Often digging with their bare hands, locals tunneled into collapsed apartment buildings, often without electricity.

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The escalating U.S. rhetoric over North Korea is only making matters worse, says China.

The U.S. president fed right into the Kim regime’s narrative with his threats

They said Melania Trump was the face of success. She made them take down billboards with her face.

“Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English,” the billboards said.

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‘We have lost all what money can buy’: Hurricane Maria threatens St. Croix and Puerto Rico after devastating Dominica

It was the first Category 5 hurricane to hit the Caribbean nation in recorded history. On the island of Guadeloupe, a fatality has been attributed to the storm.

The 7.1-magnitude quake occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the notorious Mexico City earthquake.

Neighbors and strangers pick through rubble with any tools, or just bare hands.

China and Russia warn that Trump’s words could inflame tensions with North Korea.

The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claim of injured onlookers as “purposeful provocation.”

Burma’s de facto leader cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country.

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The Islamic State is now under pressure from three sides in the desert region straddling Iraq and Syria.

The offensive is led by an al-Qaeda-linked group and is the biggest in the area since March, activists said.

The United States opposes next week’s Kurdish referendum, which could fuel tensions and disrupt the fight against ISIS.

The United States has been urging countries to cut diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.

Few of the country’s million-plus newcomers have become involved in German politics. Will that change?

NATO expressed concern about the size of the war games, which Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally observing.

Sadiq Khan believes taxing the empty properties could ease the city’s affordable housing shortage. Others aren’t so sure.

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria say the battle for the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its “final stages” with the opening of a new front.

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Hong Kong’s last British governor urged Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday not to treat the city’s residents like dissidents.

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One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

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The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):

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The Swiss parliament has elected a doctor to the country’s seven-member executive branch, the first member from the Italian-speaking south in 18 years.

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The Latest on independence efforts in Spain’s Catalonia region (all times local):

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