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Mexico’s immigration service fires agents for corruption

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Immigration Institute says it has fired three agents for allegedly shaking down Cuban migrants for bribes, the latest alleged corruption scheme at the agency. The agency said Monday it has fired about 2,500 agents and other employees since 2013 for malfeasance or failing vetting ...

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Hurricane Matthew churns north towards Haiti, Jamaica

Workmen put up plywood on the Bank of Jamaica building to prepare it for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, in Kingston, on October 1, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ricardo Makyn)

Kingston (Jamaica) (AFP) – Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade, churned towards Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba on Sunday on a path forecasters said could take it to the eastern United States. At 0600 GMT “powerful Matthew” was “moving slowly north-northwestward” from the Caribbean coast of Colombia ...

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Thousands protest steel plant over Vietnam fish deaths

Dead fish and other marine life began washing ashore in central Vietnam in April, the country's worst ecological disaster in decades that devastated livelihoods in coastal towns where fishing is the main source of income (AFP Photo/-)

Hanoi (AFP) – Thousands of Vietnamese protesters surrounded a Taiwanese steel plant Sunday, some scaling walls and holding signs demanding its closure, as anger flares against the firm for dumping toxic waste into the ocean killing tonnes of fish. Huge crowds on motorbike and foot gathered at the Formosa plant ...

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Global warming set to pass 2C threshold in 2050: report

The planet has already heated up 1.0 C (1.8 F) above the pre-industrial benchmark, and could see its first year at 1.5 C within a decade (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Paris (AFP) – Earth is on track to sail past the two degree Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold for dangerous global warming by 2050, seven of the world’s top climate scientists warned Thursday. “Climate change is happening now, and much faster than anticipated,” said Sir Robert Watson, former head of ...

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Venezuela urged at U.N. to seek national dialogue, free inmates

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro talks to the media during a news conference after the 17th Non-Aligned Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

GENEVA (Reuters) – Paraguay led nearly 30 countries on Thursday in calling at the United Nations for Venezuela to engage in a national dialogue with the opposition to preserve peace and security, and to release political prisoners. Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, Paraguay’s vice minister of foreign affairs, read out the statement ...

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Lee Westwood enters Ryder Cup on verge of history

Europe's Lee Westwood hits from the range during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Over the last two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, perhaps no player has personified the team’s seemingly baffling advantage over the Americans more than Lee Westwood. When the individual sport adopts the team dynamic for one weekend every two years, the 43-year-old Englishman ...

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Nine murder victims found in western Mexican river

The bodies of nine murder victims were found near Lake Chapala in Michoacán, Western Mexico (AFP Photo/Hector Guerrero)

Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) – The bodies of nine murder victims have been found in a river in western Mexico, near a lake popular among American expatriates, authorities said Thursday. Eight men and one woman were recovered between Monday and Wednesday in the Lerma River and authorities are still searching for ...

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