People climb a section of border fence to look toward supporters in the U.S. as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive to a rally Sunday at the southern border. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Scores of Central American migrants have made their way through Mexico arriving at California's San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, seeking asylum in the U.S. by turning themselves in to authorities, the AP reports.

Flashback: The caravan prompted President Trump to unleash a barrage of tweets this month, warning that the migrants pose a threat to America's national security.

In anticipation of their arrival, demonstrators lined along both sides of the border.

The details: Most of the migrants are reportedly women and children who fled from poverty and violence. Some of the migrants who traversed for more than a month won't immediately seek asylum in the U.S but plan to apply for protection in Mexico or other countries, reports The New York Times.

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Deadly Hurricane Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

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Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a downed power line electrocuted a 55-year-old in Louisiana as the storm moved into Alabama overnight.

What's happening: After "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi," it began lashing Alabama late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

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Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

Go deeper: As Taiwan's profile rises, so does risk of conflict with China

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