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* Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

Sept 20 (BBC) 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 if forced to do so.
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* Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

Sept 20 (BBC) A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 130 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. Rescuers are searching for survivors and there are reports of children trapped in a partly collapsed school. The 7.1 magnitude quake caused damage in Morelos and Puebla states and in Mexico State.
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* Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global 'scrutiny'

Sept 19 (BBC) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern Rakhine state that has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims cross into Bangladesh.
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* Hurricane Maria hits Virgin Islands and bears down on Puerto Rico

Sept 20 (BBC) Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength Atlantic storm of the season, has reached the southernmost Virgin Islands as it heads for Puerto Rico. The category five hurricane began lashing St Croix in its north-westerly path across the Caribbean.
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* Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM

Sept 19 (BBC) Dominica has suffered "widespread damage" from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says. "We have lost all that money can buy," he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island.
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