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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 223

updated: 09/20/2017 6:12 p.m. Discuss

Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100.

Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

updated: 09/20/2017 3:58 p.m. Discuss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday.

N. Korea risks war, Trump says at U.N.

posted: 09/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the U.N. that laid out a stark, good-vs.-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil.

Quake fells Mexico buildings; people fill capital’s streets, dig with hands to free trapped

posted: 09/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 149 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many worked to help rescue those who were trapped.

Maria hurls rain at Puerto Rico, promises worse

posted: 09/20/2017 4:04 a.m. Discuss

As rain began lashing Puerto Rico on Tuesday afternoon, the U.S territory's governor warned that Hurricane Maria could hit "with a force and violence that we haven't seen for several generations."

Czech zoo burns rhino-horn trove

posted: 09/20/2017 3:54 a.m. Discuss

A Czech zoo burned some 74 pounds of rhino horns with an estimated black market value of more than $2 million on Tuesday in a protest against a rhino horn auction in South Africa.

Insurgents' Syria push underway

updated: 09/20/2017 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders.

Craft at war games fires rocket in error

updated: 09/20/2017 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Russian media reported Tuesday that three people were wounded at major Russian military exercises when a helicopter accidentally fired a rocket at a crowd of invited spectators.

Burma's Suu Kyi plays down exodus, invites look

updated: 09/20/2017 3:43 a.m. Discuss

With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves.

The World in Brief

updated: 09/20/2017 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Egypt to aid Libya in unifying army

PHOTOS: 7.1 magnitude quake kills more than 100 as buildings collapse in Mexico

updated: 09/19/2017 6:44 p.m. Discuss

MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

VIDEO: At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

updated: 09/19/2017 2:49 p.m. Comments 31

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in a debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

Mend ways, Trump tells U.N.

posted: 09/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

UNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump on Monday opened his first visit to the United Nations since taking office with a polite but firm call for the 72-year-old institution to overhaul itself and a veiled threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Category 5 Maria flogs Dominica

updated: 09/19/2017 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 5 storm on Monday and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

U.S. jets join S. Korea, Japan in drills

updated: 09/19/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.






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