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Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico, causes wide destruction

1 hour 7 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.
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Vote plus marathon spells super-busy Sunday for Berlin police

1 hour 23 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 1,500 police will be on duty in Berlin on Sunday, when Germany's capital faces the logistical challenge of organising an election expected to draw a large turnout - while ensuring its annual marathon also runs smoothly.
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Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

1 hour 27 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people.
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Iran says it will not be the first to violate nuclear deal

1 hour 40 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.
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Afghan president says Trump war plan has better chance than Obama's

1 hour 41 min ago
(Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor's failed because the Afghan army is stronger and Trump wants a regional approach and a harder line with Pakistan.
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Abbas: U.N. must try to end Israeli occupation 'within set timeframe'

2 hours 7 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations on Wednesday to pursue efforts to "bring an end to Israeli occupation of the state of Palestine within a set timeframe."
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Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

2 hours 33 min ago
UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is urging the U.N. Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, calling the violence there a threat to the region and beyond.
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Fake letters tell Germans the web has worked out their vote

3 hours 13 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating letters telling voters that their political preferences had already been worked out from their internet postings and there was no need to go to the polls on Sunday.
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Rescuers in desperate search for girl as Mexico quake toll hits 225

3 hours 16 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school on Wednesday, a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 225 people across central Mexico.
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Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

3 hours 38 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether the United States will remain in the 2015 Iran nuclear pact but declined to reveal it as Iran vowed not to be the first to violate the accord.
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We want it in writing: Scotland and Wales seek clarity on post-Brexit powers

3 hours 44 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland and Wales proposed changes on Wednesday to the central UK government's Brexit bill in an attempt to bed down their current powers which they fear could be weakened after Brexit.
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Hurricane Maria blasts Puerto Rico with high winds and flooding

3 hours 50 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, downing power to most of the island, flooding some areas and ripping windows out in the capital, San Juan.
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Russia's air force killed 850 militants in Syria in last 24 hours: Interfax

4 hours 6 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force has killed about 850 militants in Syria's zone of de-escalation in Idlib in the last 24 hours, Interfax news agency quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.
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Rohingya refugees take little heart from speech by Myanmar's Suu Kyi

6 hours 18 min ago
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they were dismayed by a speech by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in which she condemned rights violations against them but, as far as they could see, offered little hope of them ever going home.
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Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

6 hours 20 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets as it approached the capital, San Juan.
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Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

6 hours 30 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.
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Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

6 hours 34 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is "extremely concerned" by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
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Rescuers search rubble of school as Mexican quake toll hits 217

6 hours 36 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.
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U.S. must suffer 'painful responses' from Iran after Trump speech: Guards chief

6 hours 45 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that the United States should experience "painful responses" following President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Tehran at the United Nations.
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Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia

7 hours 4 min ago
BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors.
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