Global Covid-19 caseload tops 140.6mn

Washington, April 18 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 140.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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Biden names 2 Indian-Americans to key jobs

Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has named Radhika Fox and Meera Joshi, two Indian-American women already working in his administration, to be part of a 10 member team to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies, the media reported. According to a White House announcement on Wednesday, Fox would become […]

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Shooting at FedEx facility in US city

Washington, April 16 (IANS) A shooting incident took place at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis, police said on Friday, adding that there were multiple people injured. In a report, the city-based WRTV channel said the incident occurred on Thursday night at the facility near the Indianapolis International Airport. According to Indianapolis […]

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Biden calls for de-escalation after sanctioning Russia (Ld)

Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has called for de-escalating the ongoing tensions with Moscow after his administration launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling and hacking that compromised major federal agencies. In his remarks at the White House on Thursday, Biden detailed his phone call […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 138.8mn

Washington, April 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 138.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.98 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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US imposes fresh sanctions on Russia

Washington, April 16 (IANS) The US has launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling and Moscow-linked hacking that compromised major federal agencies. The move included the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats from the US and sanctions on several organisations and individuals, the White House and State Department said […]

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Bulgarian PM Borisov formally resigns

Sofia, April 15 (IANS) Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Thursday resigned from his coalition government, as expected, after the parliamentary election earlier this month. The announcement was made by the Interim President of the newly elected Parliament, Mika Saykova, during the first session, dpa news agency reported. The resignation of the nationalist government, which […]

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Ex-police officer to face charge for killing African-American man

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Former police officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot 20-year-old African-American man Daunte Wright in the US state of Minnesota, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter for the killing, a prosecutor said. On Wednesday, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said he is filing a second-degree manslaughter charge against Potter, a 48-year-old veteran […]

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IMF chief ‘confident’ to distribute new SDR by Aug

Washington, April 15 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said she is “confident” the financial organisation will distribute a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) to member countries by mid-August. “It is a remarkable demonstration of multilateralism” that the IMF membership has agreed to support a new SDR allocation of $650 […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 138mn

Washington, April 15 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 138 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.97 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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Global Covid caseload tops 137.2mn

Washington, April 14 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 137.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.95 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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1 dead in US high school shooting

Washington, April 13 (IANS) One person was shot dead and a police officer was injured during a shooting at a high school in the US state of Tennessee, police said. A gunfight erupted on Monday police officers responded to a report of an armed man at the Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville city, Knoxville […]

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Blinken embarks on Brussels visit

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday embarked on a visit to Brussels, Belgium, to consult with NATO allies on a range of shared priorities. Taking to Twitter, Blinken said: “Glad to be heading back to Brussels. The US is committed to rebuilding US alliances, particularly with our NATO allies. […]

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Biden picks new chief for border agency

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will nominate Chris Magnus, the chief of police in the city of Tucson, Arizona, to lead the Customs and Border Protection, the country’s border enforcement agency that is currently dealing with a migrant influx. On Monday, the White House announced the nomination of Magnus, a critic of […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 136.4mn

Washington, April 13 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 136.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.94 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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California Covid cases top 3.6mn

San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in California, the most populous state in the US, has surpassed the 3.6 million mark, according to health authorities. The California Department of Public Health reported 4,954 new cases and 105 related deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall infection tally to […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 135 million

Washington, April 11 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 135 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.92 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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Bolivia-Brazil border to stay closed

La Paz, April 10 (IANS) The Bolivian government said it has decided to keep the country’s border with Brazil closed for another seven days to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, especially the Brazilian variant of the virus considered to be more contagious and possibly more lethal. Bolivia first closed its border with Brazil […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 134.5mn

Washington, April 10 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 134.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.91 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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UN chief applauds IMF, World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crises

United Nations, April 10 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the World Bank Group Development Committee to address debt crises and other financial distress to economies arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement issued via his spokesperson on Friday, the UN […]

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Iran nuclear deal talks resume in Vienna

Vienna, April 10 (IANS) The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, resumed talks here again, with the lifting of sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation measures on top of the agenda. The European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a press release earlier on Friday […]

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Argentina extends social distancing measures

Buenos Aires, April 9 (IANS) The Argentine government has extended the social, preventive and mandatory distancing measures established to control the Covid-19 pandemic until April 30, according to a presidential decree. The decree stated published on Thursday that “in all areas, both public and private”, people must maintain a minimum distance of two metres from […]

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US gun violence int’l embarrassment: Biden

Washington, April 9 (IANS) US President Joe Biden called gun violence in the country an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment”, as he delivered a speech from the White House introducing new executive actions aimed at addressing the issue. “Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said in the […]

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US ‘increasingly concerned’ by Russian military build-up on Ukraine border

Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US is “increasingly concerned” by the Russian military build-up on its border with Ukraine, the White House said, adding that Moscow now has more troops on that frontier since 2014. “The US is increasingly concerned by recent escalating Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, including Russian troop movements on Ukraine’s border,” […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 133.7mn

Washington, April 9 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 133.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.90 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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US expresses concern over Tigray crisis

Washington, April 9 (IANS) President Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan expressed US concern over the crisis in the Tigray region to Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, the White House said. In a Wednesday phone call with Mekonnen, Sullivan “expressed the Biden Administration’s grave concern about the continued humanitarian and human rights crisis […]

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US, Iraq agree to redeploy coalition forces

Washington, April 8 (IANS) The US and Iraq have agreed to redeploy the remaining Washington-led coalition combat troops outside the war-torn country to contribute in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terror group, an official statement said. The joint statement issued on Wednesday said the decision was made following the US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue, Xinhua […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 132.9mn

Washington, April 8 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 132.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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‘Working to conclude IDA replenishment by December to help reduce global poverty’

Washington, April 8 (IANS) World Bank Group President David Malpass said that the bank is working to conclude the International Development Association’s twentieth replenishment (IDA20) by December to help reduce global poverty. “We’re continuing to expand the commitment capacity of the Bank. And IDA20, the acceleration of the next replenishment cycle of IDA, will help […]

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More restrictions in Canada as Covid-19 continues rampaging

Ottawa, April 8 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases rise due to more transmissible variants spreading across Canada, populous provinces in the country are reinstating public health restrictions to stem the pandemic. Canada on Wednesday afternoon reported 4,800 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the cumulative total to 1,025,693, including 23,170 deaths, according to CTV. Ontario province declared […]

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Unicef head calls for simplifying Covid vax intellectual property rights

By Arul LouisNew York, April 7 (IANS) Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore has called for simplifying intellectual property rights governing Covid-19 vaccines in order to make them universally available, but expressed reservations about completely suspending the patents during the pandemic as demanded by India and South Africa. “This challenge requires not forced IP waivers but […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 132.2mn

Washington, April 7 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 132.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.87 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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UN peacekeeping chief urges Mali to carry forward political transition

United Nations, April 7 (IANS) UN Undersecretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday asked Mali to carry forward the current political transition. “Any sustainable improvement of the security situation in Mali is predicated, in no small part, on the success of the current political transition,” he told the Security Council in a briefing. While […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 131.6mn

Washington, April 6 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 131.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.85 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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Vietnam swears in new Prez, PM (2nd Ld)

Hanoi, April 5 (IANS) Vietnams ruling Communist Party on Monday swore in former Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as President, while Pham Minh Chinh, the chair of the partys Central Organisation Committee, was elected as the new premier. Party members voted in both Chinh and Phuc at the tail end of a 12-day National Assembly […]

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Vietnam swears in PM as new Prez (Ld)

Hanoi, April 5 (IANS) Vietnams ruling Communist Party on Monday confirmed that Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the country’s Prime Minister since 2016, will take up the largely ceremonial role of state President. A resolution on electing Phuc as the new President was adopted with an approval rate of 97.5 per cent at the ongoing 11th session […]

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‘Stop-Asian-Hate’ rally staged in NY

New York, April 5 (IANS) Over 10,000 Asian-Americans gathered in New Yorkfor a “Stop-Asian-Hate” rally. The demonstrators on Sunday assembled at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, and marched to City Hall Park and across the Brooklyn Bridge before ending at Cadman Plaza, reports Xinhua news agency. Local officials, victims of hate crimes and people from […]

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Vietnam elects new President

Hanoi, April 5 (IANS) The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Monday elected Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as President. A resolution on electing Phuc as the new President was adopted with an approval rate of 97.5 per cent at the ongoing 11th session of the 14th NA, Vietnam News Agency reported. In his swearing […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 131.1mn

Washington, April 5 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 131.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.85 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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Bulgarian parliamentary polls underway

Sofia, April 4 (IANS) People across Bulgaria were casting their ballots on Sunday in the country’s parliamentary elections amid a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the raging health crisis, voting will be accompanied by many health regulations, while mobile ballot boxes will be provided for people who are in quarantine, reports dpa […]

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5 shot outside Alabama bar, 2 arrested

Washington, April 4 (IANS) At least five people were shot outside a bar in the US state of Alabama, authorities said, adding that two suspects have been arrested. Police responded to a call at 2.47 a.m. on Saturday after shots were fired in the parking lot of the Roxy Nightclub in downtown Tuscaloosa, Xinhua news […]

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3 dead in N.Carolina house party shooting

Washington, April 4 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured during a house party shooting in the US state of North Carolina, police said. The incident took place on Saturday in Wilmington city, reports Xinhua news agency. The injured victims were hospitalised in unknown conditions, according to the Wilmington Police Department. No one […]

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US witnesses increase in Covid cases

Washington, April 4 (IANS) The US is witnessing an increase in Covid-19 cases, including infections from new and emerging variants, as experts have expressed concerns about another surge amid the upcoming spring break. Covid-19 cases in the country were steadily decreasing for approximately 10 weeks, however, trends are changing, and cases have increased during the […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 130.6mn

Washington, April 4 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 130.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

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How chronic stress leads to hair loss

New York, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells, confirming long-standing observations that stress might lead to hair loss. In a mouse study, published in the journal Nature, the researchers found that a major stress hormone puts hair follicle stem cells into an extended […]

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Argentine Prez tests Covid positive

Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, the President said that he took an antigen test after developing “a fever and a slight headache” which came back positive, Xinhua news agency reported. Fernandez, who turned 62 on Friday, […]

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EU agrees to mediate in Cuba-US ties

Havana, April 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed to mediate in Cuba-US relations, according to a local media report. EU High Representative Josep Borrell has accepted a request made by the Group of Friendship and Solidarity with the People of Cuba in the European Parliament “to mediate before the US government in order […]

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Bolivia to close border with Brazil

La Paz, April 2 (IANS) Bolivia will temporarily close its border with Brazil starting from Friday, to prevent the spread of a more contagious Covid-19 variant first detected in Brazil, President Luis Arce announced. “As part of the measures to protect the population, we are instructing the temporary closure of borders with Brazil for seven […]

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US weekly jobless claims rise to 719K

Washington, April 2 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US rose to 719,000 last week, after dropping to the lowest level since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Labour Department. In the week ending March 27, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 61,000 from the previous week’s downwardly revised level […]

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US Treasury working with IMF on SDR allocation

Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US Treasury Department said that it is working with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help low-income countries battle the Covid-19 pandemic. “An allocation of IMF Special Drawing Rights would help build reserve buffers, smooth adjustments, and mitigate the risks […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 129.4 mn

Washington, April 2 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 129.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.82 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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4 killed in California shooting

San Francisco, April 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others injured during a shooting incident in the US state of California, according to authorities. The incident took place on Wednesday evening in the city of Orange, 55 km southeast of Los Angeles, Xinhua news agency reported. The Orange Police Department said […]

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Brazil detects new Covid variant

Brasilia, April 1 (IANS) Brazilian authorities have identified a new Covid-19 variant, similar to the one found in South Africa, which could be a mutation of the strain detected in Amazonas state. This new variant was detected in a patient hospitalised in the city of Sorocaba, 97 km west of Sao Paulo, Xinhua news agency […]

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US private sector adds 517K jobs in March

Washington, April 1 (IANS) Private companies in the US added 517,000 jobs in March, indicating continued laboUr market recovery, payroll data company Automatic Data Processing (ADP) said in a report. The employment growth was mainly in the service-providing sectors, which added 437,000 jobs in the month, according to Wednesday’s report, which was produced by the […]

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Biden unveils $2tn infrastructure, jobs plan

By Arul LouisNew York, April 1 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has unveiled an ambitious $2 trillion plan to overhaul the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure and create jobs while putting the country on its way to “win the global competition with China”. Outlining it in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, he called the plan “a once-in-a-generation investment in […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 128.7 mn

Washington, April 1 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 128.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.81 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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White House announces new actions to curb anti-Asian violence

Washington, March 31 (IANS) The White House on Tuesday announced new actions including additional funding and a cross-agency initiative to curb the alarming rise in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Today’s announcements are additional steps in the Biden Administration’s work to advance equity for Asian American, […]

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Brazilian FM replaced in Cabinet shuffle

Brasilia, March 30 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appointed Carlos Alberto Franco Franca to replace Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araujo, in a Cabinet reshuffle. In the reshuffle on Monday, Bolsonaro replaced six Cabinet members including the heads of the Defence, Health and Justice Departments for the past few days, amid mounting domestic pressure over […]

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Trial of George Floyd’s killer begins

Washington, March 30 (IANS) The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged of killing African-American man George Floyd under custody last May, has officially started. Ahead of opening statements in the trial on Monday, members of the Floyd family and their legal team knelt in front of a Minneapolis courthouse for eight […]

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Obama’s Kenyan step-grandmother dies

Washington, March 30 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama’s Kenyan step-grandmother and the family’s matriarch, Sarah Obama, has passed away aged 99 years old. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the former President said: “My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as ‘Mama […]

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Ecuador adopts new restrictions

Quito, March 30 (IANS) Ecuador adopted new restrictions on mobility and the sale of alcohol in an effort to further curb Covid-19 spread during the upcoming holidays, President Lenin Moreno announced. In his announcement on Monday, Moreno said the new restrictions were approved a day earlier by the Emergency Operations Committee (COE), which manages the […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 127.5 mn

Washington, March 30 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 127.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.79 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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5 killed in US helicopter crash

Washington, March 29 (IANS) A helicopter crash in the area of Knik Glacier in the US state of Alaska, has left five dead and one seriously injured, Alaska State Troopers said. A team from Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was dispatched to the crash site late Saturday night, Xinhua news agency quoted the state troopers as […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 127 mn

Washington, March 29 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 127 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.78 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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New Yorkers rally against anti-Asian racism

New York, March 28 (IANS) Hundreds of New Yorkers from different races rallied against racism and violence on Asian-Americans, according to the ANSWER Coalition, a protest umbrella group consisting of anti-war and civil rights organisations. The protesters rallied and marched on Saturday in Flushing, a major Asian community in Queens borough, reports Xinhua news agency. […]

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Thousands rally in Chicago against racism

Chicago, March 28 (IANS) Thousands of people gathered at Chinatown Square in Chicago to protest against increasing crimes targeting persons of Asian descent and the savage killing of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta on March 16. People holding banners reading “Zero tolerance for racism”, “Stop Asian Hate”, “I stand with Asian-Americans”, “We […]

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Six fuel tanker trucks explode in Peru highway

Lima, March 28 (IANS) A convoy of six fuel tanker trucks exploded on Peru’s Central Highway, which connects several central Andean cities causing an undetermined number of deaths and injuries, National Police Chief of Highway Colonel Erlyn Silva said. In an interview with the local media on Saturday, Silva explained that the accident was caused […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 126.6 mn

Washington, March 28 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 126.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.77 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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2 dead in US shootings

Washington, March 27 (IANS) At least two people were killed and eight others injured in multiple shootings that took place in the US state of Virginia, police said on Saturday. According to the police, the incidents took place at around 11 p.m. on Friday near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Xinhua news agency reported. While […]

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6 dead after tornadoes, storms hit southern US

Washington, March 27 (IANS) At least six people were killed after severe tornadoes and storms hit the southern parts of the US, authorities said. At least five deaths and multiple injuries were reported in Calhoun County, Alabama, after a tornado passed through on Thursday evening, leaving “substantial damage to properties and homes”, Xinhua news agency […]

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Tanzania holds burial ceremony for late Prez

Dar es Salaam, March 27 (IANS) Tanzania held a burial ceremony for former President John Magufuli in his native town of Chato in Geita region with full military honours. Incumbent President Samia Suluhu Hassan, along with various dignitaries, including former Presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Jakaya Kikwete, former Prime Ministers and other high ranking officials, […]

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NYPD to use decoys to fight hate crime

New York, March 27 (IANS) The New York Police Department (NYPD) will begin using undercover officers as decoys in an attempt to combat a rise in hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans in New York City, according to media reports. Plainclothes NYPD officers of Asian descent will be deployed in the city’s public spaces to identify perpetrators […]

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26 US Guvs condemn anti-Asian violence

Washington, March 27 (IANS) Twenty-six US state Governors have released a joint statement condemning violence against Asian-Americans which has been on the rise since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago. “What is happening to Asian-Americans is simply un-American. We condemn racism, violence and hatred against our AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 126 mn

Washington, March 27 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 126 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.76 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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US to reopen diplomatic communication channels with Palestine

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The US will “re-open diplomatic channels of communication” with Palestine that had been cut off by the administration of former President Donald Trump, Washington’s Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council. “Since January, our diplomatic engagement has been guided by the premise that sustainable progress toward peace must […]

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Biden vows to improve situation on US border

Washington, March 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has admitted that he cannot completely solve what he considered to be the long-existing border problem caused by the excessive influx of migrants, claiming that the situation is improving and that it can get “a lot better” soon. “Truth of the matter is nothing has changed,” Xinhua […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 125.3 mn

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 125.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death […]

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