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7.1 magnitude quake kills 120 as buildings crumble in Mexico

Mexico Earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing at least 120 people as buildings...

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Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers...


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May to test limits of money pledges to unlock Brexit talks

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is weighing whether to accept for the first time the need to discuss the European Union’s demand for a “Brexit bill” of tens of billions of pounds, in a move designed to kick-start stalled negotiations in Brussels. May will hold talks with her...


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Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

Philippines Duterte Martial Law

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of protesters marked Thursday’s anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president’s authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs....


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Grenade attack kills 3, wounds 30 in Indian-held Kashmir

India Kashmir A Grenade Attack

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected rebels lobbed a grenade at a motorcade of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir Thursday, killing three civilians and wounding 30 others, police said. Police said the attack occurred as the motorcade passed though the southern Tral town. Three...


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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In a push at dawn, Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to retake the town of Hawija — one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq — from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s office. The operation began just two days after...


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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

APTOPIX Dominican Republic Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that knocked out power for the whole island and paralyzed the U.S. territory with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out Thursday. The...


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AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

TOKYO (AP) — Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. The treaty, the...


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Couples embracing in public should be jailed, Indian politician says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - A member of India’s Parliament from the governing Bharatiya Janata Party has said that couples displaying affection in public should be thrown in jail, because such “vulgar” behavior can lead to rape. “Be it a motorcycle, car or park, couples can be seen...


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With sharp words and stealth strikes, Israel sends a message to Hezbollah and U.S.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Israel has flexed its military muscles in recent months as the regional balance of power has pitched further in favor of its most bitter adversaries: Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah. Analysts and former senior Israeli military officers say Israel is...


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Germans set to reward Angela Merkel for country's stability

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WISMAR, Germany - The skinheads were outside blowing their whistles, and President Donald Trump was an ocean away threatening to “totally destroy” another country, when Angela Merkel stepped to the podium in this quietly prosperous seaside city to make her pitch to...


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