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    On Mexico’s Border With U.S.,Desperation as Migrant Traffic Piles Up

    Mexico is struggling to deal with a new wave of migrants expelled from the U.S. while even more come north hoping to cross. Shelters that were empty four months ago are now having to turn many away.

    In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

    Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.”

    E.U. Border Agency Pulls Out of Hungary Over Rights Abuses

    The decision by Frontex comes after Hungary disregarded a ruling by the E.U.’s top court that the way the country handles asylum seekers violated the bloc’s law.

    Vulnerable Border Community Battles Virus on ‘A Straight Up Trajectory’

    In the Rio Grande Valley, poverty and chronic illness are aggravating the coronavirus outbreak. Ambulances stack up outside emergency rooms, where patients wait for beds.
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    In pictures: Fire and thunder fill the night sky as Israel’s Iron Dome is tested.

    The system that protects Israeli cities has had to intercept a barrage of rockets over the past week.

    Israel’s attack on a press building in Gaza draws condemnations.

    Media groups demand explanations after Israeli forces destroyed the high-rise that housed the offices of The Associated Press and other news outlets.

    On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

    Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and...

    Why is Covid Killing So Many Young Children in Brazil? Doctors Are Baffled

    Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the...

    An annual day of Palestinian grievance comes amid the upheaval.

    Nakba Day on Saturday denotes the 1948 displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians amid Israel’s declaration of independence.