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Republicans Risking Conservative Backlash Over Immigration

NEW YORK — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November.

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Immigrants Fleeing Gangs Prefer Taking Chance For US Asylum

TIJUANA — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000.

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17 Dead After Venezuela Nightclub Violence

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CARACAS, Venezuela: At least 17 people, including eight minors, were killed Saturday after a partygoer detonated a tear-gas canister setting off a stampede inside a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela, authorities said.

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Boat Migrants Rocked By EU Political Storm Start To Arrive In Spain

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VALENCIA, Spain: The first boat in a naval convoy carrying a total of 629 rescued migrants arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day sea voyage, but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe about how to handle immigration.

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S.Korea, US To Announce Suspension Of Major Military Drills This Week, Reports Yonhap

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SEOUL: South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearise, news agency Yonhap said today.

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Colombia Votes In Polarised Election Putting Peace, Economy At Stake

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BOGOTA: Colombians vote today in a deeply divisive presidential runoff that pits candidates offering polar opposite views and has stirred fears the winner will upset a fragile peace process or derail the economy.

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Residents, Tourists Hope Pangkor's Duty-Free Status Will Be Realised

PANGKOR -- If Pangkor is declared a duty-free island, it will certainly boost local economic growth besides spurring development, breathing life into the resort island boasting a population at 25,000.

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Israeli Banks ‘Pillage’ Palestine Through Settlement Program And May Be Guilty Of War Crime – HRW

Deep involvement of Israeli banks in the building of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank may amount to the war crime of pillage, HRW has said. While the settlements are condemned worldwide, Israel keeps building more.

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Promoting Diversity? Teacher Wears Full Face Muslim Veil, Reads From Koran In Swiss School

A teacher in Switzerland has made headlines after wearing a full face veil and reading passages from the Koran out loud during a lesson on Islam, local media reports. The stunt was apparently aimed at promoting diversity.

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Huge Fire Breaks Out At Glasgow School Of Art

A huge fire has broken out at Glasgow School of Art, just four years after it was severely damaged in a blaze.

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