HOUSTON: The Texas National Guard has begun deploying troops to help secure the state’s southern border with Mexico as President Donald Trump has been unable to get the US Congress or Mexico to fully fund his proposed wall along the border. The deployment, announced on Friday by Texas officials, comes after Trump directed Defense Secretary James Mattis to request the use of National Guard personnel to help the Department of Homeland Security secure the border in four southwestern US states, including Texas. Mattis on…
Ukrainian Elina Svitolina got the perfect boost ahead of the Australian Open by lifting the Brisbane International title with a 6-2 6-1 win over qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Saturday. Svitolina, ranked sixth in the world, fired 10 aces and never faced a break point on the way to a 10th career tour title. She raced to a 3-0 lead before 23-year-old Belarusian Sasnovich found her range with some lethal backhands and briefly threatened to make it a contest. Read More: Radwanska beats Svitolina to clinch Connecticut…
BEIJING: A bizarre incident was reported from China where a woman wrapped her baby in a plastic bag and delivered to an orphanage via courier. Chinese courier man was delivering a parcel to Fuzhou Children’s Welfare Institution when suddenly he heard the sound of a wailing baby. To his surprise, the sound came from the package he was carrying. Startled to see the parcel moving and making sound, the delivery guy quickly opened it — only to find a newborn baby wrapped in plastic! According to a Beijing News report,…
LONDON: Britain's decision to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling despite the country's leaders' attempts to ease political and economic turmoil unleashed by the move.
TAIPEI/WASHINGTON: China has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of the disputed islands it controls in the South China Sea, Taiwan and U.S. officials said, ratcheting up tensions even as U.S. President Barack Obama urged restraint in the region.
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Thursday sent back 30 undocumented migrants that Athens was trying to repatriate, saying Greece had failed to provide adequate proof that they were Pakistani.
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SANAA: Qatar has sent 1,000 ground troops to Yemen, Doha-based Al Jazeera television said, escalating Gulf Arab intervention in Yemen's war ahead of a planned offensive against Iranian-backed Houthis holding the capital Sanaa.
LOS ANGELES: Civil rights campaigners on Thursday launched a smartphone app that can video record interactions between police and member of the public, and store them for potential use in legal action.