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Trump to visit Mexico Wednesday, meet its president

Washington, United States | AFP |    Donald Trump announced he will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with the country’s president just hours ahead of his much-anticipated Arizona speech on immigration. The Republican presidential nominee’s surprise trip south of the border comes as debate about his immigration policies …

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Portugal’s Guterres still leads race to be next UN chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years, received 11 votes of encouragement, …

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Part of Los Angeles airport closed due to possible gunfire

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Part of the busy Los Angeles International Airport was closed late Sunday due to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, airport officials said on Twitter. “Upper/Departures & Lower/Arrivals levels of Central Terminal Area (CTA) closed. Pls check w/ airlines if heading to LAX,” airport authorities …

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Fiery Beyonce dominates MTV awards

New York, United States | AFP | Beyonce on Sunday dominated the MTV Video Music Awards as she took home top prizes and awed the audience in a fiery dance medley with a subtle political touch. The pop superstar won Video of the Year for “Formation,” the most outspoken work …

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Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Washington, United States | AFP |    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House’s next occupant. Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting …

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Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island

Wellington, New Zealand | AFP |  Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard said Sunday. The couple, who had “limited supplies and no emergency equipment”, were found on …

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Nine killed as militants raid Kabul’s American University

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP |  At least nine people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students. Explosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, …

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