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Texas sends 250 National Guard troops to Mexico border

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…

Svitolina sends Australian Open warning with Brisbane tennis title triumph

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…

VIDEO: Chinese mother wraps baby in plastic bag, sends it by courier to orphanage

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,…