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Trump launches crackdown on Central American asylum seekers

Washington: The United States embarked Friday on a policy of automatically rejecting asylum claims of people who cross the Mexican border illegally in a bid to deter Central American migrants and force Mexico to handle them. President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at halting the flow of migrants seeking to cross into the United States without authorization, most ...

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California wildfires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs to nine

The blaze started on Thursday near Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles (64km) north-west of central Los Angeles, prompting the evacuation of 75,000 homes. Another blaze, the Hill Fire, started at about the same time, also near Thousand Oaks. Thousands more residents have since been ordered to evacuate towns to the west, including Calabasas, the south of Highway 101, and Malibu ...

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Remains Of Ancient Continents Found Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

Lurking deep beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica, scientists have detected the remnants of long-lost continents, IFL Science reports. No, it’s not quite Atlantis, but the discovery is shedding some much needed light on the mysterious history of Antarctica. Researchers discovered the ancient continents using gravity-mapping satellite data (the same way we map the seafloor) and bucket loads of seismological ...

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Floods Kill 4 In Jordan As Tourists Are Forced To Flee Petra

Jordanian officials said heavy rains and flooding killed at least four people and forced authorities to evacuate more then 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra on Friday, Reuters reports.The visitors were taken to safe areas before flash floods inundated parts of the mountainous city famed for its carved rock ruins, government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat said. Authorities declared a ...

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Pipe Bomb Suspect Indicted, Faces Possible Life In Prison

The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump was indicted Friday on charges carrying a potential penalty of life in prison, The Associated Press reports. The 30-count indictment against Cesar Sayoc was handed up in Manhattan federal court, where Sayoc made an initial appearance earlier this week after he was brought to New ...

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Former Philippines First Lady, 89, Sentenced To Prison For Graft

Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was found guilty and sentenced to prison for graft offenses dating back decades, a surprise blow to the resurgence of one of the country’s most powerful families and important allies of populist President Rodrigo Duterte, The Wall Street Journal reported.An anticorruption court announced at a news conference that the 89-year-old Marcos had been convicted ...

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Indian Envoys Sit At Table With Taliban At Afghan Peace Conference In Moscow

India is participating in a Russia-sponsored peace conference with the Taliban in a significant reassessment of its position on talks with the armed group that has waged an armed rebellion since 2001, Al Jazeera reports. New Delhi has sent former Indian envoys to Afhganistan and Pakistan, Amar Sinha and TCA Raghavan respectively, to attend the conference at the “non-official level.” ...

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