Mexico rescuers work into night to save trapped girl as quake toll tops 230


The girl’s name was not made public, but her family waited in anguish nearby It was part of the careful search for dozens of victims feared buried beneath the Enrique Rebsamen school, where officials reported 21 children and four adults dead after Tuesday’s quake On Wednesday afternoon, officials told bystanders to move back from the Plaza Condesa building which houses a well-known concert hall...

House of Lords rejects 'flawed' expenses report


And almost 4% of peers had not spoken or voted at all Members are not paid a salary but can claim an attendance allowance of up to £300 on days that the House sits The Electoral Reform Society, which campaigns for the reform of Britain's voting system, said spending on House of Lords allowances and expenses in 2016-17 added up to £21,777,168 compared with £18,070,174 in 2014-15 - a 20% increase...

Republicans plan healthcare vote, Obama and TV host denounce bill


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the US healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of “real human suffering” “We think this has a very good chance,” Trump, who made replacing Obamacare a top 2016 campaign promise...

Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch


(Reuters) - Apple Inc’s on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models Unlike previous versions of the watch, it has cellular network connectivity built in Apple said the watch can...

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school


Hopes rose at the school when a girl was located alive and a delicate operation to rescue her is under way Dozens of buildings collapsed across the country, including several churches where worshippers were killed Mexico is prone to earthquakes and earlier this month an 81 magnitude tremor in the south left at least 90 people dead Confirming the death toll, Education Minister Aurelio Nuño‏ said...

Ryanair pilots reject bonus to work through cancellation crisis


Image copyrightGetty ImagesA group of Ryanair pilots has rejected a cash bonus to work extra days after the airline cancelled 2,100 flights because it "messed up" crew holidays In a letter seen by the BBC, pilot representatives from 17 of the company's 80 or so European bases have told bosses that most are not enthused They want new contracts and better working conditions instead New contracts...

Hurricane Maria brings destruction, heavy floods to Puerto Rico


It ripped the roofs off some buildings and turned low-lying streets into rushing debris-laden rivers “When we are able to go outside, we are going to find our island destroyed,” Abner Gomez, the director of the island’s emergency management agency, known by its Spanish language acronym AEMEAD, was quoted as saying by El Nuevo Dia newspaper As expected when hurricanes move ashore over hilly or...

Carabao Cup: Holders Manchester United drawn away to Swansea in fourth round


Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2 in the Wembley final to win the 2017 League CupManchester United will play away at Swansea City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea will be at home against Everton Manchester City have been drawn against Championship Wolves, with Tottenham hosting West Ham in a London derby Arsenal play Norwich City, while Leicester City, who knocked out...

Fed keeps U.S. rates steady, to start portfolio drawdown in October


“The Fed took another step on its path of beautiful normalization, announcing that the gradual balance sheet reduction will start next month and limiting revisions to both projections and policy guidance,” said Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser At Allianz, in California In its policy statement, the Fed cited low unemployment, growth in business investment, and an economic expansion that...

Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis


President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a threat to world Speaking at a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping reform, Pence accused the Myanmar military of responding to militant attacks on government outposts “with...

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