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Spanish police arrest Catalan officials over secession vote

AP World News - 5 hours 59 min ago
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. 2017-09-20T03:48:00-04:00 2017-09-20T07:48:47-04:00
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Turkish officer hit by rotor blade dies at police school

AP World News - 5 hours 59 min ago
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a police officer has died after being hit by a helicopter's rotor blade at a police training school. 2017-09-20T05:32:00-04:00 2017-09-20T09:32:58-04:00
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UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

AP World News - 5 hours 59 min ago
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. 2017-09-19T21:07:00-04:00 2017-09-20T01:07:40-04:00
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Rohingya refugees take little heart from speech by Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Reuters World News - 6 hours 16 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

Reuters World News - 6 hours 18 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

Reuters World News - 6 hours 28 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

Reuters World News - 6 hours 32 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

Reuters World News - 6 hours 35 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

Reuters World News - 6 hours 44 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

Reuters World News - 7 hours 2 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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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

AP World News - 7 hours 59 min ago
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. 2017-09-20T02:27:00-04:00 2017-09-20T06:27:53-04:00
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Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

Reuters World News - 8 hours 14 min ago
HABUR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence vote, piling economic pressure on Kurdish authorities after Turkish troops deployed near the main commercial border crossing.
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Desperate night search in Mexico school, other ruins as quake deaths pass 200

Reuters World News - 8 hours 33 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.
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Exclusive: From Russia with fuel - North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

Reuters World News - 8 hours 43 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions.
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Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says

Reuters World News - 9 hours 2 min ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city.
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Battering smaller islands, powerful Hurricane Maria barrels toward Puerto Rico

Reuters World News - 9 hours 6 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and headed toward Puerto Rico, set to be the strongest storm to hit the island in about 90 years.
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Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

AP World News - 9 hours 59 min ago
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. 2017-09-20T00:10:00-04:00 2017-09-20T04:10:28-04:00
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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

AP World News - 9 hours 59 min ago
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. 2017-09-20T01:45:00-04:00 2017-09-20T05:45:13-04:00
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Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

AP World News - 9 hours 59 min ago
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. 2017-09-20T00:44:00-04:00 2017-09-20T04:44:41-04:00
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After election rout, split stalks France's National Front

Reuters World News - 10 hours 9 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Four months after a resounding electoral defeat, France's far-right National Front party is on the brink of a split, with simmering differences between leader Marine Le Pen and her chief deputy appearing irreconcilable.
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