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US Visa: Applicants will now submit social media handles when applying

The United States State Department has said applicants will now have to submit their social media usernames when applying for a visa into the country. BBC in its reports said that the new regulations also require that people also submit five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. This is part of the state department’s Read more


Trade War: China accuses US of ‘naked economic terrorism’

China accused the United States of “naked economic terrorism” on Thursday as Beijing ramps up the rhetoric in their trade war. The world’s top two economies are at loggerheads as trade talks have apparently stalled, with US President Donald Trump hiking tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods earlier this month and blacklisting telecoms giant Read more

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Concrete measures’ on sex abuse needed, pope tells Vatican summit

Pope Francis opened Thursday a landmark summit at the Vatican on fighting child sex abuse, saying that the world expected “concrete measures” on tackling paedophilia in the Catholic Church. The pontiff will dedicate the next three and a half days to discussing the Church’s response to child abuse by members of the clergy with bishops Read more

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Zuckerberg refuses to step down as Facebook chairman – Report

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is pushing back against calls for him to step down as chairman and hoped to continue working with his longtime chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg made the comments during a TV interview on Tuesday that addressed the controversies pertaining to the social-media giant. In the CNN interview,  Zuckerberg said stepping down as Read more

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Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

Riyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara’s calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. “The individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Minister Adel Read more

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US, UK to revoke visas for Saudis implicated in Khashoggi’s killing

British Prime Minister Theresa May followed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday saying that her country would revoke visas for anyone suspected of being involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. May said she would speak to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman later on Wednesday regarding the matter. “There does remain an Read more