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Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

MEXICO CITY Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people. | Video

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U.S. allies say sanctions the key to ending North Korea standoff

SEOUL/TOKYO U.S. allies said on Wednesday that enforcing international sanctions on North Korea, and not mere dialogue, was the key to getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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'It's not over yet,' Merkel warns supporters before vote

HAMBURG Returning to her birthplace, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged supporters to mobilise undecided voters before Sunday's election, telling them not to take her conservatives' solid lead in opinion polls for granted.

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Spanish police raid Catalan government to halt banned referendum

MADRID/BARCELONA Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.

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Palestinian Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

NEW YORK Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed optimism on Wednesday about reaching a peace deal with Israel this year and said U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to the issue would help create the "deal of the century" in the region.

Israel, Middle East 9:11pm BST

Trump's Central America plan will not boost militarisation - Honduras president

The Trump administration's effort to combat violence and poverty in Central America will not mean greater militarisation in Honduras, the country's president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, said in an interview.

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