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Second Guatemalan woman sues Trump administration over border separation

Second Guatemalan woman sues Trump administration over border separation

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June 26 (UPI) -- A second Guatemalan woman filed suit Tuesday against Trump administration officials to be reunited with her child. Perla Karlili Alemengor Miranda De Velasquez filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of her 12-year-old daughter and herself, so they could be reunited after more than a month apart. The suit says U.S. border agents forcefully separated Velasquez from her daughter while she sought U.S. asylum near San Luis, Arizona, on May 19, citing "severe violence" in Guatemala. Officials released Velazquez on bond after she established a claim of credible fear and was not judged to be a flight risk or danger to the community. Her daughter, however, was kept in federal custody, according to the suit. The suit alleges that Attorn...
Children sleep on floor in cages of US border 'prison'

Children sleep on floor in cages of US border 'prison'

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Young migrant children, many of whom have been taken from their parents' arms, are being kept in cages in facilities along the southern US border, according to journalists who were allowed inside. The Border Patrol responded to criticism and protests over US President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigrants by allowing the visit to the facility in south Texas.Photos from inside a former warehouse the media were given access to showed people divided into separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults on their own and mothers and fathers with children. Image: A young girl is given some soup at a migration centre in Texas Associated Press reported that the lights stay on for 24 hours a day and the...
3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border

3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border

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April 27 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured Friday during the fifth weekly "March of Return" rally along the Israel-Gaza border, officials said.The Israeli military said it opened fire at the crowd after hundreds of Palestinian rioters tried to burn the fence and enter the Israel throwing explosives, fire bombs and rocks.Thousands of young people, dubbed "rebellious youth," protest every Friday at the border fence. Several of the injured on Friday were journalists and medical staff:UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Israel must address what he called an excessive use of force in Gaza -- saying the loss of life is "deplorable" and the number of injuries is staggering.Last week, the Israel Defense Force again dropped pamphlets over Palestinian dem...
Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

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Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank fire.The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and that it was "firing towards main instigators".Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.What is the latest at the border?Palestinian media are reporting about 7,000 people are protesting along the border.The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 50 people had been wounded by live fire from the Israeli side. Tear gas has also been fired.Before the protest started, Palestinian officials said Israeli tank fire had killed 27-year-o...
Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

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A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.The quake is the deadliest in the world this year.Most people who died were in western Iran in Sarpol-e-Zahab, a town 15km (10 miles) from the border, and other parts of Kermanshah province.The town's main hospital was severely damaged, leaving it struggling to treat hundreds of wounded people, state TV reported.A woman and her baby were pulled alive from rubble in the town, Iranian media said.Many buildings in the town appear to have collapsed, amateur video posted to Twitter by a radio station showed.Running water and electricity cut out in some citie...