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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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Grenade attack kills 3, wounds 23 in Indian-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three civilians were killed and 23 others wounded after suspected rebels Thursday lobbed a grenade at a motorcade of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. Police said the attack occurred as the minister’s motorcade passed though the southern...


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Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

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


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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 crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S....


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NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

North Korea Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s first response to Trump’s debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to...


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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

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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Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Japan Game Exhibition

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used...


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UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

UN Peacekeepers-Sex Abuse Scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe that day: A delegation from the United Nations was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her...


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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 daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her....


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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees’ violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a...


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Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online postings that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two. Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May...


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