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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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7.1 magnitude quake kills 139 as buildings crumble in Mexico

CORRECTION Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were...


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The Latest: Civil Defense: Mexico quake death toll hits 139

Mexico Earthquake-3

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The head of Mexico’s National Civil Defense agency says the death toll from a major earthquake that rattled the center of the country has reached 139. Luis Felipe Puente said 64 people had died...


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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Guadeloupe Hurricane Maria-3

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a...


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Trump makes de?ant UN debut

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United...


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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 collapsed in plumes of dust.


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Puerto Rico braces for a potential direct hit from Hurricane Maria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SAN JUAN - Residents of Puerto Rico were bracing for a possible direct hit from Hurricane Maria early Wednesday morning, the latest powerful storm to barrel across the Atlantic Ocean while menacing the islands of the Caribbean and threatening the United States. Gas...


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Scores dead after powerful quake jolts Mexico

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing dozens of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off the country’s Pacific...


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Thousands of Haitians find 'Mexican dream' near US border

Haitians The Mexican Dream

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They’re never late, always hustle and come in on days off to...


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The Latest: Calls for reform of UN rights body

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The United States, Britain and the Netherlands are calling for reforms to the U.N. Human Rights Council to prevent countries that routinely commit abuses from becoming members. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley,...


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Robust emphasis on sovereignty echoes president's domestic agenda

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which...


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