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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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As Catalan independence vote nears, Europe supports keeping Spain intact

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MADRID - A week before a highly contentious Catalonia independence referendum, the Catalan president continued to defy warnings from Spain’s national government to call off the October 1 “self rule” vote. “It will proceed because we had foreseen a contingency plan to...


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US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

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TORONTO (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their “fighting spirit” and “bring home the gold.” Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions,...


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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 two people, 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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Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation “is now within reach” while North Korea’s foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult to his country makes an attack against the U.S. mainland...


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After Maria, humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

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A humanitarian crisis is growing in Puerto Rico as towns are left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island


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Iraq seeks other nations' help to build a nuclear reactor

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq’s foreign minister is asking nuclear countries for help building an atomic reactor for peaceful purposes, saying the country has a right to use atomic power peacefully. Ibrahim al-Jaafari made the request in his speech Saturday to the U.N. General Assembly’s annual...


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The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Iraq’s top diplomat is reiterating its government’s opposition to Iraqi Kurds’ planned independence vote next week. Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told the U.S. General Assembly on Saturday...


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The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

Mexico Earthquake-2

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City has spewed a cloud of vapor with some ash about a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, but experts said it was not related to the quakes. The 17,797-foot (5,426-meter) volcano...


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Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to...


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After military drills, West is examining Russia's capability

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. VILNIUS, Lithuania - The vast Russian military exercises that ended this week showed off a muscular fighting force practicing state-on-state warfare, NATO’s deputy military commander said, in one of the first assessments of a large-scale operation that put Russia’s...


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