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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 23, 2015.

Record-breaking hurricane coming for Mexico

Described as the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere, "Patricia" is bearing down on the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico. The county's government declared a state of emergency Friday as coastal areas braced themselves for the storm, which has reached a speed of 200 miles per hour.

[Read more from the New York Times]

House Republicans score win against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a measure that would repeal parts of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, including funding for the embattled Planned Parenthood. However, the legislation is now headed to a Democrat-conrolled Senate, and the president would likely veto it if passed.

[Read more from FOX News]

U.S. names American soldier killed in Iraq rescue

Pentagon officials have identified U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler as the serviceman who died in the rescue of 70 Iraqi prisoners from Islamic State forces this week. He was a resident of Roland, Oklahoma. Wheeler is the first American to die in the U.S. engagement against ISIS.

[Read more from CNN]

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