Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses while sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off … Continue reading

Indiana University expels student in attack on Muslim woman
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Indiana University expels student in attack on Muslim woman

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University has expelled a 19-year-old sophomore accused of attacking Muslim woman over the weekend, trying to remove her headscarf and shouting racial slurs, a school official said Tuesday, October 13. School spokesman Mark Land said IU’s dean of students “dismissed” Triceten D. Bickford on Monday night as a “direct result of … Continue reading

South African students protest planned tuition fee hikes
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South African students protest planned tuition fee hikes

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chanting protesters, including medical students with stethoscopes around their necks, demonstrated against planned increases in tuition fees at a number of top South African universities on Monday, blocking roads and entrances and causing the suspension of classes on some campuses. “No to fee increase!” screamed students during a rally at the University … Continue reading

Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns in online forum
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Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns in online forum

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a gunman who killed nine people and himself at an Oregon community college allowed her troubled son to have guns and acknowledged in online posts that he struggled with autism, but she didn’t seem to know he was potentially violent. The online writings by Laurel Harper date from … Continue reading

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand
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School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand. “You are here to learn discipline,” the officer shouted. “Do you understand?” “Yes, sir!” shouted back the group of 53 aspiring artists — … Continue reading