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5.5-magnitude quake hits 15 km SSE of Tonala, Mexico -- USGS

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted 15 km SSE of Tonala, Mexico at 2039 GMT on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 7:28:56

US Washington attorney general reacts to Trump's new immigration policy

Attorney General Bob Ferguson of the western US state of Washington Monday voiced his opposition to what he called an "anti-immigration" rule to be announced by the federal government in two days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 7:26:21

Two French ministers seek Epstein links

Two French government ministers called Monday for an investigation into the alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying that a US inquiry had exposed links between the disgraced financier and France.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 20:33:40

'No need' for German Amazon subsidy: Brazilian President Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has “no need” for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazonian forest, after Berlin said it would suspend some payments because of surging deforestation.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 17:43:40

Epstein death anger soars, outlandish theories swirl

Outrage and intrigue over the apparent suicide in prison of well-connected accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein soared Sunday as US lawmakers pushed for answers including whether “criminal acts” played a role in his death.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 17:28:40

Giammattei wins Guatemala's presidential runoff: preliminary results

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei won Guatemala's presidential runoff on Sunday with a decisive lead over his rival, according to preliminary results from the Supreme Electoral Court (STE).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 11:14:58

Venezuela organizes anti-Trump signature drive

A nationwide anti-Trump signature drive took place in Venezuela over the weekend to protest the stepped-up US sanctions, a government source said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 10:33:27

Fire at US day care center kills five children

A fire at a day care center in the US state of Pennsylvania killed at least five children on Sunday, according to local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 7:33:14

6 shot, wounded at street party in West Chicago

Six people were shot and wounded at a street party in West Chicago early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of more than 100 people at a street party, CBS reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 7:29:40

Mass shootings: US sinking in cycle of horror

Two mass shootings within less than 24 hours in Texas and Ohio have sent the whole US society into shock.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/10 0:55:16

Not intimidated

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gestures during a speech in an anti-Trump demonstration on Saturday in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro called the demonstration against Trump after the US president imposed an economic embargo to Venezuela. The US move also generated the freeze on the negotiations with opposition.
Source: VCG | 2019/8/11 20:48:40

Outcry as Epstein found dead in jail

US financier Jeffrey Epstein, awaiting trial on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, was found dead in jail on Saturday of an apparent suicide, triggering outcry over how the high-profile detainee could die in custody.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/11 20:48:40

'Green rush'

A bitter war has erupted between pot growers and vintners in one of California's famed wine regions where cannabis farms are proliferating, leading critics to denounce a "green rush" they fear could prove disastrous.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/11 19:48:39

Russia Vows Response Measures if US Develops and Deploys Short- and Mid-Range Missiles

Russia earlier offered the US to discard its plans for deployment of the missiles, previously banned by the now void Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, promising to respond in kind.
Source: | 2019/8/11 19:42:27

2020 Democrats offer gun proposals

Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls made proposals ranging from firearm ­licensing to reimposing an assault weapons ban at an Iowa gun safety forum Saturday, one week after mass shootings that thrust the US' firearm violence into the presidential race.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/11 17:53:40

2 killed, 5 injured in rebel attack in Colombia

Two leaders of died and five others, including a minor, were injured on Saturday during a rebel group attack in Cauca, a southwest coastal department of Colombia, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 13:01:08

Photo expo in Cuba kicks off celebrations for Fidel Castro's 93rd birthday

An exhibition named "The Face of History" with a selection of 19 photographs on Friday kicked off the celebrations for the Cuban Revolution leader, Fidel Castro, who would have turned 93 on Aug. 13.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 10:28:40

Mexico expresses concern over massive illegal weapons transfer from US

Mexico expressed concern on Friday about the massive transfer of illegal arms from the United States during the Carribean nation's battle against drug trafficking.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 10:19:41