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India detains 23 men with suspected links to group behind deadly Kashmir attack

India detains 23 men with suspected links to group behind deadly Kashmir attackThe 23 men included members and sympathizers of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the militant group which has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack, the deadliest on Indian security forces in decades. The attack has fueled tensions between India and Pakistan. India has demanded Pakistan close down the Jaish and other Islamist militant groups that operate from its soil, while Islamabad has rejected suggestions it was linked to the attack.



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China detains Australian on suspicion of endangering security

China detains Australian on suspicion of endangering securityAustralian officials said Yang Hengjun was detained shortly after he flew in to the southern city of Guangzhou from New York last week, but it did not believe his detention was the result of rising tension between China and the West. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Australia was officially notified after Yang was placed under “coercive measures” – a euphemism for detention – in Beijing. “The Australian citizen Yang Jun, due to being suspected of engaging in criminal acts that endangered China’s national security, was recently placed under coercive measures and is being investigated by the Beijing city State Security Bureau,” Hua told reporters.



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Beijing detains Canadian as tensions soar over exec arrest

Beijing detains Canadian as tensions soar over exec arrestA Canadian national was confirmed as being held in China on Tuesday, intensifying a diplomatic stand-off over the arrest of a top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, as a judge in Vancouver considered her bail application. Michael Korvig, a former diplomat who served in Beijing, was reported as having been detained as Meng Wanzhou was due in court for a bail hearing on US charges of violating Iran sanctions.



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China detains former Canadian diplomat as Huawei CFO returns to court

China detains former Canadian diplomat as Huawei CFO returns to courtVANCOUVER/BEIJING (Reuters) – Canada confirmed on Tuesday that one of its citizens was detained in China but said it saw no explicit connection to the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL]. Confirmation of the detention came soon after the executive, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, returned to a packed Vancouver courtroom for a bail hearing in a case that has angered Beijing. Canadian analysts had predicted China would retaliate after Meng’s arrest last week at the request of U.S. authorities.



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Mexico detains 213 Central American migrants in 4th caravan

Mexico detains 213 Central American migrants in 4th caravanMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration agents on Wednesday detained almost all of the Central American migrants on a fourth caravan that recently entered Mexico seeking to reach the United States.



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Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in Ankara

Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in AnkaraTurkish authorities detained two men suspected of shooting at the U.S. Embassy in the capital Ankara on Monday, in an attack that coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO allies over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. Nobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman condemned as an attempt “to create chaos”. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey.



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Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in Ankara

Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in AnkaraNobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman condemned as an attempt “to create chaos”. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey. The assailants fired six bullets at an embassy security gate from a passing white vehicle around 0530 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), three bullets hitting an iron door and a window, the Ankara governor’s office said.



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Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourge

Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourgeMexico’s government said on Sunday it had arrested the wife of top drug lord Nemesio Oseguera on charges of laundering funds for his powerful cartel that is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States. Known as “El Mencho,” Oseguera has risen to become Mexico’s most wanted drug lord after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was extradited to the United States last year to face trial.



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Turkey detains students after Erdogan's 'terrorist' rebuke

Turkey detains students after Erdogan's 'terrorist' rebukeTurkish police on Sunday were holding seven students from a prestigious Istanbul university after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused them of behaving like “terrorists” for staging an action opposing his military campaign in Syria. Police stormed a students’ dormitory and a house at Bogazici University around dawn Sunday and detained three students — two men and one woman, lawyer Inayet Aksu told AFP.



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Nicaragua detains person of interest in NY student's murder

Nicaragua detains person of interest in NY student's murderMANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A man sought for questioning in New York in the killing of a university nursing student has been detained in Nicaragua, authorities in the Central American nation said Tuesday.



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