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The majority of the visa holders were from India, which accounted for nearly a quarter of the intake, followed by the United Kingdom and China at 19.5 per cent and 5.8 per cent respectively. The canning of 457 visas is part of a package of reforms that will also feature a training fund to help train local workers to meet gaps in the skills market.
  • U.S. warns Syria of 'more' strikes if Assad uses chemical attacks again

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    Haley said the air strikes destroyed an air field from which the United States believes the chemical attacks on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province were launched. "With respect to Assad, there is a political reality that we have to accept", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week. Boris Johnson has pulled out of a visit to Moscow in the wake of the Syrian chemical weapons attack saying "we deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime".
  • Jeff Sessions Planned To Call Immigrants 'Filth' At US-Mexico Border

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    Citing violence associated with drug cartels and the MS-13 criminal gang, Sessions said Tuesday that the measures are meant to reduce the danger posed by those who entry the United States illegally and commit crimes. Trump said during the campaign that Mexico was sending criminals and rapists into the USA, and called for building a wall along the border, which he said Mexico would pay for.
  • G-7 ministers seek unity in bid to press Russian Federation over Assad

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    In the hours leading up to President Trump's decision to order the strikes, he was among the most forward-leaning of President Trump's top aides in suggesting the USA would deliver an "appropriate response". To intervene fully in Syria and remove Mr Assad while forcefully brokering some kind of stable peace? "It's - getting Assad out is not the only priority".
  • Vice President Pence heads to Seoul as North Korea tensions flare

    Vice President Pence heads to Seoul as North Korea tensions flare

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    What appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display in the parade. Pence's visit to the tense DMZ dividing North and South Korea came at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia and underscored USA commitment. President Trump knew exactly what he was doing when he announced news of a USA military strike on Syria to a stunned Xi Jinping on the final evening of the U.S.
  • S. Africa's former deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas resigns

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    Zuma fired Peters and Jonas in a cabinet reshuffle announced shortly after midnight the same day. ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu criticised the removal of Jonas and Gordhan from Cabinet, saying he "disagreed" with it. Mantashe said that the reason for ex-Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's firing was a breakdown in the relationship between him and Zuma. Similar bids have failed to muster the needed votes to oust Zuma in the past.
  • Mahila Congress Dist Chief Accuses Maken, Shobha Oza of Harassment

    Mahila Congress Dist Chief Accuses Maken, Shobha Oza of Harassment

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    Welcoming Sachdeva into the party fold, AAP's Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey said, this (allegation of mental harassment and criminal intimidation) reflects the Congress' "anti-women and anti-Dalit stand". She also alleged that she was "repeatedly abused and threatened and subjected to mental harassment". Maken was not available for comment. Maken while addressing the gathering of vendors made big-ticket announcements that if Congress is voted to power in the upcoming municipal polls to be ...
  • William, Kate join Queen Elizabeth II for Easter service

    William, Kate join Queen Elizabeth II for Easter service

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    Prince William and Princess Kate joined Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for Easter Sunday. Princess Eugenie , Princess Beatrice of York, the Duchess of Cambridge (in Catherine Walker) and Prince William. Speculations started at that time if Kate Middleton would be the next Queen. For more on this budding royal couple, watch the clip below. In case the queen dies or abdicates, Prince Charles, the first in line, will take the British throne.
  • Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

    Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

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    Korean People's Polaris missiles being displayed through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. The United States is considering pre-emptive strikes on North Korea's nuclear weapons sites, according to a published report. "We are working together with our allies and partners and with the Chinese leadership to develop a range of options", H.R.
  • Trumps Greet Children and Families at Easter Egg Roll

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    Spicer really did play the White House Easter Bunny when he was a spokesman for the US Trade Representative under President George W. Bush in 2008. Seven-year-old Johnny Wilmer of Arlington, Va., said his egg-rolling effort ended with a second-place finish.
  • Head of retail powerhouse Lotte indicted in South Korea corruption scandal

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    She allegedly used her presidential ties to force local firms to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations which she allegedly used for personal gain. Park became the country's third former president to stand trial over corruption allegations, after Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo. Ms Choi is accused of using her presidential connections to put pressure on companies to give millions of dollars in donations to non-profit foundations she controlled.
  • The Syrian Town Hit By Chemical Weapons Has Been Attacked Again

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    But a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the strikes dealt "a significant blow" to relations between Moscow and Washington. Rep. "If Russia wants to be absolved of responsibility for future attacks, [President] Vladimir Putin needs to enforce commitments, dismantle Assad's chemical weapons arsenal for good and get fully engaged" with the United Nations peace process on Syria.