Trump administration took steps to prevent abuse, fraud in visa programmes, officials tell Congressmen

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: July 31, 2020 1:50:44 pm The H-1B visa has an annual numerical limit cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year as mandated by the Congress. The Trump administration has taken a series of steps to prevent the abuse and fraud in the employment-based visa programmes, including changing the cap …

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wins death penalty appeal

BOSTON, July 31 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday overturned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld much of Tsarnaev’s conviction but ordered a lower-court …

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Coronavirus global updates, 31 July: UK PM halts lockdown easing in England as cases rise

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2020 10:36:28 pm Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes something will work. Globally, more than 17.29 million have tested positive …

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After passing on Brock Boeser at the NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild will face the former UND star in the playoffs

They walked onto the stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., on a sunny June day in 2015 to make the No. 20 overall pick in the NHL Draft. The Wild, who had long searched for a goal-scoring right winger, had a perfect fit on the board. They were going to have the opportunity …

ادامه مطلبAfter passing on Brock Boeser at the NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild will face the former UND star in the playoffs

Seasonal flu reports hit record lows amid global social distancing

By: Reuters | Beijing | Published: July 31, 2020 2:02:59 pm The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are some 3-5 million severe illnesses and up to 500,000 deaths annually linked to seasonal influenza globally. (Source: getty images) Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures …

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North Dakota announces new daily high in COVID-19 cases

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday, July 31, announced a record high number of new COVID-19 cases in the state with 168 positive tests. This is the highest one-day increase to date since North Dakota saw its first case in March. There are now 1,077 North Dakotans known to be infected …

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How Trump is opening the way for the Taliban to take Afghanistan back

With a thriving opium-based agriculture still in place, talk of victory is hollow and won’t wash during an election campaign. This is why February’s agreement with the Taliban is so important, the need now being to present it as an acceptable deal. The reality is rather different and as things stand it looks like Trump …

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S Korean tries washing money over virus fears, suffers loss

By: AP | Published: July 31, 2020 9:54:21 pm Some of the money was seriously damaged, and the person reached out to the Bank of Korea to find whether it could be exchanged for new bills. Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes …

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Port: Who is worse, anti-LGBT Republicans or those who tolerate them?

That’s what a Republican state lawmaker told me recently. They were referring, of course, to the controversy over bigoted, anti-LGBT language in the NDGOP’s state platform. The language has been there, in one form or another, since 2016. The party’s executive committee has disavowed the language after it made headlines this month. However, a faction …

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Eurozone economy suffers record drop during lockdown months

By: AP | Paris | Published: July 31, 2020 5:43:51 pm The decline in Europe compares with a 9.5% quarter on quarter drop in the United States. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) The economy of the 19-country eurozone shrank by a devastating 12.1 per cent during the second quarter from the quarter before as coronavirus lockdowns froze …

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