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Guatemala has begun to receive flights of undocumented migrants sent back from the United States under a new policy allowing fast-track expulsions for some families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Guatemalan and U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. The measure announced by U.S. officials last week, called "expedited removal," applies to families that have not sought U.S. asylum or who do not qualify, and comes as border arrests in recent months have risen to 20-year highs.
The Olympics have a few robot cars driving around. Here's what they do.
Australia's first Olympic boxing medallist in 33 years is also a certified plumber, says he "fell in love" with ballet and sported painted fingernails this week in Tokyo.
A British expatriate accused of failing to wear a mask even after he was charged appeared in person for the opening of his trial on Thursday (5 August), where he was then remanded for further psychiatric assessment.
The 6-foot-9 wing was previously committed to Michigan State last summer but reopened his options in the spring.
Asian shares held on to recent gains in morning trading on Thursday, despite hawkish remarks from a senior official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, that boosted the dollar while weighing on risk appetite, and uncertainty about Chinese policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.22%, and Japan's Nikkei climbed 0.32%. Australia gained 0.18%, Chinese blue chips fell 0.28% and Hong Kong advanced 0.45%.
Every year, thousands of migrants descend on the little coastal town of Necocli in northern Colombia, most with dreams of one day reaching the United States.
A wildfire that began on Wednesday afternoon rapidly spread in woods surrounding a populated area northeast of Sacramento in California, burning homes, forcing evacuations and generating a towering plume of smoke visible from at least 70 miles (110 km) away. The so-called River Fire scorched 1,000 acres (400 hectares) within two hours of starting and none of it was contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. At least four homes were destroyed in Colfax, a town of 2,000 people about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Sacramento, according to a Reuters witness.
Bill Gates said that it was a “huge mistake” to have “several dinners” with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN Wednesday. In the interview, the Microsoft co-founder was asked about reports that his now ex-wife Melinda – as they finalized their divorce a couple days ago, after 27 years of marriage – was “concerned” about his relationship with Epstein and explain the nature of it. Gates claimed that he was mistakenly led to believe tha
Alexander Fyodorov peered out his office window towards the vast forests where wildfires had been raging for weeks around the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
A long-running battle between the estate of the late R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton and her uncle/ former manager/ label chief Barry Hankerson broke into the open on Wednesday after teasers about forthcoming music were posted online. The singer, who died in a plane crash at the age of 21, is arguably the most popular and […]
A waterspout formed off the coast of Pace, Florida, amid various weather warnings issued for the region on August 4.Footage uploaded to Twitter by Ashley Welles, shows the funnel cloud rotating above the Escambia River as a storm cloud looms over the area.The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of showers and storms developing in the region. A special marine warning was also issued, with a possibility of waterspouts and hail. Credit: Ashley Welles via Storyful
Georgian super-heavyweight weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze is eyeing the sport's holy grail of a combined lift of 500 kilograms after smashing three world records on his way to Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Desert bighorn sheep showed off their balance beam routines in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park, with their agile abilities beyond the best Olympic gymnasts.This video shared by the Capitol Reef National Park on August 4 shows three desert bighorn sheep climbing a rock ledge.According to the park, while gymnasts perform routines on balance beams four inches wide, desert bighorn sheep are able to walk along ledges only two inches wide. Credit: Capitol Reef National Park via Storyful
The Covid-19 pandemic forced Adeola Oyekola to shut down her home childcare business, and after reopening at half-capacity in February, the fast-spreading Delta variant may force her to close again.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Of all the things most desired by Malaysians who have completed their double dose Covid-19 vaccinations, eating out at restaurants, kopitiams and even the humble mamak...
A total of 517 tourism industry players on Pulau Redang received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, in preparation for the tourism revival in Terengganu. The post Pulau Redang Expecting Over 500 Vaccinated Tourism Industry Players appeared first on Zafigo.
There’s no denying the quaint charm of train rides and the deluge of happy hormones they leave you with. If you dig exploring the unexplored, one among these remarkable train journeys around Malaysia might just become your next favourite travel memory. The post All Aboard! 4 Fascinating Train Rides Around Malaysia appeared first on Zafigo.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Dina Asher-Smith recovered from her hamstring strain to help Britain to a national record of 41.55 seconds and into the Olympic 4x100 metres relay final as the fastest qualifiers on Thursday. Asher-Smith withdrew from the 200m, where she is world champion, after being hampered by the injury in the 100, but she showed no ill-effects while running a superb third leg as Britain's crisp changeovers brought them home ahead of double defending champions the United States. "There was never any doubt in my mind that I'd be lining up here today because the relay's really important, we got a bronze medal in Rio," said Asher-Smith.
As co-host of the “Labyrinths” podcast, Amanda Knox specializes in spotlighting real-life figures who, as she puts it, “lack agency” as they’re drawn against their will into becoming central figures in attention-getting stories. It’s something she knows a lot about, of course: Knox may need little introduction to anyone who followed international news, but she […]