After Harvard and MIT, Johns Hopkins sues Trump admin to block rule on foreign students

[ad_1] Johns Hopkins University has joined a growing list of prestigious higher education institutions in the US suing the Trump administration over its “cruel” decision not to allow foreign students to take online-only courses this fall semester. On Monday, the Trump administration announced new rules for international students for the upcoming fall semester (September to […]

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Donald Trump working on merit-based immigration order, and DACA

[ad_1] The White House on Friday said President Donald Trump was working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system and offer a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, without offering them amnesty. The president has been pushing for a merit-based immigration system which offers US […]

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump admin over foreign student visa rule

[ad_1] Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the proposed new rules for international students as the Trump administration sought to soften the impact of its controversial order arguing, one, it was only a temporary measure and, two, it was meant to force these institutions to reopen fully. In […]

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Museum or mosque? Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

[ad_1] Turkey’s top court will deliver a critical verdict Thursday on whether Istanbul’s emblematic landmark and former church Hagia Sophia can be redesignated as a mosque, a ruling which could inflame tensions with the West. The sixth-century edifice — a magnet for tourists worldwide with its stunning architecture — has been a museum since 1935, […]

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US Covid-19 cases over 2 million, expert warns of 100,000 more deaths

[ad_1] The United States now has more than 2 million Covid-19 infections with over 27,000 reported in the last 24 hours and a spike in hospitalisation has been reported from 12 states triggering fears of a second wave and, in a grim reminder that it is far from over yet, an expert has forecast 100,000 […]

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George Floyd’s death: Top UK cop Basu says ‘we are not the same’ as US

[ad_1] Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism in Scotland Yard, highlighted his Indian origin in a message to police officers across the UK on the issue of George Floyd’s killing, insisting that “we are not the same” as the US and described ‘taking a knee’ as a powerful symbol. The senior-most police officer in the UK […]

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Black Lives Matter protests: London’s Southall road to be renamed Guru Nanak Road

[ad_1] The Ealing Council is preparing to rename Havelock Road – named after Henry Havelock, general in the colonial army involved in suppressing the 1857 Uprising in India – as Guru Nanak Road, as London reviews public spaces following the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha is located on Havelock […]

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China fires a salvo of criticism at US on HK, protests, wanting to quit WHO

[ad_1] China on Monday fired a salvo of criticism against the US, threatening Washington with “firm countermeasures” if it harms Chinese interests in Hong Kong and saying America is “addicted to quitting” because of President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the World Health Organisation (WHO). Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, referring to the largescale […]

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Trump calls Covid epidemic a ‘bad gift’ from China as toll in US crosses 100,000

[ad_1] President Donald Trump finally acknowledged on Thursday that US Covid-19 toll had surpassed 100,000, calling it a “sad milestone” almost 20 hours late, and promptly proceeded to blame it on China, saying the coronavirus behind it was a “very bad gift from China”. Trump had been noticeably quiet on the toll as he tweeted […]

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China threatens US counter measures if punished for Hong Kong law

[ad_1] China on Monday threatened counter measures against the United States if it was punished for plans to impose a sedition law on Hong Kong, that the business hub’s security chief hailed as a new tool that would defeat “terrorism”. Beijing plans to pass a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion […]

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