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US trying to stay in Iran nuclear deal: US top diplomat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that the United States was trying to stay in a landmark nuclear deal clinched between Iran and six world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:29:41

Trump underlines partnership with Riyadh, GCC in curbing Tehran in region

US President Donald Trump emphasized his country's partnership with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council as a whole to counter Iran's "destabilizing activities" in the region, the White House said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:28:49

Iran accuses Israel, Saudi of fueling Trump's anti-Iran emotion

The US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran speech was under the influence of lobbyists from Israel and Saudi Arabia, Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:24:45

US will stay in Iran nuclear deal "right now" to weigh response: ambassador

The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, local media cited US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley as saying on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:17:53

US Army dismisses two-star general amid improper relationship probe

The US Army has fired a two-star general who allegedly sent flirty messages to the wife of an enlisted soldier at his post in Italy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:16:37

Governor calls wildfire California’s worst ever

Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in Californian history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state’s worst natural disasters in years.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/15 23:48:39

Guardians of the Amazon

In western Brazil’s Amazon, the very people tasked with looking after the world’s greatest rainforest are they themselves wondering if they have a future. “We are just trying to survive,” said Cleyton de Oliveira, 24.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/15 23:08:39

Virginia State University in US on lockdown after on-campus shooting

Virginia State University in Petersburg, in the US state of Virginia, is on lockdown after an on-campus shooting Saturday night, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 13:32:47

Wildfires destroy 3,500 houses in western California's Santa Rosa: mayor

An estimated 5 percent of the housing stock, or 3,500 homes and businesses, in Santa Rosa city were burned in wildfires ravaging North Bay of western California, Mayor Chris Coursey told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 11:20:43

Fugitive former Peruvian president seeks unfreezing of bank account

The defense team of former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo asked a court to free one of his bank accounts in Lima, his lawyer Roberto Su confirmed Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 8:23:19

Trump touts health care executive order amid criticism, insurance market jitters

US President Donald Trump touted his executive order on health care Saturday amid criticism that his measures, aimed at gutting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would destabilize the health insurance market.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 6:49:43

Mexico City to reinforce earthquake alert system

Mexico City will reinforce its earthquake alert system by installing between 800 and 1,000 new speakers on the streets, after the 7.1 earthquake which hit the capital on Sep. 19 and killed 228 people, the government announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 6:41:07

Death toll from Hurricane Harvey in US state of Texas hits 88: preliminary survey

Hurricane Harvey took the lives of at least 88 in the US state of Texas directly or indirectly, preliminary numbers released by the Department of State Health Services showed on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 13:39:27

Ex-White House chief of staff interviewed for Russia-related probe

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was reportedly interviewed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in charge of Russia-related investigation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 12:15:44

5.4-magnitude quake hits 9km SSW of San Dionisio del Mar, Mexico -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted 9km SSW of San Dionisio del Mar, Mexico at 00:20:58 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 10:51:27

California declares state of emergency amid hepatitis A outbreak

California's governor Jerry Brown declared Friday a state of emergency amid the deadly hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 7:34:30

Wildfires destroy 3,500 houses in western California's Santa Rosa: mayor

An estimated 5 percent of the housing stock, or 3,500 homes and businesses, in Santa Rosa city were burned in wildfires ravaging North Bay of western California, Mayor Chris Coursey told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 7:34:04

31 killed, 3,500 homes destroyed in California wildfires

A series of wildfires that broke out Sunday and swept the vast majority of northern California have burned 221,754 acres, with at least 31 people killed and 3,500 homes destroyed, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 7:23:06