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Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

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POPTUN, Guatemala -- Hundreds of Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country's border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock.By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so migrants who had been stalled by police and soldiers remained along a stretch of rural highway remained. Police said that hours earlier, migrants had boarded buses and army trucks to be taken back to the border.Small groups of fewer than 10 migrants each could still be found walking along the highway before the roadblock Saturday morning.Olvin Suazo, 21, was walking with three friends, all from Santa Barbara, Honduras.“We're going to continue,” he said. “We were resting and the bigger group continued. We didn't know what happened to them.”
China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

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China says India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a union territory was an illegal move, and voiced new objections to infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the areaByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 10:09 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China on Tuesday called India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a union territory an illegal move, and voiced new objections to infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the area.Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin also said reports of new Chinese military bases and other facilities being built on its side were “totally untrue and have ulterior motives.”Senior commanders agreed earlier
Belarus protests: Kolesnikova ‘resists expulsion’ on Ukraine border

Belarus protests: Kolesnikova ‘resists expulsion’ on Ukraine border

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Mexico to keep US border closed to non-essential travel

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Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travelByThe Associated PressAugust 13, 2020, 9:47 PM1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travel, Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday. The current agreement runs through Aug. 21, but Ebrard said it does not make sense to reopen the border at this time. “We already told the United States that we're of the idea that it's extended because of what we have along the strip on their side,” Ebrard said, referring to a surge in cases in the southwestern United States. The travel restriction at the shared land border was first announced March 18 and has been ren
Israel ‘exchanges fire with Hezbollah’ as tensions on border escalate

Israel ‘exchanges fire with Hezbollah’ as tensions on border escalate

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Israel’s military says it has exchanged fire with gunmen linked to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group. The incident on Monday afternoon represents an escalation of tension along the border shared by the two countries. According to the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), a "terror squad" crossed the UN administered Blue Line on Israel's northern border with Lebanon on Monday afternoon. Image: Israeli soldiers by the Blue Line that separates Israel and Lebanon A spokesman for the IDF said that Israeli soldiers had "successfully thwarted an infiltration attempt... a group of terrorists crossed Blue Line. [We] monitored and tracked them."The spokesman said Israeli forces "engaged... with small arms and tank fire". Artillery was also used to crea