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Big Tech must pay 'political price': Trump on FB ban
Washington, May 6 (IANS) After the independent Oversight Board upheld Facebook's decision to ban Donald Trump, the former US President slammed the move as a "total disgrace," saying the Big Tech companies "must pay a political price."
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
House Republicans move to oust Liz Cheney from party leadership
Washington, May 6 (IANS) US House Republican leaders have moved to expel Liz Cheney, the third-ranking party member who repeatedly spoke out against former President Donald Trump, from her leadership post by either publicly supporting or privately backing her replacement.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
I'm paying apolitical price' for Facebook ban: Trump
Washington, May 6 (IANS) After the independent Oversight Board upheld Facebook's decision to ban Donald Trump, the former US President said that this is the "political price" he has to pay for not just by Facebook, but by Google and Twitter as well.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Prosecutor investigating FIFA boss Infantino removed
Vienna, May 5 (IANS) The special prosecutor investigating FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been removed, a Swiss federal court said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Thomas Mann to star with Emma Roberts in 'About Fate'
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actor Thomas Mann has joined the cast of the romantic comedy "About Fate", co-starring Emma Roberts. The two stars were earlier seen in the 2010 comedy drama, "It's Kind Of A Funny Story".
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread
New York, May 5 (IANS) High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Oversight Board upholds Facebook's decision to ban Trump
Washington, May 5 (IANS) In a significant development, the independent Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld Facebook's decision on January 7 to suspend then US President Donald Trump from its main platform and Instagram.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Technology
Covid spiked stress, sleep loss among mothers with preschoolers
New York, May 5 (IANS) Stress levels of mothers with preschoolers soared during the Covid-19 pandemic, with twice as many of the mothers reporting loss of sleep during the virus outbreak than before it, finds a study.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US Chamber of Commerce sends aid to help India fight Covid 2.0
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, a newly-formed public-private partnership formed by the US Chamber of Commerce with nearly 40 tech giants on board, on Wednesday announced to start sending crucial aid to address the grim Covid situation in India.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Decoded: How antibodies neutralise Covid infection
New York, May 5 (IANS) US researchers have found how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralise the part of the virus responsible for causing Covid infection.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'2 Broke Girls' star Beth Behrs makes yoga her 40-day goal
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actress Beth Behrs, popular as Caroline Channing in the sitcom "2 Broke Girls", has been spending time practicing yoga going by her new Instagram boomerang clip on Wednesday, India time.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid jabs for kids: Pfizer to seek approval in Sep
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Pfizer will likely seek the US Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorisation to administer its coronavirus vaccine among children between the ages of 2 and 11 in September, the media reported.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US 'doing a lot for India' to meet COVID crisis: Biden
New York, May 5 (IANS) President Joe Biden has said that the US was "doing a lot for India" by sending it oxygen and materials to make anti-COVID-19 vaccines.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 153.9 mn
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UNGA president says Kashmir status should not be changed; acknowledges Simla pact
United Nations, May 5 (IANS) General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir has said that the status of Jammu and Kashmir should not be changed while acknowledging the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan making it a bilateral issue.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tiffany Haddish wants to adopt a child who is at least five
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actress Tiffany Haddish, who is in a relationship with rapper Common, is taking parenting classes to prepare her for adopting a child. She wants to be mother to a child who is at least five years old.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden hopes to meet Putin during Europe trip in June
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he expects to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Europe in June.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Experts feel 'herd immunity' looking unlikely in US: Report
New York, May 4 (IANS) There is consensus among scientists and public health experts that reaching 'herd immunity' is unlikely in the US, when it comes to Covid-19, the media reported.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Air pollution linked to high BP in children, young adults
New York, May 4 (IANS) Exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults, according to a meta-analysis of 14A studies.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
1 in 5 older adult's mental health, sleep worsened during Covid
New York, May 4 (IANS) Mental health and sleep of nearly one in five older adults worsened since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, according to a survey.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
3D 'lung-on-a-chip' model to test new therapies for Covid
New York, May 4 (IANS) A team of researchers has designed a 3D "lung-on-a-chip" model that replicates human alveolar lung tissue to test new therapies for Covid-19 and other lung conditions.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Indian-American bodies mobilise resources for Covid relief in India
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Several Indian-American organisations have mobilised resources and raised millions for Covid-19 relief in India, which is currently battling a deadly second wave of the pandemic, according to a media report.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash (Ld)
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the country to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the limit set by his predecessor Donald Trump.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Armed suspect shot outside CIA HQ
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US law enforcement officers shot and wounded a suspect outside the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in the state of Virginia, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Washington Field Office.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
UNSC strongly condemns Afghan terror attack
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The UN Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the terror attack in Afghanistan's Logar province on April 30 that killed at least 26 people and injured 71 others.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Senate Republicans won't back Biden's mega spending package'
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Senate Republicans will not support the mega $4.1 trillion spending package proposed by President Joe Biden.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ben Rekhi: Cinema is meant to be a shared experience
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Indian origin filmmaker Ben Rekhi feels film festivals hold a lot of significance at any stage in one's career. Rekhi, whose documentary "The Reunited States" has been shown at multiple film festivals, adds that cinema is an experience that needs to be enjoyed with others.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US FDA to authorise Pfizer jabs for 12 to 15-year-old by next week
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to open Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15 years by early next week, according to federal officials, the media reported.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 yrs (2nd Ld)
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates, who have emerged as a philanthropy powerhouse with a foundation named after themselves, are divorcing because their 27-year marriage has "irretrievably broken".
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Pfizer in talks with India on vax approval, says CEO
New York, May 4 (IANS) Pfizer is discussing expedited approval of its Covid-19 vaccine with the Indian government, company CEO Alber Bourla said while announcing a donation of medicines worth $70 million to fight the resurgent pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
World's largest airplane closer to use for space vehicles
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) In 1941, the US government hired billionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes to build a massive airplane to take some 700 American soldiers into combat. Hughes' legendary "Spruce Goose" had a wingspan of 97.5 metred.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,International
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 yrs of marriage (Ld)
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have announced in a joint statement that they were getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
US Fed chief highlights slower recovery for low-wage, minority workers
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the American economy is "not out of the woods yet", particularly with a slower recovery for low-wage and minority workers.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jaishankar, Blinken discuss increasing Covid vax production capacity
New York, May 4 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have discussed increasing Covid-19 vaccine production capacity during their meeting in London.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27-year marriage
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Bill and Melinda Gates have announced in a joint statement that they were getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 153.1 mn
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.20 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dwayne Johnson was often mistaken to be a girl as a kid
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Dwayne Johnson recalls how, as a child, other children would ask him if he was a girl because he had "soft features" and "really soft Afro hair" when he was young.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zack Snyder was scared of being sued for his version of 'Justice League'
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Zack Snyder, who released his version of "Justice League" a while back, was scared he would be embroiled in a legal suit with the film's producers Warner Bros. due to the public campaign that led to it.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden administration raises refugee admission ceiling to 62,500
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The Biden administration on Monday raised the annual ceiling for new refugees allowed into the US to 62,500, after its decision last month to keep the number at the level set by the previous administration caused backlash.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
The Offspring's Dexter Holland: Feels right to write songs about what's going on
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) American rock band The Offspring talks of everything that is happening in the United States right now in their 10th LP, "Let The Bad Times Roll".
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The Offsprings' Dexter Holland: Feels right to write songs about what's going on
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) American rock band The Offsprings talks of everything that is happening in the United States right now in their 10th LP, "Let The Bad Times Roll".
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Verizon Media sells Yahoo, AOL to Apollo Funds for $5B
New York, May 3 (IANS) Verizon Media on Monday announced it has sold its AOL and Yahoo properties to Apollo Global Management in a deal worth $5 billion.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Oversight Board to decide on Facebook's Trump ban on May 5
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The independent Oversight Board on Monday said it will announce its decision on May 5 on the case concerning former US President Trump, who was banned on Facebook following the Capitol attack on January 6.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Technology
Kat Dennings, Andrew WK share a passionate kiss in new pic
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Kat Dennings and her musician beau Andrew WK seem to be a PDA spree lately. On Monday, Dennings posted yet another loved-up picture of the duo.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US denies reports of prisoner swap with Iran
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The US State Department has rejected reports of a prisoner swap deal between Washington and Tehran.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Will Smith: I'm in the worst shape of my life
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith has done a reality check on his fitness, confessing he is in the worst shape ever. In an Instagram image posted on Monday according to India time, Smith appears in a more regular frame than his usual muscular self.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China acting more aggressively, says Blinken
Washington, May 3 (IANS) An increasingly confident China is acting "more aggressively abroad", US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a televised interview.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid may be seasonal, but won't vanish in summer: Study
New York, May 3 (IANS) Coronavirus is likely a seasonal virus, but will not vanish during summers, reveals a study.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Eddie Murphy: I am grounded and spiritual
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Eddie Murphy says he is very grounded and spiritual, adding these traits reveal his connection with god.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian-American businessman pledges $10mn for oxygen to India
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Vinod Khosla, Indian-American technology guru and entrepreneur, has pledged $10 million towards providing oxygen supplies to India amid the worsening second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora