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U.S. closes part of Texas border; begins flying Haitians home

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The United States acted Sunday to stem the flow of migrants into Texas by blocking the Mexican border at an isolated town where thousands of Haitian refugees set up a camp, and American officials began flying some of the migrants back to their homeland. About a dozen Texas Department of… Read

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As leaders reconvene at U.N., climate and COVID top the list

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Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations' annual high-level gathering — a… Read

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Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election

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On the final campaign day of a tight election battle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that his Conservative opponents would weaken the nation's battle against the pandemic and said Canadians need a government that follows science. Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a close race with the rival… Read

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Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

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Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, pledging to honestly serve the Filipino people who he said have been waiting for a change of government. “I… Read

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Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns

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France would have known Australia had "deep and grave concerns" that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the… Read

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California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

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Hot, dry weather on Sunday added to the challenges facing California firefighters who are battling to keep flames from driving further into a grove of ancient sequoias, where the base of the world’s tallest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Fire officials warned that stronger winds were also contributing… Read

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Under-fire Australian minister resigns over anonymous donation

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An under-fire Australian minister who accepted an anonymous donation to sue public broadcaster ABC after it published rape allegations against him has resigned, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Sunday. The accusation that an unnamed senior government minister raped a 16-year-old girl in 1988 helped to spark nationwide women's rights protests… Read

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Hong Kong elite selects powerful new 'patriots only' committee

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Hong Kong's political elite began selecting a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city's next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new "patriots only" system imposed by Beijing. The financial hub has never been a democracy -- the source of years of protests -- but a… Read

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Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

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Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said. Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometers (47 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Members of… Read

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France accuses Australia, U.S. of lying in escalating crisis

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France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, saying a grave crisis was underway between the allies after Paris recalled its ambassadors. President Emmanuel Macron on Friday ordered back the ambassadors to Canberra and Washington in an unprecedented… Read

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