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H-1B update: US increases application fee for work visa by $10

he H-1B programme allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialised knowledge and a bachelor's deg

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UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo on Cuba

Cuba's Rodriguez countered that "the United States government does not have the slightest moral authority to criticize Cuba or any other country when it comes to human rights.

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Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif may travel to London for further treatment, says report

Sharif was shifted to his Jati Umra Raiwind residence in Lahore on Wednesday after his two-week stay at a Pakistani hospital for treatment of multiple diseases.

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German cabin crew kick off ‘massive’ Lufthansa strike

The strike called by Germany's UFO flight attendants' union was scheduled to start at 2300 GMT on Wednesday and last until 2300 GMT on Friday.

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‘Hero’ dog Conan that helped kill ISIS leader al-Baghdadi to visit White House soon, says Donald Trump

Donald Trump said the canine, Conan, was the "greatest hero". "He's coming to the White House very soon," he told the cheering crowd.

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New Islamic State chief ‘a nobody’: US official

The new leader of the Islamic State group is "a nobody" with little apparent reputation but the United States hopes he will be killed soon, a US official said Wednesday.

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Three charged in US with spying on Twitter users for Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees and a third man were charged in San Francisco Federal Court with spying on Twitter users critical of the Saudi royal family, the US Justice Department has announced.

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Boris Johnson promises to end ‘paralysis’ over Brexit as he formally kicks off poll campaign

The Prime Minister, who has earlier expressed his “deep regret” for not being able to meet the October 31 Brexit deadline, said he did not want to call the election in December but had been forced

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In last days, al-Baghdadi sought safety in shrinking domain

In his last months on the run, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground, always dependent on a

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Pakistan former PM Nawaz Sharif needs to go abroad for treatment: medical board head

Hospital sources earlier claimed that the former prime minister had been discharged from the hospital where he had been undergoing medical treatment since the past two weeks, Dawn newspaper reported.

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Russia says US pullout ‘seriously undermines’ climate pact

The US pullout "undermines this agreement in the most serious way, because it is the leading country in terms of emissions," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

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China voices ‘regret’ over US pullout from Paris climate pact

The United States will be officially out of the accord on November 4, 2020, one day after the presidential election in which Trump is seeking a second term.

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Iran to resume enrichment at underground plant: President Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers.

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Dawood Ibrahim aide Jabir Moti uses Jeffrey Epstein suicide to decry US prison conditions

The hearing on Monday concluded the evidence stage of the extradition trial, with closing submissions to be made before Judge Zani in November 27 — the date when he will set a timeframe to deliver h

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Pakistan protest leader asks demonstrators to continue protests against PM Imran Khan govt

Pakistan's firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday asked his supporters to continue their anti-government protest with "perseverance" and "courage", as the 48-hour deadline set

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United States notifies UN of withdrawal from Paris Agreement on climate change

The United States has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, a global agreement in which President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama and Prime Mini

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Turkey says it captured sister of dead ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

US President Donald Trump announced on October 27 the death of Baghdadi in a US special forces raid in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, carried out in coordination with Kurdish militants.

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Pakistan court grants bail to Maryam Nawaz in money laundering case

She has been asked to surrender her passport to the court. She is also on bail in the Avenfield corruption case in which she was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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ASEAN summit: South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, Japan PM Shinzo Abe hold ‘friendly’ talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday held their first talks for more than a year on the sidelines of a regional summit in Thailand, Moon's office said, w

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Donald Trump invites ASEAN leaders to US ‘special summit’ after skipping annual meet

US President Donald Trump has invited Southeast Asian leaders to a "special summit" in the United States early next year after skipping their annual gathering.

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Pakistan protest leader threatens to shut down entire country as deadline for PM Imran Khan to resign ends

Pakistan's firebrand cleric-cum-politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman threatened to lockdown the entire country as a deadline set by him calling for prime minister Imran Khan's resignation expired on Sunda

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Australia and China vow to work on repairing bilateral relationship

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met on Sunday in Thailand ahead of the East Asia Summit.

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Pakistan court acquits police officials accused of killing ATM thief after Hafiz Saeed mediation

The court acquitted them after the family of Ayubi pardoned the suspects on the 'wish' of Mumbai attack mastermind Saeed. Ayubi, who was mentally challenged, died in police custody in August due to al

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Boris Johnson in ‘deep regret’ at missing Brexit deadline

In the days ahead of the October 31 deadline, Boris Johnson had struck a new deal with the EU which removed the controversial Irish backstop, replacing it with an invisible border in the Irish Sea ins

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US Judge blocks Trump rule requiring prospective immigrants have health insurance

Healthcare policy experts say immigrants use the US system less often than Americans.

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Donald Trump’s campaign aide pushed Ukraine hacking theory, say documents

Donald Trump pressed the Ukrainian president to investigate possible Ukraine involvement in the 2016 election email hacking.

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Iran says cooperation plan sent to Gulf neighbours

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated sharply since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew last year from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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