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US unprepared for ‘zero tolerance’ immigration:Watchdog

Investigators with Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General compiled the report after speaking with about 50 immigration employees, plus 17 detainees and parents who had been separated from their children and later released. Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a “zero tolerance” policy …

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Punjab got surplus rain after a decade

AS THE monsoon season ended in Punjab and Haryana on Sunday, Punjab has recorded surplus rain after a decade while Haryana, too, got the highest rain this season after 2010. Three days of incessant rain in both states, main paddy cultivators, from September 22 to 24, had led to this. …

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U.S. President describes India the “tariff king”

President Donald Trump on Monday said India wants to start trade talks with the United States “immediately” as he held a news conference on the trade deal struck between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Describing the south Asian country as the “tariff king,” the President told reporters at the …

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Indonesia earthquake, tsunami:Scientists surprised

Scientists expressed surprise at the size of the tsunami that devastated the Indonesian city of Palu on Friday, saying an earthquake like the one that preceded it would not necessarily spawn such destructive waves. “We expected it might cause a tsunami, just not one that big,” said Jason Patton, a …

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Iran oil exports fall before US sanctions: Global banking group

In a statement after a meeting of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, the group said they were determined to develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite skepticism by many diplomats that this will be possible. Iranian oil exports are declining ahead of a second round of …

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Mexico nabs alleged planner of journalist Breach’s killing

Federal police arrested a man early Monday suspected of planning and helping carry out the March murder of Miroslava Breach, one of the highest-profile journalists slain this year amid a wave of such killings in Mexico. The National Security Commission said in a statement that the 43-year-old suspect was detained …

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Vietnam to try former oil executives in widened crackdown

Vietnam says it will put on trial nearly two dozen former senior oil executives as communist authorities widen their crackdown on corruption. Among those facing charges are Dinh La Thang, a former member of the all-powerful Communist Party Politburo and a former head of state energy giant PetroVietnam, and Trinh …

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