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US to end protected status for Nicaraguan immigrants in 2019

The decision to end TPS for Nicaraguans is part of President Donald Trump’s broader efforts to tighten restrictions on immigration. (File Photo)  Top News The United States will end in January 2019 a special status given to 5,300 Nicaraguan immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday. They also said the program known as Temporary […]

India’s effort in renewable energy led to drop in solar price: US Senator

India’s effort in renewable energy led to drop in solar price: US Senator

India’s massive effort towards renewable energy has resulted in considerable drop in solar price and the country now believes that the solar power is cheaper than coal without subsidy, US lawmakers have been told.  (Representational Image) Top News India’s massive effort towards renewable energy has resulted in considerable drop in solar price and the country now believes that the solar […]

Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after Hurricane Maria wreckage

FILE PHOTO: Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. (Reuters) Related News Puerto Rico’s population is set to decrease by 14 per cent to 2.9 million inhabitants by 2019 due to an exodus of residents fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September, a […]

Vietnam turns on taps at dangerously brimming reservoirs days before APEC summit

Vietnam turns on taps at dangerously brimming reservoirs days before APEC summit

People ride a boat along submerged houses in UNESCO heritage ancient town of Hoi An after typhoon Damrey hits Vietnam November 6, 2017. (Source: REUTERS) Top News Vietnam released water from seven dangerously full reservoirs on Tuesday, just days before a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders and after a typhoon killed nearly 70 people. The Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention said […]

Donald Trump seeks billions of dollars to counter North Korean missiles

US President Donald Trump. (File) Related News The Trump administration is seeking nearly $6 billion to pay for urgent missile defense improvements to counter the threat from North Korea, increased US troop levels in Afghanistan and fast repairs to Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific theater. The budget request delivered to Capitol Hill on Monday coincided with tough words for Pyongyang […]