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Global Coronavirus cases top 523.9 million, death toll stands at 6.19 million: Report

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 523.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.27 million and vaccinations to over 11.43 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

May 20, 2022, 11:10 AM IST

Mangoes reflect as symbol of togetherness between India and US, says Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

India's ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said it reflected the close ties between the world's oldest and the largest democracies.

May 20, 2022, 10:56 AM IST

China relaxes COVID-19 test norms for travellers from United States

Travellers from the United States will no longer need an RT-PCR test seven days before flying

May 19, 2022, 12:05 PM IST

Finland Parliament approves country's accession to NATO

Sweden and Finland will jointly apply for NATO membership on Wednesday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said today, according to Sputnik news agency.

May 17, 2022, 23:28 PM IST

California church shooting: One killed, five injured; suspect detained

The Orange County sheriff`s department noted that it had detained a suspect at the scene and had recovered a weapon that may be involved. 

May 16, 2022, 07:45 AM IST

Donald Trump slams Joe Biden's giant Ukraine aid bill, urges Europe to pick up the check

"Why are we giving more than USD 40 Billion to Ukraine while Europe, by comparison, is giving very little, and they are greatly more impacted by a Russian invasion, obviously, than the US," Trump said in a statement.

May 13, 2022, 13:29 PM IST

Covid-19 deaths in US cross 1 million mark

The 1 million mark is a stark reminder of the staggering grief and loss caused by the pandemic even as the threat posed by the virus wanes in the minds of many people, Reuters reported.

May 12, 2022, 11:38 AM IST

Elon Musk's Tesla recalls 130,000 electric vehicles due to overheating issue

The recall covers all Tesla models made in 2021 and 2022 and the electric-vehicle maker will provide an over-the-air software update to resolve the issue, as reported by Reuters. 

May 10, 2022, 21:05 PM IST

New Mexico wildfires turn into firefighters' nightmare as strong winds worsen blaze

Strong, gusty winds are in many ways firefighters' worst nightmare, especially in conditions so hot and dry as the crews in the Southwest have been battling since early April.

May 09, 2022, 09:07 AM IST

Virus found in pig heart used in first animal-to-human transplant in US

A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr, died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental transplant. 

May 06, 2022, 18:52 PM IST

'Impossible' to watch Lionel Messi play at FIFA World Cup 2022 as 2.5 million ticket requests already made

More than 23 million ticket request have been received overall by FIFA

May 05, 2022, 16:50 PM IST

Amit Shah's BIG statement: 'India now retaliates like US and Israel if borders meddled with'

Shah said that India used to issue statements whenever terror attacks were carried out by the Pakistan-backed extremists but things have improved after Narendra Modi became the PM.

May 03, 2022, 17:49 PM IST

Nancy Pelosi meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in unannounced visit to Kyiv, vows unbending US support

Pelosi and the half dozen U.S. Lawmakers with her met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his top aides for three hours late Saturday to voice American solidarity with the besieged nation.

May 01, 2022, 23:41 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: Mass graves with 900 bodies found at different places in Kyiv Oblast, says Zelensky

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the region by Russian troops, reported ANI. 

Apr 30, 2022, 06:28 AM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: Blasts hit Kyiv as UN chief visits, US pledges new aid to Ukraine

"There was an attack on Kyiv ... it shocked me, not because I`m here but because Kyiv is a sacred city for Ukrainians and Russians alike," Guterres told Portuguese broadcaster RTP. 

Apr 29, 2022, 06:30 AM IST

US Vice Prez Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19

The White House on Tuesday issued a statement confirming that Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States has tested positive for Covid-19.

Apr 26, 2022, 22:07 PM IST

First US private astronaut mission to space station to return on Sunday

The four-person multinational crew is composed of Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Pilot Larry Connor of the United States, Mission Specialist Eytan Stibbe of Israel, and Mission Specialist Mark Pathy of Canada.

Apr 24, 2022, 07:50 AM IST

'Very clear' that we don't want India to rely on Russia, warns US amid Ukraine war

"We've been very clear with India as well as other nations that we don't want to see them rely on Russia for defence needs. We've been nothing but honest about that and discouraging that," Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. 

Apr 23, 2022, 07:10 AM IST

America, not Russia, is and will be India's reliable partner post-Ukrainian war: US State Dept Counsellor

"India is seeking to acquire new capabilities, the United States very much wants to be a partner with India in that effort," US State Department Counsellor Derek Chollet told PTI.

Apr 22, 2022, 06:23 AM IST

Omicron subvariant makes up nearly three-quarters of new Covid-19 cases in US

The BA.2 variant represented 74.4 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases in the country for the week ending April 16, slightly down from 75.5 per cent a week prior, the IANS report said.

Apr 20, 2022, 06:26 AM IST