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Joe Biden Revokes Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect U.S. workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
US Report Likely To Blame Saudi Crown Prince For Khashoggi Killing: Report
The officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, whose Washington Post column had criticized the crown prince's policies.
Australia Passes Landmark Law Requiring Tech Firms To Pay For News
The law passed easily after a last-gasp deal that watered down binding rules Facebook and Google had fiercely opposed in return for the tech giants agreeing to pay local media companies.
NASA Releases Mars Landing Site Panorama Taken By Perseverance Rover
The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.
Facebook Pledges $1 Billion For News, Defends Australia Blackout
Nick Clegg, head of global affairs, said in a statement that Facebook is willing to support news media while reiterating its concerns over mandated payments.
"US Will Seek Election To UN Human Rights Council For 2022-24 Term"
"I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council.
23 Tonnes Of Cocaine Seized In Europe's Biggest Haul
"The enormous amount of cocaine would have brought in several billion euros (dollars) in street sales," the customs office said in a statement.
Puppy born with six legs is a 'miracle,' vet hospital says
Like other newborn puppies, Skipper likes to eat, drink water and go to the bathroom.
US Golfer Tiger Woods In Hospital After Major Car Crash
Tiger Woods, the sole occupant, was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics, and suffered "multiple leg injuries," his agent said in a statement.
US Senate Confirms Biden UN Nominee Thomas-Greenfield
The 100-member Senate backed Thomas-Greenfield by 78 to 20 to be Washington's representative at the world body and a member of Biden's cabinet, comfortably exceeding the simple majority needed.
Japan Appoints "Loneliness" Minister To Check Rising Suicide Rate
According to The Japan Times, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga added a minister of loneliness to his Cabinet earlier this month, following the example of the UK, which in 2018 became the first country to create a similar role.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are a ‘transnational threat’ which grows more dangerous by the day, says UN chief
The United Nations has warned that white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are an increasing threat to the world we live in, adding that people in positions of responsibility are encouraging them in a way previously unthinkable.
Woman won't shave moustache or unibrow because they help her weed out bad dates
Eldina Jaganjac, 31, often receives cruel comments and stares from strangers because of her full moustache and monobrow – but she refuses to remove her facial hair.
U.N. Report Accuses Blackwater Founder Erik Prince of Libya Weapons Ban Violations, Diplomat Says
A United Nations report accuses Blackwater founder Erik Prince of assisting in violations of an international arms embargo on Libya, placing the military contractor at risk of U.N. sanctions, according to a diplomat with access to the re...
Google Artificial Intelligence Chief Apologises For Firing Black Woman Employee
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of parent company Alphabet Inc., described the changes in an email to employees, said a person familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified discussing non-public information.
Facebook Has "Tentatively Friended Us Again": Australia
Facebook's abrupt decision to stop Australians from sharing news on the site and strip the pages of domestic and foreign news outlets also erased several state government and emergency department accounts, causing widespread anger.
Kanye West 'believes failed presidential run cost him his marriage'
Kanye West reportedly believes his failed presidential run was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ in his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West
Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West after seven years of marriage.
US Officially Back In Paris Accord, Vows Climate Action
A month after Biden took office, the world's largest economy and second largest carbon emitter was formally back in the 2015 global agreement aimed at confronting the planet's dangerously rising temperatures.
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