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Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, was undergoing engine room work before it sank off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the ship's owner said on Oct. 5.
MIAMI - Reuters
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sept.30 that he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in November.
The state of Virginia late Oct.1 executed multiple murderer Alfredo Prieto, rejecting last minute court appeals from lawyers for the Salvadoran immigrant.
The US state of Georgia executed its first woman in 70 years early on Sept.30, despite an appeal for clemency by Pope Francis.
BRASILIA / ZURICH - Reuters
A group of lawmakers called for the resignation of the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, on Oct.1 after Switzerland provided Brazilian prosecutors with details of Swiss bank accounts in his name.
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
Cuba and the United States can normalize ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo U.S. naval base to Cuban control, President Raul Castro told the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28
ROSEBURG, United States - Agence France-Press
A gunman went on a shooting rampage at a college in the US state of Oregon on Oct.1, killing 10 people and wounding seven before he died in a shootout with police.
TORONTO – The Associated Press
Canadian opposition leaders accused Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper of playing divisive politics on Sept. 24 in a French-language debate ahead of next month’s election.
Congress and President Barack Obama steered the US government clear of a shutdown on Sept.30 hours before a midnight deadline, approving temporary federal spending that does not defund a women's health care provider as Republicans hoped.
HAVANA - Agence France-Presse
The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end a half-century of conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sept.23, as the two sides announced a major breakthrough.
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