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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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New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological...


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US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games

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TORONTO (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump met Saturday with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago. Mrs. Trump was heard telling the prince that she had...


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Far-right party poised to enter Parliament as Germans head to polls

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, Germany - Two years after Germany took in more than a million asylum seekers, there’s scant evidence of the influx here in this struggling former communist stronghold hard on the Polish border. There are no mosques, few ethnic-minority...


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The Latest: North Korea: Trump insult ensures attack on US

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 3:30 p.m. North Korea’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.” Ri Yong...


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Earthquake strikes North Korea near nuclear test zone, but no radiation reported

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIJING - A 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected in northern North Korea on Saturday afternoon, near the nation’s known nuclear test site, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But experts said seismic data suggested that it was probably not caused by a new...


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On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

VARENA, Lithuania (AP) — Hundreds of Lithuanians ran around with baskets and buckets Saturday in a southeastern pine forest. Why you ask? It’s the national championship of wild mushroom picking — a competition always held on the last Saturday in September. That’s when conditions are “not too dry,...


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Uber tops 500,000 signatures on petition to halt London ban

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Uber Technologies collected more than 500,000 signatures in less than 24 hours on a petition to protest London’s decision to not renew the company’s taxi license, a setback in one of its most lucrative markets. The campaign on the website Change.org asks London Mayor Sadiq Khan...


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US bombers fly close to North Korea, tremor shakes test site

(c) 2017, Bloomberg News. U.S. Air Force bombers flew over international waters east of North Korea as tension simmers between the two nations and their respective leaders, and a tremor earlier struck close to North Korea’s nuclear test site. The U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers, based in Guam, and F-15C...


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After Maria, humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island. A group of anxious mayors arrived in the capital to meet with Gov. Ricardo Rossello...


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Syria says victory is in sight over terrorists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is “marching steadily” toward the goal of rooting out terrorism — and “victory is now within reach.” Walid Al-Moualem pointed to “the liberation of Aleppo and Palmyra,” the end to the siege of Deir el-Zour...


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