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Bunge team backs State in border row with Malawi

Bunge team backs State in border row with Malawi
The parliamentary committee for Defence, Security and Foreign Affairs has supported the government's stance on the on-going border controversy with Malawi on Lake Nyasa.Its chairman, Mr Edward Lowassa, told the media here that the government's
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Egypt buries 16 soldiers slain in border attack
CAIRO—Egypt on Tuesday buried the 16 soldiers killed by suspected Islamist militants near the borders with Gaza and Israel, as pressure built on Egypt's president not to ease restrictions on the Palestinian territory and to seek amendments in the
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Avatar screens border-crossers in Arizona
The system, developed by researchers at the University of Arizona in conjunction with the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), is being tested at Nogales, Ariz., as a way to help enroll travelers into CBP's Trusted Traveler
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Border post manned by men from Landsturm Infanterie Bataillon ‘Wesel’ (VII 17), September 1916

Border post manned by men from Landsturm Infanterie Bataillon ‘Wesel’ (VII 17), September 1916
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Letter on reverse authored at Heidelberg Erzg. on 8.9.1916. No postmarks etc.

Possibly some kind of border post manned by these fellows from Landsturm Infanterie Bataillon ‘Wesel’. These men are located just a couple of kilometres from the (then) Bohemian border, now Czechoslovakia.

The men wear the M1913 Wachstuchmütze, although this overexposed photograph tends to make the caps look slightly like the M1914 variant. M1907/10 (or 1913) tunics with M1909 ammunition pouches.

Armament consists of Beutegewehr, or captured Russian Mosin-Nagant M91s.


LoHou Border Crossing

LoHou Border Crossing
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Taken from my hotel room on the 19th floor of the Shangri-La. This is a very busy border crossing between Hong Kong (background of the photo) and the city of Shenzhen in mainland China.

The main Shenzhen train station is on the right. The Hong Kong MTR rail line terminates at the brown building. The Shenzhen subway system is underneath the walkway down the center. On the left is an enormous shopping mall. This is where you go to buy any knock off product, bootleg movie, and software package you could imagine. It is very crowded and hot so the experience is unpleasant to say the least.

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Afghan Border Police emphasize security, prevent insurgent activity along borders

Afghan Border Police emphasize security, prevent insurgent activity along borders
An Afghan Border Policeman sifts through vegetation near a compound looking for smuggled weapons or drugs. The ABP provides Marines with an invaluable knowledge of the area as well as a keen sense of where smuggled goods might be hidden.
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Borders selling Internet addresses for 6000
Borders Group Inc., the liquidated Ann Arbor-based bookseller, will generate $ 786000 by selling Internet addresses, thanks to the current shortage. In September, Borders was authorized to sell most of the intellectual property to Barnes & Noble Inc.
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Whodunit on the Lebanon-Israel border
By Sami Moubayed Four Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel shortly after midnight on Tuesday, shifting the world's attention from Syria and Egypt onto the Lebanese-Israeli border, yet again. These four rockets were fired onto Western
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Border Beach

Border Beach
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You can see people meeting, playing at the fence. I’m think, though not sure, that some people may have been moving between the two sides down there, digging (for clams?) with a shovel.

There was a border truck constantly watching from just out of the shot, so maybe people to test the waters and see how far they can go…

Also, this park is busy with Mexican and American nationals coming go pass money and gifts through the fence, so there is no exchange fee such as 10% with western union for transfer and currency exchange, etc… Though I’ve heard since moving away from San Diego, that the new border fence will prevent this. I’m not sure that’s a good thing.