Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years More than 50 survivors have been plucked from several disaster sites since Tuesday afternoon’s 71-magnitude quake, leading to...

Trump mocked for non-existent 'Nambia' gaffe


At a working lunch with African leaders, the President said: "In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak The gaffe was greeted with derision by Mr Trump's critics and jokers on social media So, which real African country might the President have been talking about It faced a constitutional crisis last year when then-president Yahya Jammeh briefly refused to hand over power to...

British & Irish Lions: Sean O'Brien says team could have won 3-0 with better coaching


The Lions drew a Test series for only the second time in their historyThe British and Irish Lions could have whitewashed world champions New Zealand 3-0 had they been better coached, says flanker Sean O'Brien But he believes poor coaching prevented the Lions securing a historic victory "If we had a little more structure during the weeks, and more of an attack gameplan, driven way earlier in the...

U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal


President Donald Trump has called “an embarrassment” but which is supported by the other major powers that negotiated it with Iran, could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that his country would not be the first to violate the agreement under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for the loosening of...

South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'


The decision to send aid to North Korea was not popular in South Korea, hitting President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating, raised concerns in Japan and the United States, and follows new UN sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test earlier this month “We have consistently said we would pursue humanitarian aid for North Korea in consideration of the poor conditions children and...

News Daily: Mexico quake and sixth Tube attack arrest


Image copyrightGetty Images A steady rain fell over Mexico City overnight, slowing search operations, but hundreds of members of the army and navy joined with volunteers to keep looking A review will look at whether there needs to be a specific law against dangerous cycling When Charlie Alliston, who knocked over and killed Kim Briggs while riding a fixed-gear bike with no front brake in east...

Rescuers in frantic search for quake survivors


Local TV reported that rescuers spotted the child on Wednesday and a search dog subsequently entered the wreckage and confirmed she was alive Emergency services have been joined by Mexico's "mole" rescue workers, who formed as a volunteer search and rescue group in the aftermath of the devastating quake that struck Mexico City in 1985 Image:'The moles' search team is helping locate survivors...

Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness


Moving on to Puerto Rico ranked a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour), Maria ripped roofs from buildings and turned low-lying roadways into rushing debris-laden rivers as it cut a diagonal swath across the island “When we are able to go outside, we are going to find our island destroyed,” Abner Gomez, the director of the island’s emergency...

North Korea's foreign minister calls Trump's U.N. address 'sound of dog barking'


SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called US President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations “the sound of a dog barking”, brushing aside Trump’s remarks that the United States may be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea “There is a saying that goes: ‘Even when dogs bark, the parade goes on’,” said Ri in televised remarks to reporters in front of a hotel near the...

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal


Image copyrightGetty ImagesAlphabet's Google has struck a $11bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung Google expects the deal to close by...

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