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US ramps up crackdown on undocumented immigrants

The US administration has issued tough new orders to begin a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners in target for deportation. Two memos signed by Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Secretary John Kelly … Continue reading

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Lenin Moreno, Guillermo Lasso to contest April runoff

Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso will contest an April runoff to become the new Ecuadorian president, according to electoral officials. With just over 95 percent of ballots counted from Sunday’s presidential election, Moreno was the clear leader … Continue reading

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EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Who is to blame for famine in South Sudan?

South Sudan has huge areas of fertile land but many of its people are dying from hunger. The crisis is man-made, following years of civil war and a collapsing economy. Government leaders and the United Nations have declared famine conditions … Continue reading

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Meet the 22-year-old fighting Trump’s terror talk about Sweden from the country’s official Twitter feed

Before President Trump’s reference on Saturday to a terror attack in Sweden, the biggest story in Stockholm was this one: a report about the so-called “fake news” industry published by Dagens Nyheter, a Swedish newspaper. But Trump’s remark was met with … Continue reading

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Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

Members of Nigeria’s community in South Africa have raised concerns over renewed anti-immigrant violence, appealing to authorities to intervene before the situation gets out of control. Nigeria’s presidency on Monday called the South African government to step in to stop … Continue reading

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South Sudan areas affected by famine

The United Nations (UN) has declared a famine in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. The severe food shortage is the result of a civil war that has been going on since 2013. Tens of thousands of people have been killed … Continue reading

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Heads of adoption centre 'arrested over trafficking'

Indian police say they have arrested the heads of an adoption centre suspected of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples, the latest trafficking scandal to hit the country. Investigators said children aged between six months and 14 years … Continue reading

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Marine Le Pen stirs headscarf controversy in Lebanon

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy on the last day of her Lebanon visit, walking away from a meeting with the country’s top Sunni Muslim religious leader after refusing to wear a headscarf. The leader of … Continue reading

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Resistance Report: More than 1 million sign White House petition for Trump's tax returns, breaking record

DON’T MESS WITH TAXES. President Trump has taken to saying that no one cares about his taxes. And it’s true his was able to win office while thumbing his nose at the historic transparency norm of releasing his tax returns … Continue reading

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