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US Marine Corps will soon get first female Infantry Officer

The US Marine Corps is expected to assign its first female infantry officer next week, the service said in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:25:10

Dominica PM confirms at least 15 killed in hurricane Maria attack

Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica confirmed on Thursday that at least 15 people were killed and some 20 were missing when the hurricane Maria attacked the country on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:24:18

US court upholds murder conviction of former policeman based on hearsay testimony

The Supreme Court of US state Illinoison on Thursday upheld murder conviction of Drew Peterson, a former police officer, in the death of his third wife, based on hearsay testimony instead of witness' direct knowledge.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:22:24

Death toll climbs to 273 in central Mexico quake

The death toll from Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in central Mexico has climbed to 273, the government said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:20:50

Iranian leaders slam Trump's anti-Iran remarks

Iranian leaders on Thursday reacted strongly to the recent anti-Iran remarks by US President Donald Trump, saying such hostile words will not intimidate the Islamic republic.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:14:01

Trump signs new order to ramp up sanctions on DPRK

US President Donald Trump signed on Thursday an executive order aimed at further cutting off the funding for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 7:13:13

Rescuers search for Mexico quake survivors

Mexico waited anxiously Thursday for signs of life at a collapsed school in the capital, as rescuers continued clawing through rubble for survivors of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 233 people.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 22:53:40

New record

In this undated photo published on Thursday, a man shows a 10.1-kilogram carrot that is believed to be the world’s biggest in Minnesota. Chris Qualley, 34, has been growing giant vegetables for the past two years.
Source: IC | 2017/9/21 22:38:40

Canada MP in hot water over ‘climate Barbie’ sexist remark

A longtime Conservative MP was called out Wednesday for referring to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna as Canada's "climate Barbie."
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 22:33:39

Flooding alert in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico braced for potentially calamitous flash flooding on Thursday after being pummeled by Hurricane Maria which just devastated the island and knocked out the entire electricity grid.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 22:03:40

Brazil's Temer says "unconcerned" about charges, calls for further investigation

Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Wednesday that he is "unconcerned" about the charges of racketeering and obstruction of justice against him. "I reaffirm these things need to be investigated, but I am not concerned in the least about this," Temer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 15:50:52

Chicago's bid for Amazon's new headquarters sparks controversies

Debate over whether Chicago should bid for Amazon's second headquarters heated up as Mayor Rahm Emanuel officially announced on Wednesday that the US city is seeking nomination.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 14:03:22

Brazil's Supreme Court admits charges against President Temer

Brazil's Supreme Court decided on Wednesday to accept the charges of obstruction of justice and criminal associations against President Michel Temer.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 13:52:32

Day of the Glories of the Army celebrated in Chile

Chilean soldiers take part in annual military parade to celebrate the Day of the Glories of the Army at the O'Higgins park, in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 19, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 8:38:32

Rescue teams work to find survivors as Mexico quake toll reaches 230

Elements from the civil protection corps, Red Cross, army, police and voluntary civilians worked through the day on Wednesday to remove rubble from collapsed buildings in Mexico City, after the magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook the center of the country on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 8:12:18

Trump UN address shows nationalist approach: Italian experts

Donald Trump's first speech at the United Nations (UN) showed a nationalist approach in his vision of the world, according to some Italian analysts on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:16:03

Most Americans express "some interest" in science news: survey

About 70 percent Americans express "at least some interest" in science news, but most get it by chance rather than actively searching for it, according to a new Pew Research Center study published Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:15:08

Rising sea levels could spell major problems for Florida's million dollar homes

In parts of Coral Gables, a small city near Miami, even the smallest and oldest properties are worth millions of US dollars. The biggest easily cost tens of millions, and home owners have million dollar yachts parked in waterways that lead right up to their door.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:14:45