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Environment

Laura strengthens into hurricane near Cuba: U.S. NHC

(Reuters) - Laura strengthened on Tuesday to become a Category 1 hurricane near the western tip of Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane was about 145 miles (235 km) northwest of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the Miami-based forecaster said.

Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri and Sumita Layek in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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