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Vietnamese activist 'Mother Mushroom' freed from prison, granted asylum in the US

A high-profile Vietnamese dissident and online blogger has arrived in the United States where she has been granted asylum following her release from prison in her home country.

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Food, Water, a Ride: Guatemalans Help Honduran Migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a used baby carriage. “Thank you, thank you very much,” Zuniga told her, accepting the gift with a broad grin. “I couldn’t stand it anymore.” Many of the more than ...

Truck carrying migrants in Turkey crashes; 22 killed

Twenty-two migrants were killed and 13 others were injured Sunday when a truck carrying them overturned, Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding ...

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Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants

A group of at least 1,500 migrants is currently in Guatemala, heading north toward the US border.

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Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to Honduras If Migrant Caravan Isn't Stopped

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if its government does not stop a large ‘caravan’ of migrants headed toward the ...

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Turkey migrants: Lorry crash in Izmir 'kills 22'

The vehicle crashed through a barrier in western Izmir province and plunged 20m, state media say.

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Matthew Shepard’s Murder Haunts Wyoming 20 Years Later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew Shepard was bludgeoned, tied to a rail fence and left to die on the cold ...

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Women stabbed to death on Greece's border with Turkey

The three victims, who were apparently migrants, were found stabbed to death on a river bank.

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Judge Wants Sentencing for Manafort Before Cooperation Ends

The judge in one of Paul Manafort's criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller's plans for the former Trump campaign ...

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Australia immigration: New migrants may have to live in rural areas

The proposal would force new migrants to settle outside cities - but experts question the idea.

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The teenagers navigating the UK's asylum system

Inside Out London speaks to charities who say some young asylum seekers have recently taken their own lives

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Refugee Families Split Due to Stricter Screening to Enter US

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them.   Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in Baghdad, says he was initially told his wife would be reunited ...

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US First Lady in Cairo on Final Leg of Africa Trip

U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrived Saturday in Cairo, Egypt, where she was greeted at an arrival ceremony by President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and his wife, Entissar Mohameed Amer. After a visit to the presidential palace and a stop at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the first lady visited the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Egypt is Melania Trump's ...

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Groups Seek US Help in Identifying Migrant Remains

Representatives of dozens of U.S. and Latin American advocacy groups pressed their case Friday for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help them locate and identify the remains of thousands of migrants thought to have disappeared over the last ...

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US Launches Annual Green Card Lottery

Tens of thousands of people throughout the world will pursue their American dreams this month, now that the State Department has opened the annual ...

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Nooses Found in California Immigration Detention Center

Federal inspectors found nooses made from bedsheets hanging in more than a dozen cells at an immigration detention facility in Southern California, ...

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Reality Check: Which UK jobs are EU migrants doing?

As Theresa May announces her immigration plans, which industries could be most affected?

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Report: Canada, US Make Progress on NAFTA; No Deal Yet

Canada and the United States on Saturday narrowed their differences in last-ditch talks to save NAFTA but there is no guarantee an agreement will be forged, two Ottawa sources said, a notion echoed by a top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump. The two nations are trying to find a way to update the North American Free Trade Agreement and ...

18 states, D.C., back challenge of U.S. asylum rules

The new rules deny asylum to gang, domestic violence victims.

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Judge: Harvard Affirmative Action Case Can Go to Trial

A federal judge Friday cleared the way for a lawsuit to go to trial. It accuses Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American ...

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Trump Meets with Chilean Leader at White House

President Donald Trump met Friday with President Sebastian Pinera of Chile at the White House for talks that focused on trade, security and the ...

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Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Friday morning on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, following a day of ...

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UN Court Asked to Probe Venezuela; Maduro Defiant

Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes ...

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Migrants 'still being exploited in Qatar'

Dozens of migrants working on the city hosting the final of the 2022 Qatar World Cup have been unpaid for months, Amnesty International said.

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Europe migration: 'Horrific experiences' on the crossing from Libya

With fewer rescue ships, a higher proportion of migrants are dying crossing from Libya to Europe.

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US Proposes Selling Taiwan Arms – This Time without Angering China

Washington's notification of a second weapons sale to Taiwan in as many years is helping arm the client without, so far, enraging its military rival, China, or exacerbating already strained Sino-U.S. ties. The Pentagon notified Congress Monday of ...

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