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Mexican officials, ending media spectacle, say no child is still trapped in school after

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials expressed doubt Thursday that any children - dead or alive - remained in the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, an outcome that could turn into an emotional whipsaw for a country that had been fixated for over 24...


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Pope Francis acknowledges Catholic Church's bad practices during sex abuse crisis

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ROME - Pope Francis acknowledged that the Catholic Church was slow to address the sex abuse crisis, including its widely criticized but not publicly acknowledged practice of moving priests who had abused children to other churches instead of reporting them to the...


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Mexican authorities now doubt any child remains trapped in collapsed school

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials expressed doubt Thursday that any children - dead or alive - remain in the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, an outcome that could turn into an emotional whipsaw for a country that has been on edge while waiting...


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UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators will help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, under a resolution the Security Council approved Thursday. Iraq, council members and some human rights advocates portrayed the measure as a key step toward...


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Abe: Pressure only option for North Korea

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. NEW YORK - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, calling for strict implementation of U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea, which has conducted a series of nuclear tests and missile launches. “The gravity of...


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The Latest: No missing child at collapsed Mexican school

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the major earthquake that struck Mexico (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Mexico’s navy says there are no missing children at a collapsed Mexico City school where rescuers have been hunting for a girl they believed to be trapped. Assistant Navy Secretary Angel Enrique...


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At UN, leaders tell tech industry to do more to fight terrorism

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK -- British Prime Minister Theresa May called on technology firms to radically increase the speed with which they remove terrorist content from the internet after a series of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom carried out by individuals who were...


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South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Adopting a less confrontational stance than key allies, South Korea’s president urged North Korea on Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue to prevent conflict breaking out on the divided peninsula. President Moon Jae-in voiced support for stronger sanctions...


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The invisible threat

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. Twenty-two years ago, during the Monday morning rush hour in the Tokyo subway, thousands of unsuspecting commuters inhaled toxic nerve gas left leaking from little plastic bags. Twelve people died, and thousands more were injured in the deadliest attack in Japan since...


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France's National Front, which lost big in the last two elections, is now in chaos

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - A little over four months ago, France’s National Front was on the doorstep of the French presidency. But now the party is drifting farther and father away from power -- and maybe even into obscurity. As of Thursday, the party that has long served as the...


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