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Canada First Nation finds possible burial sites at school

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia — A First Nation in Canada says a preliminary geophysical investigation has identified 93 possible burial sites around the site of a church-run boarding school. Chief Willie Sellars of the Williams Lake First Nation said Tuesday that excavation would be needed to confirm the presence of …

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Inventive migrant-smugglers in Mexico turn to motorcycles

MEXICO CITY — Migrants smugglers in Mexico have recently been trying some innovative methods, but on Tuesday authorities said they detected a new scheme: ferrying migrants for hundreds of miles on the backs of motorcycles. The National Immigration Institute said Tuesday it found eight motorcycles, each with a driver and …

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Canada investigating cyberattack amid tensions with Russia

TORONTO — An attack on the computer systems of Canada’s Global Affairs Department last week has kept at least some diplomats without access to some online functions, the government’s Treasury Board said. The board said Tuesday that “access to a very limited number of internet-based services remain restricted as part …

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In western Mexico, cartel violence leaves 35,000 displaced

MEXICO CITY — Activists from Mexico’s violence-plagued western state of Michoacan said Tuesday that the government has to fight all drug cartels equally and return land to an estimated 35,000 people displaced by fighting. “In terms of safety, we are worse than ever,” said Hipolito Mora, a founder and former …

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Journalists across Mexico protest killings of 3 this year

Renee Maldonado shows a photo of her aunt, Journalist Lourdes Maldonado who was shot and killed on Sunday, Jan. 23, at a funeral home during her wake in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Lourdes Maldonado?s murder came 5 days after the murder of freelance photojournalist Margarito Mart?nez, marking the …

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9 dead, 7 injured as inmates riot inside Mexican prison

MEXICO CITY — A riot among inmates at a prison in Mexico’s Pacific coast state of Colima left nine prisoners dead and seven injured Tuesday, authorities said. The Public Safety Department said the riot originated in a fight between two rival groups of inmates in a cell block. The department …

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Prosecutor: Killings of Canadians in Mexico due to gang debt

MEXICO CITY — A prosecutor in Mexico said Tuesday the killing of two Canadians at a Caribbean coast resort last week was motivated by debts between international gangs apparently dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking. On Friday, prosecutors said both dead men had criminal records in Canada, and one was …

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IMF urges El Salvador to drop Bitcoin as legal tender

FILE – “We accept Bitcoin” is announced at a barber shop in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Sept. 4, 2021. The IMF urged the government of El Salvador on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 to eliminate Bitcoin as legal tender. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The International Monetary …

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Saudi restores full ties with Thailand after diamond dispute

In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, talks to Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. At top images show Saudi King Salman, right, Saudi Arabia’s founding late King Abdul Aziz Al Saud, center and …

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Afghan talks focus on aid, women’s rights as hunger grows

Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi meets the media outside the Soria Moria hotel in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The Taliban and western diplomats have began their first official talks in Europe since they took over control of Afghanistan in August. The closed-door meetings were taking place at …

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