Quake strikes Mexico on ‘cursed’ anniversary, at least 1 dead

A woman receives medical care after an earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2022. (PEDRO PARDO / AFP) MEXICO CITY – A powerful earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing at least one person, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending residents of Mexico City scrambling outside […]

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin reaches Windsor, her final resting place

Emma, the monarch's fell pony, stands as the Ceremonial Procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service at St George's Chapel, in Windsor, England, Sept. 19, 2022. (AARON CHOWN/POOL PHOTO VIA AP) WINDSOR, England – Queen Elizabeth's coffin arrived at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on […]

Hurricane Fiona swamps Puerto Rico, knocks out power to island

A home is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico on Sept 18, 2022. (STEPHANIE ROJAS / AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hurricane Fiona left most of Puerto Rico without power on Sunday, causing catastrophic flooding and landslides on the island before barreling toward the Dominican Republic, […]

Colombian govt, dissident FARC explore potential peace talks

This handout picture released by Colombian President Gustavo Petro's twitter account shows Colombian High Commissioner for Peace Danilo Rueda (in white t-shirt) during a meeting with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Caqueta, Colombia, on Sept 17, 2022. (GUSTAVO PETRO'S OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT / AFP) Colombian government representatives have met with members […]

Hurricane Fiona swamps Puerto Rico, knocking out power to island

A home is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico on Sept 18, 2022. (STEPHANIE ROJAS / AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Hurricane Fiona left most of Puerto Rico without power on Sunday, causing catastrophic flooding and landslides on the island before barreling toward the Dominican Republic, […]

UN launches first-ever global finance facility for education

Pupils pose at a window of their school in Douala, western Cameroon, on Jan 13, 2022. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, on Saturday launched a multi-billion-dollar International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). With the first projects expected in 2023, IFFEd […]

UN launches first-ever International Finance Facility for Education

Pupils pose at a window of their school in Douala, western Cameroon, on Jan 13, 2022. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, on Saturday launched a multi-billion-dollar International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). With the first projects expected in 2023, IFFEd […]