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Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centres or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and continued north. The latest migrant caravan provided a public …

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New cabinet announced in crisis-hit Lebanon, but protests continue

A new cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid mass protests against the country’s ruling elite and a crippling financial crisis, but demonstrations and violence continued. Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old former professor at the American University of Beirut, announced a cabinet of 20 members …

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Trump’s defenders emboldened by their certainty of a win

“Why should this trial be different than any other trial?” asked U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff as he opened the Democrats’ case for convicting the president and removing him from office. “The short answer is, it shouldn’t.” But of course Schiff knows that politics assures the impeachment trial will be different, …

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Key things to watch for in the coronavirus outbreak

As the China coronavirus outbreak continues, key questions remain about the nature of the virus and how quickly and easily it can spread between people. Here’s a look at some of the potentially serious turns the outbreak could take. Sustained human-to-human transmission Human-to-human transmission is the spread of an illness …

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