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Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, damaging buildings and causing panic

2 hours 28 min ago
The 7.1-magnitude quake occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the notorious Mexico City earthquake.
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The 5 countries where people click most on ISIS propaganda (and the U.S. is No. 2)

2 hours 28 min ago
The top consumers of Islamic State videos were from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Britain, according to a Policy Exchange study.
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What do Germans really think of Angela Merkel? Look to cabaret for answers.

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Cabaret theater, an old Berlin art form, is giving new insight into how Germans see Angela Merkel as they prepare for Sunday elections that will decide whether her 12-year run in office extends to 16.
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The Latest: Mexico collapses buildings

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The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local):
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Brazil’s police confirms death of British kayaker in Amazon

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Brazilian police have confirmed the death of a British woman who disappeared while kayaking in the Amazon.
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Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.
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Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region

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Congo President Joseph Kabila declared Tuesday that “justice must be done” as he opened a peace conference in the bloody Kasai region where thousands of people have died in a year of fighting among government troops and militias.
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Iraqi forces launch battle against Islamic State footholds in vast Anbar province

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The Islamic State is now under pressure from three sides in the desert region straddling Iraq and Syria.
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Militants assault government targets in western Syria, complicating cease-fire talks

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The offensive is led by an al-Qaeda-linked group and is the biggest in the area since March, activists said.
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'We have lost all what money can buy’: Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

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It was the first Category 5 hurricane to hit the Caribbean nation in recorded history. On the island of Guadeloupe, a fatality has been attributed to the storm.
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The Latest: French president calls US climate move a mistake

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The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):
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A Russian helicopter accidentally fired on spectators during war games, state TV says

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The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claim of injured onlookers as “purposeful provocation.”
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Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence, panicking neighbors and Washington

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The United States opposes next weeks’s Kurdish referendum, which could fuel tensions and disrupt the fight against ISIS.
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Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on Rohingya crisis

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Burma’s de facto leader cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country.
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Spain becomes fourth country to expel North Korean envoy over nuclear program

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The United States has been urging countries to cut diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.
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At UN, Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

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President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.
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London mayor targets ‘ghost mansions’ and ‘zombie flats’

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Sadiq Khan believes taxing the empty properties could ease the city’s affordable housing shortage. Others aren’t so sure.
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Refugees in Germany can’t vote. But their future is at stake in the upcoming election.

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Few of the country’s million-plus newcomers have become involved in German politics. Will that change?
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Suspect arrested in London subway attack is revealed by British media

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Authorities have detained two men and searched multiple properties. 
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What would a Russia-NATO war look like? Russia’s wargaming it right now.

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NATO expressed concern about the size of the war games, which Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally observing.
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