INTERNATIONAL

Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Syrian TV showed the aftermath of the bombings

Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked security bases in the western Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people. State TV said the local head of military intelligence was among the dead. Some reports put the death toll at more than 40. The jihadist group Tahrir al-Sham said it carried out the attacks. Homs has been under government control ...

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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico "would have to respond" to a US border tax, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico. Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall “soon, way ahead of ...

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Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

Adam Purinton was arrested five hours after the shooting

India has expressed shock after the fatal shooting of an Indian national in the US, amid reports that the attack may have been racially motivated. Srinivas Kuchibhotla died shortly after Wednesday’s attack at a bar in Olathe, Kansas. His friend Alok Madasani, also from India, and an American were hurt. Adam Purinton has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder. The ...

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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico "would have to respond" to a US border tax, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico. Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall “soon, way ahead of ...

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South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African nationals marched through Pretoria to protest against immigrants

South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying police helicopter has also been deployed amid a stand-off between local protesters and foreigners, with both groups armed with sticks, bricks and knives. President Jacob Zuma had called for calm ahead of the anti-immigrant march. Many ...

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Kim Jong-nam killing: ‘VX nerve agent’ found on his face

North Korea has not identified the man who died as Kim Jong-nam, only as a North Korean citizen

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. Mr Kim died last week after two women accosted him briefly in a check-in hall at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian toxicology reports indicate he was attacked using VX nerve agent, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the ...

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Kim Jong-nam ‘killed by VX nerve agent’

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Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. Mr Kim died last week after two women accosted him briefly in a check-in hall at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian toxicology reports indicate he was attacked using “VX nerve agent”, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the ...

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Mexico rejects new US border policy

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Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants can be subject to deportation. The new rules include sending undocumented people to Mexico, even if they are not Mexicans. But Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says his country cannot “accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another.” Two top US officials are ...

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