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FBI probing if foreign actors funded Capitol riots: Report
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe to find out if any foreign actors, including governments and groups, funded the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, according to a news report published on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
US woman charged over Capitol riots
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A woman from the US state of Missouri, who was seen with a fractured sign belonging to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 Capitol riots, has been charged, according to court documents.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rapper Bow Wow defends himself after packed club performance amid Covid
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Rapper Bow Wow was recently slammed by netizens for giving a packed club performance during the pandemic. He says he wore a mask until he got on the microphone, and that he does not want people to think he does not care.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Ryan Reynolds message to cancer-stricken 11-year-old 'Deadpool' fan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds has sent a video with encouraging words to a young Deadpool fan, who is suffering from cancer.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LA becomes first US county to top 1 mn Covid-19 cases
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) The Los Angeles County became the first in the US to surpass 1 million Covid-19 case since the onset of the pandemic early last year, local health officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Biden names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under Secy at State Dept
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has named Uzra Zeya, an Indian-American diplomat who quit her State Department job in protest against the outgoing administration's alleged racial and sexist bias, as his Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Armed man arrested at security checkpoint near US Capitol
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) has arrested a man when he tried to cross a checkpoint near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., armed with a loaded gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to media reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Biden releases plan for first 10 days to 'unTrump' US
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has announced a masterplan for his first 10 days in office to "un-Trump" the country and focus on the battle against Covid-19, the economy and immigration.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Guterres condemns attack against UN convoy in Mali
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which resulted in the death of an Egyptian peacekeeper.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key NASA rocket test ends with early engine shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A key rocket test for NASA's much-delayed Space Launch System (SLS) ended in an early shutdown as four rocket engines fired for a little over a minute, while these were supposed to be up for nearly eight minutes.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 94.4 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 94.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Zooey Deschanel: My daughter is extremely independent
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Zooey Deschanel says her five-year-old daughter Elsie is extremely independent and not open to everyone, while son Charlie, two years younger, is more sociable.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Freida Pinto to play Noor Inayat Khan in 'Spy Princess'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto will essay British spy Noor Inayat Khan in the upcoming limited series, Spy Princess.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka Chopra lauds India's Covid vaccine drive
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra on Saturday lauded India's Covid vaccination drive, and also expressed gratitude to the nation's frontline warriors.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rapid blood test to detect severe disease risk of Covid patients
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test could predict -- within a day of a hospital admission -- which patients with Covid-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Australia vs India: Catches are the only way to win matches (Column: Close-in)
The Australia-India Test series has reached a crescendo. The euphoria that now surrounds the fourth and final Test match in Brisbane has brought life into the conventional form of the game -- Test cricket. On equal terms going into the fourth match in Brisbane, both sides have a lot at stake.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Kate Winslet: Felt bullied after 'Titanic' success
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) English actress Kate Winslet says she felt bullied after the global success of her 1997 release Titanic, because the film brought her personal life into scrutiny.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Workplace mistreatment may up suicidal thoughts in employees
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) If you ignore a colleague's greeting or make a sarcastic comment in the workplace then it may actually do more harm to them than intended, a new study suggests.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
MicroRNA may serve as therapeutic targets for traumatic brain injury
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer's disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI).
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ethan Hawke to play supervillain in comicbook adaptation
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has been roped in as villain opposite Oscar Isaac in upcoming superhero series, Moon Knight.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
UK Covid-19 variant could be dominant US strain by March: CDC
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The more transmissible Covid-19 variant which was first detected in the UK late last year and has now spread to several countries across the globe, could become the dominant virus strain in the US by March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in a report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian-American Democrat running for Cincinnati Mayor
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Aftab Pureval, an Indian-American Democrat, has announced his candidature for the Mayor of the US city of Cincinnati in Ohio state.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Dr Dre out of the hospital
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) American rapper Dr Dre has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted after suffering from sudden brain aneurysm.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel tool to equitably distribute limited Covid vaccines
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a tool that may help to equitably distribute limited Covid-19 vaccines to prioritise vaccine distribution among people.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Criminal charges for lawmakers who helped Capitol riot: Pelosi
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has suggested that any lawmaker found to have assisted in the January 6 storming of the Capitol in Washington D.C. should face criminal charges.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
US retail sales keep dropping amid Covid-19 spikes
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US retail sales dropped by 0.7 per cent in December, marking the third monthly decline in a row, as the country struggles to cope with the unabated Covid-19 surge, the Commerce Department reported.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
LA County to hit 1mn Covid-19 cases this weekend
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Los Angeles County is about to hit another grim milestone this weekend as the overall number of Covid-19 cases was inching towards the 1 million mark, local health officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New York City unveils major police discipline reform
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) The New York City government has unveiled a major local police discipline reform, a much-anticipated move to punish those cops who are found guilty of misconduct.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US gun rights group files for bankruptcy
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that it has filed for bankruptcy protection, unveiling its plan to move from New York to the state of Texas.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
NYC running out of COVID-19 vaccines' supply: Mayor
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) New York City is on course to run out of Covid-19 vaccine supply next week and has asked the federal government to send additional doses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US designates Cuban Interior Ministry over human rights abuse
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US has designated the Cuban Ministry of Interior and its head over allegations of human rights abuse, just days after Washington added Havana to the list of "State Sponsor of Terrorism".
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Int'l migration growth down 27% due to Covid: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic may have slowed international migration flows by around 2 million people last year, cutting the annual growth expected since mid-2019 by around 27 per cent, according to a UN report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'US forces in Afghanistan, Iraq reduce to 2,500 level'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have reduced to 2,500.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
US Justice Department watchdog launches probe into Capitol riot
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General announced that it will launch an investigation into violent protests staged by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump at the Capitol building on January 6.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Guterres urges greater solidarity as global Covid deaths reach 2mn
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged "far greater solidarity" as the number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed the 2 million mark.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US CDC projects 90k new Covid-19 deaths in next 3 weeks
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Nearly 90,000 people in the US may die from Covid-19 in the next three weeks, according to the latest projections of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US claims Vietnam's currency practices 'unreasonable'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) claimed that Vietnam's acts, policies and practices related to currency valuation are "unreasonable" and restrict American commerce.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
India has world's largest diaspora: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's Population Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Pence, Harris speak on phone before inauguration
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the phone, during which the former offered his assistance with the latter's inauguration on January 20, according to informed sources.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
US Health Secretary announces departure
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) In a letter to outgoing US President Donald Trump, the country's Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar has announced his departure on January 20, the inauguration day of President-elect Joe Biden.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump to fly to Florida shortly before Biden's inauguration
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will leave Washington, D.C. on the morning of January 20 shortly before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, with a grand ceremony being planned for his departure, according to media reports.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 93.7 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 93.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UN to restart negotiations for Security Council reform on Jan 25
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) The stalled negotiations for reforming the Security Council will restart on January 25, General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Biden names Vidur Sharma Covid testing adviser
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday named health policy expert Vidur Sharma as the testing adviser on his Covid-19 Response Team.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Lahiri T-72 in first tournament of 2021
Honolulu (Hawaii), Jan 15 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri carded one-under 69 to end the first day of the Sony Open in Hawaii tied 72nd. Lahiri started his first tournament of the year on the back nine with two birdies on the 12th and 18th holes and one bogey in the 16th at the Waialae Country Club.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Lack of managers keeps India's businesses small: Study
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Most firms in India and other developing countries are family owned and often shun outside managers and that is why even successful businesses fail to grow in such countries, a new study suggests.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chris Evans remains evasive about his return as Captain America
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Evans has dismissed reports claiming that he is returning to Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Liam Neeson ready to retire from action films
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Liam Neeson says he will retire from action movies after this year.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Man asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) A man who had his face painted blue and red and donned a fur hat with horns while storming the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, has asked outgoing President Donald Trump to pardon him.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,International
Discrimination ups anxiety risk regardless of genetics
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Regardless of genetic risks, exposure to discrimination in life plays a significant role in developing anxiety and related disorders, suggests a new study.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine