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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US workers claim discrimination in hiring of foreigners on skilled worker visas

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Federal lawsuit alleges headhunting companies are hiring cheap labour from abroad for skilled jobs under controversial H-1B visa programme Visa scheme 'hijacking U.S. jobs' Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing technical support for Harley-Davidson's plants in the US state of Wisconsin. The divorced mother of three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549216/us-workers-claim-discrimination-hiring-foreigners-skilled-worker-visas
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Religious freedom rules for top US court as it decides firms don't have to fund contraceptives

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AP

    ... divided US Supreme Court has ruled that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It's the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. Monday's 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544383/religious-freedom-rules-top-us-court-it-decides-firms-dont-have-fund
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Doggy DNA lands recalcitrant condo tenants in poop

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... to do DNA testing and then fining owners US$100 per offence," said Cristian Michaels, who oversees sales and marketing for the Vue. "Renters with multiple violations can be evicted ... parks had begun inquiring about the programme, said Eric Mayer, director of business development for the company. Here is how it works: Someone swabs the interior of dogs' mouths, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1127263/doggy-dna-lands-recalcitrant-condo-tenants-poop
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Obama asks for US$3.7b to stem immigrant flood US President Barack Obama asked Congress for an emergency US$3.7 billion to contain the surge of illegal Central American immigrants, many of them unaccompanied children, crossing into the US from Mexico. The money would increase detention and court capacity to speed up decisions, while expanding law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550014/obama-asks-congress-us37b-stem-central-american-migrant-flood
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Kabul Iraq's catastrophe leaves US veterans shocked, bitter Colonel Samuel Whitehurst had been consumed with work in the last days of his brigade's ... to happen to them." The catastrophic turn Iraq has taken in recent weeks has startled US veterans who spent years seeking to set up the country, and particularly its security forces, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549180/us-veterans-iraq-war-shocked-and-bitter-its-catastrophic-turn
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Zombies have taken over US shooting ranges, feeding on end-of-the-world craze

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post US shooting ranges and survival courses full of dummies of the undead, providing socially acceptable thrills that feed off their cultural ubiquity Zombie invasion ... anything." A US doomsday community which encourages people to save and prepare for the apocalypse, is using zombies for recruitment. "To protect and sever" is the motto of the Zombie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548098/zombies-have-taken-over-us-shooting-ranges-feeding-end-world-craze
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Poll of Americans also puts George W. Bush among least popular post-war US leaders Who's the worst US president? Obama President Barack Obama, who is enduring a tough second term, tops a list of the worst US leaders since the second world war, according to a poll of Americans. The survey results, unveiled by the polling institute at Quinnipiac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545996/obama-worst-post-war-president-americans-tell-pollsters
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Father accused of deliberately leaving son to die in hot car sent for trial in Georgia, US

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Prosecutors in US state of Georgia say accused had 'wanted to lead a child-free life' Dad faces trial over son's death in hot car A man accused of intentionally killing his 22-month-old son by leaving him in a hot car had read articles about living a child-free life and was "sexting" with six women while his son died, police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546721/father-accused-deliberately-leaving-son-die-hot-car-sent-trial-georgia-us
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers call for Chinese embassy’s Washington street to be renamed in honour of dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:31am

    ... Agence France-Presse 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner is serving an 11-year sentence in China for subversion US lawmakers called on Thursday for the street outside China’s embassy to be renamed in honour of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. A diverse group of US House members said that a name change on at least a section ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521727/us-lawmakers-call-chinese-embassys-washington-street-be-renamed-honour
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Arab-American Marine twice accused of desertion is back in US custody

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Twice-vanished marine back in US custody A US marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the US ... Service "worked with" Hassoun to turn himself in and return to the US to face charges. Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq's western desert in June 2004. The following month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543850/arab-american-marine-twice-accused-desertion-back-us-custody

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