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...


The Latest: Puerto Rico digs out as flood threat continues

APTOPIX Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 11:35 a.m. People in Puerto Rico are slowly digging out from Hurricane Maria. Many streets are blocked by downed trees and power lines. In some places, the roads are impassable because of floodwaters and people are...


Russia threatens retaliatory strikes against US troops and their allies in Syria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - Russia on Thursday raised the threat of a direct confrontation with U.S. forces in Syria, saying that the Russian military would target areas occupied by American units and U.S.-backed militias if Moscow’s troops come under fire. The warning came amid rising...


Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as Mexicans were riveted by an effort to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played out live late...


A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

APTOPIX Dominican Republic Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods. The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated...


Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

Philippines Duterte Martial Law

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of protesters marked Thursday’s anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president’s authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs....


Body found at collapsed Mexico school; girl still trapped

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the ruins of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early...


Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hours

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two. Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May...


Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos

GENEVA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as...


AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

AP Explains Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. The treaty, the...


Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire....

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