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Death toll from Mexico's earthquake rises to 226

The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday has risen to 226, according to the head of Mexico's civil protection agency, Luis Felipe Puente.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 14:14:11

Trump talks tough on DPRK, Iran in debut UN address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear weapons program and signaled a possible end of the Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 11:48:51

Washington's unilateralism, isolationism no solution to world's problems

The world is facing a wide array of problems like rampant terrorism and sluggish global economic recovery, and it is certainly not a good time to celebrate unilateralism and isolationism.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 9:46:55

High-income seniors enjoy most health gains in US: study

While seniors are getting healthier, there is a growing gap in health disparities between high-income, educated and whites above age of 65 and the less advantaged seniors, even if all American seniors have access to medical treatment through Medicare.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:17:48

Trump's UN speech in breach of UN charter, says Swedish FM

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed US President Donald Trump's first United Nations (UN) address as "bombastic and nationalist," saying the speech was "in breach of the UN charter."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:11:24

16 killed in Hepatitis A outbreak in Southern California

Sixteen people have died in one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in the United States, health experts said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 8:09:57

Trump targets DPRK, Iran in his 1st UN speech

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday strongly pressured the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear weapons and criticized a landmark Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:56:23

1st US military base in Israel unveiled to curb Iran

The first US permanent military base unveiled in Israel Tuesday reveals the two sides' readiness to enhance bilateral cooperation and further curb Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:54:42

Quake kills more than 100 people in central Mexico

More than 100 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico on Tuesday, and the number of deaths is expected to rise due to the scale of the quake.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:49:39

Hurricane Maria wreaks ‘devastation’ in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 23:33:39

Man in the middle

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (left), US President Donald Trump and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai wait for a meeting on United Nations reform at the UN headquarters on Monday in New York City. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 23:23:40

Trump says Paris accord "badly negotiated": US official

US President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron here on Monday that he believed the Paris climate agreement was "badly negotiated" and was unfair to the United States, said a US official.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 15:12:09

US to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States would send more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:48:42

Maria intensifies into "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane

Maria intensified into a Category 5 hurricane on Monday as its eye is approaching Dominica in eastern Caribbean, the US Hurricane Center said in a statement on Monday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:16:06

People of color in US exposed to more transportation-related pollution: Study

A new study finds that the United States made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative disparities between people of color and whites in exposure to harmful air pollution emitted by cars, trucks and other combustion sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 9:26:26

UN chief, Trump call for change in UN bureaucracy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and US President Donald Trump on Monday called for a change of bureaucracy in the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:27:17

Bus collision kills 3, injures 16 in New York

Three people were confirmed killed and 16 others injured after two buses collided in New York on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:22:19

US Navy fires two commanders over ship collisions in Asia

The US Navy fired two senior commanders on Monday due to "a loss of confidence in their ability to command" after two deadly collisions involving Navy ships in recent months.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:20:26