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Trump denies ‘shithole countries’ remark

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial on Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shithole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks. Trump, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators Thursday on immigration reform, drew charges of racism. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, people briefed on the meeting told The Washington Post. The New York Times later reported the same comment,…

Tsunami alert after 7.2 quake shakes El Salvador, Nicaragua

SAN SALVADOR: A Pacific Ocean earthquake with a 7.2 magnitude shook El Salvador and Nicaragua on Thursday, officials said, an hour after a powerful hurricane hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Salvadoran authorities issued a tsunami alert as a precaution. The temblor occurred around 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the coast of El Salvador, at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles), according to the US Geological Survey, confirming the magnitude given by Salvadoran officials. Shaking was also felt in the Nicaraguan capital…