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Pakistani court finds Asia Bibi ‘more sinned against than sinning’

International | Ruling implies additional protection for non-Muslims in the country
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/31/18, 01:25 pm

PAKISTAN: The Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five held on death row since 2010 on blasphemy charges, and ordered her freed. In its judgment overturning lower court convictions, the court said Bibi “appears to be a person, in the words of Shakespeare’s King Leare [sic], ‘more sinned against than sinning.’”

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Caravan migrants hope for transport

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/31/18, 12:13 pm

Thousands of Central American migrants in a caravan traveling through Mexico are hoping to organize mass transit to help them get to Mexico City on their way to the nearest U.S. border. A committee of migrants on Tuesday said it will speak with Mexican authorities and request bus transport. A second, smaller group of 1,000 migrants following 250 miles behind the first group clashed with Mexican authorities, forcing its way across the river from Guatemala on Monday.

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Military to send 5,200 soldiers to U.S.-Mexico border

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/29/18, 04:51 pm

The U.S. Defense Department said Monday it is sending 5,200 active duty troops to “harden” the country’s southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico. Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy said 800 soldiers were en route on Monday, and the remainder would be at the southwest border by the end of the week. More than 2,000 members of the National Guard are already assisting authorities at the border. The new troops will provide “mission enhancing capabilities” and will be armed, according to the Defense Department. 

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