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Sri Lankan FM to officially announce Colombo’s withdrawal from UN resolution

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena will officially announce Colombo’s withdrawal from co-sponsoring a 2015 UN Human Rights Council resolution on accountability for war crimes during his address at the council’s session on Wednesday, according to his office. Sri Lanka co-sponsored the resolution along with 11 other countries, including the U.S. and Britain, calling for […]

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Four Indians on board cruise ship test positive for COVID-19, total number of infected Indians rises to 12: Embassy

Four Indian crew members, who underwent tests for the coronavirus along with others still on board the cruise ship moored off the Japan coast, have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of Indians infected with the virus on the vessel to 12, the Indian embassy said on Sunday. Passengers showing no signs of […]

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Japan minister apologises after woman who leaves ship tests positive for virus

Japan’s health minister apologised on Saturday after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested positive for the virus. The woman in her 60s disembarked the Diamond Princess in Yokohama on Wednesday following a two-week quarantine on board, but was found to be positive following another test in […]

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U.S. to start enforcing regulation that could deny Green Cards to immigrants for availing public benefits

The United States on Monday will begin enforcing a regulation that could deny green cards or legal permanent residency to legal immigrants who seek public benefits like food stamps. The move might affect a number of Indians who are on H-1B visas and are in long ques to get permanent legal residency. The decision follows […]