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U.S. Religious visas a boon for Islamic Jihadis

U.S. visa program designed to temporarily admit religious workers from other countries may be letting jihadists into the country, security experts and religious leaders warn.The R visa program is for non-immigrant clerics and religious workers and allows successful applicants to stay in the U.S. for up to five years. They are then allowed to apply for a permanent residency under their R-1 status.

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Hindu groups in US demand apology from CNN

US-based Hindu organisations have demanded an apology from CNN and asked the news channel to stop further airing of a show which they allege promotes xenophobia and 'Hinduphobia'.A series of protests small and big were held across the US yesterday and more are scheduled against the airing of six-episode series "Believer with Reza Aslan" by the CNN.

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US lawmaker to write to Rajnath Singh over curbs on NGO

Sources said that this will be a last-ditch effort to save Compassion International, which has announced its exit from the country on March 15 as a result of the funding curbs.US Congressman Ed Royce is planning to write to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over India’s order stopping Compassion International (CI) from accepting foreign donations, American government sources told The Indian Express on Friday. He is likely to urge Singh to grant temporary reprieve on the order so that the charity may re-establish its work in India.

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Activist Rebukes UN for Failure to Act Against ISIS Genocide

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Amal Clooney AP
Human rights attorney and activist Amal Clooney is calling on the United Nations to protect genocide victims in Iraq.
In a speech to the UN, she warned that the situation risks becoming another Rwanda unless the member states take action against ISIS.

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