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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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Dreams of European life spur perilous journey from Ivory Coast

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Kadi Bah saw people starving in the Sahara desert and drowning in the Mediterranean during her failed six-month odyssey to reach Europe. But as soon as the United Nations plane bringing her back home from Libya to Ivory Coast touched down, she was hatching plans to try again....


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Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the stylish Condesa neighborhood, young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. Instead of crowds gathered with beers,...


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Next U.K. election campaign gets going for Corbyn's grassroots

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A small church hall in the northern English city of Manchester with sandwiches and cups of tea is not the most obvious venue for an insurrection that would reverberate across Europe. After glorious defeat at the British general election in June, supporters of Labour Party...


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Zionist evangelicals trail Trump to Holy Land with cash in hand

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. As the Jewish High Holiday season moves in, Israel is getting set to welcome a throng of religious visitors -- evangelical Christians. Thousands will pour in from more than 80 countries to the streets of Jerusalem in early October for an annual march celebrating the Feast of...


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Iran tries to reconcile Syria and Hamas, rebuilding alliance

Syria Reconciling Hamas

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran is working to restore a lost link in its network of alliances in the Middle East, trying to bring Hamas fully back into the fold after the Palestinian militant group had a bitter fall-out with Iranian ally Syria over that country’s civil war. Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah...


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Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

Egypt Sheikh Jackson

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he idolized in his teens, and he becomes so distraught he crashes his car. The news of the passing of the King of Pop is the start of a crisis of conscience for...


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World wonders could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan

North Korea Nuclear Missile Launch Over Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. The world hasn’t seen an above-ground, atmospheric...


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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

China North Korea Sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang’s last ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be...


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The Latest: Maria to cause dangerous currents along US coast

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Hurricane Maria is expected to soon create dangerous waves and strong rip currents along parts of the southeast U.S. coast as the Category 3 storm moves away from the Bahamas and into open water. The U.S....


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Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks-4

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said...


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