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Jerusalem offers a grim model for a post-annexation future

JERUSALEM (AP) — It’s hard to say what exactly will change in the West Bank if Israel follows through on its plans to annex parts of the occupied territory, but east Jerusalem, which was annexed more than a half-century ago,… Continue Reading →

Chinese-Owned TikTok Pulls App From Hong Kong Mobile Stores Amid National Security Law

ByteDance’s TikTok will pull its viral video app from Hong Kong’s mobile stores in coming days, becoming the first internet service to withdraw after Beijing enacted sweeping powers to crack down on national security threats. That announcement came after internet… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Grants Police Sweeping New Powers Under National Security Law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended national security legislation imposed on the city by China last week, hours after her government asserted broad new police powers, including warrant-less searches, online surveillance and property seizures. “This law will be enforced very… Continue Reading →

UN chief warns COVID-19 provides opportunity for terrorists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups. The U.N. chief said… Continue Reading →

Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

Street vendors are being denied the “right to shade” under street trees in Hyderabad, India, a study suggests. Urban trees play an important role in providing a comfortable work environment for the city’s outdoor traders, said researchers. They added that… Continue Reading →

Iran's female gamers face challenges to stay online

In Iran, online video gaming was popular even before the pandemic, and with so many people staying at home the popularity of video games and streaming them online has jumped. The country’s government says a third of gamers are women,… Continue Reading →

US to withdraw visas for foreign students if classes moved fully online

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 people… Continue Reading →

'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootings

A 6-year-old computer whiz. A young mother working for a better home for her kids. An 8-year-old who loved to make dance videos. From San Francisco to South Carolina, a spate of shootings claimed the lives of people celebrating or… Continue Reading →

Fewer medical graduates from Muslim countries entering US in Trump-era

Members of the New York Immigration Coalition hold a news conference in Foley Square, to talk about the US Supreme Court decision to uphold US President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, in June 2018 (AFP Photo/Don EMMERT) More Washington (AFP) –… Continue Reading →

ICE says foreign students can't take online-only fall classes

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled new fall semester rules for foreign students, including a requirement that they take in-person classes to remain in the U.S., a condition that raised concerns as certain colleges and universities are planning to use… Continue Reading →

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