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Migrant families are left stranded after being expelled from the US under Biden's 'cruel, unlawful and ineffective' immigration rules as the number of people crossing the border rises to 21-year high

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Hundreds of migrants have been left stranded after being expelled from the US under the Biden administration's 'cruel, unlawful and ineffective' immigration rules.  Central American families with young children have been forced to travel through three countries in the space of 24 hours, with many being dropped in remote jungle outposts along the Guatemalan border after being denied entry into the US. The expulsion is part of the Biden administration's new measure which aims to make it harder for migrants to return to the US border to seek asylum in the future.   Dozens of pro-immigrant groups slammed the policy Friday, penning a letter to Joe Biden and his top immigration officials branding it and other deterrent measures as 'cruel, unlawful and ineffective.' The number of people crossing the southern border from Mexico into the US has surged in recent months, rising to a 21-year high in July, with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitting in leaked audio this

George Osborne, 50, and his ex-aide fiance Thea Rogers, 39, show off their new baby Beau for the first time at wedding at 'Downton Abbey' castle - where the groom, Queen's godson Harry Herbert, was born

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Former chancellor George Osborne has been pictured in public with his new son Beau for the first time since his birth last month. Baby boy Beau was born in London weighing 6lb 9oz on July 14, with his smiling father, Mr Osborne, 50, and fiancée Thea Rogers, 39, pictured with their newborn in Hampshire today.  The happy couple, who worked together at Downing Street, had announced their engagement to one another in April.  Beau can be seen draped in blue clothes and blankets, and sporting an impressive mop of dark hair. Mr Osborne and Ms Rogers were attending the wedding of TV chef Clodagh McKenna and millionaire Harry Herbert, whose father Henry was Lord Porchester, the 7th Earl of Carnarvon.  The Irish chef, 46, looked radiant in her angelic lace gown at her wedding ceremony, while 62-year-old Harry - who is the Queen's godson - sported a morning suit which he teamed with a double-breasted cream waist coat and tie and a light blue hue. The newly-weds were joined in holy matrimony a

Roger Bryan of the Mail On Sunday dies, aged 73

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Roger Bryan, one of the founding journalists of The Mail on Sunday, has died aged 73 after a short illness. Roger was the newspaper’s first Chief Sub Editor at its launch in 1982, leading a department responsible for writing headlines and captions and editing copy in the news and features sections. After an uncertain start, the paper went on to enjoy phenomenal success – which continues 40 years on – thanks to huge investment by the proprietors and a team of highly talented journalists. Roger was among the most senior of these. He would be promoted in 1986 to Assistant Editor, Production – known traditionally as Night Editor – a position he held for 16 years.  During that time, the paper saw the introduction of computer production, a big increase in size and editions, and the move from Fleet Street to its present home in Kensington. Roger ensured his department met all these challenges. He had entered journalism after university, and after working in local newspapers he moved to Fleet

At least 304 dead in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Caribbean nation: Quake is stronger than the 2010 disaster that killed thousands

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At least 304 people have been killed after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, just days before a tropical storm is expected to make landfall. The major quake hit five miles from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 7.5 miles west of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, and was felt across the Caribbean with people fleeing their homes for fear that buildings might collapse. The 7.2 magnitude quake was stronger and closer to the surface than the magnitude 7.1 quake that damaged much of the capital in 2010 and killed an estimated 300,000 people. Within hours the US Geological Survey estimated 'thousands of fatalities' and 'tens of thousands of injuries in poor mountainous communities'.  Jerry Chandler, Haiti's director of civil protection, told the Associated Press that the official death toll by 7pm stood at 304 and that teams will be sent to the area for search and rescue missions.  The US National Hurricane Center has forecasted that Tropical S

Muslim policewoman facing probe for posting racist messages on social media told a friend, 'I can't have anyone at work find me' when she switched her Twitter settings from private to public

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A Muslim police officer facing investigation for tweeting racist messages once admitted that her employer found her views ‘extreme’. Ruby Begum, 26, posted the comment when she worked for a market-research company. The Mail on Sunday revealed last week that Ms Begum used Twitter in the months before joining the Metropolitan Police to insult Jews and mock the 9/11 terror attacks. She was also in contact with a suspected female jihadi in Syria. She frequently used the offensive term ‘kuffar’ to describe non-believers, writing in July 2014: ‘Kuffar lips have been all over my mug there is no way I’m using that thing again.’ Elsewhere, she referred to Pakistanis as ‘p***s’. Ruby Begum , 26 - a Muslim police officer hailed as a role model for bravely confronting anti-lockdown protesters - was facing an urgent investigation after it was revealed she tweeted a torrent of racist messages and was in regular contact with a suspected female jihadi in Syria As Scotland Yard faced questions over how

China declares itself the winner of the 2020 Olympics after altering medal count to claim those won by Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau

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Chinese state media has declared the country the winners of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after embellishing their medal count to claim more golds than Team USA, according to pictures posted online.  The official International Olympic Committee medal count named the United States in first place and China in second place overall.  The US took home 39 gold medals, 41 silver medals, and 33 bronze for a total of 113 medals. China earned 38 gold medals, 32 silver medals, and 18 bronze medals for a total of 88 medals. But a week after the end of the Olympics, images posted on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, and China Central Television have circulated which show an altered medal count - with China also claiming medals won by Hong Kong and Taiwan. By adding Hong Kong and Taiwan's medals, China's self-claimed medal count jumped to 41 gold, 37 silver, and 27 bronze for an accumulative 106 medals. And although that still puts them second in terms of total medals overall, the "winn