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US government says it will detain migrant children with parents

WASHINGTON: The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings. A 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement has generally been interpreted to require the Department of Homeland Security to release illegal immigrant children from custody after 20 days. But Justice Department lawyers said in the filing in U.S. District Court in California on Friday that they now have…

Kashmiri cricketers arrested for wearing Pakistan team jersey

SRINAGAR: Indian forces have arrested Kashmiri cricket players after their video surfaced on the social media showing them wearing Pakistan’s team jersey with the Muslim country’s national anthem playing in the background. The clip of the players went viral on the social media soon after it was shared by a user on the internet. The Indian media quoted Central Kashmir deputy inspector general of police, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, as confirming that the cricketers were detained for questioning. “The boys are in the police…

Dubai detains Iraqi lawmaker over cheque

DUBAI: Authorities in Dubai have detained Iraqi lawmaker Mohamed al-Tai after a complaint was issued against him over a cheque, the public prosecutor announced late Saturday. The MP was detained and questioned on Wednesday in the presence of his lawyer before he was detained pending completion of the investigation, prosecutor Isam Isa al-Humaidan said in a statement on the official WAM news agency. The brief statement said Tai was suspected of issuing a cheque of about seven million dirhams (nearly $2 million) with…