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Donald Trump proposes to SCRAP computerised lottery system for H-1B visas

The U.S. President Donald Trump, has proposed to let go of the computerised lottery system to award H-1B work visas to foreign technology professionals and substitute it with a wage-level-based selection procedure, a decision that is expected to counter the stress on the salaries of US workers. On Thursday, the Federal Register notified the revised […]

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala maybe the FIRST woman to head WTO even as United States opposes

The United States has opposed the appointment of Nigeria’s ex-finance minister to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Wednesday, a WTO nominations committee recommended the group’s 164 members appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She would be the first woman and first African to lead the WTO. But the US, critical of the WTO’s handling of global […]

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Ransomware attacks target several U.S. hospitals

Criminals are targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals with ransomware, and federal officials on Wednesday urged healthcare facilities to beef up preparations rapidly in case they are next. The FBI which is investigating the recent attacks in Oregon, California and New York, Reuters reported. A doctor at one hospital said that the facility was functioning on […]

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France announces LOCKDOWN to avoid acceleration of Covid-19 infections

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November. In a televised address on Wednesday, Mr Macron said that France must now “brutally apply the brakes” to avoid being “submerged by the acceleration of the epidemic”. Mr Macron said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave […]

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Indian government changes land laws of Jammu and Kashmir, sparking outrage

The Indian government amended land laws for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, sparking criticism about a steady erosion of the rights of its people. A notification issued on Tuesday stated that the term “being permanent resident of the state” as a criteria has been “omitted”, paving the way for even non-Kashmiri Indians to purchase […]

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Migrant boat sinks off the coast of France, 4 dead

Four people died after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of northern France. A large search and rescue operation began earlier after the vessel was seen in difficulty near Dunkirk. Two children – aged five and eight – and a man and a woman, believed to be from Iran, have died. Fifteen others […]

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Philadelphia Unrest: Tensions flared for the second night after police fatally shot Walter Wallace

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The family of Walter Wallace, 27, say he was suffering a mental health crisis when officers opened fire on him. Police say they shot him because he wouldn’t drop a knife he […]

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$833 Million Visa Scam: 3,000 Chinese nationals expelled for violating stay conditions in Philippines

The immigration department in Philippines announced the deportation of nearly 3,000 “erring Chinese” nationals for violating the conditions of their stay. The announcement is seen as an act of damage control after President Rodrigo Duterte administration officials were accused of selling visas in a multimillion-dollar scheme. Earlier, opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros revealed that in 2017, […]

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69-year-old man knocked down for asking car driver to turn down music, dies four days later

After an old man in Rocklin, California asked a person to turn down the music outside a local Starbucks, the person got so offended that an altercation between the two started. According to New York Post, a car stopped there and it was blaring tunes. The sound of the music was so loud that people […]

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Wildfires in California have forced thousands of evacuations

Wildfires in California have forced more than 100,000 evacuations and seriously injured two firefighters as powerful winds across the state prompted a power outage to hundreds of thousands of residents. Some 60,000 people fled their homes near Los Angeles on Monday as the wildfire raged across more than 3,000 hectares blocking key roads in Orange […]

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Russian air strikes in northern Syria have killed dozens of Turkish-backed militia fighters

Russian air strikes in northern Syria have killed more than 50 Turkish-backed militia fighters in the mainly rebel-held province of Idlib, reports say. Many others were wounded in the attack, which marks an escalation of violence in the region. A training base for an Islamist group called Faylaq al-Sham was hit. The assault puts at […]

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Vietnam is prepares to evacuate 1.3 MILLION people ahead of Typhoon Molave landfall

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday. Typhoon Molave, with wind speeds of 125 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 150 kph, left the main Philippine island of Luzon earlier on Monday, with heavy rain causing seven landslides and floods […]