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A demonstrator holds a Nicaraguan flag during the march in cars and motorcycles from Managua to Ticuantepe, 15km south of Managua, demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the end of the state repression, on July 15, 2018. More than 280 people have been killed since the start of a popular uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in April 18. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS

Daniel Ortega’s forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
Demonstrators in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate office building. Jonathan Ernst|Reuters

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency.

US lawmakers reject Donald Trump-backed immigration bill

U.S. lawmakers in the lower house resoundingly defeated an immigration reform bill on Wednesday with the so-called moderate legislation coming from the Republican leadership and supported by President Donald Trump.
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Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their Group E finale.
The policy slammed into a series of brick walls — insufficient space for incarcerating families crossing the border, strict legal limits on how children can be detained and backlash against separating them from their parents. Andres Leighton | AP Photo.jpg

US reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

The United States Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government had reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours.
MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 23: Protesters against the Trump administration's border policies attend a rally at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Detention Center on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, United States. Dozens of protesters blocked a bus from leaving the center with children resulting in scuffles with police and Border Patrol agents before the bus retreated back to the center. Before President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that halts the practice of separating families who were seeking asylum, over 2,300 immigrant children had been separated from their parents in the zero-tolerance policy for border crossers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP/ SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Central American migrants deported from the US without their children spoke of their anguish at seeing their families split under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach Saturday, as protesters kept up the pressure against the "barbaric" policy.
Panama's defender Felipe Baloy takes part in a training session on June 23, 2018 at Nizhny Novgorod stadium, on the eve of the team's third match during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. JOHANNES EISELE : AFP

Panama name unchanged line-up for ‘hardest’ England game

Panama will name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup Group G clash against England in Nizhny Novgorod, veteran coach Hernan Gomez confirmed on Saturday.
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (2nd-L) celebrates his first goal, his team's second, with Belgium's forward Dries Mertens (R) and Belgium's forward Eden Hazard (L) during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Belgium and Panama at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN /

Belgium face Tunisia at World Cup with eye on England

Belgium take on Tunisia on Saturday with their eyes set on the knockout round of the World Cup but fearful that star forward Eden Hazard is set for another bruising encounter.

England must be more clinical against Panama

England need to be more clinical if they are to take care of Panama in their second game in Group G and put themselves on the brink of qualification to the knockout stage.

England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign

“First and foremost we are going to want to attack the game, we feel like we are going to have a lot of possession of the ball,” the Tottenham forward said.

Harry Kane: We are going to attack against Tunisia

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments as Belgium’s “Golden Generation” kick off as dark-horse challengers.

Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign

Neymar makes his World Cup bow on Sunday as five-time winners Brazil kick off their quest for redemption while defending champions Germany launch their bid for back-to-back titles.

Nicaragua president to meet Catholic bishops for new crisis talks

President Daniel Ortega will meet Nicaragua's Catholic bishops Thursday to discuss resuming church-mediated talks on ending a political crisis and protest violence that has left more than 120 people dead, the bishops' conference said.

Death toll from Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 99

Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99.

Volcano: Nigeria condoles with Guatemala

Nigeria has condoled with the Government and People of the Republic of Guatemala over the Fuego volcano tragedy in the country.

Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25

At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the capital's main airport to close.

One killed, three injured in fresh Nicaragua violence

The deceased, one Jorge Gaston, died in hospital after being shot Friday, police spokeswoman Vilma Gonzalez said, attributing the killing to “criminal acts committed by vandalism groups.”

Nicaragua protests: Thousands renew calls for Ortega to resign

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Nicaragua over the weekend, blocking roads as at least eight more people were killed in a 24-hour period.

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