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US evacuates some staff, ups pressure on Syria

The United States has ordered embassy families and some staff out of Syria as it has hardened its tone on Damascus`s crackdown on protests without calling for President Bashar al-Assad to go.

Mexico evacuates thousands ahead of hurricane

Heavy winds, battering waves and intense rain pummelled residents and tourists in this vacation resort as Hurricane Jimena, one of the largest hurricanes this year, raked the coast late Tuesday.