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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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Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday — nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the...


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The Latest: Death toll rises in on island of Guadeloupe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 4:35 a.m. The prefect of the French island of Guadeloupe has raised the death toll stemming from Hurricane Maria from one to two people. Eric Maire said Tuesday night that in addition to one person who “did not comply...


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Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country’s nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated...


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Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain

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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 through collapsed buildings as quake kills 248

APTOPIX Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248. Adding...


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Leader of Indonesia attack plot gets 11 years' in prison

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to 11 years in prison for leading a plot to attack a presidential guard-changing ceremony in Jakarta. One of his co-conspirators received six years in prison. Muhammad Nur Solihin, the ring leader, and Agus Supriyadi...


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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria barreled toward...


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Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful President Donald Trump mentioned her in his U.N. General Assembly speech and hopes it could be a chance for a breakthrough. Megumi Yokota was abducted on her way home from school after badminton practice in November 1977....


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Foundation to create special reserve for albino orangutan

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group in Indonesia says it wants to create a 5-hectare (12-acre) “forest island” for the world’s only known albino orangutan after rescuing it from villagers earlier this year. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation said Wednesday that the 5-year-old orangutan,...


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AP Interview: New Zealand hopeful targets sustainable growth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Jacinda Ardern has been riding a wave of popularity since taking over as New Zealand’s opposition leader last month. The 37-year-old is hoping to unseat conservative Prime Minister Bill English, 55, when the nation votes in the general election on Saturday. Ardern’s...


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