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Sri Lankan court dismisses challenge to presidential candidate Rajapaksa's citizenship

Sri Lankan court dismisses challenge to presidential candidate Rajapaksa's citizenship

A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll.

Trump considers executive order to add citizenship question to US census

Trump considers executive order to add citizenship question to US census

President Donald Trump on Friday said he may issue an executive order in an effort to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 US census as his administration faces a Friday afternoon court deadline to reveal its plans.

School bus hijack 'hero' to be granted Italian citizenship: Salvini

School bus hijack 'hero' to be granted Italian citizenship: Salvini

A 13-year-old boy who helped foil a terrorist attack against 51 school children will be granted Italian citizenship as a reward, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.

Trump pushes end to birthright citizenship as US elections loom

Trump pushes end to birthright citizenship as US elections loom

President Donald Trump said he will seek to limit the right of citizenship for certain children born in the United States in a new bid to dramatically reshape immigration policies that was likely to spark a congressional battle.

Pakistani premier offers citizenship to children of Afghan refugees

Pakistani premier offers citizenship to children of Afghan refugees

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered citizenship to Afghan refugees who were born and raised in his country, a move that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says could benefit at least half a million Afghans.

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

Three boys from a soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said.

French family of rescued boy thank Malian 'Spiderman'

French family of rescued boy thank Malian 'Spiderman'

Mamoudou Gassama scaled four storeys of an apartment block in France on Saturday to rescue the four-year-old who was spotted dangling from a balcony.

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament ...

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

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Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday appointed his foreign minister as acting prime minister as he tried to stem the fallout of a citizenship crisis that has cost his government its parliamentary majority.

Australian government vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Australian government vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proposed the tougher rules in April, adding stringent English-language tests and a quadrupling of the residency requirement for citizenship applicants from one to four years.