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US embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.

Bangladesh upgrades diplomatic mission in Agartala

Bangladesh has upgraded its diplomatic mission in Agartala to an assistant high commission and posted Sakhawat Hussain as the first assistant high commissioner to further boost bilateral relations, a Bangladesh official said on Monday.