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Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats

Canada has seen a notable surge in asylum seekers showing up at the border this year, including in B.C. A report released this week by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada shows that 27,440 claims for asylum have been filed between January and August. That follows peak numbers between 36,000

SUMMERLANDREVIEW.COM - 2017-09-20 21:30:00

‎Colombia‏ Holds Its Ground in Drug War of Words with US

Amid heated discord between the United States and Colombia regarding surging drug production in the South American country, Colombian officials are making it clear that they are not buckling under US pressure to harden the country's new, less draconian anti-narcotic strategies. In his September 19 a

INSIGHTCRIME.ORG - 2017-09-20 21:29:32

Leader of gang suspected of murdering British kayaker in Brazil is killed

Emma Kelty, a primary school headteacher, disappeared while kayaking along a stretch of the Amazon. Photograph: Emma Kelty blogspot One of the leaders of the gang of river pirates who robbed and murdered a British kayaker in the Amazon has been killed, Brazilian police have said. Evanilson Gomes d

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-20 21:25:36

More than 200 dead after magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes Mexico

More than 200 people, including 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest quake to strike the country's capital. Yesterday's earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico Cit

ABC NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:04:00

Attorney General Sessions announces record cocaine seizures on high seas

The Coast Guard's push to strike drug traffickers where they are most vulnerable - on the high seas off South and Central America - is resulting in record-breaking cocaine seizures, a tactic that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a visit to San Diego Wednesday is an important prong in

SANDIEGOUNIONTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Q&A: ‎Colombia‏ aid head asks donors to tie aid to national plan, build institutions

Sergio Londono, director of the Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation. Photo by: APC Colombia / CC BY-NC-SA NEW YORK - Colombia is the good news at this year's United Nations General Assembly - a bright spot for peace in an increasingly unstable world in which many conflicts see

DEVEX.COM - 2017-09-20 20:56:43

Dramatic moment tables turn on gun-toting duo who pose as buyers to rob a car when have-a-go hero son decides to fight back and protect his father

This is the moment a have-a-go hero attacks armed robbers who tried to hijack his car at gunpoint during a test drive. The gunmen posed as potential buyers for the car which Wilson Alberto Quintero and his father, a doctor, were selling in the Colombian capital city of Bogota. In an incident capture

DAILY MAIL - 2017-09-20 20:31:49

Tom Cruise Partially Blamed for Plane Crash That Killed Two People on Set of American Made

WireImage The families of two men who died following a September 2015 plane crash on the set of American Made claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for the fatal accident. Three of the pilots hired for the movie were involved in a plane crash during filming when their twin-engine Piper Smith Aeros

MSN.COM - 2017-09-20 20:31:31

Sanctuary Family Comedy In Works At ABC As Immigration Projects Remain Hot

With the topic of immigration firmly in the headlines, most recently over President Trump's decision yesterday to end the DACA program, it has become a very popular subject for TV series projects this season. The latest is an untitled single-camera comedy (aka Sanctuary Family), which has received a

DEADLINE - 2017-09-20 20:30:16

A Grain Of Saul: Trump Is Skeptical About The U.N. Here's What He (And Everyone Else) Should Know.

A Grain of Saul is a weekly column that digs into some of the biggest issues we face as a nation and as an international community in search of reliable data, realistic solutions, and - most importantly - hope. In December of 2016, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted some harsh words for the Unite

A PLUS - 2017-09-20 20:28:35

Struggle Session

Suzy Hansen's Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World begins in 2014 in Soma, western Turkey. That May, a coalmine fire killed 301 workers. The Turkish government handled the situation in typically exemplary fashion; one aide to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan kick

JACOBINMAG.COM - 2017-09-20 19:09:44

Do Houston Tenants Have to Pay Rent For Uninhabitable Apartments After Harvey?

Some Houston tenants are struggling over the logic of having to pay rent for apartments made uninhabitable by Hurricane Harvey's flooding. "Hell no. Excuse my language. I don't know if you can cuss," renter Whitlee Hurd told NPR earlier this month after her apartment flooded. "Hell no. For what? No.

WUNDERGROUND.COM - 2017-09-20 19:03:06

Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record

Hurricane Maria has etched itself in history, not only for its Category 5 landfall on the island of Dominica, or its siege of the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. (COMPLETE HURRICANE MARIA COVERAGE: Hurricane Central) Maria's lowest central pressure at its peak intensity early Wednesday morning dipped

WUNDERGROUND.COM - 2017-09-20 19:03:02

US advises banks to be on lookout for Venezuelan corruption

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The U.S. Treasury is advising banks to be on the lookout for suspicious financial activity involving corrupt Venezuelan officials as the Trump administration tightens its financial noose around President Nicolas Maduro's embattled socialist government. Wednesday's advisory by

THEGARDENISLAND.COM - 2017-09-20 15:36:00

City Schools board presents first awards of new school year

In recognition of her academic perseverance and successful accomplishments, Batavia High student Julieth Caceres was presented with an Outstanding Student Award by Board of Education President Patrick Burk at the Board meeting on September 19. She was nominated by Courtney Turcer, a teacher of Engli

THE BATAVIAN - 2017-09-20 18:55:16

Irresistibly charming Madame Giselle in Apartment 713,White House advisor

Irresistibly charming Madame Giselle in Apartment 713 Washington,Sept20:The irresistibly charming woman in Apartment 713 can hold forth for hours with tales of her luxe life among the intercontinental elite, neighbors say. Madame Giselle, as some call her, is forever boasting of being the secret wi

INDIALIVETODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 18:55:06

Puerto Rico Completely Without Power as Maria Rages

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico. The director of the State Agency for Emergency Management and Disaster Management, Abner Gmez, said that 100 percent of the subscribers of the island's Electric Energy Authority are affected, Primera Hora reports. "When we c

WUNDERGROUND.COM - 2017-09-20 18:52:39

Ignorant nation

At a National Archives ceremony Friday in Washington, 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the "full rights, and the sacred duties, that come with American citizenship." It was a noble sentiment that once resonated with Americans who

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 18:29:00

Many leaders clueless on issues facing girls, women, survey shows

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P olicymakers in developing nations may not know enough facts and figures about problems facing women and girls to help reach gender equality, research showed on Wednesday. Only a handful of policymakers could estimate the maternal death rate in their

INDIATIMES - 2017-09-20 18:20:21

If you are keeping score, it is not real love

He was not directly referring to his first marriage with Vivian, though how T. S. Eliot described his play "The Cocktail Party" accurately describes their union. "A man who finds himself incapable of loving/ And a woman who finds that no man can love her." In real life, both of the Eliots, Tom and V

AMERICAMAGAZINE.ORG - 2017-09-20 18:03:47