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Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores
BBC News A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children died and 30 are missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1... ---

First Australia refugees approved for US resettlement
About 50 refugees held in offshore detention centres will be the first to be resettled in the US.

Of the 40 million slaves in the world, one in four are children
More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.

PULLING NO PUNCHES: Hollywood piles on the Trump mockery at Emmys
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AP Interview: NATO chief welcomes Trump's new approach
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....

Strong quake near Mexico City kills almost 150, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 149.

How social media helped Caribbean islanders say: Don't forget us
How social media helped Caribbean islanders say: Don't forget usU.S. That’s us,” said MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in a segment devoted to the devastation hurricane Irma wrought across the United States Virgin Islands. Ms. Maddow’s report highlighted how hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, transformed the once green and leafy paradise in the southeastern Caribbean to a dull, brown mess.