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US religious freedom report voices concern over discrimination against religious minorities in India; takes note of CAA, NRC, Article 370 abrogation
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US religious freedom report voices concern over discrimination against religious minorities in India; takes note of CAA, NRC, Article 370 abrogation

Voicing concern over the alleged attacks and discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities in India, an official American report said on Wednesday that the US officials have emphasised the need to ensure full protection to minorities as guaranteed under the Constitution.

Former secy of state Colin Powell latest ex-military leader to criticise Donald Trump's use of force against protesters
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Former secy of state Colin Powell latest ex-military leader to criticise Donald Trump's use of force against protesters

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had ordered National Guard troops to begin withdrawing from the nation’s capital, after a week of relentless criticism over his threat to militarise the government’s response to nationwide protests, including rebukes from inside the military establishment itself

Indians prefer Donald Trump over Xi Jinping, 91% support boycott of Chinese goods, reveals Network18 polls
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Indians prefer Donald Trump over Xi Jinping, 91% support boycott of Chinese goods, reveals Network18 polls

An online poll has revealed that most Indians prefer US President Donald Trump over Chinese President Xi Jinping. The poll was conducted across 13 languages and involved all Network18 digital and social news platforms.

In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest
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In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest

Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on US authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign

George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'
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George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'

Nick Jonas has extended his support to Black Lives Matter movement, writes the reality of the inequalities in this country, and around the world, are glaring in an Instagram post

'Enough is enough': Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry calls for urgent change after George Floyd death
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'Enough is enough': Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry calls for urgent change after George Floyd death

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has added his voice to protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in the United States, calling for urgent action to be taken to stop racism.

SANSA joins NASA to host a deep-space ground station, that will support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars, beyond
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SANSA joins NASA to host a deep-space ground station, that will support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars, beyond

This partnership comes almost half a century later after a tracking station was built by NASA in 1961 to track probes that were being sent beyond the earth's orbit.

George Floyd death: Activism in America against systemic racism and injustice is a powerful lesson to us all, says Kumar Sangakkara
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George Floyd death: Activism in America against systemic racism and injustice is a powerful lesson to us all, says Kumar Sangakkara

Offering his views on racism after an African-American man George Floyd was killed last week while a white police officer pressed his knee on the handcuffed man's neck in the USA, Sangakkara urged people to create a better society.

Us versus them: It's the poison ethos at the heart of police brutality in America and Donald Trump's philosophy
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Us versus them: It's the poison ethos at the heart of police brutality in America and Donald Trump's philosophy

From the beginning, the police has received a lot of perverse messages from Donald Trump, encouraging them to embrace the bitter angels of their nature

'This is just noise': A primer on Donald Trump's Executive Order targeting social media websites
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'This is just noise': A primer on Donald Trump's Executive Order targeting social media websites

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Thursday targeting legal protections that keep people from suing social media websites

Coronavirus Outbreak: Football returns to USA with National Women's Soccer League matches in empty stadiums
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Football returns to USA with National Women's Soccer League matches in empty stadiums

Players from the nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the league announced Wednesday

American Frances Tiafoe wants to be a role model and inspire black kids to take up tennis
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American Frances Tiafoe wants to be a role model and inspire black kids to take up tennis

Tiafoe, 22, was born to immigrant parents from Sierra Leone, with his father working as a janitor at a tennis centre

Donald Trump tweets and golfs, but makes no mention of US' coronavirus toll that approached 100,000 this weekend
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Donald Trump tweets and golfs, but makes no mention of US' coronavirus toll that approached 100,000 this weekend

As it stands now, the coronavirus has infected 1.6 million and taken so many lives it is as if an entire midsize American city — say Boca Raton, Florida, just to pick an example — simply disappeared

WHO chief to continue leading Covid-19 response despite Trump's threat to cut funding, quit UN
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WHO chief to continue leading Covid-19 response despite Trump's threat to cut funding, quit UN

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus defended the WHO's role after the US withheld support to resolve the pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: For Naomi Osaka, ongoing lockdown presents opportunity to overcome shyness
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Coronavirus Outbreak: For Naomi Osaka, ongoing lockdown presents opportunity to overcome shyness

Osaka, who trains in the USA, the country worst affected by the flu-like virus with over 1.4 million infections and more than 83,000 deaths, is taking advantage of the extended break to do some soul searching

Coronavirus World Update, May 12: Ventilator fire in Russia, Japan to approve antigen test, reducing cases in the USA
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Coronavirus World Update, May 12: Ventilator fire in Russia, Japan to approve antigen test, reducing cases in the USA

As of May 12, over 4.2 million people worldwide have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Out of these, over 1.5 million have recovered and 287,615 have died.

Mirabai Chanu requests SAI for foreign strength and conditioning coach to help her in injury management
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Mirabai Chanu requests SAI for foreign strength and conditioning coach to help her in injury management

The 25-year-old made the request under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), which was forwarded by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) to SAI, in March before the Indian government imposed a nationwide lockdown to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

Coronavirus Global Roundup, May 4: No new cases in New Zealand, 5% rise in deaths in Canada, 27,000 new cases in the US
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Coronavirus Global Roundup, May 4: No new cases in New Zealand, 5% rise in deaths in Canada, 27,000 new cases in the US

More than 3.5 million people have been affected by COVID-19 and more than 247,000 people have succumbed to the disease.

London Olympics gold-medallist Missy Franklin embraces social work through Jharkhand based NGO Yuwa
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London Olympics gold-medallist Missy Franklin embraces social work through Jharkhand based NGO Yuwa

Franklin, who won four gold medals at the London Olympics, was asked to present Yuwa with the prestigious Laureus Sport for Good Award after she was elected into the Academy at its awards function last year in Monaco

Ex-Karnataka batsman J Arun Kumar appointed USA head coach, lists achieving Test status for Americans as one of his goals
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Ex-Karnataka batsman J Arun Kumar appointed USA head coach, lists achieving Test status for Americans as one of his goals

Former Karnataka batsman J Arun Kumar was on Tuesday appointed coach of the USA cricket team and listed earning a Test status, by his own admission a "far-fetched" thought at the moment, among his long-term goals.