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'Menacing' Hurricane Patricia image captured from space

Hurricane Patricia looks menacing in this picture taken from space. Credit: @StationCDRKelly

As Mexico prepares for landfall of perhaps the strongest tropical storm on record, one of the astronauts on board the International Space Station has tweeted an incredible photograph of Hurricane Patricia from space.

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Hurricane Patricia will be powerful enough to 'lift up cars'

Hurricane Patricia will reportedly be "powerful enough to lift up cars" and "destroy homes that are not sturdily built with cement and steel", according to officials at Mexico's meteorological service.

Roberto Ramirez, director of the country's National Water Commission, said those in the most danger from the hurricane will be people on the coast, especially in the state of Jalisco, and warned the storm would have the strength to "drag along people caught outside" when it hits.

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£2.4m reward offered for capture of 'El Chapo'

The Mexican Attorney General issues an appeal for information in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters

Mexican prison and government authorities must have colluded with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman so that he could escape from a maximum security prison at the weekend, a key minister has said.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong also insisted there would be "no rest" for El Chapo. offered a 60 million pesos (£2.4m) reward for information leading to the capture of the drug-runner.

The governor of the jail from where Guzman escaped has also been sacked, officials said.

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