Hurricane Earl damage to a building in Puerto Rico
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Hurricane Earl heads for US

Hurricane Earl is heading for the US east coast after causing power cuts and heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean.

The category-four storm is generating sustained winds of 215km/h (135mph).

The US authorities say they fear the hurricane may brush North Carolina and could prompt evacuations.

In Fajardo, Puerto Rico, residents boarded up businesses and strong winds lashed the coast.

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