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  1. News - World

    The minor problem at the US-Mexico border- in 9 months, 57,000 children arrested

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Key facts in the debate over the wave of children from Central American nations turning up at the US-Mexico border.   Unprecedented influx: More than ... of undocumented adult and child immigrants arrested at the border hit a peak of 1.2 million in 2005. It dropped to 328,000 in 2011 and rose to 414,000 last year.   Origins and destinations: About ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Attack on Egyptian border post near Libya kills 21 soldiers

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Attack on border post kills 21 troops Egypt's military said militants firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) attacked a border ... president Mohammed Mursi was toppled in July last year as the army struggles to quell an Islamist insurgency that has killed scores of soldiers and police, mainly in the Sinai peninsula bordering ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel orders ground offensive in Gaza; heavy shelling on border

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... forces have focused so far on seeking out tunnels Palestinian militants might use for cross-border raids. One such infiltration was narrowly thwarted on Thursday, with the army saying it had ... Islamists, to lift border restrictions that have deepened Gaza's economic hardship and unemployment. Pope Francis phoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and West Bank-based Palestinian President ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Ada Lee

    ... judgment" over the delayed cross-border rail project. The decision was a "mutual agreement" that would be "beneficial" to the company and had nothing to do with the report, MTR ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian military transport plane shot down along eastern border

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Kiev Military plane shot down on eastern border A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down yesterday along the country's eastern border with Russia, the defence ... Valeriy Heletey said it might have come from across the border. He said the plane was flying at an altitude of 6,500 metres, which he said was too high to be reached with the weapons used ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Moscow threat after fatal cross-border shelling from Ukraine

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Threat over border death Moscow threatened Kiev yesterday with "irreversible consequences" after a man was killed by a shell fired across the border from Ukraine. Although both sides have reported cross-border shootings in the past, this is the first time Moscow has reported a fatality on its side of the border from the three-month conflict which ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... and Central America Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the US border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior administration officials ... Governor Rick Perry, Obama said he was open to suggestions that he dispatch National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, but warned such a solution would only work temporarily. “We are facing ...

  8. News - World

    Obama to seek US$2 billion for border control

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:06pm by AP

    ... to Congress for help with what he has called an “urgent humanitarian situation,” House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited a Border Patrol facility in Texas that held unaccompanied ... procedures to the screening and deportation of all immigrant children traveling without their parents and that stricter penalties be applied to those who smuggle children across the border ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Beijing official's 'sensitive' visit to border town raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meet Zhang Xiaoming, the man of the people A visit by Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong to one of the city's border towns has drawn mixed ... with people. He also visited the border checkpoint at Lo Wu and talked to customs officers on the Shenzhen side. Liaison office chiefs seldom visit local neighbourhoods. Zhang's trip came while ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's more open borders must remain closed to criminal gangs

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:11pm by JEREMY DOUGLAS

    ... Jeremy Douglas Jeremy Douglas warns of drug syndicates profiting from integration Asia's more open borders must stay closed to criminals When the Jakarta police entered a toy ... of crystal meth into the country; and just lately, Thailand discovered 600,000 speed pills produced in Myanmar and smuggled across the border by a major criminal network. While these operations ...




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