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Afghan surgeon who fled Ukraine says he was treated differently at Polish border

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Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and later building a life in Ukraine, Ruhullah Haji has been displaced by war twice in 34 years. So when the heart surgeon made it to Britain after fleeing Russia’s invasion, he was despera...

Drug smuggling tunnel with rail system uncovered on US-Mexico border

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US authorities have discovered an underground smuggling tunnel on the California-Mexico border that runs the length of a football field and contains reinforced walls, electricity, ventilation and a rail system. Invest...

Ukraine says footage shows soldiers in Kharkiv region at Russian border – video

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Ukraine has released footage that it says shows its troops in Kharkiv region reaching the border with Russia. The video released on Sunday shows men in military uniform gathered near a blue and yellow boundary post an...

‘I’m too old for this’: the harrowing flight from Donetsk’s perilous border towns

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It was Nina’s 88th birthday, and she marked it by leaving behind everything she had known. Volunteers, not particularly young or fit themselves, carried her down three flights of stairs from her flat, past the irises ...

EU censures border agency after reports of human rights abuses in Greece

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The European parliament has refused to sign off the EU border agency’s accounts, saying it had failed to investigate alleged human rights violations of asylum seekers in Greece. The vote on the agency, Frontex, came a...

Trump’s border wall has resulted in ‘unprecedented’ increase in migrant injuries and death

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Donald Trump’s “impenetrable” border wall has resulted in increased migrant deaths and devastating injuries from falling, according to a new study that analyzed the effect of the new barriers on a southern California ...

Head of EU border agency Frontex resigns amid criticisms

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The head of the EU border agency Frontex has resigned after being investigated by the union’s anti-fraud agency, amid numerous reports of its complicity in illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers. Fabrice Leggeri, who has...

Canada: increase in asylum seekers after Covid restrictions blocked border entry

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Snowy northern winters tend to see a drop in asylum seekers crossing from the United States into Canada at Roxham Road in Quebec. Not this past winter. In December, the number of asylum seekers entering Canada outside...

Body recovered of Texas border soldier who drowned trying to save two people

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Search crews on Monday recovered the body of a Texas national guard soldier who apparently drowned three days earlier while trying to save two people he believed were struggling to swim across the Rio Grande near the ...

Border migrants injured after high-speed Texas police chase ends in crash

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Sixteen people – most of whom were trying to enter the US without permission – were injured when their pickup truck crashed while being chased at high speeds by Texas police, according to authorities. Two of those hur...

Soldier in Texas border operation missing and feared to have drowned

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A Texas national guard soldier who was part of a border security operation overseen by the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, went missing on Friday amid fears the soldier might have drowned in the Rio Grande. The Texas m...

‘They left her hanging’: details emerge of woman’s death at US-Mexico border

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As she’d done before, Griselda Verduzco Armenta tried to cross Mexico’s border with the US earlier this week with dreams of being able to better provide for her two young daughters. But the 32-year-old’s journey ended...

Mexican truckers blockade border crossings over Texas inspection delays

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Mexican truck drivers have blockaded bridges at the border with the United States for a second day to protest against an order by the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, to increase safety inspections that has snarled traffi...

‘We took our children and ran’: thousands displaced as Senegal’s 40-year war crosses border

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It was late morning when the bullets burst through the corrugated roof of Maimouna Kujabee’s farmhouse. First, she hit the ground. Then she took off, running from her village in Ziguinchor, in Senegal’s Casamance regi...

US plans to end Covid-era order blocking asylum seekers at Mexico border

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The United States is planning to end a Covid-era order blocking asylum seekers and other migrants at the US-Mexico border by 23 May, a US official told Reuters. The decision has not yet been finalized, the official sa...

‘We took our children and ran’: thousands displaced as Senegal’s 40-year-war crosses border

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It was late morning when the bullets burst through the corrugated roof of Maimouna Kujabee’s farmhouse. First, she hit the ground. Then she took off, running from her village in Ziguinchor, in Senegal’s Casamance regi...

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