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US agency completes implementation of H-1B electronic registration process for 2021 cap season

US reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2021

March 30, 2020 8:19:58 am

USCIS will notify the successful applicants and their companies before March 31, that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition.

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IS militants riot in eastern Syria prison, some escape

March 30, 2020 7:10:58 am

Kurdish authorities run more than two dozen detention facilities, scattered around northeastern Syria, holding about 10,000 IS fighters. Among the detainees are some 2,000 foreigners, including about 800 Europeans.

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Teen charged after coughing on groceries for ‘prank’ in US

March 30, 2020 6:41:10 am

The incident took place at a time when confirmed cases of novel coronavirus are on the rise in Houston area. As of Sunday noon, COVID-19 cases in the area have climbed to 928.

North Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programs in 2019 in breach of sanctions: UN report

North Korea fires ballistic missiles into sea, criticised by South

March 29, 2020 9:41:26 pm

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected the projectiles flying from the North Korean eastern coastal city of Wonsan into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Sunday morning.

German state finance minister Thomas Schäfer found dead

German state minister kills self due to ‘stress over coronavirus pandemic’

March 29, 2020 9:14:41 pm

Police suspect Thomas Schäfer died by suicide after his body was found on train tracks near Wiesbaden. He was the finance minister for the state of Hesse, where Germany's financial center Frankfurt lies.

Taliban attacks Afghanistan amid growing coronavirus threat

Taliban attacks Afghanistan amid growing coronavirus threat

March 29, 2020 5:30:06 pm

The fighting rages despite an appeal for a cease-fire on humanitarian grounds to slow the spread of the coronavirus across the country.

108-yr-old woman, who survived Spanish flu pandemic, becomes oldest in UK to die from coronavirus

March 29, 2020 2:24:31 pm

Hilda Churchill, who was to celebrate her birthday on April 5, started showing mild symptoms of the virus on Tuesday, the Sun reported.

Frightened by coronavirus, many of UK’s Poles are heading home

March 29, 2020 2:15:22 pm

In Britain, home to more than 800,000 Poles, thousands have taken repatriation flights, concerned with a relatively slow British response to the coronavirus crisis and worried about the state of the country's austerity-weakened health service.

Mali to go ahead with elections despite COVID-19 crisis

Mali to go ahead with elections despite COVID-19 crisis

March 29, 2020 10:28:00 am

With coronavirus cases on the rise, the government has declared a medical emergency in the country. But people will still head to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new parliament.

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North Korea fires missiles into sea, criticized by South

March 29, 2020 7:59:59 am

In recent weeks, North Korea has fired a slew of missiles and artillery shells in an apparent effort to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

Left jobless by pandemic, Colombia's informal workers to get government aid

Left jobless by coronavirus pandemic, Colombia’s informal workers to get government aid

March 28, 2020 9:17:34 am

The South American nation of 50 million people has been under lockdown since Tuesday to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected at least 539 people and killed eight in Colombia so far.

Syria reports first coronavirus death as fear grow of major outbreak

Syria, UAE leaders discuss coronavirus, a thaw in relations

March 28, 2020 8:58:25 am

The official Emirati news agency said Syrian President Bashar Assad and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak and reviewed preventive measures to fight it.

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US-China must unite to fight coronavirus, Xi tells Trump

March 27, 2020 6:09:21 pm

President Jinping called his counterpart, a day after US took over China in the number of positive coronavirus cases reported, which is 82,400, state media said.

Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from Nepal Kathmandu

Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from Nepal Kathmandu

March 27, 2020 5:52:29 pm

Up to 10,000 tourists are believed to be stranded in Nepal since the government ordered a complete lockdown that halted all flights and road travel to prevent the spread of the virus.

UK PM Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock have coronavirus

UK PM Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock have coronavirus

March 28, 2020 7:41:33 am

In a video posted on Twitter, minutes ago, Johnson confirmed that he had developed mild symptoms— “temperature and persistent cough” over the last 24 hours and tested positive for COVID-19.

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Couples in quarantine: Stress, anxiety, fear of the unknown

March 27, 2020 4:24:01 pm

Scenarios like these are playing out in urban high-rises, suburban homes and tiny rural communities across America as couples try to navigate what has abruptly become the “new normal” during the coronavirus outbreak.

UN Security Council condemns 'heinous' terror attack on Sikh gurudwara in Afghanistan

UN Security Council condemns ‘heinous’ terror attack on Sikh gurudwara in Afghanistan

March 27, 2020 4:02:48 pm

In a statement issued on Thursday, the 15-nation Council said it "condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place in Shor Bazar area.

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Not all or nothing: Anti-virus lockdowns could lift slowly

March 27, 2020 4:02:44 pm

President Donald Trump gave one answer this week, saying he hoped businesses would reopen by Easter, on April 12, citing the severe damage restrictions have done to the economy.

New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus, New Orleans worsens

US now has most coronavirus cases in world

March 27, 2020 3:01:14 pm

With 82,000 cases as of Thursday, the tally in USA has surpassed the tallies of both Italy and China.

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Snubbed by Iran and North Korea, Trump’s ‘disaster diplomacy’ has so far had few results

March 27, 2020 11:00:30 am

Administration officials see the crisis as creating new opportunities, but it also brings new risks as China and Russia seek to take advantage of a moment of perceived weakness and disarray for their U.S. adversaries.