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Ukraine plans overhaul of citizenship process after Putin's passport offer 18.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has ordered an overhaul of the process for granting Ukrainian citizenship, in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track Russian passports.
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U.S. sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate: U.N. investigator 18.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar's military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday.
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US company asked to pay $58000 in back wages for H1B violations 18.7.2019 DNA
The H-1B visa programme allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the US on a non-immigrant basis in specialty occupations or as fashion models of distinguished merit and ability. The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.
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Soccer: Infantino rejects 'colonialism' criticism 18.7.2019 Reuters: Sports News
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a "colonialist" attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football).
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Athletics: Kenyan marathoner Biwott banned for eight years - AIU 18.7.2019 Reuters: Sports News
Kenyan marathoner Salome Jerono Biwott has been banned for eight years after being found guilty of committing a second doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday in another blow to Kenya's sporting reputation.
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Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopian region 18.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Protesters in the Ethiopian city of Hawassa blocked roads and burned tires on Thursday after security forces thwarted a meeting of activists to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group, witnesses said.
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Activists from Sidama ethnic group in Ethiopia to delay declaring new region 18.7.2019 Reuters: World News
The head of a political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to declare a new region in defiance of the federal government and would accept the offer of a referendum in five months' time.
Novartis raises full-year targets, aims to settle U.S. lawsuit 18.7.2019 Reuters: Money News
Novartis boss Vas Narasimhan raised full-year targets on Thursday and announced that $700 million has been set aside in the hope of settling a decade-old lawsuit alleging that the Swiss drugmaker bribed U.S. doctors.
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U.S. sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate, U.N. investigator says 18.7.2019 Reuters: Top News
Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar's military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday.
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US Company Asked To Pay $58,000 To 2 Employees For H1-B Violations 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
A US company has been asked to pay $58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by...
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No Plan To Restore Special Category Status To States: Centre 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
There is no plan to restore special category status -- which has been scrapped by think-tank Niti Aayog -- to any state in the country, the government informed the Rajya Sabha today.
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Hong Kong's protesters dig in for long summer of discontent 18.7.2019 Reuters: Top News
Hong Kong's extradition bill demonstrations have mutated into a much bigger and more complex animal, ripping open old wounds and expanding a political fight as the city battens down for a summer of protests.
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Mooncakes, hymns and post-it notes: the colour of Hong Kong's protests 18.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Hong Kong's protests have drawn millions of people to the city's streets in recent months and thrown the former British colony into its biggest political crisis since it was returned to China in 1997.
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"Kulbhushan Jadhav's Family Has Shown Exemplary Courage": S Jaishankar 18.7.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar today said the International Court of Justice verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case is "not only a vindication for India but all those who believe in the rule of law"....
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Donkeys Painted To Look Like Zebras For Safari-Themed Party Cause Outrage 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
For a safari-themed wedding reception in a Spanish beach town on Saturday, two donkeys were painted black and white to resemble zebras.
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Ayodhya Mediation Panel Gets More Time, Top Court Wants Report On Aug 1 18.7.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Mediation in the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute will continue till July 31, the Supreme Court said today, giving a panel time till August 1 to submit its report on talks with various groups for a...
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Coimbatore Traffic Police To Wear Cameras To Curb Violations 18.7.2019 NDTV News - South
Coimbatore traffic police personnel have been provided with ultra-modern body-worn cameras to curb traffic violations.
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Students yet to receive school uniform at Ukhrul and Kamjong 18.7.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Students yet to receive school uniform at Ukhrul and Kamjong
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HSLCE results crisis : DESAM demands re-evaluation of answer papers of all students, gives BOSEM 3 days to respond 18.7.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
HSLCE results crisis : DESAM demands re-evaluation of answer papers of all students, gives BOSEM 3 days to respond
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Expect Pak to effect ICJ verdict immediately: Ministry of External Affairs 18.7.2019 DNA
India has urged Pakistan to immediately provide consular access to Jadhav, as per the court's directive
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