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Major earthquake hits near Mexico City, dozens dead

19 September 2017

MEXICO CITY – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling dozens of buildings in the heavily populated capital and killing at least 49 people nearby. President Enrique Pena said 27 buildings had collapsed in Mexico City, one of... Read More


In first visit, Trump urges reform so UN can meet full potential

19 September 2017

UNITED NATIONS − US President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to UN headquarters, calling for “truly bold reforms” so it could be a greater force for world peace. Ahead of his maiden... Read More


South Korea says Moon and Trump agree on need for stronger North Korea sanctions

18 September 2017

SEOUL – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s presidential office said following a telephone call between the two leaders... Read More


Amazon to test one-hour catwalk-to-doorstep deliveries at Nicopanda show

18 September 2017

LONDON – Online retailer Amazon aims to take the “see now, buy now” model of making clothes seen in catwalk shows quickly available to consumers to a new level, offering one-hour delivery on items shown in a fashion show on Saturday night to customers in London. ... Read More


Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

17 September 2017

NEW YORK/BOSTON – More than 22 000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company... Read More


More protests break out in St Louis after acquittal in police shooting

17 September 2017

ST LOUIS – Protesters marched through an upscale St Louis-area shopping mall on Saturday and the rock group U2 cancelled a concert hours after police clashed with a crowd outraged over the acquittal of a white former policeman accused of murdering a black man. In... Read More


British police arrest man at Dover in London bomb manhunt

16 September 2017

LONDON – British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a property in a small town outside London on Saturday as they hunted for whoever planted a bomb on a commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier. Prime Minister Theresa May... Read More


Bill Cosby’s retrial for sexual assault set for April

16 September 2017

NEW YORK – Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday. Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial in June after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict after deliberating more... Read More


After new North Korea missile test, US says has military options

16 September 2017

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS – The United States said on Friday it had military options to deal with North Korea, signalling its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean for the second time in under a... Read More


Jose returns to hurricane strength

15 September 2017

Jose has become a hurricane again and tropical storm watches are possible in the United States on Saturday. While no coastal watches or warnings were in effect on Friday evening, the National Hurricane Center said interests from North Carolina northward to New England... Read More


Nearly 2 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

15 September 2017

MIAMI – About 1.9 million homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas remained without power from Hurricane Irma on Friday, five days after the deadly storm ripped through the United States Southeast. Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful... Read More


Vatican recalls Washington diplomat amid child pornography investigation

15 September 2017

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Friday said it has recalled one of its diplomats from Washington after the United States State Department said the priest may have violated child pornography laws. Prosecutors in the Vatican have opened an investigation into the case... Read More


Several hurt in 'terrorist' incident on London underground train

15 September 2017

LONDON – Several people were injured on Friday after witnesses reported there had been a blast on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London and police said they were treating it as a terrorism incident. Passengers on board a train heading into the capital fled... Read More


Trump to visit hurricane-ravaged Florida

14 September 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – United States President Donald Trump visits hurricane-ravaged Florida on Thursday where police are probing the deaths of eight patients inside a nursing home as Hurricane Irma left millions in the state without power. Police in Hollywood, north... Read More


Student opens fire at Washington state school, killing classmate

14 September 2017

A student carrying two guns opened fire at his high school near Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, killing one classmate and injuring three others before he was apprehended by a staff member, the local sheriff said. The slain student was trying to convince the shooter,... Read More


US won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

13 September 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new... Read More


North Korea sanctions ‘nothing compared to what will have to happen’: Trump

13 September 2017

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the latest UN sanctions on North Korea were only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country’s nuclear programme. The UN Security Council unanimously voted to... Read More



13 September 2017

ISLAMORADA, Florida – Residents who returned to the Florida Keys archipelago yesterday found Hurricane Irma had shredded mobile homes like soda cans and coated businesses with seaweed, while the death toll rose for the second major hurricane to hit the United States... Read More


Apple set to unveil anniversary iPhone in major product launch

12 September 2017

CUPERTINO, California – A decade after then-CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, Apple Inc. on Tuesday is set to introduce a completely redesigned top-of-the-line iPhone along with two other new phones, as well as a big upgrade to the Apple Watch and a higher-definition... Read More


Floridians return to storm-shattered homes as Irma arrives in Georgia

12 September 2017

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND – Storm-shocked Floridians returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of once-powerful Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving well over half of residents without power and flooding cities in the state’s north-eastern corner.... Read More


Manchester concert venue shattered by bomb attack to reopen

11 September 2017

LONDON – The Manchester music venue where a suicide bomber killed 22 people as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May will reopen on Saturday for the first time since the attack. A benefit concert entitled We Are Manchester will raise money for a charitable trust... Read More



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