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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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Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain

Japan Koreas Tension Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea’s next missile test? A restatement of past policy? Or simply just what it seemed: a straightforward threat of annihilation from the president of the United States? Officials and pundits across Asia...


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Mexicans dig in rubble seeking survivors as quake kills 248

APTOPIX Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248 early Wednesday. Adding...


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Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. Several Rohingya camps in this coastal city are flooded from three days of unrelenting rains. People in the camps were...


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Australia prime minister says 50 refugees will soon go to US

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first 50 refugees to be resettled in the United States under a contentious agreement with Australia will be notified within days that they will be leaving the Pacific island camps where they have languished for years, the Australian prime minister said Wednesday....


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UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council hold a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations as world leaders tackle a wide range of crises and challenges on the...


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Scores dead after powerful quake jolts Mexico

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing scores of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off the country’s Pacific...


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226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico

CORRECTION Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were...


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The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

Mexico Earthquake-3

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico’s civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official...


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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Guadeloupe Hurricane Maria-3

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a...


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Asian stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

Financial Markets Wall Street

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve’s announcement of the result of its meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was flat at 20,298.80 and South Korea’s Kospi edged down 0.1 percent to 2,413....


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