US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

06/04/2019

WASHINGTON — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of…

Malaysia support shows not all countries consider Huawei a threat — exec

05/31/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malaysia’s support in using Huawei products is an assurance that not all countries consider the Chinese tech giant a threat, an official of the firm said Friday. READ: Mahathir says Malaysia will use Huawei ‘as…

Taiwanese same-sex couples wed at vibrant banquet

/INQ.net 05/26/2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan’s capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to…

Someone breaks into home, takes nothing, gives it good scrub

/INQ.net 05/25/2019

  MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Whoever broke into a Massachusetts man’s home last week didn’t take a thing. They did, however, leave the house spotless. Nate Roman tells The Boston Globe that when he returned to his Marlborough…

First for Asia: Taiwan parliament approves same-sex marriage

AFP 05/19/2019

TAIPEI—Taiwan’s parliament legalized same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive…

Filipino cashier in Walmart left in tears as vlogger’s ‘You’re Fired’ prank backfires

/INQ.net 05/16/2019

  A YouTuber’s prank of pretending to be Walmart’s CEO and firing employees has backfired after it left one cashier in tears. Vlogger Lauren Love, who has over 140,000 subscribers on YouTube, decided to prank the employees…

Norwegian woman dies of rabies after rescuing puppy in Philippines

/INQ.net 05/11/2019

  OSLO–A 24 year-old Norwegian woman died this week of rabies, after she was bitten by a puppy she rescued while on vacation in the Philippines, her family announced. In February, while on holiday with friends, Birgitte…

400-year-old bible stolen from US is found in Netherlands

/INQ.net 04/27/2019

PITTSBURGH — A 17th-century Geneva Bible, one of the hundreds of rare books authorities said was stolen from a Pittsburgh library as part of a 20-year-long theft scheme, is back home. The Bible, published in 1615, was…

This woman was arrested after dumping seven 3-day-old puppies in the dumpster

InqPOP 04/26/2019

  If you think dumping your pets elsewhere is the best way to evade commitment and responsibilities, think again. On Monday, a 54-year-old woman named Deborah Sue Culwell was arrested for animal cruelty at her residence in Coachella, California…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Associated Press 04/22/2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed…

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