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US visas for China investors

US runs out of visas for China investors

The US ran out of visas for China applicants under the EB-5 program. For the first time ever, the US has reached its limit for EB-5 investor visas for China. As per the US State Department, the EB-5 Chinese applicants limit for fiscal year 2014...
whatsapp reaches 600 million

WhatsApp monthly active users hits 600 million mark

Instant messaging service Whatsapp’s monthly active user base grows to 600 million. Since its buyout by Facebook 6 months ago, the graph of WhatsApp has only gone upwards. Jan Koum, the CEO and founder of the app, tweeted that WhatsApp’s...
Bangkok tourism drops

Bangkok loses top tourism spot to London

London surpasses Bangkok in the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2014. Bangkok has lost its top spot in the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2014 to London this year under the ‘Most Visited City’ tag, owing to...
Pope Francis Visits South Korea - DAY 1

Sino-Vatican relations to improve after Pope’s Asia tour

Renewed hope for Sino-Vatican relations post Pope Francis’ Asia tour. When China allowed Pope Francis to pass through their airspace en route to South Korea last week, it was taken as a positive indication that there was still hope for...
Pope Francis in South Korea

Pope Francis to visit South Korea

In his first Asia visit, Pope Francis to visit Seoul, South Korea. The Vicar of Christ arrived in  Seoul, South Korea’s capital, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, making it the first time in 25 years that a Pope visited the country. In his...
hiroshima

Japan mourns 69th Hiroshima anniversary

World War II memories revisited as Japan mourns 69th Hiroshima anniversary. Memories of the horrific Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings will remain forever etched out in the world’s collective conscience, more so for Japan, as it observes...
linkedin

LinkedIn to compensate employees for overtime

Labor Department orders LinkedIn to pay damages to employees for overtime. According to an announcement made by the Department of Labor on August 4, 2014, professional networking site LinkedIn has agreed to issue $3.3 million in overtime back...
air

Air Algerie flight AH5017 wreckage found in Mali

Reports claim Air Algerie flight AH5017 wreckage located. The wreckage of Air Algerie flight AH5017 – which went missing with 116 passengers on board – has been found in Mali on July 24, 2014. The flight had lost contact with the...
FB

Facebook launches ‘Save’ feature to view posts later

Facebook will now enable users to bookmark news feed content. Social networking giant Facebook, on July 21, 2014 launched its new ‘Save’ feature for users. Whenever a user visits Facebook, there are about 1,500 new posts from various friends...
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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs in 2015

Microsoft confirms employee layoffs decision. CEO of the US based software giant Microsoft, Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is planning to cut as many as 18,000 jobs in the upcoming year. The announcement was expected to be made on...