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At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Dwindling Hope

MEXICO CITY — Gustavo López recognized the boy’s clothes first. His tiny frame, pulled from the wreckage, lay over the jagged pieces of what remained of the school. It was his 7-year-old son. He sat in shock for hours, quietly trying to maintain strength for his 9-year-old daughter, who had ...

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Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon, American Embassy employees in Kabul will no longer need to take a Chinook helicopter ride to cross the street to a military base less than 100 yards outside the present Green Zone security district. Instead, the boundaries of the Green Zone will be redrawn to include ...

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‘Bucket Bomb’ Strikes London’s Vulnerable Underground

LONDON — Alex Ojeda-Sierra, 13, was on the train to school with a friend when they heard screaming and saw passengers running past. Unknown to the boys, a bomb had exploded in another car. “I dropped my bag and we started running,” Alex, who attends the London Oratory School, said ...

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Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

MOSCOW — The country does not exist, so it has neither an army nor any real citizens, though it has acquired a feisty following of would-be patriots online. Starting on Thursday, however, the fictional state, Veishnoriya, a distillation of the Kremlin’s darkest fears about the West, becomes the target of ...

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