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Powerful earthquake jolts Mexico, sways buildings in capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage....

The Latest: Trump's talks of UN 'potential' at luncheon
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):...

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes....

French president defends international cooperation at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron issued a ringing defense of global cooperation Tuesday, telling world leaders that solving major challenges otherwise will be reduced to "the survival of the fittest."...

The Latest: Buildings damaged, rubble in Mexico City streets
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local):...

Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Dominica's leader sent out an emotional call for help as Category 5 Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island, causing "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the island lost all communications on Tuesday and the hurricane took aim at Puerto Rico....

Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo President Joseph Kabila declared Tuesday that "justice must be done" as he opened a peace conference in the bloody Kasai region where thousands of people have died in a year of fighting among government troops and militias....

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves....

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47
MOSCOW (AP) -- The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the rugged and reliable weapon of choice for many armies, terror groups and drug gangs....

Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group launched one of their widest offensives yet Tuesday against Syrian pro-government forces, which responded with heavy airstrikes targeting hospitals and first responders....

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Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar's map

Italy urges more patrols, punishment after spate of rapes

Latin America/Caribbean
The Latest: Buildings damaged, rubble in Mexico City streets

Middle East
Hamas invites Abbas to resume control of Gaza