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Hope to give confidence to Thirimanne, Samarawickrama

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According to the new chief selector Ashantha de Mel, Sri Lanka are hoping to give some of their out-of-favour batsmen a chance by announcing an extended 17-member touring squad for the upcoming two-Test series in New Zealand.

“One of the reasons for extending the touring squad to 17 players was so that we could include the likes of [Sadeera] Samarawickrama and [Lahiru] Thirimanne,” de Mel told ESPNcricinfo. “We feel they have the potential to be important members of Sri Lanka cricket in the future.”

Samarawickrama, 23, has long been identified as a player of tremendous potential, so despite an unspectacular Test career to date, his selection is a means of rewarding promise. Thirimanne’s meanwhile is a case of hitherto wasted potential; following a prolonged rough patch in 2017, he was dropped from the Test side, but de Mel believes he is someone who, even at 29, can offer something extra to the Sri Lanka team.

“We feel he is someone who has the talent, but has been somewhat overlooked in the recent past,” de Mel said of Thirimanne. “Yes he hasn’t managed to put a string of good performances together yet, but it’s important that players like him get longer stints in the side.”

Thirimanne’s latest recall is down to recent runs for Sri Lanka A, though his average of 23.06 in 29 Tests will give his detractors plenty of ammunition. De Mel, though, insists that Thirimanne deserves another shot, especially in seaming conditions – like those in New Zealand and Australia – that may bring the best out of the batsman. Indeed, in the three Tests he has played in those countries, he averages 41.90.

“We found that he has done better on the faster, bouncier tracks that are likely to be produced in countries like New Zealand and Australia. When we prepare spin-friendly wickets at home, sometimes it’s hard for our batsmen to score runs consistently.”

While it remains to be seen if Thirimanne gets a game on tour – de Mel has said he is unlikely to play the first Test – someone who is certain of a place is newly-appointed vice-captain Dimuth Karunaratne.

Karunaratne’s promotion is down to his relative security in the side, as well as his analytical nature, explained de Mel.

“Karunaratne is a thinking cricketer, and we wanted someone like that in that role, someone who will also help improve those around him,” he said. “His performances, in difficult batting conditions, against England were very impressive, and we hope to see him continue this form in New Zealand.”

Sri Lanka parliament set to cut ministers’ salaries, travel expenses

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COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament on Friday was set to pass a motion cutting ministers’ salaries and travel expenses, but it was unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa whose ministers boycotted the vote.

The South Asian island has been locked in political gridlock for over a month since President Maithripala Sirisena replaced former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Rajapaksa, who was then twice sacked by parliament but has refused to resign.

Foreign countries have yet to recognise the new government.

Rajapaksa loyalists boycotted a vote on Thursday to cut the Prime Minister’s budget, which passed 123 to none in the 225-member parliament, arguing the motion was invalid due to ongoing legal reviews of the president’s actions.

“Secretaries to any and all ministries have no authority to approve any payment…for the salaries…of Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their personal staff and are also prohibited from defraying expenses incurred in foreign travel, internal air travel including use of helicopters,” an order paper detailing a motion for Friday’s session read.

“Any person taking any action in violation of this resolution will be dealt with according to law.”

Friday’s session began at 0500 GMT and discussion of the motion was under way.

But one senior civil servant from a government ministry, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said it was unclear how the motion would have practical impact because there were questions over whether due process had been followed.

In a repeat of Thursday’s actions, Rajapaksa loyalists said they would not attend the vote, declaring it illegal and calling into question the impartiality of the speaker.

“The motion today presented is illegal and we have mentioned it to the speaker too. We will not attend such illegal motions,” Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, a minister in Rajapaksa’s disputed government, told reporters before the proceedings started.

Rajapaksa presided over a government victory over Tamil rebels in 2009, ending a bloody 26-year civil war.

Reporting by Ranga Sirilal; Writing by John Geddie; Editing by Nick Macfie

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.0.1, Here’s What Jailbreak Users Should Know

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30

After releasing iOS 12.1, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.0.1. There are several implications which you should know of if you’re an average user and if you’re someone who is into the jailbreak scenario. iOS 12.1 brought a plethora of new additions to the table including Group FaceTime, eSIM support and much more. Henceforth, while there might be little reasons to downgrade to the previous firmware, there are times when you need to do so. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Apple Is No Longer Signing iOS 12.0.1 – Here’s What It Means For Jailbreak Users

As we have mentioned earlier, Apple has stopped sighing iOS 12.0.1, which means that users can no longer downgrade to the previous version if they have updated to iOS 12.1. People on the lookout for a jailbreak are recommended to stick to older versions of iOS for a potential jailbreak release. If a jailbreak is available and you’re resting on the latest firmware, you can no longer downgrade to the previous build if Apple stops signing it.

iphone-xr-6Related iPhone XR Gets An Updated Version Of iOS 12.1 – Here’s What is Changed

If you think a potential jailbreak for iOS 12.0.1 is on the way or might release soon, be careful about not upgrading. If you do so, there will not be a way to downgrade to the previous build. Up until this time, we have seen several security researchers who have demoed an untethered jailbreak for iOS 12. However, nothing has been released to the general public so far.

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JAilbreak exploits sell for millions of dollars which means we won’t see a working jailbreak anytime soon since developers would work to make a profit. If you’re still hopeful, you can rest on iOS 12.0.1. Be sure to not to upgrade your iOS device as downgrade would not be possible.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the matter. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think a potential jailbreak is on the way? Share your views with us in the comments.

Whats Popular Today Thu 29 Nov

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Angry farmers could upset Modi in major state elections test

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SEHORE/BHOPAL, INDIA (Reuters) – Weak farm prices are threatening to hurt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party as it faces a critical test in three state elections dominated by rural voters in the Hindi-speaking belt that is its traditional stronghold.

On a visit last week to the most crucial of the three states, Madhya Pradesh, which was voting on Wednesday, Reuters spoke to 134 rural voters along a 400 km (250 miles) corridor – 89, or about two-thirds, said they would vote for the opposition Congress party rather than the ruling BJP.

“Diesel and fertiliser prices have shot up but paddy and wheat prices rose only marginally,” said Prem Naryan Meena, a 60-year-old wheat farmer in Gudari Ghat village on the outskirts of Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal. “Our net realisation has been falling every year.”

Meena says he will vote Congress for the first time in his life because the BJP has failed to lift farmers’ earnings as promised. He voted BJP in the last state and general elections.

The latest survey from pollster C Voter puts Congress marginally ahead in both Madhya Pradesh and the second of the Hindi-speaking states, Chhattisgarh, where voting has been completed. Congress has an 8.2 percentage-point lead in the third state, Rajasthan, according to the survey. All three results are expected on Dec. 11.

“WE CAN’T EAT ROADS”

The BJP currently controls all three states, and if it loses more than one it could prompt a re-think of its strategy heading into next year’s general election, which is due to be held by May.

Political strategists say that could mean trying to find quick ways to bolster incomes in the countryside through additional subsidies. It could also mean forcefully playing the “Hindus-first” card, which they say could appeal to the majority population but risk creating communal conflict.

Investors are also likely to take fright if the pro-business BJP suffers major losses. It would create major policy uncertainty by raising the prospects that Modi could either lose next year’s election or be faced with forming a much less powerful coalition government.

The BJP’s message still can resonate in rural areas on the back of some of the government’s development initiatives. These include a push for access to electricity, provision of better sanitation, subsidies for cooking systems run off liquefied petroleum gas, and better roads.

But that is not enough for many farmers struggling with low crop prices.

“Government says they are working to double farmers’ income, but instead of rising, crop prices are falling. We sold soybean at 5,000 rupees (per 100 kg) in 2014 and now we are getting 2,900 rupees,” said 30-year-old farmer Anil Verma, from the Sehore district, 50 km from Bhopal.

And while voters acknowledge the improved roads, some such as Ramnaryan Gour, a taxi driver in Bhopal, do not see it as enough of a reason to support the BJP.

“We can’t eat roads. Our income should go up, which is not happening,” said Gaur, who plans to vote for Congress.

PARALYSED TRADING

The government points to initiatives such as improved irrigation, crop insurance and electronic trading platforms for farmers to sell produce as evidence it has helped rural Indians, who make up around 70 percent of the 1.3 billion population.

But the low farm prices can also be at least partially blamed on government policies.

After coming to power, the Modi administration tried to bring down food inflation by raising crop procurement prices much less than its predecessor, cutting import taxes on various farm commodities and restricting overseas sales of some crops. These policies, along with a supply glut overseas, hurt crop prices in India.

Then the government in 2016 scrapped high value currency notes as it sought to crack down on the black economy. That paralysed trading of farm commodities and dragged prices down further.

The national government has more recently been trying to support rural incomes by steeply raising minimum support prices for summer-sown crops – prices at which the government says it is prepared to buy the crops from the farmers. But farmers have been selling crops at as much as a 30 percent discount to these prices when they have a big supply glut because a lack of storage and transport capacity means the government system does not function effectively.

And the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has been on the back foot since six farmers protesting against lower prices in mid-2017 were shot and killed by police in Mandsaur district. The incident angered farmers and prompted Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to offer them concessions.

The state rolled out a programme that promised to pay farmers the difference between the actual crop sale price and the government mandated price.

But it did not work as traders profited from the scheme and the difference between market prices and support prices widened further, according to Deviprasad Mandloi, who grows black lentils in Sehore.

Growers of garlic, onion and tomatoes – all big crops in the state – have been hit particularly hard as prices have plunged.

“In garlic we are not recovering half of the production cost,” said Deepak Yogi, showing a reporter garlic bags stored in a cattle shed in Sehore.

Garlic prices have fallen to 9 rupees a kg, from nearly 100 rupees a kg in January 2017.

If the farmers’ sentiments are reflected across Madhya Pradesh, which has been held by the BJP for the past three terms, or 15 years, then it will be a major defeat for Modi.

Congress has been trying to tap into farmers’ discontent with promises to waive farm loans.

After winning all three state elections in late 2013, the BJP won 62 out of 65 seats – 27 out of 29 in Madhya Pradesh – that those states sent to the 545-member lower house in the 2014 general election.

A poor performance by the BJP in the three “will be indicative of slipping ground in strongholds,” said Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, a biographer of Modi. It would also make Congress more credible and put it in a stronger position to negotiate alliances with smaller regional parties, he said.

The expectation in financial markets is that the BJP will win at least two of the three states.

If the BJP loses all three “then there would be a sell-off in the market,” said Sanjay Mookim, India equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, adding that there would be concerns that an unstable coalition government may result.

Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Additional Reporting by Sanjeev Miglani; Edited by Martin Howell and Alex Richardson

Arjun & Malaika snapped at Amrita’s house

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Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora have been rocking headlines for their rumoured link up. The duo has been spotted together several times by the paparazzi.

There were reports that they have bought a flat in a posh society near Lokhandwala complex, together.

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Now, amidst all of this, Arjun and Malaika were snapped arriving at Amrita Arora‘s house. The actress looked beautiful in a shimmery pantsuit while Arjun kept it casual. He sported a moustache with a heavily trimmed beard. It is being said that it is his look for his upcoming film ‘Panipat’.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan along with Taimur Ali Khan and Seema Khan have also arrived at Amrita’s residence.

Meanwhile, if the reports are to be believed, the rumoured couple is planning to tie the knot next year. Arjun even confessed that he is not single anymore and is open for marriage now on Karan Johar‘s chat show.

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.0.1, Here’s What Jailbreak Users Should Know

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Nov
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After releasing iOS 12.1, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.0.1. There are several implications which you should know of if you’re an average user and if you’re someone who is into the jailbreak scenario. iOS 12.1 brought a plethora of new additions to the table including Group FaceTime, eSIM support and much more. Henceforth, while there might be little reasons to downgrade to the previous firmware, there are times when you need to do so. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Apple Is No Longer Signing iOS 12.0.1 – Here’s What It Means For Jailbreak Users

As we have mentioned earlier, Apple has stopped sighing iOS 12.0.1, which means that users can no longer downgrade to the previous version if they have updated to iOS 12.1. People on the lookout for a jailbreak are recommended to stick to older versions of iOS for a potential jailbreak release. If a jailbreak is available and you’re resting on the latest firmware, you can no longer downgrade to the previous build if Apple stops signing it.

iphone-xr-6Related iPhone XR Gets An Updated Version Of iOS 12.1 – Here’s What is Changed

If you think a potential jailbreak for iOS 12.0.1 is on the way or might release soon, be careful about not upgrading. If you do so, there will not be a way to downgrade to the previous build. Up until this time, we have seen several security researchers who have demoed an untethered jailbreak for iOS 12. However, nothing has been released to the general public so far.

downgrade iOS 12.0.1

JAilbreak exploits sell for millions of dollars which means we won’t see a working jailbreak anytime soon since developers would work to make a profit. If you’re still hopeful, you can rest on iOS 12.0.1. Be sure to not to upgrade your iOS device as downgrade would not be possible.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the matter. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think a potential jailbreak is on the way? Share your views with us in the comments.

Whats Popular Today Wed 28 Nov

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G20 makes slow progress on communique amid ‘difficult’ talks

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28

PARIS/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Officials from the Group of 20 leading industrialized nations gathered in Argentina are making slow progress in drafting a final communique for this weekend’s leaders summit, amid disagreements over language on trade and climate change, delegates said.

Representatives from the G20 countries known as “sherpas” began meeting in Buenos Aires on Monday to start intensive discussions around the communique, a non-binding agreement on policy issues that is due to be unveiled at the conclusion of the two-day summit, which begins on Friday.

G20 leaders have met each year since the 2008 global economic crisis to try to reach broad agreement on important issues such as trade. But increasingly they have been bedeviled by disunity, and a failure to agree on a communique this year would underscore growing divisions at a time of heightened international trade disputes.

“The talks are difficult but that is not a surprise,” a European source told Reuters on Tuesday. “Concerning the progress on the statement, the talks are still ongoing so it is difficult to predict the outcome.”

A French finance ministry source added: “It’s true the situation is quite frankly rather tense. The outcome in the coming days is quite uncertain.”

A second source at the finance ministry said U.S. officials were pushing back on any mention of the Paris Climate Agreement.

After signaling its intention to withdraw from the accord last year, the United States broke with other G20 member countries that have pledged to end coal usage and take steps to reach goals outlined in the accord.

The French are also pushing for the communique to reject protectionism and commit to reforming the World Trade Organization and the rules of global commerce, the second French source said.

An Asian delegate told Reuters there was no progress made on Monday after a half-day session. A delegate from Latin America, who also requested anonymity, said a definitive draft was not expected until Thursday.

“We are in full negotiation with the other delegations. The text will be known once the leaders approve it,” Argentina’s Pedro Villagra Delgado, the lead organizer or “sherpa” of the G20, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Villagra Delgado had said on Nov. 15 that climate change, steel and migration had emerged as the “most complicated” areas of discussion, delaying final approval on the communique.

Recent history suggests the sherpas will struggle to agree to reach consensus.

Officials from countries attending a major Asia-Pacific summit earlier this month failed to approve a joint communique for the first time as the United States clashed with China over trade and security.

In May, U.S. President Donald Trump rejected a statement by fellow leaders of the G7 industrialized economies after a tense gathering ended in acrimony, again over tariffs and trade.

Some sherpas have said this year’s G20 communique will likely be watered down to try to ensure approval from Trump, an avowed skeptic of man-made climate change who has adopted protectionist trade policies and a more isolationist foreign policy.

Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said on Tuesday it was unclear whether there would be a final communique.

“If we didn’t get one, there’d be no tears shed,” he said.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey and Leigh Thomas in Paris, Andreas Rinke in Berlin, Cassandra Garrison in Buenos Aires; writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Ross Colvin and Bill Berkrot

PC-Nick’s special gifts for their guests

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Apple will tell the Supreme Court that it can’t be sued by iPhone users who say the App Store is a monopoly

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The court’s decision in the case, which is named Apple Inc. v. Pepper, No. 17-204, could have an impact beyond Apple. It could also open up other tech companies that operate electronic marketplaces, like Facebook, Ebay, Amazon and Alphabet’s Google, to similar challenges.

In a statement, Apple said that its App Store has fueled competition. The company said the store is responsible for the creation of millions of jobs and more than $100 billion in payments to app developers.

“We are hopeful the Supreme Court will recognize Apple’s critical role as a marketplace for apps, and uphold existing legal precedent by finding in favor of Apple and the millions of developers who sell their apps on our platform,” the company said.

Despite affecting the biggest tech companies in the world, Monday’s case hinges on how the Supreme Court’s justices will apply a decidedly low-tech ruling from the latter half of the 20th century.

The precedent the court is revisiting was set in Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, a 1977 dispute in which the court ruled in favor of concrete brick manufacturers. The state of Illinois sued the brickmakers for allegedly inflating their prices, causing an increase in the the cost of public building projects.

The court ruled that even though the increased brick costs might hurt Illinois indirectly, only the contractors who actually bought the bricks had standing to sue. That established the so-called “Illinois brick doctrine,” which says that only the direct purchaser of a good can collect damages from a monopoly holder.

Apple, which is supported by the Justice Department, will argue Monday that it is not directly selling apps to iPhone users. Rather, Apple will say that it is acting as an agent for app developers, who ultimately are selling their wares to consumers. In exchange for the commission Apple takes on app sales, the company provides access to its vast user base and performs other services, such as malware detection.

That view is supported by The App Association, an industry group that represents developers. The group has said that, in its view, “the customer is unequivocally buying from the app developer, not the platform the developer sold their app through,” and cautioned that a ruling against Apple could jeopardize the app economy.

But the iPhone owners bringing the suit take a different view. They argue that Apple directly sells the apps in its store, and has gone to “great lengths” to keep it that way, both by establishing technical barriers to other marketplaces and by penalizing those who jailbreak their devices.

While Apple does not price the goods in its App Store, the iPhone users argue that Apple still exercises control over pricing. Apple requires that that any app sold have a price that ends in 99 cents, such as $1.99.

Herbert Hovenkamp, one of the country’s top antitrust experts and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and The Wharton School, the university’s business school, joined a brief supporting the iPhone owners in the case.

In an interview, Hovenkamp said that the case is distinct from Illinois Brick.

In that case, he said, it was the brickmakers who were alleged to be conspiring to inflate prices. But in this case, the equivalent party — the app developers — are innocent, potentially even victims of the alleged monopoly.

“Illinois Brick assumes that you’ve got an antitrust violator, and that violator sells to some innocent retailer or distributor, or someone in the middle, and then that innocent retailer sells to someone who then sues,” Hovenkamp said. But, in this case, it’s different: Apple, the alleged violator, is the one in the middle, he said.

A ruling is expected to come by late June.

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Apple will tell the Supreme Court that it can’t be sued by iPhone users who say the App Store is a monopoly

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The court’s decision in the case, which is named Apple Inc. v. Pepper, No. 17-204, could have an impact beyond Apple. It could also open up other tech companies that operate electronic marketplaces, like Facebook, Ebay, Amazon and Alphabet’s Google, to similar challenges.

In a statement, Apple said that its App Store has fueled competition. The company said the store is responsible for the creation of millions of jobs and more than $100 billion in payments to app developers.

“We are hopeful the Supreme Court will recognize Apple’s critical role as a marketplace for apps, and uphold existing legal precedent by finding in favor of Apple and the millions of developers who sell their apps on our platform,” the company said.

Despite affecting the biggest tech companies in the world, Monday’s case hinges on how the Supreme Court’s justices will apply a decidedly low-tech ruling from the latter half of the 20th century.

The precedent the court is revisiting was set in Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, a 1977 dispute in which the court ruled in favor of concrete brick manufacturers. The state of Illinois sued the brickmakers for allegedly inflating their prices, causing an increase in the the cost of public building projects.

The court ruled that even though the increased brick costs might hurt Illinois indirectly, only the contractors who actually bought the bricks had standing to sue. That established the so-called “Illinois brick doctrine,” which says that only the direct purchaser of a good can collect damages from a monopoly holder.

Apple, which is supported by the Justice Department, will argue Monday that it is not directly selling apps to iPhone users. Rather, Apple will say that it is acting as an agent for app developers, who ultimately are selling their wares to consumers. In exchange for the commission Apple takes on app sales, the company provides access to its vast user base and performs other services, such as malware detection.

That view is supported by The App Association, an industry group that represents developers. The group has said that, in its view, “the customer is unequivocally buying from the app developer, not the platform the developer sold their app through,” and cautioned that a ruling against Apple could jeopardize the app economy.

But the iPhone owners bringing the suit take a different view. They argue that Apple directly sells the apps in its store, and has gone to “great lengths” to keep it that way, both by establishing technical barriers to other marketplaces and by penalizing those who jailbreak their devices.

While Apple does not price the goods in its App Store, the iPhone users argue that Apple still exercises control over pricing. Apple requires that that any app sold have a price that ends in 99 cents, such as $1.99.

Herbert Hovenkamp, one of the country’s top antitrust experts and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and The Wharton School, the university’s business school, joined a brief supporting the iPhone owners in the case.

In an interview, Hovenkamp said that the case is distinct from Illinois Brick.

In that case, he said, it was the brickmakers who were alleged to be conspiring to inflate prices. But in this case, the equivalent party — the app developers — are innocent, potentially even victims of the alleged monopoly.

“Illinois Brick assumes that you’ve got an antitrust violator, and that violator sells to some innocent retailer or distributor, or someone in the middle, and then that innocent retailer sells to someone who then sues,” Hovenkamp said. But, in this case, it’s different: Apple, the alleged violator, is the one in the middle, he said.

A ruling is expected to come by late June.

WATCH: Steve Jobs defends his commitment to Apple on CNBC in 1997

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Mexico calls for ‘full investigation’ of U.S. tear gas at border

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Nov
27

WASHINGTON/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the U.S. government on Monday calling for “a full investigation” into what it described as non-lethal weapons directed toward Mexican territory on Sunday, a statement from the ministry said.

The formal request came a day after U.S. authorities fired tear gas canisters toward migrants in Mexico – near the border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego, California – when some rushed through border fencing into the United States.

More than 40 were arrested on the U.S. side, U.S. border authorities said, adding that none were believed to have successfully crossed further into Californian territory.

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at an event in Mississippi that he would close the border if migrants “charge” the barrier. During the melee on Sunday, U.S. authorities shut San Ysidro, the country’s busiest border crossing, for several hours.

“We would close it and we’ll keep it closed if we’re going to have a problem. We’ll keep it closed for a long period of time,” Trump said.

Sunday’s incident was the latest chapter in a saga that has pitted Trump’s hardline immigration policies against thousands of migrants who have made their way north through Mexico from violent and impoverished Central American countries.

Tensions had been growing in Tijuana, and Trump said on Saturday the migrants would have to wait in Mexico until their individual asylum claims were resolved in the United States. That would be a significant shift in asylum policy that could keep Central Americans in Mexico for more than a year.

Trump went further on Monday, saying Mexico should send the Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, back home.

“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!” Trump tweeted.

Mexico has been in negotiations with the United States over a possible scheme to keep migrants in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed.

  • ‘There were children,’ says migrant mother tear-gassed at U.S. border
  • Mexico asks U.S. to investigate use of tear gas at border

The team of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office on Saturday, has said no deal has been agreed on the migrants. But officials have hinted they could remain.

“We should be objective, whatever happens they will stay in Mexico,” said Alejandro Encinas, an incoming deputy interior minister. “Migrants have rights and we will respect them.”

CRITICISM

U.S. government agencies defended the response to Sunday’s incident at the San Ysidro crossing south of San Diego, California. News pictures showing children fleeing tear gas prompted sharp criticism from some lawmakers and charities.

British aid group Oxfam said the use of tear gas was shameful.

“Images of barefoot children choking on tear gas thrown by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol should shock us to our core,” Vicki Gass, Oxfam America Senior Policy Advisor for Central America, said in a statement.

Democrats and other critics called the use of tear gas an overreaction, and questioned the idea of keeping the migrants in Mexico to make asylum claims there.

Some rights advocates and legal experts were concerned that the Trump administration was seeking to exploit the clashes.

Geoffrey Hoffman, a professor and director of the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic, which represents migrants applying for asylum, said the government would use it to push the argument that the migrants should remain in Mexico.

Still, Rodney Scott, chief U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego, told CNN the vast majority of those assembled at the border were economic migrants who would not qualify for asylum, and said there were few women and children.

“What I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Patrol agents and asking to claim asylum,” he said.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that the agency has “confirmed that there are over 600 convicted criminals traveling with the caravan.”

She also said the women and children in the caravan were being used as “human shields” by organizers when they confront law enforcement.

CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement four agents were hit with rocks on Sunday, but they did not suffer serious injuries.

WAITING GAME

Tijuana police chief Mario Martinez told a news conference on Monday that 194 Central Americans had been arrested in the 15 days the caravan has been in the area.

The migrants have traveled through Mexico in large groups, or caravans. There are more than 7,000 at the U.S. border in Tijuana and the city of Mexicali, with more than 800 others still moving toward the border.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum, who has said his city is facing a humanitarian crisis, told a local radio station the United States would take up to three months to start processing asylum requests.

Many of those in Tijuana have said they will wait there until they can seek asylum. If they enter the United States, legally or illegally, they have a right to seek asylum.

Melkin Gonzalez, a 26-year-old Honduran man, recounting Sunday’s tear gas firing, said: “I fell in dirty water when I was running (away) and I still don’t have any clothes to change into. Even so, I’m not going back to Honduras, I want to go to the United States.”

The U.S. military said it had shifted about 300 service members from Texas and Arizona to California in recent days. In total, about 5,600 active-duty troops are on the border with Mexico.

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U.S. military officials have said they expected troops to be repositioned as the situation developed and changed.

Nielsen said her agency was prepared to address any future violence by deploying more U.S. military forces.

U.S. lawmakers face a deadline to approve funding for the federal government by Dec. 7. Trump has threatened to shut down the government unless Congress pays for his planned border wall.

Reporting by Susan Heavey in Washington and Lizbeth Diaz in Tijuana; Additional reporting by Doina Chiacu and Idrees Ali in Washington, Tom Hals in Wilmington, Delaware, and Steve Holland in Gulfport, Mississippi; Writing by Susan Heavey and Frances Kerry; Editing by Alistair Bell, James Dalgleish and Rosalba O’Brien

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