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The prototypes will inform future design standards which will likely continue to evolve to meet the US Border Patrol's requirements, said CBP. Contracts awarded Thursday would be for prototypes of concrete walls that might be on either side of the zone.
  • Turkish aid agency dispatches aid to Rohingya Muslims

    Turkish aid agency dispatches aid to Rohingya Muslims

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    The violence erupted last week hours after a long-awaited report into the treatment of Rohingya by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Satellite imagery analysed by US-based Human Rights Watch indicated that many homes in northern Rakhine state were set ablaze. "Even on this day infants and toddlers were murdered before mutilating their bodies and later disposed of in the water", he said.
  • PPP disappointed, shocked over Benazir Bhutto assassination verdict

    PPP disappointed, shocked over Benazir Bhutto assassination verdict

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    A Pakistani court today declared former president Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the Benazir Bhutto murder case. "10 years later and we still await justice". The decade-long legal process, spanning more than 300 hearings from 121 witnesses, was marred by irregularities and delay. Musharraf was charged in 2013 of being culpable in Bhutto's murder.
  • Legal Heavyweights Join Forces In The Paul Manafort Investigation

    Legal Heavyweights Join Forces In The Paul Manafort Investigation

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    Politico , which cited unnamed sources, reports the pairing of the two could mean Mueller's investigation is heating up. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, Politico reported that Mueller's team, investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, and Schneiderman's aides have shared evidence and talked frequently about a potential case in recent weeks.
  • Saudi Arabia reports 30 per cent increase in Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

    Saudi Arabia reports 30 per cent increase in Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

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    Iranian authorities say more than 86,000 Iranian pilgrims are taking part this year, each equipped with an identity bracelet in case of any accident. The Chairman, Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr Izhaq Yusuf, has denied media reports that some Ogun pilgrims now performing hajj n Saudi Araba were among those confirmed dead in the holy land.
  • Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11000

    Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11000

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    Acknowledging the higher number is a matter of "transparency", which Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is demanding as the US prepares to deploy more forces to Afghanistan. Gen. Frank McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, said providing more truthful numbers "is an attempt to actually clarify a very confusing set of reporting rules that has the unintended outcome of forcing commanders to make readiness tradeoffs as they deploy their forces".
  • Shivering Texas toddler found clinging to drowned mom in Harvey floodwaters

    Shivering Texas toddler found clinging to drowned mom in Harvey floodwaters

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    The New York Times reported The Houston Police Department had rescued more than 3,500 people , while city fire Chief Samuel Peña reported 400 rescues made by his department. CPR was performed and both the mother and daughter were rushed to a waiting ambulance, according to police . Police in Texas say a woman drowned after she and her young daughter were swept away while trying to escape floodwaters caused by Harvey .
  • 1200 dead, millions homeless due to flooding in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh

    1200 dead, millions homeless due to flooding in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh

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    People left without proper homes or shelter could be at risk from waterborne diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea and the waters are likely to cause food shortages and malnutrition. People were forced to move through the city in waist-deep water. On Aug. 29, Mumbai was hit by what is believed to be the heaviest rainfall since July 2005 , when deadly floods brought the city to a standstill , killing scores of people.
  • Ivanka Trump Supports Repeal of Obama's Equal Pay Plan

    Ivanka Trump Supports Repeal of Obama's Equal Pay Plan

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    In April, Ivanka praised similar legislation passed in Germany requiring companies with 200 or more workers to document pay gaps between employees. While the national gender pay gap has decreased since 1980, it still stands at a whopping 17 percent, with women making 83 percent of what men earn.