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Are border security measures working? Why the answer is elusive

Some of the ingredients that go into American border security are clear: The US-Mexico line is now flanked by 651 miles of fence and guarded by some 18,000 Border Patrol officers. Continue reading

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Turkey Warns Syria Over Car Bomb Attacks

Turkey says it reserves the right to take “every kind of measure” after car bombs kill over some 40 people near the Syria border. Continue reading

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India and China withdraw troops from Himalayan face off

By Fayaz Bukhari and Satarupa Bhattacharjya SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Indian (Reuters) – India and China simultaneously withdrew troops from camps a few meters apart in a Himalayan desert on Sunday, apparently ending a three-week standoff on a freezing plateau where the border is disputed and the Asian giants fought a war 50 years ago. The two sides stood down after reaching an agreement during a meeting between border commanders, an Indian army official told Reuters, after the tension threatened to overshadow a planned visit by India’s foreign minister to Beijing on Thursday. Continue reading

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Cheap American flights threaten Canadian airport business

The promise of cheaper flights is driving many Canadians across the border to U.S. Continue reading

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Owner of Collapsed Building Captured in Bangladesh

By Chris Blake and Julhas Alam SAVAR, Bangladesh — The fugitive owner of an illegally constructed building that collapsed and killed at least 377 people was captured Sunday by a commando force as he tried to flee into India. Continue reading

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Owner of Collapsed Building Captured in Bangladesh

By Chris Blake and Julhas Alam SAVAR, Bangladesh — The fugitive owner of an illegally constructed building that collapsed and killed at least 377 people was captured Sunday by a commando force as he tried to flee into India. At the disaster site, meanwhile, fire broke out in the wreckage and forced authorities to suspend the search for survivors temporarily Continue reading

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Hezbollah-backed Lebanese Shiites fight in Syria

AL QASR, Lebanon (AP) — Masked men in camouflage toting Kalashnikov rifles fan out through a dusty olive grove, part of a group of Hezbollah-backed fighters from Lebanon who are patrolling both sides of a porous border stretch with Syria. Continue reading

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France hunting fraudsters in horsemeat scandal

PARIS (AP) — Europe’s horsemeat scandal is spreading and threatening cross-border tensions, as France says Romanian butchers and Dutch and Cypriot traders were part of a supply chain that resulted in horsemeat disguised as beef being sold in frozen lasagna around the continent. Continue reading

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French charge north in Mali, Bamako shooting kills two

BAMAKO/GAO, Mali (Reuters) – French forces hunting Islamist rebels in northern Mali parachuted into a strategic town and took control on Friday, but a suicide bombing further south and the killing of two civilians by soldiers in the capital Bamako raised fresh security fears. In their hot pursuit of al Qaeda-allied militants in Mali's remote Saharan northeast, French special forces seized the town and airfield of Tessalit, about 50 km (30 miles) from the Algerian border. .. Continue reading

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French planes pound Islamist camps in north Mali desert

PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) – French warplanes pounded Islamist rebel camps in the far north of Mali on Sunday, military sources said, a day after French President Francois Hollande was hailed as a savior during a visit to the West African country. Thierry Burkhard, spokesman for the French army in Paris, said the overnight raids targeted logistics bases and training camps used by the al Qaeda-linked rebels near the town of Tessalit, close to the Algerian border Continue reading

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