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...


Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

North Korea Trump-1

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats


Iraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from Islamic State group.


UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

UN Peacekeepers-Sex Abuse Scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe that day: A delegation from the United Nations was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her...


Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Japan Game Exhibition

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used...


NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

North Korea Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s first response to Trump’s debut speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he vowed to...


Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Across the capital thousands of Mexicans are now...


Germans set to reward Angela Merkel for country's stability

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WISMAR, Germany - The skinheads were outside blowing their whistles, and President Donald Trump was an ocean away threatening to “totally destroy” another country, when Angela Merkel stepped to the podium in this quietly prosperous seaside city to make her pitch to...


With sharp words and stealth strikes, Israel sends a message to Hezbollah and U.S.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Israel has flexed its military muscles in recent months as the regional balance of power has pitched further in favor of its most bitter adversaries: Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah. Analysts and former senior Israeli military officers say Israel is...


Couples embracing in public should be jailed, Indian politician says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - A member of India’s Parliament from the governing Bharatiya Janata Party has said that couples displaying affection in public should be thrown in jail, because such “vulgar” behavior can lead to rape. “Be it a motorcycle, car or park, couples can be seen...


Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group


IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In a push at dawn, Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to retake the town of Hawija — one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq — from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s office. The operation began just two days after...

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