Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Israel vows to act against Iranian threats to annihilate it

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that as long as it seeks Israel's destruction it will face no fiercer enemy than the Jewish state and he vowed to prevent Tehran from establishing permanent military bases in Syria and from producing weapons in Syria or Lebanon.

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FILE - In this undated photo people stand on the deck of a World War I German submarine type UC-97 in an unknown location.

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the nation's "Rocket man" leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

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A boat lays on its side off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico

Dominica's leader sent out an emotional call for help as Category 5 Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island, causing "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the island lost all communications on Tuesday and the hurricane took aim at Puerto Rico.

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Remains of a damaged building stands after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber drops a bomb as it flies over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea.

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

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In this undated file photo distributed on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed locat

German foreign minister urges direct talks with North Korea

Germany's foreign minister is calling for direct talks with North Korea in the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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United States President Donald Trump, center, makes his way through diplomats and others after a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

Trump calls on UN to reform

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world.

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This image made available by the NOAA-NASA GOES Project shows tropical weather systems Hurricane Norma, left, on the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico; Jose, center, east of Florida; Tropical Depression 15, second from right, north of South America, and Tropic

New storm Maria a growing threat to Irma-slammed Caribbean

 The hurricane-battered islands of the Caribbean prepared on Sunday to face yet another potential disaster, with forecasters saying that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the Leeward Islands as a strengthening hurricane by Monday night.

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People walk under a downpour on a flooded street in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

Tropical storm warning for Los Cabos due to Hurricane Norma

Hurricane season roared on as Norma edged toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula on Saturday, Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic far from land.

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A Rohingya Muslim man Abdul Kareem walks towards a refugee camp carrying his mother Alima Khatoon after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, at Teknaf, Bangladesh, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

World leaders face crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN

Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday to tackle these and other tough challenges — from the spread of terrorism to a warming planet.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to military personnel and their families at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Trump's tough talk on London bomb irks British leader

President Donald Trump's suggestion that London police could have done more to prevent Friday's homemade bomb explosion drew a quick rejoinder from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said it's never helpful "to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation."

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In this undated photo distributed on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Defiant N. Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North's "highly provocative" ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday.

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Police provide security at Paddington mainline train station in London, after a terrorist incident was declared at nearby  Parsons Green subway station Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

UK threat level raised to "critical" after subway bombing

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain's terrorism threat level to "critical," meaning another attack may be imminent.

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An injured woman is assisted by a police officer close to Parsons Green station in west London after an explosion on a packed London Underground train, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Search for perpetrators of bomb on London subway, 29 wounded

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car injured 29 people in London on Friday, sparking a huge manhunt for the perpetrators of what police said was the fourth terrorist attack in the British capital this year.

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People walk past a public TV screen showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during news on North's missile launch, in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

UN takes up North Korea after latest missile launch

The U.N. Security Council was called into emergency session Friday after North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile, to talk about what to do now that Kim Jong Un has ignored its latest round of sanctions.

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A man watches a TV news program on a public screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while reporting North Korea's possible nuclear test in Tokyo.

US nuke commander 'assumes' North Koreans tested H-bomb

The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces said Thursday he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb, suggesting a heightened U.S. concern that the North has advanced to a new level of nuclear firepower, even as it launched yet another ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean.

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A woman watches a TV screen showing a file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean on Friday, U.S. and South Korean militaries said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals.

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A girl rests her head on a set of towels supplied by the American Red Cross at a makeshift shelter, after arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, on a cruise ship with families evacuated from Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane

Caribbean families separate to rebuild lives after storm

The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico's largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands as hundreds of families devastated by the Category 5 storm transition toward new lives.

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Long-range Kalibr cruise missile is launched by a Russian Navy submarine in the Mediterranean on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

Russian navy fires cruise missiles into eastern Syria

Russia fired a salvo of cruise missiles from the Mediterranean on Thursday and said they struck Islamic State targets in eastern Syria. Activists there said at least 20 civilians were killed in what they described a "fanatical" bombardment — blaming some of it on Russia and some on the United States.

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New Zealand Refinery staff work at the site of a jet fuel pipeline leak on a farm near Ruakaka in the North Island of New Zealand.

Burst fuel pipe to disrupt New Zealand flights through week

 A rupture in the main pipeline carrying jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people and is expected to cause further flight cancellations and delays into next week.

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Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats.

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