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21 September 2017 6:23 PM Mexico's president visits quake-injured; signs of life in collapsed school transfix the country

Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico’s deadly earthquake, which killed at least 252 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach those trapped, including a child or children thought to still be alive in the ruins of a school. Battling grinding fatigue and mountains of rubble, rescuers in three

21 September 2017 5:15 PM Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading

21 September 2017 4:24 PM Frogs in Minnesota, across U.S. dying from disease

Scientists studied 247 frog die-offs in 43 states from 1999 through 2015 and found that severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, caused 21 major mortality events in 10 states total. Those included mass die-offs at locations in Minnesota, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and New Hampshire where in some cases up to 95 percent of the tadpoles died from the disease

21 September 2017 4:02 PM Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake

MEXICO CITY — A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as Mexicans were riveted by an effort to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played out live late Wednesday and early Thursday on the major news channels here, with television cameras tracking

21 September 2017 12:44 PM Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years. More than 50 survivors have been plucked from several disaster sites in Mexico City since Tuesday

21 September 2017 3:39 AM New Zealand's annual net migration remains high: statistics

WELLINGTON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Visitor arrivals in New Zealand numbered 3.7 million in August this year, a new annual record, up 9 percent from the same time last year, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Thursday. The increase was mostly due to the 6-percent increase in visitor arrivals from Australia, and 21-percent increase from the United 1

20 September 2017 7:56 PM Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country’s most deadly earthquake in three decades. At least 237 people were killed by the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck about

20 September 2017 1:54 PM The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

The lesson that the North Koreans would take away from the Iran deal, they say, is that the United States can be rolled. The Iran deal is not a permanent solution to the Iranian nuclear problem, they argue, but just a temporary fix. After 15 years, many of the limits on the production of nuclear material will be lifted, even if inspection requirements 2

20 September 2017 9:51 AM Mexico earthquake: Many children killed at primary school

At least 30 people, mostly children, died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday's earthquake, local media say. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Dozens of buildings were toppled, much of the electricity supply was cut and broken 2

20 September 2017 9:51 AM Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226. The magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires less than two weeks 2