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Hurricane Danielle Strengthens in Atlantic


Hurricane Danielle is picking up strength as it moves over the Atlantic Ocean.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm's sustained winds increased to nearly 140 kilometers per hour Wednesday morning. It remains a Category 1 on the five-point scale of hurricane strength.

Danielle is moving northwest in the open waters of the Atlantic. As of the last report, it was about 1,275 kilometers east of the Northern Leeward Islands.

Meanwhile, in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Frank is also gaining strength as it continues on its path away from the southwestern coast of Mexico.

Forecasters say the storm could become a hurricane later Wednesday. Its sustained winds were last recorded at nearly 110 kilometers per hour.

As of now, neither storm is posing a threat to land.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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