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Villagers After the Quake: ‘They’re Left With Nothing’

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:00:43 GMT

The epicenter of the earthquake, which killed at least 318 people throughout central Mexico, was about 10 miles southeast of San Francisco Xochiteopan.With hundreds of houses destroyed and President Trump vowing to limit Mexican immigration, a rural village whose workers flocked to the U.S. wonders how it will rebuild.


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Moths, Alive and in Color, in All Their Diversity

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:34:34 GMT

A new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science.


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On the Market: Homes for Sale in Toronto

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:01:29 GMT

This week’s properties include a two-bedroom in the Distillery District and a four-bedroom in the Beach area.



A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:37 GMT

At the International Cacao Collection in Turrialba, Costa Rica, José Antonio Alfaro examined pods — which hold the seeds that make chocolate — treated to resist a devastating fungus. Only a few cacao varieties are widely cultivated, making them susceptible to outbreaks.In Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.


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Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:09:05 GMT

Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa on a visit to Seattle. “Our immigration policy is much more liberal,” Mr. Watson said of one edge a Canadian city might have in bidding to host Amazon’s second headquarters.Officials and business leaders across North America are going to extreme lengths to court Amazon to put its second headquarters in their city.


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After Mexico Earthquake, Tremors of Anxiety

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:50:26 GMT

Rescue teams at the site of a collapsed building in Mexico City on Sunday.Even as Mexico City begins to recover and normal rhythms return to its streets, the psychic damage lingers.


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How World Leaders Reacted to Trump at the U.N.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:35:09 GMT

President Trump, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, denounced “rogue nations” and vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if forced to defend the United States or its allies.From deriding the American leader as a “giant gold Goliath” to applauding his calls for sovereignty, leaders gave widely varying responses to President Trump’s General Assembly speech.


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Luck, Not Tougher Building Standards, Spared Mexico in Quake

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:26:21 GMT

People tried to rescue survivors from a collapsed building on Tuesday after the earthquake in Mexico City.The seismic activity of Tuesday’s earthquake differed from a far more devastating quake in 1985. Enforcement of stronger building codes is lax.


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A Walk Through Dominica, Hours After Hurricane Maria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:56:50 GMT

On the morning after Hurricane Maria hit Dominica, a resident surveyed the devastation in the island’s capital, Roseau.



Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:32:38 GMT

Haitians are inoculated against tetanus in Port-au-Prince in 2010. The Pan American Health Organization announced that infant tetanus was officially eliminated from the Americas this year.Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too.


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Canada Letter: Health Care Comparisons and an NYT Offer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:19:15 GMT

Our weekly look for and about Canadians, Canada Letter, explores medical wait times, visits the Yukon and remembers a political mastermind.


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Quake Threatens to Cause Flight From Mexico City’s Hip Neighborhoods

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:48:48 GMT

It took years for the Condesa neighborhood to recover from the 1985 earthquake. Then on Tuesday, it was hit again.Roma and Condesa were hit hard by the big 1985 quake and took years to rebound. Then came the devastation from the Tuesday earthquake.


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How to Help Puerto Rico and Other Islands After Hurricane Maria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:33:17 GMT

Hurricane Maria, the first Category 4 storm to make landfall on Puerto Rico since 1932, devastated the island.A look at the groups providing aid to victims of the storm, and the type of research you should do before donating.


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Stunned by Quake, Mexican Town Fears It ‘Will Never Be the Same’

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:33:39 GMT

Residents in Jojutla, Mexico, tried to salvage what personal items they could on Wednesday from a home damaged in the earthquake that struck a day earlier.Jojutla, a town south of Mexico City that is unaccustomed to earthquakes, was heavily damaged by Tuesday’s quake and is struggling to cope with a scarcity of resources.


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Amid Quake Rubble in Mexico, ‘We Will Get Through It’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:28:35 GMT

Hundreds of volunteers, military personnel and city workers came together to try to find survivors after a textile factory collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake, burying several people in Mexico City.



Citizens Mobilize After Mexico Quake

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:53:29 GMT

Volunteers are banding together to help rescue workers clear rubble and distribute resources after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday.



No Child Trapped in Rubble of Mexican Quake-Hit School, Officials Say

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:45:15 GMT

Rescue operations continued on Thursday at the site of the Enrique Rébsamen school in southern Mexico City.Rescue efforts at the school, where a girl was reported to be trapped, had transfixed the country. Officials later said all children were accounted for.


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Hurricane Maria Updates: In Puerto Rico, the Storm ‘Destroyed Us’

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:10:05 GMT

Rubble atop a car in the Puerta de Tierra area of San Juan, P.R., on Thursday.Puerto Ricans are facing the crushing devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria — splintered homes, uprooted trees and floodwaters coursing through streets.


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‘These Were Our Children’: School Collapses in Mexico Earthquake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:27:45 GMT

At least 30 children were killed when the Enrique Rebsamen school collapsed in Tuesday’s earthquake.



Battered, Not Broken: Pictures of Mexico After the Quake

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:11:01 GMT

Volunteers searched a building that collapsed in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City on Tuesday.As Mexicans rush to one another’s aid, portraits of a country show that it is already dusting itself off.


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Where to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Victims

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:53:02 GMT

Rescue workers pulling a man out of a building that collapsed during an earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday.Here is a list of local and international organizations that are helping those affected.


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Why Mexico Is So Prone to Strong Earthquakes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:19:05 GMT

Rescuers worked on a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City on Tuesday.Two powerful quakes, 12 days apart, have killed hundreds of people in Mexico this month. We look at how, where and why the big ones happen.


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At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Dwindling Hope

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:44:53 GMT

A wing of the three-story building collapsed into a massive pancake of concrete slabs.At least 30 children died when the earthquake collapsed their school. As the hours passed, rescuers found mostly lifeless bodies, but also some survivors.


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Mexico City Volunteers Venture Out in Force to Aid Quake Victims

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:33:32 GMT

Rescue workers and volunteers searched for survivors in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City late Tuesday.Parque España, the verdant refuge of dog-walkers and young lovers, became the venue for something else: a frenetic, impromptu relief center.


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Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble as Death Toll Passes 200

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:27:11 GMT

Dozens of buildings collapsed in Mexico City. “The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped and to give medical attention to the injured people,” Mexico’s president said.Thousands of rescue workers plunged into the shattered shells of homes and offices. Officials said the priority is to keep saving people.


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Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:01:15 GMT

A Foxconn-owned building in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2012. The company’s plans to build one of the world’s biggest manufacturing hubs in Brazil have stalled.The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.


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Listen: Locals Describe Hurricane Maria’s Damage in Dominica

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:39:17 GMT

With no power, phones or internet, Dominica residents turned to amateur radio to give updates on their situation after Hurricane Maria battered the island.



Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Mexico City

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:00:50 GMT

A deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck close to Mexico City. It comes less than two weeks after the most powerful earthquake in Mexico in a century.



Allan J. MacEachen, a Force in Bringing Public Health Care to Canada, Dies at 96

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:09:29 GMT

On a visit to Washington in 1975, Allan J. MacEachen, left, attended a performance at the National Theater with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.“Canadians are living in a country that Allan J. built, and they like it,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.


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Mexico Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Trapping Many Under Rubble

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:14:52 GMT

A building that collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on Tuesday.In Mexico City, where a school collapsed, ordinary citizens used their bare hands to try to free the students trapped in the rubble.


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Islands Seek International Funding for Hurricane Recovery

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:14:46 GMT

President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic at the United Nations on Monday. Mr. Medina and other Caribbean leaders are calling for money to help recover from devastating storms linked to climate change.In a special United Nations session, leaders of islands battered by hurricanes made worse by climate change appealed to wealthy countries for aid.


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Puerto Rico Flooded by Hurricane Maria

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:26:48 GMT

All regions of Puerto Rico battled floodwaters as Hurricane Maria regained “major hurricane status” off the coast of the Dominican Republic.



The 2017 Hurricane Season Really Is More Intense Than Normal

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:58:17 GMT

On Sept. 8, three storms threatened land: from left, Tropical Storm Katia, Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Jose, which would intensify into a hurricane. Eric Blake, a scientist at the National Hurricane Center, tweeted, “Never seen anything like this in the modern record.”It’s not your imagination. From Harvey to Irma to Jose to Maria, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season “has been an overachiever by almost every index.”


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Live Briefing: At U.N., Trump Singles Out ‘Rogue’ Nations North Korea and Iran

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:38:00 GMT

Mr. Trump, addressing the General Assembly, called the Iran nuclear deal “an embarrassment.”The 193-member United Nations is gathering for the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Here are the highlights.


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Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind-Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:04:19 GMT

Rocks swept by strong waves onto a road in Le Carbet, Martinique, on Tuesday.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Caribbean island had sustained “widespread devastation” from the storm, which hit at Category 5 strength.


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