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20 September 2017 3:20 AM Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school where several children were reported to have died. There has also been widespread damage in Morelos and Puebla states and in Mexico State. The tremor struck while many people

20 September 2017 2:16 AM The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 7:06 PM New ref for Parker fight

It is a compromise Parker's promoter David Higgins, who created a storm when being ejected from yesterday's press conference in London because of the issue, is happy with. The main problem Team Parker had with O'Connor is that the Brit has been the referee for Fury's last two fights. Instead the new ref will be Marcus McDonnell, another Englishman, who had been slated 1

19 September 2017 11:41 AM Monster Hurricane Maria is back to Category 5 and barreling towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as 'widespread devastation' from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Its winds reached sustained maximum speeds of 160mph as it plowed into the tiny country - and forecasters warned it might become 1

19 September 2017 9:43 AM Hurricane Maria, merciless, clobbers Dominica, eyes Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holding the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. Fierce winds and driving rain lashed mountainous Dominica for hours as Maria 2

18 September 2017 2:41 PM President Trump says bureaucracy is stopping UN from reaching its full potential in debut appearance

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organisation to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world. But while Trump chastised the UN – an organisation he sharply criticised as a candidate for president for its spiralling 2

17 September 2017 9:11 PM London Tube attack: CCTV emerges as two men arrested

POLICE have been handed CCTV footage that could reveal the identity of the Parsons Green bomber just hours before the London tube terror attack. The grainy footage shows a young man in a grey tracksuit carrying a bag that looks like the Lidl supermarket bag that contained the bomb. ITV News, which screened the footage, said it was filmed near a house 4

17 September 2017 8:21 AM UK threat level downgraded to severe from critical

London - Britain has downgraded its terrorism threat level to severe from critical, two days after a bombing in a London Underground train injured 30 people, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday. "The Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, which reviews the threat level that the UK is under, have decided to lower that level from critical to severe," Rudd said in a televised 3

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Unrelenting All Blacks sound warning with emphatic victory

AUCKLAND: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was reluctant to state it explicitly, but the 57-0 demolition of traditional rivals South Africa on Saturday was an emphatic warning to the rest of the rugby world. The world champions demonstrated they could be ruthlessly clinical in seizing scoring opportunities and at the same time be equally aggressive in defence 3