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Exclusive: Due to the travel ban in Spain, Indian students have to wait to travel and are feeling discriminated

3 mn read Not long ago, Indian administration started off a separate vaccination drive for Indian students who are planning to travel overseas for academics. The move is highly appreciated by the students and their families as it cleared one of the main hurdles in their way. But to their surprise, another obstacle just came in and halted the procedure. According to the students, travelling Spain for studies are facing visa issuance problem. Since India is experiencing delta variant cases too from last month, the result of mutation in corona virus, it has put India on red list that prohibits Spain administration to issue study visa to Indian students.

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Chinese Human Rights Lawyer’s Daughter Reveals Her Last Phone Call with Father Before He Disappeared

4 mn read “In my fathers’s dream, a little girl knocked on his door, and she looked about seven or eight years old. She asked him if she could borrow his pen. But in the dream, my father didn’t have a computer. He didn’t know how to type. All he had as a weapon to defend himself was a pen. My father said to her, ‘This is the only thing I have, and I can’t give it to you.’ And the little girl said, ‘After I’ve done with this pen, I will give it back.'” This was the dream that Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng retold 4 years ago in is his last conversation with his daughter Grace Gao.

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Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan a chaos in the region

5 mn read The withdrawal of US and allied forces from Afghanistan is proceeding faster than scheduled. At the same time, terrorist activities in Afghanistan have intensified although the Taliban are refusing to take the responsibility for the latest militia operations. The Kabul administration still controls Afghan cities and towns, while the Taliban’s grip on rural areas remains strong.

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Perseus: What does being Chinese mean?

4 mn read 1 July 2021 saw the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrate its 100th birthday, as well as being the 24th anniversary of the end of British Sovereignty over Hong Kong as a Crown colony, and the beginning of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under CCP’s rule. The anniversary raises many questions in relation to the perceived identities of Hongkongers, and whether Hongkongers see themselves as Chinese, Hongkongers, or a mix of both.

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No Identity Card, No Vaccine

3 mn read The Government of Pakistan started the anti-Corona vaccination campaign a few months ago. Initially, the citizens above the age of 60 years were vaccinated and with the passage of time this age limit was dropped down to 40 years. In the latest policy statement shared by the Health and Information ministry, any one holding CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) is eligible for the vaccination. In Pakistan, every citizen can apply for his/her national identity CNIC at the age of 18. This current policy created easy access for vaccination except those who do not have their CNIC.

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Low vaccination rates among Latinos in the U.S. are caused by lack of access, not “vaccine hesitancy”

3 mn read Racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Black and Latino communities are at higher risk of Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations, and death compared to their white counterparts. Despite being affected at higher rates of Covid-19, the Hispanic/Latino population remains the second-least vaccinated group, after Black Americans.