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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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Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran’s nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit for the...


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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 225

Mexico Earthquake-2

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers found a surviving child on Wednesday in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to try to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses toppled by the quake that killed at least...


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The press is really popular in places where it's most restricted

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Americans’ trust in the media is at a low point, as the White House routinely reminds journalists. How can news outlets improve their standing in the eyes of the public? If a study published by Northwestern University in Qatar is any indication, then the key to a...


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The Latest: Palestinian leader warns Israel on sacred sites

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is warning Israel not to turn the Middle East’s decades-long conflict into a religious one. In a speech Wednesday to the U.N. General Assembly, the Palestinian...


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Iranian president rips into Trump as a 'rogue newcomer' to world politics

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his “ignorant, absurd and hateful” speech before the United Nations a day earlier and vowed Iran would not be the first to walk away from the historic 2015 nuclear deal....


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Putin pushes Ukraine peacekeeper plan in face of opposition

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Russia said it will press ahead with President Vladimir Putin’s plan for United Nations peacekeepers in Ukraine, even after the effort stalled in the face of opposition from Washington and Kiev this week. “We never lose hope. We don’t expect immediate results,” Russian Deputy...


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Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

APTOPIX Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island’s financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in...


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Trump says he's decided on Iran deal as allies oppose change

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump said he’s made a decision on whether the U.S. will continue to abide by the Iran nuclear deal, but refused to say whether he intends to quit the accord, stand by it or seek to add new constraints on the Islamic Republic. “I have decided,” Trump said three...


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Kenya's Supreme Court: Here's why we annulled the results of the presidential election.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that lapses by the country’s electoral commission had compelled the justices to annul the results of last month’s presidential election, in which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. The court has...


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Japanese lawmaker says constitutional change can deter North Korea

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party should make it an election pledge to change the nation’s pacifist constitution as a way to strengthen deterrence against North Korea’s provocations, a senior party lawmaker said. In an interview on Tuesday, Masahiko Shibayama said the...


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