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Desperate Venezuelans flee to Brazil, straining border town

As the economic and political turmoil deepens in Venezuela, more and more people are fleeing the country and heading to Brazil.

As the economic and political turmoil deepens in Venezuela, more and more people are fleeing the country and heading to Brazil.

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UN refugees released by South Sudanese refugee captors

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Frustration as tightened EU border checks begin

New legislation comes into effect to tighten document checks across the EU, particularly in countries at the bloc's external borders.

New legislation comes into effect to tighten document checks across the EU, particularly in countries at the bloc's external borders.

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Diplomatic “Mission Impossible” for Tillerson in Mexico

The new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Mexico on Wednesday to try to stop the continuing deterioration of US-Mexican relations.

The new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Mexico on Wednesday to try to stop the continuing deterioration of US-Mexican relations.

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Frontier friction as Mexican president snubs Trump talks

Mexicans have reacted positively to President Enrique Peña Neito’s refusal to travel to the United States for planned talks with President Trump.

Mexicans have reacted positively to President Enrique Peña Neito’s refusal to travel to the United States for planned talks with President Trump.

Europe

EU's Mogherini tells Kosovo, Serbia to end blame game

The EU’s foreign policy chief has called on Kosovo and Serbia to do more to repair relations after weeks of risen tension between the two.

The EU’s foreign policy chief has called on Kosovo and Serbia to do more to repair relations after weeks of risen tension between the two.

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Mexico braces itself for Trump presidency as wall starts to go up

Donald Trump says the construction of his wall on the border with Mexico will begin immediately. But the policy risks shattering relations between the two neighbours.

Donald Trump says the construction of his wall on the border with Mexico will begin immediately. But the policy risks shattering relations between the two neighbours.

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Refugees wait at the border

20 migrants a day are allowed to cross from Serbia into Hungary at Horgos.

20 migrants a day are allowed to cross from Serbia into Hungary at Horgos.

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Finnish, Russian Santas exchange gifts at border

The Finnish Santa Claus and the Russian Grandfather Frost met at the Finnish-Russian border to exchange gifts on Monday.

The Finnish Santa Claus and the Russian Grandfather Frost met at the Finnish-Russian border to exchange gifts on Monday.

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The long road back to Afghanistan

More than half a million Afghans were expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan…

More than half a million Afghans were expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan…

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Mine briefing for Afghans back from Pakistan

Afghans coming back from Pakistan, pushed by Islamabad’s deadline to leave the country, follow a briefing on how to recognize and avoid mines.

Afghans coming back from Pakistan, pushed by Islamabad’s deadline to leave the country, follow a briefing on how to recognize and avoid mines.

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Fortress Europe builds barriers to stem the refugee flow

As Europe faces the most significant people movement since the Second World War the landscape of the continent is changing.

As Europe faces the most significant people movement since the Second World War the landscape of the continent is changing.

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Flash mobs in Budapest one year after migrant fence went up

One year after a fence went up on the Hungarian-Serbian border to stop the flow of migrants, flash mobs have turned out in Budapest.

One year after a fence went up on the Hungarian-Serbian border to stop the flow of migrants, flash mobs have turned out in Budapest.

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Israel constructing underground barrier along boundary with Gaza

Israeli sources cited by Reuters news agency said that construction has begun on an underground barrier along a small stretch of its boundary line with Gaza.

Israeli sources cited by Reuters news agency said that construction has begun on an underground barrier along a small stretch of its boundary line with Gaza.

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Syrian forces retake key Aleppo district

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

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No significant increase in Eastern Ukraine clashes despite Crimea tension

Despite high tensions over Crimea, Ukraine has said there has been no significant increase in clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

Despite high tensions over Crimea, Ukraine has said there has been no significant increase in clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

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Venezuela and Colombia agree to re-open border crossings

border to re-open along five crossings to pedestrians to remain open for 15hrs per day full re-opening under discussion Venezuela and Colombia have agreed to partially re-open their…

border to re-open along five crossings to pedestrians to remain open for 15hrs per day full re-opening under discussion Venezuela and Colombia have agreed to partially re-open their…

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Time to hug for migrants and their families

Families divided by the US-Mexico border reunite after a gate in the fence temporarily opens up in Ciudad Juarez.

Families divided by the US-Mexico border reunite after a gate in the fence temporarily opens up in Ciudad Juarez.