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April 27, 1986 | By Terry Finn, Special to The Inquirer
The first glimpse of America for thousands of tourists who flock to Vancouver's Expo 86 will be Blaine, a little border town that is expecting an economic boom - and a crime wave - because of the event. Optimistic city fathers have hung a "Welcome to Washington State, U.S.A. " banner over main street. Blaine, on Boundary Bay, is where Canadians go to escape Sunday "blue laws" restricting liquor sales. And beginning May 2, when Expo 86 opens its gates, the town hopes to find itself pleasantly swamped with tourists and their dollars.
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November 10, 2012 | By Zeina Karam and John Heilprin, Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon - As many as 11,000 people fled Syria in 24 hours, some of them desperately clambering through a razor-wire fence into Turkey on Friday to escape fierce fighting between rebels and government forces for control of a border town. The exodus is a sign of the escalating ferocity of the violence, which has killed more than 36,000 people since March 2011. Despite the bloodshed, embattled President Bashar al-Assad insisted there was no civil war in Syria, saying in a rare TV appearance that he was protecting Syrians against "terrorism" supported from abroad.
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April 12, 2012 | By Michael Onyiego and Mohamed Saeed, Associated Press
JUBA, South Sudan - After a day of fierce fighting, troops from South Sudan captured an oil-rich border town that has been claimed by Sudan, whose troops withdrew under the onslaught, a Sudanese government minister said Wednesday. The military advance by South Sudan into territory it claims but which is internationally recognized as Sudan's brought swift condemnation from the United States and Britain. Both nations, along with the U.N. Security Council, urged South Sudan to withdraw from the town of Heglig and condemned the bombings of South Sudan territory by Sudan.
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June 20, 2010
British Airways flies to Gibraltar from Philadelphia with one stop. The lowest recent round-trip fare was about $1,774. Bus service in Spain goes to La Linea de la Concepcion , the border town that exists mostly for Gibraltar tourism and housing workers. No visa is required for U.S. citizens. Places to stay Comfy, low-frills, and convenient hotel near Cathedral Square. 011 350 200 76800; www.bristolhotel.gi . A four-star property on the quiet, eastern side of the Rock.
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August 8, 2012 | By Ashraf Sweilam and Amy Teibel, Associated Press
EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egypt's military vowed on Monday to hunt down those behind the killing of its 16 soldiers at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel. It called the attackers "enemies of the nation" and suggested they were Egyptian Sinai-based militants who received Palestinian support from the Gaza Strip. The violence - which saw the attackers try to break through the border after killing the soldiers - could increase tensions with Israel, which has stepped up pressure on Egypt to clamp down on the lawless border region.
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April 23, 2012
Sudan forces attack S. Sudan BENTIU, South Sudan - Sudanese armed forces launched an attack more than six miles inside South Sudan's border, an official said Sunday, days after the south announced it was pulling its troops from a disputed border town to avoid all-out war between the two countries. Ground troops from Sudan launched three waves of attacks, said Maj. Gen. Mac Paul, deputy director of military intelligence for South Sudan. He said it was the first major engagement between the two armies since South Sudan announced it would pull out from the contested border town of Heglig.
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March 6, 1997 | Daily News wire services
LIMA, Peru Crisis plans exchanged Peru's government and rebel negotiators exchanged proposals yesterday for ending the 11-week hostage crisis, but it was unclear after the meeting whether either side was receptive to the other's offer. Roman Catholic Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani, who represents the Vatican as one of three guarantors in the negotiations, gave no details of either proposal. But he said the guarantors "will examine the proposals with a goal to facilitating the continuation of the conversations.
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October 7, 2001 | By Peter Tobia INQUIRER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
I get questioning looks as I go around Islamabad, so many that I now identify myself as an Italian, not an American photographer. You never know who hates America, and we now know that anything can happen. What does happen tends to be small and unsettling. There is a refugee camp on the outskirts of Islamabad called Muskinabad. The name means "poor people town. " As I walk through, I become the focus of the refugees' attention. They have nothing and I - or any journalist, anyone who can leave this place - represent someone who has everything, possessions, food, a safe place to sleep, maybe something to give away.
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January 28, 1990 | By Steve Goldstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nikita Focu bounded off the bottle-green railway car with an alacrity that belied his 62 years. It was the first time Focu, a Romanian, had set foot in Soviet Moldavia, once geographically and still ethnically part of Romania. "We're on our way to Bendery," he said in more than passable Russian as he clutched several suitcases of belongings and his wife, Maria. "My cousin is living there. You know what? I've never seen her. " For years, Romanian tourists have come through the border town of Ungeny on their way to 10-day package tours of Moscow and Leningrad, and Soviets have passed through on their way west, on trips to Bucharest and Sofia.
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November 10, 2012 | By Zeina Karam and John Heilprin, Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon - As many as 11,000 people fled Syria in 24 hours, some of them desperately clambering through a razor-wire fence into Turkey on Friday to escape fierce fighting between rebels and government forces for control of a border town. The exodus is a sign of the escalating ferocity of the violence, which has killed more than 36,000 people since March 2011. Despite the bloodshed, embattled President Bashar al-Assad insisted there was no civil war in Syria, saying in a rare TV appearance that he was protecting Syrians against "terrorism" supported from abroad.
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August 8, 2012 | By Ashraf Sweilam and Amy Teibel, Associated Press
EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egypt's military vowed on Monday to hunt down those behind the killing of its 16 soldiers at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel. It called the attackers "enemies of the nation" and suggested they were Egyptian Sinai-based militants who received Palestinian support from the Gaza Strip. The violence - which saw the attackers try to break through the border after killing the soldiers - could increase tensions with Israel, which has stepped up pressure on Egypt to clamp down on the lawless border region.
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April 23, 2012
Sudan forces attack S. Sudan BENTIU, South Sudan - Sudanese armed forces launched an attack more than six miles inside South Sudan's border, an official said Sunday, days after the south announced it was pulling its troops from a disputed border town to avoid all-out war between the two countries. Ground troops from Sudan launched three waves of attacks, said Maj. Gen. Mac Paul, deputy director of military intelligence for South Sudan. He said it was the first major engagement between the two armies since South Sudan announced it would pull out from the contested border town of Heglig.
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April 12, 2012 | By Michael Onyiego and Mohamed Saeed, Associated Press
JUBA, South Sudan - After a day of fierce fighting, troops from South Sudan captured an oil-rich border town that has been claimed by Sudan, whose troops withdrew under the onslaught, a Sudanese government minister said Wednesday. The military advance by South Sudan into territory it claims but which is internationally recognized as Sudan's brought swift condemnation from the United States and Britain. Both nations, along with the U.N. Security Council, urged South Sudan to withdraw from the town of Heglig and condemned the bombings of South Sudan territory by Sudan.
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June 20, 2010
British Airways flies to Gibraltar from Philadelphia with one stop. The lowest recent round-trip fare was about $1,774. Bus service in Spain goes to La Linea de la Concepcion , the border town that exists mostly for Gibraltar tourism and housing workers. No visa is required for U.S. citizens. Places to stay Comfy, low-frills, and convenient hotel near Cathedral Square. 011 350 200 76800; www.bristolhotel.gi . A four-star property on the quiet, eastern side of the Rock.
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May 10, 2005 | By Hannah Allam INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
U.S. Marines are fighting house-to-house through a town near Iraq's border with Syria in an effort to cleanse the area of foreign fighters, the U.S. military announced yesterday. Officials offered few details of the fighting, which was taking place near the border town of Qaim. Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, a military spokesman in Baghdad, said the offensive began over the weekend based on information that fighters loyal to Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and the most wanted man in the nation, were operating in the Qaim area.
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April 4, 2005 | By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
On the surface, this town that straddles the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip appears to be peaceful enough. Israeli troops patrol the Gaza side of the line, and Egyptians keep a tight rein on their side, where no one openly speaks against the Israelis, who claimed Gaza after the 1967 Six-Day War. However, what happens below the surface, in secret tunnels that connect the two Rafahs, will help determine the fate of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel...
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March 16, 2003 | By Susan Weidener INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Cartons of volleyballs and computer hard drives, calculators and coloring books are stacked in a corner office at Episcopal Academy where junior Brint Markle has organized the school's first drive to ship school supplies to children in Bosnia. "I feel like I am so lucky to be going to this school . . . and to think kids over there don't even have pencils," said Markle, 17, a tall young man with bright blue eyes who dreams of becoming a writer. Markle's interest in developing the project is personal, as well.
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June 30, 2002 | By Nora Koch INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
From 1,500 feet up, Woolwich is a series of contrasts. Aging farmhouses and patchy fields alternate with serpentine roads weaving through massive new housing developments. Not long ago, this Gloucester County town was an out-of-the-way agricultural community where farmers grew tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, asparagus and corn. In just five years in the second half of the 1990s, that changed drastically, according to new numbers from the 2000 U.S. Census. These days, big houses crop up like vegetables once did, at a rate that by one measure makes Woolwich the state's most rapidly developing community.
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