New US visa rule leaves Indian, Chinese students in panic

New US visa rule leaves Indian, Chinese students in panic

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New York, United States - The Trump administration's abrupt changes to foreign student visa rules have upended the plans of more than a million international students currently enrolled in institutions across the United States, with many fearing for their future. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday announced that it would strip the…
Exclusive: Facebook used extensively to spread neo-Nazi music

Exclusive: Facebook used extensively to spread neo-Nazi music

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Facebook has removed several pages belonging to music groups espousing white supremacist ideology following an investigation by Al Jazeera into the prevalence of such bands on the social media platform. Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit identified more than 120 pages from mostly heavy metal groups and record labels with direct ties to white supremacy. The pages had…
Duterte’s Congress allies back order to shut Philippines’ ABS-CBN

Duterte’s Congress allies back order to shut Philippines’ ABS-CBN

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Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the House of Representatives voted on Friday to deny the renewal of ABS-CBN's broadcast franchise, affirming a government order to shut down the country's largest television network in a move critics say is a major blow to press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation. Congress members voted against…
US slaps sanctions on four China officials over abuse of Uighurs

US slaps sanctions on four China officials over abuse of Uighurs

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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Chen Quanguo, a member of China's powerful Politburo, and three other senior officials, accusing them of serious human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority in a move likely to further increase tensions between Washington and Beijing. Chen is the Communist Party Secretary in the far western…
US Supreme Court rulings open path to President Trump’s finances

US Supreme Court rulings open path to President Trump’s finances

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Two United States Supreme Court decisions delivered on Thursday a legal path for the eventual release of President Donald Trump's financial records. Whether the information, which could be damaging for the president, will come out before November's presidential election is unclear, lawyers and politicians said. "These two opinions are very dark clouds for the president,"…
Malawi president under fire for family appointments to cabinet

Malawi president under fire for family appointments to cabinet

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Malawians have voiced anger after newly appointed President Lazarus Chakwera unveiled a cabinet that they said was tainted by family ties. Chakwera, 65, comfortably beat Peter Mutharika with 58.5 percent of the vote in last month's election, marking the first time in African history that an election rerun led to the defeat of an incumbent.…
Police find body of missing Seoul mayor  Park Won-soon

Police find body of missing Seoul mayor Park Won-soon

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Park's body was found by police in the northern part of the city [Tom Williams/Getty Images] The mayor of South Korea's capital has been found dead, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said. The body of Park Won-soon was found at Mt Bugak in northern…
Greece ready to reimpose coronavirus restrictions: Live updates

Greece ready to reimpose coronavirus restrictions: Live updates

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Greek authorities say they are ready to re-impose public and travel restrictions next week, warning that safety guidance for the coronavirus is being frequently ignored. India reported a record one-day surge in infections of nearly 25,000. The Australian state of Victoria has imposed broad restrictions on nearly five million people, including in Melbourne, in an…
Assassination of Iraq security analyst to ‘silence’ free voices

Assassination of Iraq security analyst to ‘silence’ free voices

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The assassination of a top Iraqi security analyst this week has sent shockwaves throughout the country, stirring fears among independent and critical voices including journalists and activists of even "darker" days ahead. Hisham al-Hashemi was killed outside his home in the capital, Baghdad, late on Monday. Security footage from a nearby camera showed a masked gunman…
The chase: How a Black US man died of dehydration in county jail

The chase: How a Black US man died of dehydration in county jail

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Milwaukee County Jail staff were not entirely sure what to make of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas when he arrived for booking on April 16, 2016. Thomas faced seven charges including felony possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, armed robbery and trespassing. He was arrested after firing a gun inside Potawatomi Bingo Casino in…