Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Media captionMoments after the earthquake hit At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 223 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches […]

Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

Media captionThe strong quake was felt in the capital, Mexico City A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 100 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. Rescue workers are searching for survivors buried under rubble and officials warn the death toll may rise. The 7.1 magnitude quake caused […]

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French Caribbean island of Martinique suffered minor damage from Hurricane Maria Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength Atlantic storm of the season, is bearing down on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The category five tempest has already inflicted “widespread damage” on the Caribbean island of Dominica. It briefly […]

Trump’s first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

Trump’s first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

Media captionWhich ‘rogue states’ are in Trump’s new axis of evil? Donald Trump’s first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism. The US president included Iran among “a small group of rogue regimes”, and said the US would “totally destroy” North Korea […]

Maria an ‘extremely dangerous’ hurricane

Maria an ‘extremely dangerous’ hurricane

Media captionWatch: The islanders caught between hurricanes Hurricane Maria has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” category four storm, US forecasters say, as it bears down on islands in the Caribbean. It is due to hit the Leeward Islands, which include the US and British Virgin islands, in the coming hours. Maria is moving roughly along […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile on Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country’s nuclear goals, according to state media. The aim was to establish “equilibrium” of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as […]

North Korea ‘fires missile from Pyongyang’

North Korea ‘fires missile from Pyongyang’

Image copyright KCNA Image caption North Korea’s rocket launch last month was described by Japan as an “unprecedented threat” North Korea has fired a missile eastwards from its capital, Pyongyang, towards Japan, the South Korean and Japanese governments say. The missile is likely to have reached an altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled […]

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Media captionDrone footage shows devastation in the French territory of Saint-Martin European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting French islands that took the full force of the storm, said a huge “airlift” was bringing more aid. […]

North Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’ after UN sanctions

North Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’ after UN sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea says it has developed and tested a hydrogen bomb North Korea has threatened the United States with the “greatest pain” it has ever suffered following new sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Pyongyang’s envoy to the UN accused Washington of opting for “political, economic and military confrontation”. […]

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