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Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrantsPIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year.



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Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aid

Senior U.S. House Republican questions Trump plan to cut Central American aidThe top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse, not better, a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the plan. “If we cut all this funding, and a lot of it, quite honestly, is seriously law enforcement that we’re doing down there … I think it’s going to make things tragically worse, not better,” Representative Michael McCaul said in a presentation at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington. The State Department said on Saturday it was carrying out Trump’s directive to end aid programs to the three Central American nations, known as the Northern Triangle, after Trump blasted them for sending migrants to the United States.



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US cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrants

US cuts aid for some Central American countries over migrantsThe United States cut off aid to several Central American countries President Donald Trump accuses of doing nothing to stop the outflow of US-bound migrants, the State Department announced Saturday. At the instruction of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “we are carrying out the president’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle (of Central America),” a State Department spokesperson said. The 2018 budget year ended months ago, and the State Department did not say how much unspent money was involved in the step, which could be largely symbolic.



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Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 woundedKFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage for a potential major conflagration shortly before Israel's upcoming elections.



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Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UN

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134, says UNBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the U.N. said, as new video emerged Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.



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115 reported dead after attack on central Malian village

115 reported dead after attack on central Malian villageBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.



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Blizzard, wind, floods: Wild storm with winds like a Category 1 hurricane to batter central USA

Blizzard, wind, floods: Wild storm with winds like a Category 1 hurricane to batter central USAA powerful storm will unleash a ferocious mix of snow, rain and wind across the central USA through Thursday.



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Bomb cyclone: Extreme snow storm hits central US with millions in 'bombogenesis' path

Bomb cyclone: Extreme snow storm hits central US with millions in 'bombogenesis' pathA strong winter storm has brought snow, flood threats, and high winds to parts of central US today. The blizzard is being referred to as a ‘bomb cyclone’ — or bombogenesis — due to a sharp drop in pressure over a short period of time. As the storm conditions descended upon the central US, residents tweeted of the cold conditions and the accumulating snow that closed schools down in some cities, while delaying start times in others.



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Bomb cyclone: Extreme snow storm hits central US with millions in 'bombogenesis' path

Bomb cyclone: Extreme snow storm hits central US with millions in 'bombogenesis' pathA strong winter storm has brought snow, flood threats, and high winds to parts of central US today. The blizzard is being referred to as a ‘bomb cyclone’ — or bombogenesis — due to a sharp drop in pressure over a short period of time. As the storm conditions descended upon the central US, residents tweeted of the cold conditions and the accumulating snow that closed schools down in some cities, while delaying start times in others.



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Venezuela crisis: Eight tons of gold removed from central bank as Maduro government struggles to raise funds

Venezuela crisis: Eight tons of gold removed from central bank as Maduro government struggles to raise fundsAt least eight tons of gold were reportedly removed from the Venezuelan central bank’s vaults by government officials last week, as President Nicolas Maduro seeks to raise capital amid tightening sanctions. The gold was removed in government vehicles between Wednesday and Friday last week, when there were no regular security guards present at the bank, according to a report by Reuters. The news agency said the information came from economist and National Assembly representative Angel Alvarado as well as “three government sources”.



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