Single father from Mexico who’d been in US 20 years deported after Ice ‘check-in’

Juan Carlos Fomperosa García planned to celebrate his son’s 17th birthday on Thursday. But first, he had to go in for a meeting around 9am with immigration officials in Phoenix for what he believed was to discuss his request for asylum. “He walked in. An hour later, they brought me a bag with his stuff and that was it,” said Yennifer Sanchez, Fomperosa García’s 23-year-old daughter.

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Mexicans fear Trump deportation plan will lead to refugee camps along border

Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could begin popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration’s plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the US illegally through this country. Previous US policy called for only Mexican citizens to be sent to Mexico. Migrants known as “OTMs” – Other Than Mexicans – were flown back to their homelands.

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What are your worst dating experiences?

Awoman who tried to let a man down gently after just one date was left surprised by his response: a request for his money back. Lucy Brown, 38, from London, had arranged to meet someone through an online dating app for the second time in her life. Following an evening spent in the pub, she realised she was not interested, letting the man she’d been out with know via text message. He replied to say that he was “devastated”. He also asked for a “contribution for the drinks I spent…

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China urges Trump: be our friend, not our enemy

China has urged Donald Trump to be its friend not its enemy, amid fears the tycoon’s inauguration could set the world’s two largest economies on a calamitous collision course. Since his shock election last November Trump has repeatedly put Beijing’s nose out of joint, challenging it over the militarisation of the South China Sea, alleged currency manipulation and North Korea and threatening to up-end relations by offering greater political recognition to Taiwan. The billionaire has also handed jobs to several stridently anti-China voices including one academic who has described its…

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US intelligence investigating Russian links of leading Trump associates – report

Donald Trump’s transition team has been forced to distance itself from reports that American intelligence agencies have intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russia and associates of the president-elect. On the eve of Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, the business dealings of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort were among the matters under investigation, the New York Times reported, citing current and former senior American officials.

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Prime minister vows to put final Brexit deal before parliament

Theresa May has committed to putting the final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of parliament, handing MPs and peers the power to block the plans. The prime minister made the pledge in the most important speech of her premiership so far, in which she set out her government’s 12 priorities for crunch negotiations with the EU27. The Conservative leader made clear that she would be pursuing what critics have labelled a “hard Brexit”, in which there would be no halfway house, and where regaining immigration control and…

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Third of students abducted by Boko Haram ‘unwilling to leave captors’

More than a third of almost 300 female students abducted by Islamic militants from a school in Nigeria two-and-a-half years ago appear unwilling to leave their captors, a community leader has said. Nigeria’s government is negotiating the release of 83 of about 190 girls from the the remote town of Chibok who are still held by Boko Haram in remote camps in the north-east of Africa’s most populous country. Twenty-one were freed last week as a “goodwill gesture” by the group. The mass abduction in April 2014 prompted a global…

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