EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work. But getting an abortion doesn't require leaving town.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian food safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor is conducting unscheduled checks at McDonald's restaurants in Sverdlovsk region, Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing local watchdog official Natalya Lukyantseva. On Wednesday, Rospotrebnadzor ordered the suspension of operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over what it said were "numerous" sanitary law breaches. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Christian Lowe)
By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's highest court set a date on Thursday for a full hearing into how a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were detained at sea, a case that will test the government's authority to pursue its secretive immigration policies. Lawyers for the group of Tamil asylum seekers said it was likely the United Nations would seek to join the case, a highly unusual step they said showed the level of international concern over Australia's "Operation Sovereign Borders". Justice Kenneth Hayne, who has said the case appeared to be unique in the world and raised serious questions about how far Australian power extends, set an expedited two-day hearing before a full bench of the High Court for Oct. 14-15. The boat carrying the 157 Tamil asylum seekers was intercepted in late June and held by Australian authorities at sea for weeks.