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US: Immigrants hope for a better future

US President Joe Biden has already kept a lot of the promises he made during his campaign. Many people are now expecting a radical change in the country's immigration policies that could give undocumented immigrants a path out of the shadows.

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Government officials in Bangladesh denounced US sanctions but activists hailed them as a step forward for human rights in the country. The measures were implemented over rights abuses and extrajudicial killings.
19 Dec 2021
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18 Dec 2021
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The court has agreed to hear arguments about the Biden administration's vaccine or testing requirement for large employers, and a separate vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.