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In California, US town fears migrant invasion

Days after things nearly turned ugly here, several residents kept up their protest against a surge of undocumented migrants near the border with Mexico.

In California, US town fears migrant invasion
South Korean President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
S.Korea president apologises for army shooting

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologised Monday for a deadly front-line shooting rampage by an army conscript and called for a close look at abuses in barracks.

S.Korea president apologises for army shooting
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US says Mexican chopper crosses border, shoots twice

A Mexican military helicopter ventured around 100 yards (meters) into the United States and fired two shots, the US border security agency said Friday in a claim quickly denied by Mexico.

US says Mexican chopper crosses border, shoots twice
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Mexican police attacked in ambush

One policeman died and three were wounded in an ambush in a Mexican state along the US border that is ravaged by drug cartel violence, officials said.

Mexican police attacked in ambush
Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit
Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit

US Vice President Joe Biden travels to Guatemala on Friday to discuss the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico illegally trying to cross the US border.

Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit
Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east
Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east

A Ukrainian plane was shot down as fighting continued in the east of the country on Friday, amid signs the government was losing control of parts of its border with Russia.

Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east
U.S. President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents

US President Barack Obama urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine, as the Kiev government sought UN help to tackle the growing insurgency.

Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents
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North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border

The two Koreas traded live artillery fire across their disputed maritime border Monday, forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test.

North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border
Iskander, mobile theater ballistic missile system. ©RIA Novosti
Russia to deploy Iskander missiles at Kazakhstan border

Russia will place its Iskander mobile ballistic missile systems at the border with Kazakhstan.

Russia to deploy Iskander missiles at Kazakhstan border
Putin takes first steps for Russia to absorb Crimea
Putin takes first steps for Russia to absorb Crimea

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday took the first steps to absorb the Ukrainian region of Crimea into Russia, in what would mark the most significant redrawing of Europe's borders since World War II.

Putin takes first steps for Russia to absorb Crimea
Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border
Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border

Syrian regime forces were Monday readying an assault on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning key opposition bastion Yabrud.

Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border
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Mexico uncovers tunnel for smuggling migrants into US

Mexican authorities in the border city of Tijuana found a tunnel designed to smuggle people without documentation into the United States, the government said.

Mexico uncovers tunnel for smuggling migrants into US
Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell
Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell

The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants unlikely to ever see their relatives again.

Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell
Australia sorry for Indonesia intrusion but vows to stop boats
Australia sorry for Indonesia intrusion but vows to stop boats

The Australian government apologised unreservedly to Jakarta on Friday after its navy "inadvertently" violated Indonesian waters during border security operations, but vowed to pursue its policies to halt asylum-seeker boats.

Australia sorry for Indonesia intrusion but vows to stop boats
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1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013: ministry

More than 1,500 North Koreans fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.

1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013: ministry
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Seven heritages of Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstanis have gained seven precious heritages as a gift, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the meeting dedicated to the celebration of the Independence of Kazakhstan.

Seven heritages of Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
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Russia’s Foreign Ministry sends note of protest to Kazakhstan over killing of Russian fisherman

November 25 Kazakh border guards fired shots when trying to detain two boats with eight Russians of Dagestan origin, killing one of them and injuring another.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry sends note of protest to Kazakhstan over killing of Russian fisherman
US drone strike kills two in NW Pakistan
US drone strike kills two in NW Pakistan

A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least two suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Friday, officials said.

US drone strike kills two in NW Pakistan
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Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants

Morocco has unveiled details of an "exceptional operation" to give official papers to some of its 25,000-40,000 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to reach Europe.

Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants
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International organizations compromise Central Asian integration

According to Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Kazakhstan Marat Shaikhutdinov, external players are more concerned with the integration of Central Asia than the region itself is.

International organizations compromise Central Asian integration