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A powerful earthquake has shaken central Mexico, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 149 people
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 149 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped....

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency says the nationwide death toll from Tuesday's earthquake has risen to 149
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local):...

Analysis: If Trump insists on 'America First,' then who in the UN will follow?
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump invited the question, and now the world must answer: If America insists on putting itself first, will anyone else follow?...

Puerto Rico's governor says residents of the territory should brace for Hurricane Maria, which he warns could hit with "a force and violence" not seen in generations
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....

Lavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address, especially that the administration does not seek to impose its way of life on other countries.
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."...

NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- NATO's secretary-general welcomed President Donald Trump's new strategy for the 16-year Afghan war and said the U.S. leader's insistence that NATO members increase their defense spending is achieving positive results....

Thousands of Haitians have settled on Mexico's northwestern border after the U.S. abruptly closed its doors to them last year
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts....

A dramatic series of social media posts at the height of Hurricane Maria have put the spotlight on the prime minister of the small Caribbean island of Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- As Hurricane Maria hammered Dominica with 160 mph (260 kph) winds Monday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit hunkered down in his official residence and turned to social media to tell of the storm's fury, each post more dire than the previous....

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"
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):...

French, U.S. leaders offer different styles in their first appearances at UN General Assembly
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This year's U.N. gathering of world leaders put an immediate spotlight Tuesday on deep differences on tackling crises from North Korea to global warming: France's president urged world leaders to work together, while America's emphasized nations' own sovereignty....

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Africa
Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasais, blames unrest on 'terrorist militia'

Asia
Asian stock markets are little changed as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of the result of its meeting

Europe
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov scoffs at suggestion that the US might be called on to defend Sweden against a Russian attack

Latin America/Caribbean
A powerful earthquake has shaken central Mexico, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 149 people

Middle East
Hamas has invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to send officials to Gaza to resume control of the coastal enclave seized by the Islamic militant group a decade ago


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