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Changes to U.S. federal policies pave way for sudden visa denials, deportation

Changes to U.S. federal policies pave way for sudden visa denials, deportation A pair of policy memos circulated recently by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may pave the way for sudden visa denials and referrals for deportation, immigration attorneys say. The most recent memo, released last week, changes previous federal policy by allowing immigration officials to reject visa applications immediately if there is...... more

Thailand slams foreign media for interviewing cave boys

Thailand slams foreign media for interviewing cave boys Authorities in Thailand have accused foreign media of behaving irresponsibly by interviewing members of a juvenile football team who were trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks before a miraculous rescue. "I was saddened that the foreign media, whom we assumed understood children' rights very well as well as the...... more

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal' Donald Trump on Saturday said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US president. In his first direction reaction to a report broken by the New...... more

9 family members perish in boat mishap

9 family members perish in boat mishap The sinking of a duck boat near Branson, Missouri, took the lives of 17 people, including nine members of one family. The amphibious vehicle went down in about 40 feet of water Thursday during rough weather at Table Rock Lake. The Stone County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office released the names of all...... more

America soon to get first Muslim Governor?

America soon to get first Muslim Governor? It's standing room only in the large ballroom of this northern Michigan resort as people eagerly await the arrival of a young, well-spoken, charismatic Rhodes scholar seeking to reach Michigan’s highest elected office. “When I graduated college, Bill Clinton asked me why I was going to med school, and he asked...... more

U.S. regulators approve new malaria drug

U.S. regulators approve new malaria drug U.S. regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. Standard treatment now takes two weeks and studies show many patients don’t finish taking every dose. Malaria is caused by parasites that are spread to people through mosquito bites. Anti-malarial drugs can cure the initial infection, but parasites...... more

Mandela’s personal diary now online

Mandela’s personal diary now online Nelson Mandela’s personal diary from 1962 is now available online‚ thanks to a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Foundation and internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia. The move is a nod to Madiba’s centennial celebration and an annual Wikimania conference underway in Cape Town. As of this week, the diary‚ featuring Madiba’s thoughts in...... more

As Ethiopia’s “Wall” comes down, exiles dream of going home

As Ethiopia’s “Wall” comes down, exiles dream of going home First came the shock, then the tears of joy, then the dreams of home. As a three-month-old political revolution sparked by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gathered pace, Ethiopians forced into exile by decades of war, repression and economic stagnation are thinking the unthinkable - it’s time to go back. “When...... more

Macron’s aide to be dismissed over assault

Macron’s aide to be dismissed over assault A senior French presidential aide is to be dismissed from his job, officials say, after footage emerged of protesters in Paris being attacked by a man wearing a police visor. The action against Alexandre Benalla was taken after "new facts" emerged in the case, French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on...... more

13 suspected Boko Haram fighters convicted in Senegal

13 suspected Boko Haram fighters convicted in Senegal Senegal's criminal court sentenced 13 people to prison for attempting to establish a homegrown cell modelled after Boko Haram in the West African country. One of those jailed by the Dakar court on Thursday was Makhtar Diokhane, described as the ringleader of the group. He was handed a 20-year prison term. "The court...... more

Human Rights Watch knocks Cameroon Military, separatists for ‘grave abuses’

Human Rights Watch knocks Cameroon Military, separatists for ‘grave abuses’ Violent tensions between Cameroon’s government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180,000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for “grave abuses” against civilians. Warnings about Cameroon’s crisis are growing as the Central African nation faces an October...... more

U.S. varsities award $5.3m scholarships to 110 Nigerian students

U.S. varsities award $5.3m scholarships to 110 Nigerian students The U.S. Embassy in Abuja says over 110 Nigerian students have been awarded scholarships worth 5.3 million dollars (about N2 billion) by more than 15 leading U.S universities, starting in Fall 2018 Academic Calendar. The embassy on Thursday in Abuja explained that the scholarship, which would afford both rich and poor...... more

Ex-Zimbabwe player jailed over £450,000 scam

Ex-Zimbabwe player jailed over £450,000 scam A former Zimbabwean footballer is among 12 people who have been sentenced to prison in the UK for plotting to claim more than £450,000 ($586,000) in maternity payments for babies which did not exist. According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Liberty Masunda, 43, was sentenced to three years in prison...... more

Children ‘attacked by sharks’ in New York

Children ‘attacked by sharks’ in New York Two children have fallen victim to separate shark attacks off the coast of New York – the first time such incidents have been reported in the area in seventy years.  According to Skynews, a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were bitten on the legs miles apart from each other on Wednesday....... more

Macron's aide under probe for beating protester

Macron's aide under probe for beating protester French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor. Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, was filmed targeting a woman and a man during May Day protests. He was caught on video by a student activist and...... more

EU slams Google with $5b fine

EU slams Google with $5b fine The EU has hit Google with its biggest ever fine, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices. Brussels on Wednesday accused Google of using the Android system’s near-stranglehold on smartphones and tablets to...... more

Thai boys recall battle to survive cave ordeal — and moment they were found

Thai boys recall battle to survive cave ordeal — and moment they were found Members of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth soccer team and their coach have described their rescue from a flooded cave as a miracle, thanked the experts who saved them and discussed how the experience will affect the rest of their lives. In their first public remarks since emerging from their two-week...... more

Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: UN

Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: UN Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month. Malians head to the polls on July 29 for a vote meant to draw...... more

Cameroonians fleeing unrest hide in the forest with little help

Cameroonians fleeing unrest hide in the forest with little help Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received little aid as humanitarian agencies struggle to access the area, the United Nations said. More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to at least 21,000 who have fled into Nigeria,...... more

UN celebrates Mandela

UN celebrates Mandela The UN is to mark the 100th anniversary of former South African President Nelson Mandela in recognition for his global contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. The UN would use the occasion on Wednesday to take stock of what it termed Mandela’s vast legacy for mankind. “Nelson Mandela was...... more

U.S. researchers discover 12 new moons around Jupiter

U.S. researchers discover 12 new moons around Jupiter U.S. researchers have discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total number of the planet’s known moons to 79, researchers said on Tuesday. The discovery means Jupiter, the oldest and largest planet in the solar system, has more moons than any of the other seven. Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie...... more

Jeff Bezos hits $150 billion, now the richest man in modern history

Jeff Bezos hits $150 billion, now the richest man in modern history Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth broke $150 billion in New York on Monday morning, according to theBloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s about $55 billion more than Microsoft Corp. co-founderBill Gates, the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 54, has now topped Gates in inflation-adjusted...... more

Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles

Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered in revenge killings by a mob in Indonesia over the weekend. The incident happened shortly after the funeral of a man in his 40s who himself was killed by a crocodile in the Indonesian state of West Papua. The man was on a crocodile farm, probably...... more

Trump under fire after Putin meeting

Trump under fire after Putin meeting There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle. The top Republican in...... more

China overloading poor nations with debt: Top US official

China overloading poor nations with debt: Top US official China is saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable, the head of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said on Monday. The criticism of Beijing - targeted by President Donald Trump in a trade war that has sent ripples through economies around...... more

Iran takes US to ICJ over re-imposed sanctions

Iran takes US to ICJ over re-imposed sanctions Iran has filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to "hold [the] US accountable for its unlawful re-imposition of unilateral sanctions," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter Monday. "Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of US contempt for diplomacy &...... more

4 dead, 6 injured in Georgia mine explosion

4 dead, 6 injured in Georgia mine explosion At least four miners were killed and six others injured in a coal mine explosion in west-central Georgia, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Monday. The explosion occurred on early morning in the country’s Tkibuli city. “Methane explosion supposedly caused the collapse of the ceiling in the tunnel,” Georgia Today reported...... more

Protests erupt in Chicago after black man fatally shot by police

Protests erupt in Chicago after black man fatally shot by police Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a black man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city. "The whole damn system is guilty as hell," dozens chanted on Saturday just hours after police shot and killed 37-year-old Harith Augustus in the South Shore neighbourhood of Chicago. ...... more

British Minister resigns over indecent messages to women

British Minister resigns over indecent messages to women A British government minister said Sunday he had resigned and was “deeply ashamed” after being exposed sending an avalanche of lewd social media messages to a couple of barmaids.   Small business Minister, Andrew Griffiths, formerly Prime Minister Theresa May’s chief of staff, said he had stepped down Friday, as the...... more

Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU

Donald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate over Brexit, she has told the BBC. The US president said on Friday at a joint news conference he had given Mrs May a suggestion - but she had found it too "brutal". Asked by the BBC's Andrew...... more

 

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