U.S. says foreign students may have to leave if their school goes online-only

The government announced Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the country if the institution in which they’re enrolled is holding online-only courses this fall, and those failing to comply with the rules will risk deportation. Students on F-1 and M-1 visas who face such a situation “must depart the country …

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Comedian Rickey Smiley’s daughter Aaryn shot three times in Houston road incident

American stand-up comedian and TV host, Rickey Smiley revealed that his 19-year-old daughter, Aaryn, was shot three times during a road incident in Houston, Texas over the weekend. The radio personality broke the shocking news to his stunned co-hosts on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show on Monday (6 July) “I wasn’t even going to say …

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Gov. Carney Extends State Of Emergency Declaration For 30 More Days

Governor John Carney on Monday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to combat community spread of  COVID-19, and issued the following statement: “For months, Delawareans and Delaware businesses have made significant sacrifices to flatten the curve, and protect the health of their family members, friends, and neighbors. We are beating COVID-19. …

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Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning Italian film composer, dies aged 91

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks for Hollywood movies such as “The Untouchables,” has died. He was 91. Morricone had broken his femur days ago and died during the night in a clinic in Rome. His death …

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City in China’s Inner Mongolia warns after suspected bubonic plague case

Authorities in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have issued an early epidemic warning after a resident contracted bubonic plague. The suspected cases of bubonic plague were reported on Saturday by a hospital in Bayannur, China. Two cases of the bubonic plague were reported from the same area less than 8 months ago. The …

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Madagascar re-imposes lockdown amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday. “The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement. No traffic will be allowed in or …

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Police Arrest 35 Teenagers at a Sex, Drugs Party

35 primary pupils and secondary school students have been arrested in a raid carried out by the Kenyan police in a rental house at Sango Estate in Homa Bay town on Friday.   While 6 others escaped, 20 girls and 15 boys aged between 13 and 17 were found drunk and naked.  Used condoms were also found in the …

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Kanye West tweets he’s running for president in 2020, Elon Musk offers ‘full support’

Kanye West announced Saturday that he will run for president this year, just four months before election day. The 43-year-old Billionaire rapper, 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter, On his Twitter account West wrote: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building …

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Boris Johnson says he would not take the knee: ‘I don’t believe in gestures’

People should not feel “bullied” into taking the knee, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Speaking on LBC on Friday, Johnson acknowledged that there are “injustices and prejudice” that need to be rectified in the UK, but said: “I don’t want people to be bullied into doing things that they don’t necessarily want to do …

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Historian David Starkey loses two university positions after saying slavery didn’t constitute genocide

David Starkey, the historian, has lost his positions at two universities and his links to a publisher after saying that slavery was not genocide because “so many damn blacks” were still around. The 75-year-old academic who is a visiting professor at the university, made the comments during an online interview with Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes …

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