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To combat sky-high gas, energy prices, U.S. to tap oil reserves

President Joe Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from America's emergency stockpile - the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - in response to soaring gas and energy prices, while his administration continues to grapple with historic rates of inflation.... Read more»

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WHO warns delta strain poses global risk

The head of the World Health Organization on Friday warned the highly contagious Delta strain of the coronavirus - which first emerged in India last October and has since been found in Arizona - poses a serious risk, prompting new travel restrictions and raising alarms around the world.... Read more»

Federal agents recover 'priceless' 9th-century Buddhist statute from Phoenix-area home

Federal agents recovered a "priceless" 500-lb. 9th-century Buddhist statute from a home in the Phoenix area Monday, and will return the ancient artifact to India, officials said.... Read more»

Migrant from India is first case of COVID-19 reported in CBP custody

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that a 31-year-old man from India is the first person to test positive for COVID-19 in the agency's custody after he crossed into the U.S. near Calexico, Calif. last week. ... Read more»

#CoveringClimateNow

Costs of water pollution, a global scourge, 'underestimated and underappreciated'

The world’s water challenges, messy as they are, can be neatly summarized: Too much, too little, too dirty. A recent World Bank report highlights extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies.... Read more»

Memorial for 6-year-old migrant girl who died in Az desert focuses on asylum policies

Tucsonans mourned the death of 6-year-old Gurupreet Kaur, who died just a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border in mid-June after crossing with her mother and sister, during a memorial Sunday.... Read more»1

Indian woman, 8-year-old daughter located after 6-year-old migrant found dead in Arizona desert

Border Patrol agents found a migrant mother and her 8-year-old daughter late Thursday night in a remote stretch of desert following a day-long search launched after agents found the remains of her 6-year-old daughter.... Read more»

Indian national dies in ICE custody after posting bond with La Paz County Sheriff

An Indian man being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a county jail, died at a hospital in Parker, Ariz., on Friday morning. ... Read more»

Two Indian nationals activate rescue beacon in desert near Lukeville

Two Indian nationals activated a rescue beacon north of Lukeville, Ariz., on Wednesday evening, and were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents. ... Read more»

FactChecking Trump's claims in climate speech

In announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, President Donald Trump made more than a few false and misleading claims.... Read more»

India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation.... Read more»

Soccer notes

The Matao that roared: Arizona players power Guam over India

India is a cricketing country that doesn’t have the best record in world soccer. Even so, to see a nation of more than 1.2 billion people beaten 2-1 by Guam in a World Cup qualifier makes the word “upset” come to mind. Arizona-born Brandon McDonald and FC Tucson's Travis Nicklaw snatched goals for the tiny island against the world's second-largest nation... Read more»

U.S., Az universities set foreign student enrollment records

While the number of foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges rose 8 percent in the last year, schools in Arizona more than kept pace, with international enrollment growing by 16 percent. Arizona's 15,442 foreign students ranked it 18th among states. ... Read more»1

Ten of the most haunted places on the globe

Here are 10 of the most haunted places around the world to help you get your spook on. ... Read more»

World War I still etched into European psyche

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." ... Read more»

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