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Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico’s quake rescue efforts

Sep 21 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

MEXICO CITY — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

  • Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain’s long tradition of bullfighting.

  • | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    LONDON — A global ransomware cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations.

  • | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    FATIMA, Portugal — Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most important Catholic shrines.

  • | Posted: May 11 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office Wednesday that he is open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles.

  • | Posted: May 9 2017 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim of state-sponsored terrorism — from the White House.

  • | Posted: May 8 2017 - 12:05am

    YOKOHAMA, Japan — The head of the Asian Development Bank said Sunday he is hoping the U.S. will step up and support the regional lender despite President Donald Trump’s avowed preference for bilateral cooperation.

  • | Posted: May 7 2017 - 12:05am

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late Saturday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group’s rampage to world attention.

  • | Posted: May 5 2017 - 12:05am

    TEHRAN, Iran — A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast.

  • | Posted: May 3 2017 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Rescue officials are hopeful that a surfer who was plucked from the sea after more than 30 hours adrift off the western coast of Scotland will make a full recovery despite severe hypothermia.

  • | Posted: May 3 2017 - 12:05am

    ROME — The mausoleum of Emperor Augustus, a towering monument when it was built in 28 B.C. but long a decrepit eyesore in Rome’s historic center, is being restored. The 10-million-euro ($10.9 million) public-private facelift is expected to be completed in 2019.

  • | Posted: May 2 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — A contentious U.S. anti-missile system in southeastern South Korea is now operating and can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said Tuesday.

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2017 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — Syria’s military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2017 - 12:05am

    KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2017 - 12:05am

    PARIS — France’s established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential runoff, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at keeping far-right Marine Le Pen out of the Elysee Palace.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2017 - 12:05am

    PARIS (AP) — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.