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FILE PHOTO: A pregnant woman from Honduras is released from detention with other undocumented immigrants at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas, US, July 28, 2018. Reuters
Trump seriously looking at
ending birthright citizenship

He has made cracking down on immigration a central plank of his presidency and re-election campaign

Britain’s blackout points to need for more reserves

National Grid's report blames the blackout on lightning strikes on the transmission system north of London

File Photo: : A participant takes part in a Pride Run, an event of the ShanghaiPRIDE LGBT celebration in Shanghai, China Jun 17, 2017. REUTERS

China rules out allowing same-sex marriage

It limits marriage to a relationship between a man and woman despite pressure from activists

Roopkund Lake, in the Indian Himalayas, is frozen for much of the year. But in warmer months it delivers a macabre performance, earning the nickname Skeleton Lake. The New York Times

The mystery of the Himalaya’s Skeleton Lake gets deeper

Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there

Workers at a destroyed home in eastern Aleppo, Syria, Jun 23, 2019. After eight years of civil war, the Syrian government now controls much of the country, and whether President Bashar Assad will win has not been in doubt for some time. The New York Times

A journey through shattered Syria

Three Times journalists given rare access to the country found ruin, grief and generosity. But after eight years of civil war, something was missing

Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in New Delhi, India, Jul 1, 2019. REUTERS

Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals

Chemical pollution such as arsenic in Bangladesh, mercury in Maputo and fluoride in parts of Kenya are major concerns, chief of WSUP said 

FILE PHOTO: 2019 Billboard Music Awards- Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, US, May 1, 2019 - Taylor Swift. REUTERS

Swift urges fans to back equal pay for US women's soccer team

Gender discrimination on pay was ‘happening everywhere’, the singer says

File Photo: UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014. Reuters

UK miscounted immigrants before Brexit vote

It missed EU immigrants, over-counted non-EU students

File Photo: French soldiers of the Operation Barkhane patrol in the streets of Gossi, Mali, Jul 30, 2019. REUTERS

Five Malian troops killed in ambush

The attack is led by suspected jihadists in the West African country

Photo taken via Reuters

8 new comic book series for the end of summer

The season may be winding down, but things are heating up for comics fans, with unusual plot lines and new kinds of heroes

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