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The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. The searing photograph of the sad discovery of their bodies on Monday, captured by journalist Julia Le Duc and published by Mexican newspaper La Jornada, highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States. According to Le Duc's reporting for La Jornada, Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, frustrated because the family from El Salvador was unable to present themselves to US authorities and request asylum, swam across the river on Sunday with his daughter, Valeria.
The US drone shot down by Tehran last week was in Iranian airspace, the head of Russia's Security Council said Tuesday, despite US claims to the contrary. “I have information from the defense ministry of the Russian Federation that this drone was in Iranian airspace,” Russian news agencies quoted Nikolai Patrushev as telling reporters in Jerusalem. Patrushev was in Jerusalem for talks with US and Israeli officials, as tensions run high after Iran shot down the US spy drone on June 19 and US President Donald Trump considered, then cancelled, a retaliatory strike.
The Arab Coalition said that Saudi Special Forces have captured Abu Osama al-Muhajir, the emir of ISIS in Yemen. A statement on the Saudi Press Agency said al- Muhajir, as well as other members of the extremist group, were captured on June 3. Weapons, ammunition, and telecommunication devices were also seized during the operation. Col. Turki al-Maliki, the official spokesman of the Arab Coalition, said the joint operation took place on June 3 at 9:20 am local time.
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US President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that targets Iran's supreme leader and associates with additional financial sanctions. Trump said the action follows a series of aggressions by Iran, including last week's downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone. Tensions between the United States and Iran that have grown since May, when Washington ordered all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil. The targets of the new sanctions include senior military figures in Iran, blocking their access to any financial assets under US jurisdiction. They also work to deny Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's and his close aides' access to money and support. Trump said the supreme leader and
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MONTPELLIER, France: Valentina Giacinti and Aurora Galli scored and Italy earned its first appearance in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup since 1991 after beating China 2-0 on Tuesday night. Giacinti created and finished off her 15th-minute opener before Galli's long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing in its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy has proven to be one of the revelations of the tournament by making the final eight after winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia. Italy will play either Japan or the Netherlands on Saturday in Valenciennes. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage
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Hackers working for China's Ministry of State Security broke into networks of eight of the world's biggest technology service providers in an effort to steal commercial secrets from their clients, according to sources familiar with the attacks. Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday extensive new details about the global hacking campaign, known as Cloud Hopper and attributed to China by the United States and its Western allies. A US indictment in December outlined an elaborate operation to steal Western intellectual property in order to advance China's economic interests but stopped short of naming victim companies. A Reuters report at the time identified two: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM.
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GENEVA: Iranian fishermen have found parts of the US drone shot down by the Islamic Republic last week, Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday. He posted his message on Twitter along with a picture of a man standing next to a fishing boat and what appeared to be a piece of metal marked with a US air force logo. Iran has said the drone was shot down in its territorial waters while US officials have said the drone was in international waters.