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Big Mexico Quake Cuts Power And Damages Homes; Two Dead In Crash

Pic: People react after an earthquake shook buildings in Mexico City, Mexico February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.

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U.S. Charges Russians With 2016 U.S. Election Tampering To Boost Trump

 FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Federal Bureau of Investigation oversight on Capitol Hill in Washington June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

WASHINGTON: A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow’s purported effort to interfere.

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'Easy On The Fries!', Japan Scientists Tell Hopeful Bald People

TOKYO: Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss.

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Passenger Films 'Demonic' Child Screaming Throughout 8-Hour Flight

NEW YORK: Sitting next to an upset child is every airline passenger’s worst fear, but a YouTube video taken by a passenger on a Lufthansa flight from Germany to New York in Aug 2017 takes those fears to another level.

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Hong Kong Star Barred From Performing In M'sia; Claims It's Bbecause She Supports LGBT

HONG KONG: Canto-pop star and pro-democracy activist Denise Ho Wan-sze has been barred from holding a concert in Malaysia in April, she announced on Thursday, saying officials pulled the plug due to her support for the LGBT community.

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Powerful 7.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes Mexico; Damage Reported

MEXICO CITY: A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths.

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U.N. Urges Iran To Stop Executions Of Juveniles On Death Row

Pic: Reuters/Beawiharta  (U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein talks to reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia)

GENEVA - The top United Nations human rights official called on Iran on Friday to halt executions of young people convicted of carrying out crimes when they were under the age of 18.

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Thailand Decorates Myanmar's Army Chief Amid Rohingya Crisis

Pic: Reuters/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool (Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar)/

BANGKOK - Thailand awarded Myanmar’s army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international condemnation.

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U.S. And Turkey Agree To Mend Ties; Turks Propose Joint Deployment In Syria

Pic: Reuters/Cem Ozdel (Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive to a meeting in Ankara, Turkey)

ANKARA - The United States and Turkey agreed on Friday to try to rescue a strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a crisis point, with Turkey proposing a joint deployment in Syria if a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia leaves a border area.

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Grief And Anger As Florida Prepares To Bury Victims Of School Massacre

Pic: Reuters/Jonathan Drake (A young student walks under the seventeen crosses placed on a fence for the victims of yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a short distance from the school in Parkland, Florida)

PARKLAND, Fla. - As families prepared on Friday to bury victims of another U.S. mass shooting, grief mixed with anger amid signs of possible lapses in school security and indications that law enforcement may have missed clues about the suspected gunman’s plans.

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