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Kofi Owusu’s classes at Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa., Are set to begin on Monday. But her in-person meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, for a student visa is still nine months away. This is the second time Owusu will not make it to the United States in time for school. “I think …

It can take up to 15 minutes for a meat worker to produce a steak from a carcass. For one of Australia’s largest beef companies, that means hiring almost one worker for every animal processed. In other words, it takes a lot of work. While many Australians like to eat meat, it seems there aren’t …

An airplane lands at Tempelhof airport during the airlift to West Berlin, 1948 (Henry Ries / The New York Times) When US President Joe Biden briefly referred to the Berlin Airlift – the operation 73 years ago to supply a city to which access had been blocked by the Soviet Union – in describing the …

Author: Vera Yuen, HKU Hong Kong has seen a series of unexpected political developments since 2019. The government proposed a new extradition law that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited to mainland China, which sparked months of protests and social unrest. In mid-2020, the Chinese government passed a new national security law …

A former Afghan interpreter of the Australian Defense Forces was evacuated by the Dutch military to the Netherlands after his request for protection was rejected by the Ministry of Defense. Asad worked as a translator with the Dutch Army in Uruzgan Province from 2007 to 2010, then with the US Army in Kandahar, before joining …

SHAH ALAM (Aug 25): The High Court here allowed a defense request in a corruption case involving former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pictured) under the foreign visa system (VLN ) to cancel today’s hearing. Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa allowed the hearing to be canceled after Ahmad Zahid’s lawyer Datuk …

With the United States banning direct entry to more than a dozen countries, here’s a guide to traveling in Covid times Times of Covid-19 have been exceptionally difficult for many. For those looking to travel during this time, the experience can be described as nothing less than confusing with various countries with different restrictions on …

Although the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has postponed its national season with a senior ranking tournament scheduled for Bengaluru from August 27 due to the Covid pandemic, dual city specialist Ritika Thaker is not disappointed and looking forward to going to Ukraine International, her first major tournament at Covid. The tournament should be held …

Dozens of Afghan nationals who worked with Australia in Afghanistan but did not obtain visas for at-risk employees were told they would be given priority in the larger pool of 3,000 humanitarian places. The move portends that some of the humanitarian locations announced by the Australian government after Kabul fell to the Taliban last week …

Welcome to the third week of spring parliamentary sittings, which will look different from how they were originally planned. The sitting will roughly only include MPs who stayed in Canberra (and were locked up) with most of the rest appearing virtually, given travel restrictions across the country. Parliament is sitting mainly because the government needs …