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‘International Students Are Welcome In The U.S.’

The United States State Department has said that international students are welcome in the US, after reports that the Trump administration will ask the students to leave if classes go fully on line. A media note from the office of...

Woman Who Raped 13-Year-Old Student She Later Married, Dies Of Cancer

(CNN)Mary Kay Letourneau, the Seattle teacher who was convicted in 1997 of raping a 13-year-old student she later married, has died of cancer, her former attorney says. She was 58. Letourneau died fairly suddenly in her home late Monday, her...

Kanye West Says He Had Coronavirus, No Longer Supports Trump

CNN:-Kanye West is taking off his MAGA hat. That's just one of the revelations from a four-hour Forbes interview conducted Tuesday with the rapper/mogul/aspiring politician that was released on Wednesday. West, who has been widely criticized because of his support of...

Cops Nab Flashy Nigerian Instagrammers

BBC News:- The day after his 29th birthday in May, Olalekan Jacob Ponle posted a picture on his Instagram standing next to a bright yellow Lamborghini in Dubai. "Stop letting people make you feel guilty for the wealth you've acquired," he...

Brazil’s President COVID-19 Positive After Belittling The Risk Posed By The Virus

BBC News:- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down risks of what he has called the "little flu", saying...

Anger Over US Decision On Foreign Students’ Visas

BBC News:- Politicians and academics have criticised a decision to withdraw US visas from foreign students whose courses move fully online. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said people could face deportation unless they changed to an institution with in-person tuition. A...

White Woman Charged After Racist Central Park Confrontation

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — A white woman who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man over her walking her dog without a leash in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false...

US Pull Visas For Foreign Students If Classes Fully Online

BBC News:- Foreign students will not be allowed to stay in the US this autumn if their universities have moved classes fully online, unless they switch to a course with in-person tuition. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said...

Sewage Can Help Track COVID-19 Trends

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — One county in Utah beat back a spike of pandemic virus infections in the spring, and another saw its rate jump. Both trends showed up in their sewage. Yes, sewage. Across the US and...

Italy Turns Away American Tourists On Private Jet

The Local:-  Border police in Sardinia denied entry to five US citizens who attempted to enter the island aboard a private jet, in line with Italy's ban on almost all tourism from outside Europe. The group of around ten adults...

Kanye West Again Says He Will Run For President

BBC News:- US rapper Kanye West has said he is running for president, potentially pitting him against a man he says he admires, Donald Trump. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building...

Trump: ‘We Only Kneel To Almighty God’

Sky News:- Donald Trump has blasted "angry mobs" trying to tear down statues as he claimed protesters are attempting to "wipe out" US history in a speech to mark America's Independence Day. The US president addressed more than 7,000 supporters at...

Supermarkets Snub Goods Made From Coconuts Picked By Monkeys

BBC News:- A number of supermarkets have removed some coconut water and oil from their shelves after it emerged the products were made with fruit picked by monkeys. The monkeys are snatched from the wild and trained to pick up to...

England To Wear Black Lives Matter Logo For W.I. Test Matches

ESPN Cricinfo: England have announced that their shirts for the upcoming three-Test series against West Indies will feature the Black Lives Matter logo. The move mirrors that already taken by West Indies in asking to use the design by Alisha...

Trump Changes Tone On Use Of Masks To Fight COVID-19

BBC News:- US President Donald Trump, long opposed to wearing a face covering in public, says he is "all for masks" and they make him look like the Lone Ranger. Mr Trump also maintained that face coverings do not need to...

Over 300 Elephants Mysteriously Die In Botswana

CNN:- More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists. Some carcasses were found clustered around waterholes, while others appeared to have died "falling flat on their faces," according...

Ed Henry Fired From Fox News Over Sex Allegation

CNN:- Fox News said Wednesday that Ed Henry, one of its top news anchors, had been fired after the network received a complaint last week of sexual harassment from years ago. "On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about...

White Employee Summons Police As Black Guests Use US Hotel Pool

CNN:- A White hotel employee called the police on a guest, a Black woman and her children, who were using the hotel's swimming pool over the weekend. Missy Williams-Wright, her son, 11, and daughter, 7, were staying at the Hampton...

Oklahoma Woman Shot While Trying To Remove Nazi Flag

BBC News:- A US woman has been shot while trying to remove a Nazi flag from someone's front yard in the state of Oklahoma. Garfield County Sheriff's office said the woman had been at a party nearby when she took one...

New flu virus emerges in China with ‘pandemic potential’

BBC News: A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that...

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