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A caravan of migrants is now crossing Mexico

A caravan of migrants is now crossing MexicoThe caravan of Central American migrants is now traveling through southern Mexico – estimated at around 7,000 people, nearly all Hondurans – has attracted headlines in the United States less than two weeks before the midterm elections. (Oct 24)



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North Korea releases South Korean after illegal border crossing

North Korea releases South Korean after illegal border crossingNorth Korea released a South Korean who illegally crossed the border into the North, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday, as relations between the two sides show a steady thaw. A 60-year-old man who entered North Korea last month was repatriated through the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, the ministry said. All South Korean nationals are required to seek approval from the ministry before contacting North Koreans or traveling to the North.  The ministry said it was investigating how and why the man reached the North, thanking Pyongyang for returning him “from a humanitarian standpoint”.



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Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violenceIsrael closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts. The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for this week’s Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from Monday night until Thursday night, but Israeli officials did not say how long the closure would last. The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure except for medical cases and Palestinians seeking to cross back into the enclave.



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Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press onIsrael reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead. The crossing is a vital lifeline for Gazans and their crippled economy, but Israel had closed it to goods except for food and medicine to pressure Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The opening came as speculation mounted over negotiations mediated by Egypt and UN officials to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas.



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Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From Canada

Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From CanadaU.S. immigration officials arrested and detained for two weeks a 19-year-old



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Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, closes key crossing after attack

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, closes key crossing after attackJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday it was shutting down its main cargo crossing into Gaza after Palestinian protesters caused extensive damage to it, and that it had also destroyed an attack tunnel militants dug near its main pedestrian crossing.



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Caravan of Central American Migrants Told U.S. Border Crossing Is at Capacity

Caravan of Central American Migrants Told U.S. Border Crossing Is at CapacityU.S. Customs and Border Protection said San Diego's San Ysidro crossing would not immediately be able to handle more asylum seekers



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PHOTOS: Immigrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

PHOTOS: Immigrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico borderEven though the Trump administration speaks of an immigration "crisis" on the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol statistics show the fewest apprehensions of illegal immigrants on the border in 46 years. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017, there were 303,916 such arrests, the lowest level since fiscal 1971. Unable to get the U.S. Congress or Mexico to fully fund his border wall, President Donald Trump will post National Guard troops along the Mexican frontier, officials said. (Reuters)



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GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutiny

GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutinyCROZET, Va. (AP) — The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it's too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger.



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GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutiny

GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutinyCROZET, Va. (AP) — The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it's too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger.



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