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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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Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president warned Wednesday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit for the United Nations. In remarks...


Business

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement

Financial Markets Wall Street

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 20,453.68 as the yen weakened...


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Iranian president says nuclear deal will 'collapse' if Trump withdraws

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - The international nuclear agreement with Iran is a “closed issue” and cannot be extended or changed in any way, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared Wednesday, flatly rejecting President Donald Trump’s criticism that the deal is weak and “an...


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The Latest: USVI officials: Tourists should delay visiting

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria-5

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism says people who want to visit the Caribbean territory should postpone their trip while authorities assess the effects of Hurricane Maria on St. Croix and recover from...


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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

Mexico Earthquake-15

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed...


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Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

APTOPIX Dominican Republic Hurricane Maria

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.


World

Rich, poor band together after earthquake in Mexico City

Special To The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - On one of Mexico City’s trendiest streets, lined with art galleries, cafes and gourmet restaurants, taco vendor Luis Miguel Osorio and his wife and daughter worked rapidly Wednesday to serve food to the victims, volunteers and emergency workers crowded...


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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria-1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial...


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Mexican family mourns 11 dead after church falls at baptism

CORRECTION Mexico Earthquake

ATZALA, Mexico (AP) — A child’s baptism turned into tragedy when the roof of a church collapsed as a powerful earthquake shook central Mexico. Eleven members of a family died, including the 2-month-old girl being christened. The only survivors were the girl’s father, the priest and the priest’s...


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The Latest: Myanmar pledges long-term solutions in Rakhine

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Myanmar says it is committed to long-term solutions to the tensions in Rakhine state from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have escaped a military crackdown across the border into Bangladesh....


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