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Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule
July 15, 2019
Rights groups call rule preventing most Central Americans from claiming asylum an attempt to 'dismantle asylum system'.
Hyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on 'edge of catastrophe'
July 15, 2019
Gas-rich Turkmenistan facing worst economic crisis in 30 years, coupled with rights concerns, UK think-tank reports.
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Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles
July 15, 2019
When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan's northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.
Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks
July 15, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Australian model avoids U.S. prison sentence after fracas on international flight
July 15, 2019
An Australian model who was found guilty of assault after a fracas on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles avoided prison when she was sentenced in U.S. court on Monday.
Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum
July 15, 2019
The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.
New U.S. asylum policy does not make Mexico 'safe third country': minister
July 15, 2019
Mexico Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said on Monday that a new U.S. measure to sharply limit asylum claims did not in effect make Mexico a "safe third country," adding that the Mexican Congress would have to approve any such classification first.