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President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Harvard, MIT sue Trump over proposed limit on foreign students’ visas

The two universities announced on Wednesday that they are suing Mr Trump for his ‘reckless’ directive on striping foreign students of their visas without a due process.

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian president tests positive for COVID-19

Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the pandemic threat by calling the virus “little flu”

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

U.S. EPA approves use of lysol disinfectant spray against COVID-19

The U.S. EPA said in a statement that the agency had approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, based on laboratory testing that showed the products were effective against COVID-19.

Coronavirus File Photo

With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit

There have been almost 20,000 deaths in India since the first case was detected there in January.

Japan on map

Torrential rains kill 16 in Japan

Saturday’s unprecedented rains in the Kumamoto prefecture of central Kyushu unleashed floods and landslides.

Germany Chancellor, Angela Merkel

German lawmakers pass bill to phase out coal by 2038

Germany heavily relies on coal, which accounts for around a third of the country’s energy needs.

Trump

Judge blocks publication of ‘damaging’ tell-all by Trump’s niece

President Trump’s brother, Robert, had initiated the move to block the book’s publication.

Ethiopian prime minister

Protests in Ethiopia kill eight, injure 80

The protests followed the killing of a popular musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a day before.

Police fire tear gas as protesters return to the streets in Hong Kong (Photo Sourced from Tuidang.org)

China passes Hong Kong national security law

Critics fear, however, that the law intends to quash dissent in the financial hub, which has been roiled by protests for the past year.

U.S. President Donald Trump [Photo: USA Today]

Iran issues arrest warrant on U.S. President Trump

The Iranian government on Monday asked Interpol to help in detaining President Trump.

Screen shot from the video posted on YouTube [PHOTO: Tribune India]

Video of sex in UN official car ‘deeply disturbing’ – Secretary-General

The short video shows a woman in a red dress straddling a man in the back seat of the white SUV bearing the “UN” inscription.

Nigerian writer, Dillibie Onyeama [Photo credit: BBC]

UK college apologises to ex-Nigerian student years after racist experience

The headmaster, Eton College, Simon Henderson, told BBC that he was “appalled” by the racism experienced by Dilibe Onyeama =at the college.

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying

Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife Anri, allegedly paid 1.7 million Yen ($15,900) to five people last year to get her a seat in the 2019 upper house election.

Trump

U.S. Supreme Court stops Trump’s bid to scrap Obama immigration policy

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme (DACA), which was initiated by the Obama administration in 2012, protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.

Russia anti-tank missiles [PHOTO CREDIT: SouthFront]

U.S. delivers anti-tank missiles to Ukraine in support against Russia

The embassy said in a statement that the shipment arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday.

Were zoo animals in Chicago freed to join the George Floyd protests?

All the photos of the zoo animals on the street are old photos of incidents occurring in different countries and have been on the Internet since at least, 2014.

FACT-CHECK: Are Indians throwing their gods away to follow Christ?

Indians are not becoming Christians because they believe that their gods cannot save them from the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey jails opposition journalist on charges of espionage

Muyesser Yildiz, Managing Editor of Oda TV, was accused of frequent contacts with the military official.

Norway on map [Photocredit: operation world]

Norway mosque shooter jailed 21 years for murder

Mr Manshaus expressed strong anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views before the 2019 attack and was unrepentant at trial.

Late George Floyd. PHOTO CREDIT: NYTimes]

George Floyd: Merriam-Webster dictionary to redefine ‘racism’

The revision comes against the backdrop of protests around the U.S against police brutality after the death of George Floyd

Pope Francis. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Pope donates €1m for coronavirus charity efforts in Rome

The fund, called “Jesus Divine Worker,” will be managed by the Roman branch of Caritas, the Catholic charity.

Derek Chauvin is being tried over the death of George Floyd

George Floyd Murder: Court grants Derek Chauvin $1.25 million bail

Derek Chauvin had pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

Late George Floyd. PHOTO CREDIT: NYTimes]

George Floyd’s Murder: Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin to appear in court Monday

George Floyd’s death a fortnight ago has poked a major global agitation against police brutality and racial discrimination across the globe.

China Premier, President Xi Jinping

China publishes White Paper on COVID-19 fight

China says the COVID-19 global pandemic is the most extensive to afflict humanity in a century.

U.S. troop [PHOTO: CNBC News]

Reports of major U.S. troop withdrawal raises concern in Germany

“The German-American relationship could be severely affected by such a decision by the U.S. president,” Peter Beyer told dpa.”