After US, India has done most Covid-19 tests, says White House

[ad_1] After the US, which has carried out a record 42 million Covid-19 tests, India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, the White House has said. More than 3.5 million people have tested positive with the coronavirus and 138,000 died in the US. Globally, more than 13.6 million have tested […]

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Trump administration exempts European students from Covid travel restrictions

[ad_1] Foreign students coming from Europe are exempt from a travel ban the United States imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the US State Department told congressional offices on Thursday. The State Department also told lawmakers that it would offer exemptions for some au pairs and family members of visa holders in the United States, […]

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US backs ASEAN on South China Sea, challenges China’s predatory world view

[ad_1] By calling China’s claims to off-shore resources in South China Sea (SCS) unlawful and championing a “free and open Indo-Pacific”, the United States has reversed its perceived “isolationist” policy and has reaffirmed its strong commitment to its ASEAN partners and key allies Japan and Australia. The statement on “US Position on Maritime Claims in […]

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Protests erupt against police brutality in Pennsylvania

[ad_1] Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police released a much longer surveillance video of the incident that showed the officer putting his knee on the man’s […]

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Majority of US firms in Hong Kong concerned about security law, says report

[ad_1] A majority of US companies in Hong Kong surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) are concerned about the sweeping new national security law in the global financial hub, with a third looking to move assets or business longer-term. The legislation, which punishes secession subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up […]

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WHO registers another highest one-day jump with over 230,000 Covid-19 cases

[ad_1] The World Health Organization has reported another record in the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, at over 230,000. The UN health agency said Sunday the United States again topped the list among countries, with more than 66,000 cases recorded. The figures don’t necessarily account for delays in […]

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in coronavirus cases

[ad_1] Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of […]

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UN fails for a second time to agree on extending humanitarian aid to Syria

[ad_1] A divided UN Security Council failed for a second time Friday to agree on extending humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest from Turkey as the current UN mandate was ending, leaving nearly 3 million people at risk of losing aid. Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backed by the 13 other […]

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Homeland Security gets new role under Prez Trump’s monument order

[ad_1] Protesters who have clashed with authorities in the Pacific Northwest are not just confronting local police. Some are also facing off against federal officers whose presence reflects President Donald Trump’s decision to make cracking down on “violent mayhem” a federal priority. The Department of Homeland Security has deployed officers in tactical gear from around […]

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