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US to send 500 million COVID vaccines from August
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US to send 500 million COVID vaccines from August

WASHINGTON: The United States will send the first batch of 500 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccines to 92 countries from the month of August, the White House announced on Thursday. “Today, President Biden will announce that the United States will purchase and donate half a billion Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower-middle income […]

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San Francisco will fully reopen on June 15
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San Francisco will fully reopen on June 15

San Francisco: City from June 15 San Francisco Mayor London will fully reopen and eliminate capacity limits, according to an announcement by Breed. Based on draft guidelines issued by the state in advance, San Francisco has determined that it will fully comply with the state plan with some limited exceptions of very large incidents and […]

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.7 million
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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.7 million

WASHINGTON: The total global COVID-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while deaths have exceeded 3.76 million, according to 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 at 174,759,974 and 3,769,088, respectively. According to CSSE, […]

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US senator rebukes Apple, Nike for ‘using forced labor’ from China
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US senator rebukes Apple, Nike for ‘using forced labor’ from China

WASHINGTON: A US senator on Thursday reprimanded top US companies including Amazon, Nike and Apple for using forced labor from China, accusing them of engaging Americans in Beijing crimes against Uighurs. Speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on China’s crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in its western Xinjiang region, Republican Senator […]

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Global COVID-19 cases: Global COVID-19 caseload tops 173.5 million
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Global COVID-19 cases: Global COVID-19 caseload tops 173.5 million

WASHINGTON: The total global COVID-19 caseload has topped 173.5 million, while deaths have exceeded 3.73 million, according to 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 at 173,538,801 and 3,734,654, respectively. According to CSSE, […]

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Joe Biden assures Zelensky of continued support
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Joe Biden assures Zelensky of continued support

WASHINGTON: In an effort to reassure Ukraine ahead of next week’s US-Russia summit, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed Washington’s support to Kiev in a call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told a White House briefing on Monday that Biden told Zelensky that “he will stand firm for Ukraine’s sovereignty, […]

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines reduce risk of infection by 91 percent: US CDC
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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines reduce risk of infection by 91 percent: US CDC

WASHINGTON: Taking two doses of mRNA-based vaccines from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna, authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, can reduce the risk of coronavirus infection by 91 percent, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention (CDC). Even a single dose of mRNA vaccines can reduce the risk […]

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Suspect detained after shooting near University of California campus
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Suspect detained after shooting near University of California campus

LOS ANGELES: Police have taken a suspect into custody after he was reported to have reportedly opened fire near a university campus in the US state of California. The shooting took place near the Azusa Pacific University campus in the city of Azusa, Los Angeles County, at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, Xinhua news agency […]

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US to see rising ransomware incidents as terror attacks
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US to see rising ransomware incidents as terror attacks

Washington: Taking a tough stand on rising ransomware attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Department of Justice have declared to treat such cyber incidents as terrorist attacks. FBI Director Christopher Wray told The Wall Street Journal that the country faces a similar challenge to 9/11, and the bureau has identified nearly […]

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Joe Biden says jobs report raises case for government spending
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Joe Biden says jobs report raises case for government spending

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden portrayed May’s jobs report as a jumping-off point for more spending on infrastructure and education to continue growth – essentially an argument for his agenda. But employment data released on Friday also gives an indication of how much government aid can be given to the world’s largest economy. “We are on […]

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