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September 21 protests aimed at Duterte

LEFT-leaning activists on Tuesday downplayed President Rodrigo Duterte's semblance of support for the nationwide protests on September 21 and stressed that these are aimed at the President and his policies.

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Mexico's president says 22 dead at fallen school

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's president said 22 people have died at a school that collapsed in the nation's capital due to Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake.

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In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

UNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "totally destroy North Korea" if the US is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation's nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the UN

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226 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Updated) — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Wednesday (Philippine time), collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people.

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Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya villages calm

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny.

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Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest August, summer on record

WASHINGTON -- Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.

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As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS -- International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the US, Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's historic trans

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Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission.

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