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7.1 magnitude quake kills 120 as buildings crumble in Mexico

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing at least 120 people as buildings...

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5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by U.S. President Donald Trump by calling him a “deranged” old man who will “pay dearly” for his insults. These words, however, carry the weight of an unprecedented personal rebuke from...


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US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, calling North Korea a case study of the failure to prevent rogue states from obtaining weapons of mass destruction. U.S.-Russian...


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Japan's prime minister, enjoying a sudden bounce in polls, is set to call a snap election

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has one person to thank for reviving his political fortunes, and it’s a surprising person: Kim Jong Un. Just two months ago, Abe was mired in scandal and his poll ratings were falling so precipitously that analysts were ready...


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After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support — including the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany, which is set to become the...


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Youthful Ardern electrifies Kiwi politics in tight election

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Win or lose, Jacinda Ardern has electrified New Zealand politics. In the space of just seven weeks, she has led her opposition Labour Party out of the wilderness and given it the chance of a stunning upset in Saturday’s election. What had looked like a cakewalk for the ruling...


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Bashing Morgan Freeman is suddenly the rage in Russia

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Morgan Freeman’s honey-kissed baritone has sound-tracked dozens of documentaries and public announcements in the Oscar-winner’s long Hollywood career. But the 80-year-old star’s tenure in the business probably failed to prep him for the Russian reaction that greeted a...


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Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. The fact that it’s the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct...


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Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

APTOPIX Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm’s devastation. Two days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions on the island faced...


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Analysis: Tunisia is allowing Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. That's the good news.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Just over a week ago, Tunisia became one of the only countries in the Arab world to allow Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, flouting centuries of tradition and earning the accolades of human rights groups and activists around the world. The measure has been cited...


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Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some success

APTOPIX Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Mexico’s federal police said several people were...


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