World News Briefs — October 22, 2018 (Evening Edition)

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Daily Mail: Caravan of migrants swells to 7,000 and stretches more than a mile long as they continue marching towards the U.S. border – but Trump warns full efforts are being made to stop the ‘onslaught of illegal aliens’

* Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S. border in Mexico has swelled to 7,000 people
* Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rose at dawn on Sunday and continued their trek northward
* They walked towards the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile
* Police in riot gear were deployed at highway junctions and a military helicopter circled overhead
* Mexican immigration authorities only allowed some 640 migrants through the border crossing Saturday
* The slow process prompted several thousand to cross the river illegally by rafts or even swimming
* President Donald Trump has threatened to halt aid to Honduras and Guatemala, and potentially close down the U.S. border with Mexico if the march is not stopped
* Trump fired off a tweet on Sunday afternoon, saying efforts were being made to stop the ‘onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing’

The throng of Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico has now swelled to a whopping 7,000 people as they defy the efforts of four governments to break them up.

Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rose at dawn on Sunday from the shores of a river between Guatemala and Mexico and continued their trek northward, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border.

Their numbers swelled from 2,000 to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile. That number has now reportedly risen to 7,000.

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MIDDLE EAST

Crown Prince bin Salman ‘spoke to Khashoggi by phone to ask him to return to Riyadh MINUTES before’ he was murdered by hit squad – as footage emerges of ‘Saudi officials burning documents at Istanbul consulate a day later’.

Trump: ‘There’s been deception’ from Saudi Arabia over writer’s death.

Turkish president: Details of reporter’s killing, Saudi cover-up to be revealed.

Mnuchin: ‘Premature to comment on sanctions’ against Saudi Arabia.

Angela Merkel puts on hold arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi ‘Davos in the Desert’.

Jordan’s king to scrap part of Israel peace treaty.

Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead: military.

Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border.

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions.

Czech soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan.

Afghan officials vow to probe chaotic legislative vote.

NATO soldier killed in Taliban-claimed attack in Afghanistan.

Russian-Chinese ties at their best level in history, says defense minister.

Russia to build nuclear plant in Uzbekistan, Putin says weapons may be next.

Koreas, UN Command agree to demilitarise part of border.

Vietnam’s Communist Party chief set to become president.

Opposition protests in India over ‘corrupt’ French jets deal.

Shanghai Composite: surges on hopes of market support.

Rebel group claims South Sudan ceasefire has been violated.

At least 14 killed in violence in eastern Congo’s Ebola zone.

Behind the scenes of Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Cameroon’s Paul Biya easily wins seventh term as president. Paul Biya, Cameroon’s 85-year-old president, wins re-election landslide.

DRC ruling coalition spokesman says house attacked ahead of vote.

Hundreds of migrants scale Spanish enclave fence.

Morocco to deport 141 migrants arrested at Spanish enclave fence.

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire ‘home safely’.

Russia pledges to ‘restore’ military balance if U.S. quits nuclear arms pact.

National security adviser Bolton in Moscow to talk missiles amid Kremlin concerns. Russian security chief, Trump’s adviser start talks in Moscow.

Gorbachev calls Trump’s withdrawal from arms treaty ‘a mistake’. Donald Trump’s plan to scrap US-Russia nuclear treaty a mistake, says Mikhail Gorbachev.

Italy’s buoyant League ousts left in northern provincial vote.

France avoids question on Saudi Arabia weapons sales.

Brexit deal ’95 percent complete’: Theresa May. Theresa May to announce Brexit deal ’95 per cent done’, as threat of no-confidence motion looms.

Italy defies EU, sticks to budget proposal.

Border tensions boil over as France ‘dumps’ migrants in Italy.

WikiLeaks founder Assange sues Ecuador over rights concerns.

Trump warns Russia AND China that U.S. will keep building nuclear arsenal ‘until people come to their senses’ after suddenly pulling out of INF treaty.

‘They’re got a lot of everybody!’ Trump dares TV reporter to take a camera crew into 7,000-strong caravan and claims he’ll find MS-13 gangsters and Middle Easterners – as migrants push deeper into Mexico and president vows to punish their countries.

U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $2.2 billion.

Trump says he has alerted military to ‘national emergency’ of migrant caravan.

Trump: US to ‘begin cutting off’ aid to countries associated with migrant caravan.

Trump says new UN Ambassador to be chosen ‘very quickly’.

Trudeau: Canada could scrap Saudi defense deal over rights.

Campaigning before Brazil runoff vote marred by violence.

Brazil election poll shows Bolsonaro has 57 percent vs Haddad 43 percent.

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro threatens purge of leftwing ‘outlaws’.

Violent deaths of Venezuelans in Colombia more than triple in 2018.

Hurricane Willa: Mexico issues warning over ‘extremely dangerous’ storm.

3 large earthquakes strike off Pacific coast of British Columbia.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

U.S. coalition says it struck Islamic State fighters in Syria mosque.

China looks to increase its role in tackling global terrorism.

Israeli defense minister: U.S. sanctions to thwart Iran’s ability to spread terrorism.

Somalia airstrike shines spotlight on America’s shadowy wars.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Dow, S&P fall as earnings season picks up; tech boosts Nasdaq.

Global banks curb China travel after UBS banker stopped from leaving.

As Trump rails, US allies take lead in changing trade rules.

OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials.

The billionaires fuelling a space race.

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