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Larger groups seen crossing border as overall arrests drop

Larger groups seen crossing border as overall arrests dropSAN DIEGO (AP) — Central Americans are increasingly entering the United States illegally in groups of at least 100 people in rugged, remote stretches of the Mexican border, authorities said Friday upon releasing January figures that show total arrests fell for a second straight month.



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Gaza-Egypt crossing to fully reopen Tuesday: Palestinians

Gaza-Egypt crossing to fully reopen Tuesday: PalestiniansThe sole passenger crossing between Gaza and Egypt will reopen in both directions Tuesday, the strip’s Islamist rulers Hamas said, after it was partially closed amid Palestinian political infighting. In a statement late Monday, the Hamas-run interior ministry announced “the opening of the Rafah border crossing in both directions on Tuesday”. There was no immediate confirmation from Egypt.



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Egypt limits Gaza passage after Palestinian Authority quits border crossing

Egypt limits Gaza passage after Palestinian Authority quits border crossingThe dispute over the border stems from a rift between the Western-backed PA and Hamas Islamists who took control of Gaza more than a decade ago in a brief civil war. Human rights groups say Rafah has been the sole exit point from Gaza for an estimated 95 percent of its population of 2 million. Citing security concerns, Israel maintains tight restrictions on Palestinian movement at its border crossings.



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Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing

Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossingThe dispute over the border stems from a rift between the PA, based in the occupied West Bank and headed by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Islamist militant group Hamas, which took control of Gaza more than a decade ago in a civil war. Re-opening the Rafeh crossing, which according to human rights groups is the sole exit point from Gaza for an estimated 95 percent of its 2 million population, will require Egypt to agree on a new operator. It is unclear whether it will allow Hamas to run the passage.



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Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to US

Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to USUS Border Patrol agents used tear gas and pepper spray to counter rock-throwing migrants when a group of about 150 tried to illegally cross the border from Mexico, leading to 25 arrests, the agency said on Tuesday. It is the second time since November that border officers have used tear gas during an attempted mass migrant crossing in the San Diego area. The migrants in the latest case New Year’s Eve were among 1,500 who have remained in Tijuana, Mexico, just south of San Diego, California, after a once-5,000-strong caravan of travelers — which raised the ire of President Donald Trump — largely gave up and dispersed.



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U.S. agents fire tear gas to deter illegal crossing

U.S. agents fire tear gas to deter illegal crossingU.S. border agents launched tear gas at migrants to deter them from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana in the early hours of Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).



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Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossing

Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossingWASHINGTON (AP) — Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are surrendering to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote and dangerous stretch of New Mexico desert, a new smuggling route that has baffled authorities.



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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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