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US confiscates Iranian fuel from Venezuela-bound tankers
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US has confiscated Iranian fuel from four tankers bound for Venezuela, the Department of Justice confirmed (DoJ).
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
New Mexico has highest alcohol-related deaths in US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US state of New Mexico currently accounts for the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in the country, according to health officials.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Guterres asks for access to derelict tanker off Yemen
United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the condition of the Safer oil tanker moored off the western coast of Yemen and has asked for access to the vessel for its assessment, his spokesman said.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump orders ByteDance to sell TikTok's US biz in 90 days
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to direct China-based ByteDance to sell its TikTok business in the US within 90 days.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Technology
Isolated by allies, US suffers UNSC defeat on Iran arms ban (Ld)
United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) Isolated by its allies, the US has suffered a diplomatic defeat at the UN Security Council (UNSC) which turned down its demand to extend the arms embargo on Iran.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,National
UNSC fails to adopt resolution to extend Iran arms embargo
United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council has failed to adopt a US resolution that would extend the current arms embargo against Iran.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global COVID-19 cases surpass 21mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 21 million mark, while the deaths were nearing 763,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,International
Wildfire in Colorado threatens popular tourist spot
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) A wildfire in the US state of Colorado doubled its size and is threatening a popular hiking spot, the local authorities said, adding the fate of the tourist attraction is unclear.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Congress leaves Washington with no deal in sight; Trump pushes for more COVID-19 relief
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump pushed for more COVID-19 relief to households and small businesses after congressional lawmakers left Washington with no deal in sight.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks end mixed after weaker-than-expected growth in retail sales
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Wall Street's major averages closed mixed after data showed US retail sales in July increased less than expected.
2020-08-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Lesley Manville, Sean Bean open up on 'World On Fire'
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Lesley Manville says she was drawn to her role in series, World On Fire, because of the class psyche it explores.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Social media use may not raise depression risk in teens
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Contrary to popular wisdom, daily social media use is not a strong or consistent risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents, say researchers.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Hubble solves mysterious dimming of 'Betelgeuse' star
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The mysterious dimming of the supergiant star Betelgeuse was most likely caused by an immense amount of hot material ejected into space, forming a dust cloud that blocked starlight coming from the star's surface, show observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Robots who can hear work more like humans: Researchers
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Giving robots, who currently rely on vision and touch to move around, power to hear sounds and predict the physical properties of objects around them can be a game changer, say researchers including two of Indian origin.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Trump plans to accept Republican presidential nomination at WH
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he plans to deliver his convention speech while formally accepting the Republican presidential nomination from the White House lawn, according to media reports.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wildfire near LA threatens 5,000 structures
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) An aggressive wildfire near Los Angeles that has already burnt 10,500 acres with zero per cent containment, was threatening more than 5,000 structures, authorities said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'2 in 5 schools worldwide lacked basic handwashing facilities in 2019'
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) Two in five schools (43 per cent) around the world lacked access to basic handwashing facilities in 2019, a key condition for educational institutes to be able to operate safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a joint report.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
NASA helicopter recharges batteries on way to Mars
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The helicopter that NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is carrying to the Red Planet has been powered up and its batteries have been charged in the space environment for the first time, the US space agency has said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UN agencies continue aid delivery to Beirut blast survivors
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) UN agencies have continued aiding survivors of the August 4 Beirut port explosions by delivering medicine, health services, food, water and psychological support, an official said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres welcomes Israel-UAE peace deal
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the US-brokered historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), under which Israel will suspend its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Justice Department finds Yale discriminates during admission
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has found that the Yale University discriminated against Asian American and white applicants in its admissions process.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Defending champion Bianca Andreescu opts out of US Open
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Defending champion Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from this year's US Open Grand Slam.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Global COVID-19 cases top 20.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 752,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,International
Trump stokes Kamala Harris 'birther' theory
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) President Donald Trump said he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump blocks postal funds to prevent expanded mail-in voting
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) President Donald Trump has said that he opposes funds for the US Postal Service because it would boost mail-in voting he alleges would favour Democrats.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks end mixed following jobless claims data
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as investors digested the newly-released unemployment data.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US weekly jobless claims fall below 1 mln for 1st time in 5 months
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to 963,000 last week, the first time it has dipped below one million since mid-March, the country's labor department said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump's Covid relief offers too little to help US economy: Experts
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recent coronavirus relief orders have little to offer for the macro US economy in a crisis, experts said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump brokers historic peace deal between Israel and UAE
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for peace in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump has brokered a historic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates for full normalisation of relations between the two countries.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
UAE, Israel reach historic deal to normalise relations
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel have agreed to normalise relations.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Yoga can improve anxiety, nervousness: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers have suggested that yoga improves symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder, a condition with chronic nervousness and worry, suggesting the popular practice may be helpful in treating anxiety in some people.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Plasma therapy safe and effective for Covid patients: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) In an ongoing study of more than 300 Covid-19 patients treated with convalescent plasma therapy in the US, researchers suggest that the treatment is safe and effective.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Experimental Covid-19 vax prevents severe disease in mice
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) An experimental vaccine is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to a study.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
US mulls changing shower rules after Trump's complaints
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US government has proposed changing the definition of a showerhead to allow increased water flow, following complaints from President Donald Trump about his hair routine, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Permission to board derelict tanker off Yemen delayed: UN
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Permission was being delayed for a UN team to board a derelict tanker off the coast of Yemen, which threatens to leak more than 1 million barrels of oil, a spokesman said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats slam Trump for refusing to budge in COVID-19 relief talks
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Democratic leaders slammed President Donald Trump's administration for refusing to budge on their position on the size and scope of the next COVID-19 relief package, as the two sides remain deadlocked over the issue.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
NASA probe completes final practice before asteroid sample collection
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has performed its final practice before making its first attempt to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface in October.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
With rebuke of Trump, Harris debuts on campaign stage (Ld)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) With a stinging rebuke of US President Donald Trump as a "delusional" man and failed leader, Kamala Harris made her debut on the campaign stage as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee and the star of the 'Immigrant American Dream'.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
7 COVID-19 outbreaks in Louisiana linked to schools, colleges
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US state of Louisiana has reported seven COVID-19 outbreaks linked to schools and colleges.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,International
Global COVID-19 cases tops 20.5mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.5 million, while the deaths have increased to over 747,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,International
UN chief calls for more investment in youth
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for more investment in youth on the occasion of International Youth Day.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attended a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, together with Kamala Harris, his choice of Democratic vice presidential candidate, in what was the duo's first public appearance as running mates.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks rise as tech shares rebound
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as major tech shares recouped some of their losses from the prior session.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The US government has entered into a $1.5 billion deal with biotechnology company Moderna for the manufacturing and delivery of 100 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Red Bull Ring calling the Repsol Honda Team
Vienna, Aug 12 (IANS) Forecasts are predicting a wet and wild Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring as Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl look to launch a rejuvenated challenge.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Indian origin celebs hail Kamala Harris selection for VP race in US polls
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) With Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate for the upcoming US presidential elections, Indian origin celebrities in the West are euphoric.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Smartwatch can track drug levels inside body in real-time
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real-time using a custom smartwatch that analyses the chemicals found in sweat.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
NASA satellite finds 66 new exoplanets, 2,100 more 'candidates'
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) During its two-year-long primary mission, NASA's planet hunter TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers are working to confirm, the US space agency has said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Harris's Indian and African-Jamaican heritages create American dream
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Kamala Devi Harris has deftly melded her dominant African American identity with that of her Indian background as a Tamil to create the evergreen American classic of the immigrant dream.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Vaping linked to higher Covid-19 risk in young adults: Study
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) A US study led by Indian-origin researcher has found that teenagers and young adults who used e-cigarettes (vaping) were more likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine