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Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump's threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution....



Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217....



Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday - nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the noises of shifting rubble....



Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado....



As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah
PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) -- With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region....



AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he heard positive news in President Donald Trump's United Nations address: "that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others."...



The Latest: Spain takes control of Catalan govt spending
MADRID (AP) -- The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local):...



UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council hold a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations as world leaders tackle a wide range of crises and challenges on the second day of their annual gathering....



Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Weary and uncertain, they carried whatever they could on their backs, trudging through monsoon rains and enduring relocations and extortion attempts as they struggle to find small patches of land that can be their own, at least for a moment....



Kenya Supreme Court says why it annulled presidential poll
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's Supreme Court is delivering its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August....