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FIFA Council unanimously approves expanded 32-team field for 2023 Women’s World Cup
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FIFA Council unanimously approves expanded 32-team field for 2023 Women’s World Cup

The Women's World Cup will be expanded from 24 to 32 teams at the 2023 edition in an effort to "foster the growth of women's football", FIFA said on Wednesday.

Nearly 1,000 migrant children separated from parents since since US court order to stop border separations, says civil rights body
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Nearly 1,000 migrant children separated from parents since since US court order to stop border separations, says civil rights body

Nearly 1,000 migrant children have been separated from their families at the US-Mexico border in the last year despite a judge's order for Donald Trump's administration to stop the practice, a top rights group said.

Federal judge blocks Donald Trump administration’s rule barring immigrants from receiving asylum in US
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Federal judge blocks Donald Trump administration’s rule barring immigrants from receiving asylum in US

A federal judge in California issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration's new rule barring most immigrants from obtaining asylum in the US if they transit through Mexico.

Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison, given additional sentence of 30 years, fined $12.6 billion
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Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison, given additional sentence of 30 years, fined $12.6 billion

El Chapo was convicted in February in US federal court on various charges, including smuggling hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States.

New US policy to deny asylum to people on Mexican border likely to increase overcrowding in ‘severely strained’ detention centres
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New US policy to deny asylum to people on Mexican border likely to increase overcrowding in ‘severely strained’ detention centres

A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained US immigration detention centres and makeshift holding areas.

Dawn of the Nuclear Age: 74 years ago, the first atomic bomb was tested in a desert in New Mexico
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Dawn of the Nuclear Age: 74 years ago, the first atomic bomb was tested in a desert in New Mexico

Trinity test is estimated to cost $2 billion and was conducted in deep in the desert in New Mexico.

Donald Trump accuses China of failing to increase purchase of American farm exports, claims it did not stick to promise
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Donald Trump accuses China of failing to increase purchase of American farm exports, claims it did not stick to promise

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China of backsliding on promises to increase purchases of American farm exports.

‘Detention centres are cruel’: Migrant woman whose infant daughter died in US facility says treatment given to immigrants is ‘extremely unfair’
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‘Detention centres are cruel’: Migrant woman whose infant daughter died in US facility says treatment given to immigrants is ‘extremely unfair’

A Guatemalan woman whose infant daughter died after being held by US immigration authorities denounced the "cruelty" of the country's migrant detention centres on Wednesday.

Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’
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Homeland Security report says migrant arrests at US-Mexico border fell 28% in a month due to ‘tightened controls’

The number of migrants detained after entering the US across the southern border fell 28 percent in June from May as both the United States and Mexico tightened controls, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday.

Frida Kahlo's 112th birth anniversary celebrated in Mexico City with an exhibition, fan-led parade
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Frida Kahlo's 112th birth anniversary celebrated in Mexico City with an exhibition, fan-led parade

Kahlo was known for defying the norms femininity and depicting this idea in her work. Later she would also go on to join the Mexican Communist Party while her art grew to incorporate diverse themes including indigenous folk culture of Mexico.

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 'appalled' by conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilites
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UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 'appalled' by conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilites

The UN's human rights chief said on Monday that she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies.

US Department of Homeland Security requests 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage migrant crisis in Texas
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US Department of Homeland Security requests 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage migrant crisis in Texas

US Department of Homeland Security requested 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage the migrant crisis in Texas, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been criticized after a report from its inspector general, a watchdog, last week warned about 'dangerous overcrowding' in migrant detention facilities in Texas.

Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise
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Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise

For migrants, paying from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh for a shot at a new life is a calculated gamble

Donald Trump promises executive order aimed at lower drug prices; criticises pharmaceutical companies for taking advantage of US
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Donald Trump promises executive order aimed at lower drug prices; criticises pharmaceutical companies for taking advantage of US

President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration is working on an executive order to reduce US drug prices to match the lowest in the world.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Mexico ride on Raul Jiminez's late penalty to beat Haiti, advance to final
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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Mexico ride on Raul Jiminez's late penalty to beat Haiti, advance to final

Mexico beat Haiti with a late penalty strike in extra time to advance with a narrow scoreline of 1-0 and book their place in the finals of the tournament

Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial
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Bodies of migrant father, daughter who drowned while attempting to cross US-Mexico border brought to El Salvador for burial

The young father and daughter who drowned in each other's arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital on Monday. Photographs of Valeria, lying face down in the water with her little arm wrapped around the neck of her father, Oscar Alberto Martínez, broke hearts around the world and underscored the dangers that migrants undertake in trying to reach the US. A total of 283 migrant deaths were recorded along the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border last year.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saves penalty to drive Mexico into the semis; Haiti in semi-finals for first time
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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saves penalty to drive Mexico into the semis; Haiti in semi-finals for first time

Mexico beat Costa Rica to qualify for the semi-finals where they'll face Haiti, surprise qualifiers for the semi-finals after they beat favourites Canada

G20 Summit in Osaka: International leaders discuss trade, terrorism and elections as Day 1 comes to an end
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G20 Summit in Osaka: International leaders discuss trade, terrorism and elections as Day 1 comes to an end

World leaders, including Trump, Putin, Xi and Modi met at the G20 Osaka Summit in Japan.

G20 Osaka Summit 2019: World leaders meet for 14th time; all you need to know about Group of 20 and its agenda
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G20 Osaka Summit 2019: World leaders meet for 14th time; all you need to know about Group of 20 and its agenda

Established in 1999 to broaden the remit of the G7, the G20's primary mandate is to 'prevent future international financial crises'

From drowned Salvadorian immigrants to The Girl in the Blue Bra, a look at most striking images depicting global crisis
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From drowned Salvadorian immigrants to The Girl in the Blue Bra, a look at most striking images depicting global crisis

In the image of The Girl in the Blue Bra, the girl's face is covered, her torso bare except for her blue bra; she is just a few seconds away from being kicked by a soldier.