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Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos as death toll mounts

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Hurricane Maria barrelled toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, caused flooding, devastated economies and left at least 32 people dead.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:50 am

Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities

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Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek permission from any country to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in an undisguised snub to demands by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:09 am

Search for Mexico earthquake survivors enters Day 4, with some success

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:27 am

Soldier watched ‘Cops’ to learn to train Afghan police – watchdog

Preview A government watchdog tasked with studying the effects of reconstruction in Afghanistan finds US forces to be ill-equipped to train the Afghan National Police. One military official even used “Cops” to learn law enforcement techniques.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:20 am

Kim Jong-un calls Trump ‘mentally deranged US dotard’ in response to UN speech

Preview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responded to Trump’s fiery speech at the UN with one of his own, threatening to “tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.” But it was his use of the word “dotard” that caught America’s attention.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:48 am

Trump may cite UN resolution to decertify Iran nuclear deal – US envoy to UN

Preview As President Donald Trump’s deadline for certification of the Iran nuclear deal approaches, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the president is looking to a post-deal UN resolution to justify his decision.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:31 am

US potential withdrawal from Iran deal to send ‘worst signal’ to Pyongyang – Nebenzia

Preview If Washington rips up Iran’s nuclear deal, it will send the wrong message to North Korea and shake its faith in diplomacy, Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said at the UN meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:28 am

Russia nominates award-winning ‘Loveless’ as its best foreign film Oscar entry

Preview The Russian Oscar committee has submitted Andrey Zvyagintsev’s critically acclaimed “Loveless” as its official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards next year. The drama has already captured the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:18 am

Stingray tracking of cellphones unconstitutional without a warrant – US court

Preview A federal court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant before using Stingray tracking devices to locate a suspect via their cellphone signal. Civil rights groups argue that such tools also violate the rights of innocent bystanders.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:44 am

Iran nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated: Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Thursday its nuclear accord with world powers cannot be renegotiated, after the Trump administration warned it was weighing whether the deal signed by its predecessor served U.S. security interests.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:29 am

Exclusive: Faulty devices help keep Iran in nuclear deal limits - report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frequent breakdowns of advanced uranium enrichment devices have inadvertently helped Iran comply with restrictions in the international agreement curbing its nuclear program, according to a new report by a Washington-based think tank.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:26 am

Trump blames Clintons for North Korea nuke crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed his former campaign rival, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for the North Korean nuclear crisis.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:19 am

Deadly fire engulfs Russian hotel

Two people died when the three star Torn House hotel in Rostov-on-Don caught fire.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:15 am

Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.-backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:12 am

Philippines protesters burn Duterte effigy

Thousands of protesters demand an end to the war on drugs, and martial law on the island of Mindanao.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:10 am

North Korea's Kim says will make 'deranged' Trump pay dearly for U.N. speech

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted U.S. President Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fresh sanctions over Pyongyang's weapons programs.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:10 am

Trump is 'deranged' and will pay, N. Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump's remarks to the United Nations threatening the hermit country reflect "mentally deranged behavior," according to a statement released by North Korea's news agency, KCNA.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:09 am

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, heads for Turks and Caicos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strength as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas on Thursday night.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:08 am

Over 87% of Syrian territory liberated from ISIS – Russian MoD

Preview Syrian armed forces supported by the Russian Air Force have regained control of 87.4 percent of the country, Russia’s military said, adding that Russian warplanes had destroyed over 96,000 terrorist targets in the course of the two-year campaign.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:04 am

Canada sending bomb disposal experts to Iraq to train security forces

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A handful of Canadian army combat engineers will soon be in Iraq to train local security forces in the finer points of detecting and defusing roadside bombs, the Liberal government announced Thursday.

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:57 am

All students accounted for in Mexico school collapse

Rescuers in Mexico City continued to claw through an elementary school's debris Thursday morning in an urgent attempt to reach a 12-year-girl, two days after a powerful earthquake trapped her and killed at least 250 people across central Mexico.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:49 am

Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:34 am

Facebook plans big changes to political ads. Are they enough?

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Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:19 am

Maxine Waters 'guarantees' Russian collusion, demands Trump impeachment… again

Preview Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has called for Trump’s impeachment for the second time in a week, and urged her fellow representatives and the black community to join her in pushing for Trump’s ouster.
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Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:07 am

North Korea sanctions: Here's what Trump did

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:28 pm

Soon all of Hong Kong's dolphins will be dead

A near constant wind buffets the top deck of Boat 36826 as it patrols the seas north of Hong Kong's largest island, Lantau.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:25 pm

Physical activity helps people worldwide

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Our steps count towards reducing premature deaths regardless of how they're accumulated, a large, global study affirms.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:13 pm

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:13 pm

In South Korea, daily stresses outweigh North Korea missile worries

SEOUL (Reuters) - Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb earlier this month, You Jae-youn, a 32-year-old South Korean office worker, swiftly put the news behind her to focus on more immediate worries.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:11 pm

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as search for survivors goes on

Rescuers believe survivors could still be found beneath buildings toppled by Tuesday's tremor.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:59 pm

Finding Frida: the search for the Mexican schoolgirl that never was

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Among the ruins of a Mexican school, a fist became a sign of hope. The raised fist: a signal to everyone to be quiet. Rescuers going through the remains of Enrique Rébsamen school were listening, hoping to hear from a girl trapped beneath the bricks and cement. A girl who, it turns out, was never there.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:51 pm

Exclusive: Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria's Idlib - Erdogan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:49 pm

Kim Jong Un: Trump will pay dearly for speech

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has responded to President Trump's United Nations speech. CNN's Athena Jones reports.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:49 pm

France threatens to skip Olympics over North Korea-U.S. tensions

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France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:42 pm

North Korea's illicit money-making businesses

CNN's Brian Todd reports on some of North Korea's operations that could still bring in money for the country despite new sanctions.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:37 pm

What's at stake in Kurdish independence vote

From all corners, from friends and foes, the warnings are "don't do it!" But the Kurds of northern Iraq are determined to move forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, and popular excitement is growing even as an international chorus cautioning against conducting the vote sounds increasingly ominous.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:25 pm

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had 'most severe' brain disease

The former New England Patriot the worst case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyer says.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:22 pm

Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:08 pm

Fearing far-right surge, Merkel tells Germans to vote on Sunday

BERLIN (Reuters) - Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers to go out and vote.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:05 pm

Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

At least 15 people are dead and 20 are missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria, the PM says.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:50 pm

Wing and a prayer? US Air Force may ground aging 100 A-10s

Preview The US Air Force may ground around 100 of its A-10 Warthog jets already in 2018 fiscal year due to being unable to replace their aging wings in time, adding to the woes of the service, which recently halted flights of F-35s due to technical issues.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:48 pm

Death count hits 10 at Florida nursing home, as state suspends license

Preview Ten elderly people have now died at Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. The state suspended its license after finding “gross medical and criminal recklessness” in the care of its patients.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:47 pm

Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI

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The well-preserved wreck of a First World War German submarine, possibly still containing the remains of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:44 pm

'Decapitated man' Halloween display in Tennessee sparks 911 calls

The stuffed puppet display, of a man decapitated by a garage door, spooked Tennessee residents.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:42 pm

Theresa May plans to break Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to kick start the faltering Brexit negotiations on Friday with a proposal for a transitional deal that will cost the UK billions of euros.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:41 pm

Billionaire L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

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Regularly named France's richest person and for years the wealthiest woman in the world thanks to her L'Oréal inheritance, Liliane Bettencourt has died in Paris at the age of 94.

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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:40 pm

Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

The prime minister laments Canada's "humiliation, neglect and abuse" of First Nations peoples.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:25 pm

Fetal deaths up 58 percent since Flint water crisis, pregnancies down

Preview The Flint water crisis has caused fetal deaths to jump 58 percent, while birth rates in the area have dropped 12 percent, a new study suggests.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:18 pm

Trump sanctions target North Korea's few friends

President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions on North Korea Thursday, saying the executive action would target individuals and companies that engage in finance and trade with the isolated communist nation.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:18 pm

What Mexico's earthquake means for California

As we see footage of the devastation in Mexico in the aftermath of the second earthquake that country has suffered this month, people in California might well be wondering how well-prepared their local communities are.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:17 pm