Category: The World/Australia

Australia’s defence boost to counter rising Chinese power in the Indo-Pacific region

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media. Photo: Facebook Live By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 1 July 2020: The reason behind Australia’s decision to strengthen its defense spending, with $ 270 billion including acquiring $ 800 m worth AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles from the United States, Dr. Pradeep Taneja, […]

US Immigration groups slam decision to suspend H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, and L-1 visas till December 31, 2020

Photo=ACLU By Peoples Dispatch The decision of the US government to suspend a variety of immigration visas until the end of the year has been widely criticized by immigration rights organizations. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 22, Monday. The move effectively extends a previous 60-day visa […]

ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization. GENEVA,24 June 2020 (ILO News): Tens of millions of migrant workers, forced to return home because of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

VIDEO: Reuters Digital News Report 2020

This year’s Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2020 reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 80,000 online news consumers in 40 markets including Kenya and the Philippines for the first time. The report looks at the impact of coronavirus on news consumption and […]

COVID-19: Dexamethasone provides some hope for severely ill

In a trial, Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used corticosteroid, reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and by one-fifth in patients receiving oxygen support By Prabir Purkayastha/peoplesdispatch.org June 20, 2020: There is some welcome news. We now have a medicine that can reduce COVID-19 fatalities. While the medicine reduced […]