Trump taps long historical vein against immigration Sunday, January 14th, 2018

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free": The words on the Statue of Liberty have beckoned comers to the "Nation of Immigrants" for more than a century. But not with President Donald Trump at the gate. Unlike any US leader in decades,..

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U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Yeganeh Torbati, WASHINGTON (Reuters): Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to tighten immigration..

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German minister supports age tests for young refugees Thursday, January 4th, 2018

BERLIN, (AFP): Germany's interior minister on Wednesday advocated medical tests to estimate the age of undocumented young asylum seekers, despite objections from health care professionals.  The debate has raged in Germany, which has taken in over one million asylum seekers since 2015, following..

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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Washington, DC, (AP): The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and..

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U.S. provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson, WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of Homeland Security said on..

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Undocumented Immigrants Warned To Stay Away From Airports Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS): Undocumented immigrants are being warned to stay away from airports such as O’Hare, even if they aren’t traveling. The Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown has focused new attention on customs and border protection agents checking the status of suspected undocumented..

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Houses for Mushahar community in Nepal Saturday, April 15th, 2017

By Yubaraj Ghimire, KATHMANDU: The Mushahar community in Nepal, a sub-community of Dalits in Nepal’s eastern Tarai region, is economically, socially and educationally marginalised, despite crores of Nepali rupees spent by the government and several NGOs over the years. However, on Nepali New..

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Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest Monday, April 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn, officials said Sunday. Forest officer Nurendra Aryal said it was the first killing of a rhino in the Chitwan National Forest in..

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Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages. The quake killed 9,000 people and..

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Quake-stricken desperately waiting for government aid Sunday, February 12th, 2017

DHADING: Chandra Bahadur Chepang's house at Simthali of Mahadevsthan VDC – 2 collapsed during the earthquake, but he is yet to receive housing reconstruction grant. He had shown his demolished house to a team of technical experts dispatched by the government but the team did not mention his..

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Nepal extends tenure of commission probing conflict abuses Friday, February 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): The commission investigating deaths and abuses during Nepal’s communist insurgency received a one-year extension Thursday after being unable to finish its work on thousands of claims and complaints collected from victims and their families. The Truth and Reconciliation..

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US-bound Bhutanese refugees left in limbo in Nepal Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

JHAPA, (AFP): Kalimaya Magar had given away most of her belongings as she prepared to leave the refugee camp in Nepal for a new life in the United States. But after more than two decades of waiting, her departure — originally scheduled for this week — was cancelled in an instant after US..

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Myanmar army killed and raped in Rohingya ethnic cleansing: UN Saturday, February 4th, 2017

GENEVA, (REUTERS): Myanmar’s security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned their villages since October in a campaign that probably amounts to crimes against humanity and possibly “ethnic cleansing”, the UN human rights office said on..

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BRI will boost Nepal-China relations Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The news headlines about the entry of China’s internet bandwidth in Nepal early this week drew attention of all stakeholders. The news was..