Trump orders temporary halt to his migrant family separation rule
The President of the USA, Donald Trump, signed an executive order Thursday to halt his administration’s policy separating children from their parents when they are detained for crossing the border illegally, Associated Press reported. Trump’s reversal decision came only after days of media fury as it exposed inhumane scenes of the separated children as little as the 8-month-olds.
The online fundraising campaign, originally set up by a Texan couple with a goal of raising $1,500 to fund the bond for local detained parents, now raised over $12 million, according to BuzzFeed News’ report.
It is still unclear what will happen to the children already separated from their parents and the harsh ‘zero tolerance’ policy criminalizing asylum seekers remains in place.
Burger King apologizes for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad
Burger King apologized after running an ad offering a lifetime supply of free burgers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players, AP reported.
The American fast-food chain removed the ad from its social media account and said in a statement, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online.”
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Happy International Yoga Day!
Yogis around the world celebrated the International Yoga Day, which falls on the solstice, the longest day of the year.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won United Nations approval in 2014, led a mass practice, joined by 60,000 people, in Dehradun, AFP reported.