US ‘deeply disappointed’ by Somalia bill extending terms for president, parliament: Blinken

The United States is “deeply disappointed” by Somalia’s approval of legislation that extends the terms of the president and members of parliament by two years, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Tuesday. Read More | Source: Times of India…

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Pfizer says it can deliver 10% more Covid vaccines by end of May

Pfizer has “ramped up production” of its Covid-19 vaccine and can deliver 10 percent more doses than expected to the United States by the end of May, its CEO Albert Bourla said on Tuesday. ​​​That would bring its delivery by the end of next month to 220 million doses, and…

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India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle. Read More | Source: Times…

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Lawsuit filed challenging processing delays of documents for H-4 and L-2 non-immigrant spouses

Last night, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Wasden Banias, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) challenging the extraordinary processing delays on extensions of status and extensions of employment authorization documents (EAD) for H-4 and L-2 non-immigrant spouses. Read More |…

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Intl students can file OPT forms online, says USCIS

A recent move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will benefit the nearly 2 lakh Indian students in the US and other international students. USCIS has announced that F-1 visa holders (students enrolled in a degree course) can apply for the optional practical training (OPT) sanction online. In…

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US recommends ‘pause’ for Johnson & Johnson vaccine over clot reports

The US is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The US health agency said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. Read More…

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Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World, According to the 2021 Best Countries Report

The sixth annual Best Countries report reveals the importance of social justice as a global ambition, the unexpected societal byproduct of the Covid-19 crisis and the influence of conspiracy theories. Read More | Source: Times of India…

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US backs Japan over release of contaminated Fukushima nuclear power plant water into sea

The United States on Tuesday said Japan “appears to have adopted an approach in accordance with globally accepted nuclear safety standards” in its decision to release water contaminated at the wrecked Fukushima atomic power station following treatment. Read More | Source: Times of India…

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Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw taser, not handgun

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” The state…

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