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Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

World
Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the United States borderBy CLAUDIO ESCALON Associated PressJanuary 15, 2021, 8:08 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn Friday, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the United States border.They quickly dispersed along the heavily-trafficked highway to the border town of Agua Caliente, but estimates of their number ranged from 2,000 to more than twice that. Around 4 a.m., young men and entire families carrying sleeping children set out. Some quickly caught rides while
Trump impeachment move: Democrats start push to oust US president

Trump impeachment move: Democrats start push to oust US president

World
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Jane Garvey hosts final Woman’s Hour: ‘The programme needs to move on’

Jane Garvey hosts final Woman’s Hour: ‘The programme needs to move on’

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British military looking to move aircraft to sustainable sources of fuel

British military looking to move aircraft to sustainable sources of fuel

Business
Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A plan to use sustainable sources for up to 50 percent of military aviation fuel was announced by British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace this week. The British Ministry of Defense on Saturday said it would look to algae, alcohol, household waste, wood and biomass as potential sources of fuel for the nation's F-35 and Typhoon planes and Wildcat helicopters. Advertisement Aviation fuel consumes nearly two-thirds of fuel used by the British military, the ministry said. New aviation fuel standards in effect since November call for a reduction in emissions and carbon footprints, and complement the British government's goal of net zero emissions throughout the country by 2050. "[Britain] is leading the way in sustainability, and by refining our aviation fuel standards we are ta...
USAF F-16s move from Germany to UAE

USAF F-16s move from Germany to UAE

Business
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A detachment of U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter planes moved from Germany to the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Central Command announced on Monday. Planes of the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, deployed at Spangdahlem Air Base, arrived last week at Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE, the command said. Advertisement Although CENTCOM did not offer specific information about the move, the UAE base has been the center of operations for planes patrolling the Persian Gulf to monitor activities by Iran's military. F-35s stationed at the base returned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in October. "The deployment of the 480th Fighter Squadron demonstrates the U.S. Air Force's agility and CENTCOM's commitment to allies and partners to bolster security and stability in the region," said Lt...