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Rohingya. Representational image. Reuters

The three-way diplomacy between Myanmar, Bangladesh and India on the Rohingya crisis has entered a more settled phase.

The Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement on the repatriation of the refugees has given both sides a face-saver to mull the next steps. Firing diplomatic salvos at one another has made way for quibbles over the process.


In line with US President Donald Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” policy, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday declared that the hiring firms have to prove that their employees working at a third-party worksite have specific and non-qualifying speculative agreements in specialty occupation.

The United States Administration’s latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, said the apex industry body Nasscom on Friday.


A Belgian police officer prepares his gun while taking position on a roof after an area of the Forest commune had been closed by Belgian police and special forces, in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgian police sealed off several streets in suburban Brussels on Thursday after reports of armed men and a murder, but there were no indications of terrorism, officials said.


FILE - In this Oct 26, 1994 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. | AP

WASHINGTON: Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 99.


Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the Financial Action Task Force, a measure that officials fear could hurt its economy.


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