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Read President Trump's full remarks at the U.N. General Assembly

In a forceful but highly unusual speech before the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump mocked North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, denounced “loser terrorists” and renewed hints he would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Read Trump’s full remarks, below: It is a profound honor to...

4 U.S. women attacked with acid at French train station

Four young American women were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor's office said. Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in the city's main Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible...

Plane in Paris heading to London is surrounded by police

Police and firefighters are checking a British Airways plane on the tarmac of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after reports of a problem. One passenger on the plane said it was surrounded by dozens of armed officers and firefighters. James Anderson, a 20-year-old entrepreneur on the Sunday morning...

Airstrike wounds 6 U.S.-backed fighters in eastern Syria

A U.S.-backed force in Syria said a Russian airstrike wounded six of its fighters Saturday near the eastern city of Dair Alzour, while in southeastern Syria, government troops and their Iran-backed allies began a new offensive to capture areas along the Iraqi border under the cover of Russian airstrikes....

Raul Castro has a surprising response to harmed U.S. diplomats in Cuba

Raul Castro seemed rattled. The Cuban president sent for the top American envoy in the country to address grave concerns about a spate of U.S. diplomats harmed in Havana. There was talk of futuristic “sonic attacks” and the subtle threat of repercussions by the United States, until recently Cuba's...

Report of explosion at London subway station

London's Metropolitan Police and ambulance services are confirming they are at the scene of “an incident” at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital. The underground operator said services have been cut along the line. All three sent out information via Twitter, saying...

Boat carrying workers capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing

A boat crowded with construction workers capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India early Thursday and at least 19 people have drowned, officials said. A search is underway for missing passengers, said senior police officer Ram Kumar. More than 60 people were on the boat when it capsized...

23 die in Malaysia as fire blocks lone exit at Islamic school dormitory

A fire that blocked the only exit at an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit “shouldn't have been there.” Firefighters and...

Three killed in bombing outside a cricket stadium in Kabul

A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said hundreds of people were inside watching a match when the bomber struck outside...

European Union chief says bloc is 'bouncing back' after crisis-hit decade

The European Union is in a healthier economic state than it's been for more than a decade and is ready to move on from Brexit, the bloc's top official said Wednesday. Addressing lawmakers at the European Parliament, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is "bouncing back" after a...

As Rohingya flee violence, Myanmar's Suu Kyi skips UN meeting

With Myanmar drawing condemnation for violence that has driven at least 370,000 Rohingya to flee the country, the government said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi would skip this week's U.N. General Assembly. Suu Kyi was missing the assembly, which opened Tuesday and runs through Sept. 25,...

'Never seen anything like this': European leaders view Caribbean islands devastated by Irma

France's president, Britain's foreign secretary and the Dutch king on Tuesday were visiting Caribbean territories that were hammered by Hurricane Irma, trying to quell accusations by residents that European governments were slow to prepare, slow to react and sometimes even racist in their responses...

On last day in Colombia, Pope Francis carries on after being hurt in popemobile mishap

Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday honoring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to hundreds of thousands of African slaves who arrived in the port of Cartagena to be sold during Spanish colonial times. Francis' visit to Cartagena got off...

Rohingya rebels declare truce as desperation hits camps

Rohingya insurgents, whose attack on Myanmar security forces last month triggered savage military reprisals, declared a monthlong truce Sunday as refugees continued to flood across the border into Bangladesh only to face scant basic resources, hunger and illness. The Muslim insurgents of the Arakan...

Egypt says it has discovered a 3,500-years old tomb in Luxor

Egypt has announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty. The tomb is located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery where noblemen and top government officials...

15 killed in one of the most powerful quakes to strike Mexico

One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern coast, killing at least 15 people, toppling houses and businesses and sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off...

'Alarming number' of 270,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar, U.N. says

The U.N. said Friday that an "alarming number" of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks. The new number confirmed Friday by U.N. Refugee Agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan is much higher than the 164,000 it had previously estimated had...

Syrian army: Israeli air raid on military facility kills 2

Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria early Thursday, killing two soldiers and causing material damage, the Syrian army said. The airstrike targeted a facility near the town of Masyaf that some said was tied to Syria's chemical weapons program,...

Duterte's son and son-in-law grilled at Senate inquiry on illegal drug shipment

The son and son-in-law of the Philippine president, who has been accused of condoning extrajudicial killings of thousands of drug suspects, on Thursday appeared in a Senate inquiry looking into a huge shipment of illegal drugs from China that slipped through Manila's port. Paolo Duterte, currently...

U.N. probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike. The investigators also appealed to the U.S.-led coalition to better protect civilians as it...

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