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September 22, 2017

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Despair rises for relatives of missing in Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY -- As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts.

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US beefs up North Korea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults President Trump

NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay dearly" for his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks.

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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

MEXICO CITY -- The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her -- a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people.

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Iran: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

UNITED NATIONS -- Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

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UK threat level raised after subway bombing

LONDON -- A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain's terrorism threat level to "critical," meaning another attack may be imminent.

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UN OKS sanctions against NKorea

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Waves from Irma flood Cuba

HAVANA -- Powerful waves and storm surge from Hurricane Irma topped Havana's iconic Malecon seawall and left thousands of homes, businesses and hotels swamped Sunday, even as the storm moved away from the island.

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