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Born in the United States to Filipino parents, ABS-CBN’s chairman emeritus is simultaneously considered a national by both the Philippines and the US. No law requires him to renounce either of them.
The unrest comes as nationwide protests continue against a citizenship law passed in December that bars Muslims from a measure granting nationality to minorities from 3 neighboring Islamic-majority countries
Twitter users notice a growing number of what appear to be fake Indian accounts telling people to call a number supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act in exchange for free Netflix accounts or chats with lonely women
India protesters bear placards borrowing famous lines from the TV series 'Game of Thrones' and the Lindsay Lohan movie 'Mean Girls'
At least 27 people have died in two weeks of violent demonstrations after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to be naturalized
Janne-Mette Johansson says police gave her 'verbal assurances' that she could take part in peaceful demonstrations
At least 25 people have died in 10 days of demonstrations and violence after Narendra Modi's government passed the law criticized as anti-Muslim. More protests took place on Sunday.
Among the fatalities is an 8-year-old boy who was trampled in a protest
A day after intense protests rocked Delhi, police ban gatherings of more than 4 people in some Muslim-dominated areas in the megacity's northeast
In a major challenge to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of people take to the streets for the 6th day against a new citizenship law critics say is anti-Muslim
Some 5,000 people take part in a fresh demonstration in Guwahati on Sunday, with hundreds of police watching on as they sang, chanted and carried banners with the words 'long live Assam'
The All Assam Students Union says it would continue the fight against the Citizenship Amendment Act 'in the streets and in the court'
Opponents of the legislation have threatened to challenge it in the Supreme Court, saying it violates the principles of equality and secularism enshrined in the constitution
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, set to go before the upper house on Wednesday, will fast-track citizenship claims from refugees from 3 neighboring countries – but not if they are Muslim
Announcing a new definition of the longstanding 'public charge' law, the White House says migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance
Blazers star Damian Lillard gets honored for supporting high school students and boosting an anti-bullying message in Portland
(UPDATED) The US embassy in Manila 'will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided' by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services
President Vladimir Putin signs the decree aimed at residents of the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics that broke away from Kiev in 2014 and are governed by Moscow-backed rebels
Bahrain's King Hamad instructs authorities to take into account 'the nature of crimes committed' by 551 Bahrainis whose citizenship had earlier been revoked
(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Jose Valencia says the Ecuadoran government withdrew the citizenship it had granted Assange in 2017 'due to various irregularities found in his paperwork'
'People who commit acts of terrorism have rejected absolutely everything that this country stands for,' says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
President Donald Trump say he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil
The move is made official after Canada's Senate votes to revoke the symbolic honor
Aung San Suu Kyi's international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority
'Today all of you get Thai citizenship,' Mae Sai district chief Somsak Khanakham says in a ceremony, as they are handed national ID cards
A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when millions fled Bangladesh's war of independence into the state, and their descendants
Video footage of Mamoudou Gassama scaling 4 storeys of the building with his bare hands sends the young man to global fame, and earns him the promise of citizenship from French President Emmanuel Macron
Under Bahrain's citizenship law individuals who engage in acts deemed "disloyal" to the state can be stripped of their nationality
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the 46-year-old Australian, who has been holed up at the embassy for 5 years to avoid arrest, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12
You can acquire a Cyprus passport, and have access to the wider EU, in as little as 6 to 12 months with a 2-million euro investment
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces a set of measures making it compulsory for MPs formally to declare they are not dual citizens and provide evidence to support it
It's not an 'allegiance fee' but a 'one-time fee for the processing of the application' for dual citizenship, says DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the collection of allegiance fees will not convince Filipinos who have lost their citizenship to reacquire it
Sa mga panahong ito, kahit peke ang balita, basta ito’y nakasisira sa kaaway o nakatutulong sa kinakampihan, kinabibiliban pa natin ang sinungaling
There is an obscure constitutional rule in Australia which bars dual citizens from parliament The High Court will hear 5 cases related to this in October
Australia s top court will this week examine a constitutional crisis threatening to topple the conservative government
If amended the law would enable Filipino professors and experts of foreign citizenship to return home and impart their hard earned wisdom says Senator Grace Poe
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni gives his personal commitment to ensure the bill is approved in the autumn
Without us realizing it this atmosphere that limits critical thinking takes away from us our greatest facility as a people: our intellect
The city council proposes giving the singer an honorary citizenship for organizing the One Love Manchester for the victims of the attack on her own concert earlier
In a world where Filipinos are everywhere where our diaspora has no boundaries it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship
OKC s Enes Kanter says his next move is to become an American citizen amid death threats he says he received for comparing Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Adolf Hitler
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Cayetano was born in 1970 to a Filipino father former senator Rene Cayetano and American mother Sandra Schramm He renounced his US citizenship in 1998 he says
She is the youngest to receive honorary Canadian citizenship – a privilege previously granted to 5 others including Nelson Mandela the Dalai Lama and Myanmar s Aung San Suu Kyi
I think I ve proven to be a principled ally of whoever has the right intentions for the country says the senator
When politicians accuse you of not telling the truth be of good cheer for they are lying lawyer Perfecto Yasay Jr quotes a friend as saying
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