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Sending foreign students home hurt US economy when it needs them most

Given how much international students contribute to economy, you might assume ICE would find a way to keep them in the US.
A laboratory technician collects vials of patient swabs during coronavirus detection testing at a laboratory

Why US pandemic is different from EU’s, boom in lockdown erotica & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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US is ‘very seriously’ looking at banning Chinese apps, including TikTok: Mike Pompeo

In interview to Fox News, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said those using Chinese apps could be ceding private info to Chinese Communist Party'. He praised India for banning apps.
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How India lined up US, Russia on its side of LAC and China was forced to return friendless

China is disengaging from the LAC, and also taking back the message that India has far more friends in the world today. The last 24 hours have truly been PM Modi’s.

Remdesivir to HCQ: What works against Covid-19, and what doesn’t

A physician and scientist writes about the drugs and treatments that have worked against the coronavirus, and busts some myths.
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Get infected at Covid party & get paid — how Alabama college students are making headlines

In a disturbing trend that seems to be growing in the US, youngsters are hosting Covid parties where they invite infected and healthy people.
US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft addresses the media | Flickr

US to seek UN Security Council vote on extending Iran arms embargo this month

US ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft said the country is willing to reimpose wide-ranging UN sanctions if the vote failed.
Anthony Fauci arrives to a Senate HELP Committee hearing on June 30. | Bloomberg

America risks 100,000 daily Covid cases if behaviours don’t change, Fauci says in warning

Infectious diseases expert Dr Fauci pinpointed indoor gatherings, particularly bar scenes, to say the US was going in the wrong direction in tackling the virus.
Youth Congress protest against the killing of 20 Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh's Galwan Valley by the Chinese People's Liberation Army | PTI

Shut up and put up — What Chinese companies in India should do as Galwan crisis continues

After Mike Pompeo defined a ‘clean’ multi-national company, the Modi govt banned 59 Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and Clean Master.
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US doctors do away with magazines in waiting rooms in another pandemic blow to print

Publications are grappling with people's fear that one can get Covid by touching them. To date, there is no evidence of transmission of the virus through print media.

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Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

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Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.