges.
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We look at reaction to how Republican lawmakers in Florida may have just made an expensive mistake by revoking Disney's special status, as retribution for the company's opposition to the state's "Don’t say gay" bill. The papers are also discussing the situation in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol and what the coming weeks could mean for the war. Finally, The New York Times reports on how shaved heads "have people buzzing".
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A total of 98 people were killed last year when a beachfront condo in Florida collapsed. The tragedy sparked numerous investigations and calls for more vigorous safety inspections.
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Activists and doctors have successfully had abortion bans temporarily blocked in several US states. In Florida, the presiding judge said that the state ban violated a woman's right to privacy.
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US President Joe Biden, while on a visit to hard-hit Florida, said reconstruction efforts could take months or even years. He promised to continue federal support "after the television cameras have moved on."
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In a teary-eyed message before leaving for the US, Jair Bolsonaro praised his supporters who were camping front of army bases and urging a coup against Lula.
The Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida has been shut indefinitely as authorities struggled with migrants arriving in boats. There has been a rise in migrants arriving from Cuba due to the economic turmoil there.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to hospital in Florida suffering with stomach pains. Brazil has so far said it has no plans to ask for the far-right politician to be extradited from the US.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill giving him control of Walt Disney World's self-governing district. A five-member board will now be appointed to oversee the government services provided in the state's Disney properties. DeSantis is taking aim at Disney over the company's opposition to the state's "Don't Say Gay" law. The move also comes ahead of an expected announcement of his 2024 presidential run.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has been hospitalized after being attacked by a group of men in a South Florida gym. The Brooklyn native was attacked by three men in the bathroom of an LA Fitness after being forcefully removed from the sauna.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has criticised Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as being "anti-business" and "anti-Florida". The comments are part of an ongoing feud between the entertainment giant and DeSantis that started when Disney voiced its opposition to a state law banning education on LGBT issues in schools.
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Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
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As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
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Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
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In Ivory Coast's Assinie, coastal erosion and rogue waves are destroying homes and businesses - a problem that U.N. experts warn is only going to get worse.
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Humanitarian aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are the latest victims of the Israel-Hamas disinformation war; their organisations have been accused of supporting either Hamas or Israel in viral videos shared online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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