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Meng Hongwei: Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

Grace Meng's husband is in a Chinese jail and she already has French police protection.

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New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Crosses Into Mexico

A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people. The cohort crossed into southern Chiapas state before dawn without needing wrist bands that ...

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Watchdog: Thousands More Children May Have Been Separated

Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials ...

Macron's ex-security aide in custody over passport use

A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been placed in custody as part of an investigation into his use of diplomatic ...

Honduran officials threaten prison time for migrant parents who travel illegally with minors

As a new migrant caravan begins trekking through Honduras with plans to head north, the country's government warns that parents could face prison ...

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Alexandre Benalla: Sacked Macron aide held over diplomatic passports

Former security aide Alexandre Benalla is in custody over his alleged use of diplomatic passports.

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Migrant caravan: New Honduran group crosses Guatemala

Hundreds of migrants who left Honduras on Tuesday on their way to US have reached Guatemala City.

Deaths and detentions in 'new wave of persecution' in Chechnya, say LGBT activists

Dozens of people have been detained, and at least two have died in custody, as part of a fresh crackdown on LGBT groups in the Russian republic of Chechnya, activists said Monday.

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After Crossing into Guatemala, Migrants Set Sights on Mexico

More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Guatemala's migration authority said just over 1,300 people were able to register at the border and pass through frontier controls under the watchful eyes ...

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster ...

Saudi teen in Canada says she's lucky to have escaped

Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teenager who fled her family and was granted asylum in Canada, said Tuesday that she was fortunate to have escaped.

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Migrant Caravan Departs Honduras, and Trump Again Calls for a Wall

Up to 1,000 migrants are headed from Central America toward the United States, a group that has prompted President Trump to again say that only a wall could keep the country safe. /
ROC Nation’s Team Roc addresses racial injustices and instrumental in getting Memphis ‘hoodie arrests’ charges dropped

Montavious Smith says the entertainment and music publishing company was instrumental in helping him fight against a policy that saw him in police custody over wearing a hoodie. The post ROC Nation’s Team Roc addresses racial injustices and instrumental in getting Memphis ‘hoodie arrests’ charges dropped appeared first on ...

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Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen's first public statement in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed makes her first public statement since arriving in Canada after being granted asylum.

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Migrant caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans set off on new trek

Migrants share their reasons for leaving Honduras as hundreds begin their trek towards the US.

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border ...

Saudi teen lands in Canada after fleeing family

A Saudi teen who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has arrived in Canada after being offered asylum there. /
VIDEO: Police arrest 250 lb white man for assaulting Black girl at mall in viral clip

Police have arrested a hulking 51-year-old white man who was caught on video punching a young Black girl in the face at the Asheville Mall in North Carolina on Saturday. —State wants pension of man convicted of shooting at Black teen looking for directions to school— David Steven Bell was taken into custody by an […] The post ...

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Sahara desert: The most dangerous migrant journey of all?

African migrants' journey through the Sahara desert comes at a terrible risk.

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse.  A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research organization ProPublica and Time magazine on the More Than Me Academy sparked public outrage over the ...

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

Canada will grant asylum to an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday ... /
16 Years a Slave: Wealthy Dallas immigrant couple convicted of forced, unpaid labor in human-trafficking trial

A federal jury on Thursday found a Southlake Texas couple guilty of forced labor, harboring an alien for financial gain and conspiracy in keeping an ...

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun is granted asylum after fleeing her family in a drama that captured world headlines.

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Trudeau Says Canada Is ‘Pleased’ to Give Asylum to Saudi Woman

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said the country accepted a request from the United Nations to grant asylum to Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who escaped from her family in Kuwait and said her life would be at risk if she were deported.

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Police Kill Armed Man at Oregon School Amid Custody Dispute

Police shot and killed a man who showed up Friday with a gun at an Oregon middle school amid a custody dispute, authorities said. No one else was injured. The man had been escorted from Cascade Middle School in Eugene when he began struggling and pulled a gun, police Lt. Jennifer Bills told reporters. She initially said the shooting was inside ...

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Jayme Closs: Man, 21, named in kidnapping and murder case

A suspect is in custody in the case of Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents' murder.

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