US to force out foreign students taking classes fully online

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) students walk on campus in Los Angeles, California November 15, 2017. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, July 7 — Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the US Immigration and […]

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Turkish suspect tells court Ghosn mused on Hollywood movie of escape from Japan

This picture taken April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and his wife Carole leave the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo. — AFP pic ISTANBUL, July 3 — A Turkish jet executive on trial over Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic escape from Japan told a court today that the former Nissan boss […]

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DU Exam 2020: Students Call For OBE Cancellation After Error-Riddled Mock Test

HuffPost India DU 2020 open book mock exam Delhi University students are lambasting the varsity on Twitter after an attempted mock trial of its open book exam appeared to fail miserably on Saturday. Hundred of students posted screenshots and videos of their test attempts online, saying they faced multiple errors and glitches as they tried […]

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After three months of the same books, people line up for reopening of Grande Bibliotheque

MONTREAL — La Grande Bibliotheque reopened Thursday for the first day in months, and its superfans couldn’t be happier, even if they can’t sit inside anymore. “Unfortunately they cannot use the library as they used to do before we had to close,” said Martin Dubois, the library’s general director. “They can not sit and study […]

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Activist Nathan Law flees Hong Kong as protest slogan outlawed

File picture shows pro-democracy activist Nathan Law being interviewed by journalists outside the Final Court of Appeal after being granted bail in Hong Kong, China October 24, 2017. — Reuters pic HONG KONG, July 2 — Nathan Law, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent young democracy activists, announced today he had fled overseas in response […]

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Cruise Line Ads Get Caught in a Coronavirus News Cycle

The CNN show “Erin Burnett OutFront” spent much of its time on Friday focused, like many other news programs, on the coronavirus outbreak and the thousands of people isolated on the Grand Princess cruise ship near California. During the commercial break, one spot stood out: an upbeat ad for Norwegian Cruise Line, a competitor. It […]

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Hamas says West Bank annexation would be ‘declaration of war’

Palestinian protesters take part in a demonstration against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 23, 2020. — AFP pic GAZA CITY, June 25 — Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would be a “declaration of war”, Gaza […]

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What pandemic? Tesla really wants an in-person annual meeting

But that won’t do for Elon Musk, a vocal critic of Covid-19 safety measures. And while almost every major company has shifted to virtual annual shareholder meetings in recent months, Telsa insists it will hold its own gathering the old fashioned way, in a room filled with investors, Tesla executives and board members. In a […]

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Global coronavirus cases top 9 million; outbreak surges in Brazil, India

Global cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 9 million on Monday, as Brazil and India grappled with a surge in infections, and the United States, China and other hard-hit countries reported new outbreaks, according to a Reuters tally. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took until mid-May to reach […]

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Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Saturday

The latest: As the head of the World Health organization warns of a “new and dangerous ” phase for the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa is dealing with thousands of new cases of infection. The country has reported nearly 4,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus as it continues to loosen lockdown measures under economic pressure. […]

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US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs to treat Covid-19

The US Food and Drug Administration Monday said that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. The US Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly […]

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Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

The rise in cases is occurring as Iran opens up more sectors including mosques. — AFP pic TEHRAN, June 6 — Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections today, the most in one day since the pandemic started, as authorities increase health warnings following a resurgence in recorded cases. After hitting a near two-month low in […]

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ISI member chases vehicle of India’s Charge d’affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia

ISLAMABAD: In yet another incident of harassment of Indian diplomats in Pakistan, the vehicle of India’s Charge d’affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia, was chased by a member of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. Sources said ISI has stationed multiple persons in cars and bikes outside his residence to harass and intimidate him. In March, the Indian High Commission in […]

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7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

Around 500 to 600 demonstrators marched through the Kentucky city’s downtown streets on Thursday night, the Courier Journal reported. The protests stretched for more than six hours, ending in the early hours of Friday as rain poured down. “Understandably, emotions are high,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted just before midnight, sharing a Facebook post asking […]

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Trump Suggests ‘MAGA’ Fans Gather at White House, While Threatening to Clamp Down on Demonstrations With Military

President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to rally at the White House, inviting a potentially dangerous mix of protesters after people angry about the death of an unarmed black man in Minnesota police custody skirmished with the Secret Service on Friday. He threatened “the unlimited power” of the U.S. military to clamp down on demonstrations, […]

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Children with Covid-19 may be less contagious than adults, two UK epidemiologists say

Children could be less infectious but still vulnerable to Covid-19. — Reuters LONDON, May 19 — There are tentative signs that children may not spread the novel coronavirus as much as adults, two top epidemiologists said today, though they cautioned that the bad news was that human immunity may not last that long. As Europe […]

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Senate Confirms Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as National Intelligence Chief

(WASHINGTON) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, installing a new head of the nation’s intelligence agencies at a time when President Donald Trump has ousted multiple officials. Ratcliffe seemed unlikely to get the position when he was nominated in February, as he had already been nominated […]

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Trump says Fauci’s testimony to Congress against reopening economy is unacceptable

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticised the congressional testimony delivered by the nation’s top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci a day earlier against the dangers of reopening the economy and schools too quickly. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a Senate committee that premature lifting of the […]

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Trump says ‘glad’ Kim Jong-un ‘is back, and well’

In this file photo taken on June 30, 2019, US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un stand on North Korean soil while walking to South Korea in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ), in Panmunjom, Korea. — AFP pic WASHINGTON, May 3 — US President Donald Trump said yesterday he was “glad” about the reappearance […]

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Coronavirus crisis threatens to derail post-Brexit trade talks

An empty Westminster Bridge is pictured in front of Britain’s Houses of Parliament in central London on April 13, 2020, as life in Britain continues over the Easter weekend, during the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. – GLYN KIRK The U.K. will most likely fail to strike a new trade agreement with […]

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