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US to pump in $3bn more to develop antiviral drugs against Covid
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Biden administration has announced plans to invest more than $3 billion to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of antiviral drugs to combat Covid-19.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
US state identifies 64 Covid cases of Delta variant
Chicago, June 18 (IANS) The Department of Public Health in the US state of Illinois has identified 64 cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Plasma therapy boosts survival in Covid patients with blood cancers
New York, June 18 (IANS) Administering convalescent plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients can dramatically improve likelihood of survival among blood cancer patients hospitalised with the deadly virus, according to a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Guterres calls for debt relief extension for middle-income nations
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for debt relief extension for middle-income countries, which account for more than half of the world body's 193 member states, to recover in the wake of the global Covid crisis.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google opens its first ever retail store in NY
New York, June 18 (IANS) Taking a cue from Apple, Google has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar store with hardware products on display and much more in the city of New York.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
US House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq war authorisation
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Democratic-led US House of Representatives has voted to repeal the 2002 authorisation for the Iraq War, an effort to curb presidential war powers.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,International
US SC dismisses lawsuit by Republican-led states, upholds Obamacare
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican-led states seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), upholding former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US initial jobless claims rise to highest level in a month
Washington, June 18 (IANS) After hitting pandemic lows, initial unemployment claims in the US unexpectedly rose to 412,000 last week, marking the highest level in a month, the Labour Department reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 177mn
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Vietnam reports record high daily new Covid-19 cases
Hanoi, June 18 (IANS) Vietnam reported 515 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the highest daily increase since the pandemic hit the country last year, according to its Ministry of Health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pfizer's arthritis drug can cut death risk in severe Covid patients
New York, June 17 (IANS) An arthritis drug -- Tofacitinib -- developed by US biopharmaceutical Pfizer has shown to be effective in reducing the risk of death or respiratory failure in hospitalised adult patients with Covid-19 pneumonia who were not on ventilation, according to a study.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
US to buy 200 mn more doses of Moderna's Covid shot
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The US will buy an additional 200 million doses of Moderna's Covid vaccine in anticipation that its citizens may require booster shots, media reports said.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Diana Ross' first album in 15 years set for Sept release
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Diana Ross has shared details of her first album in 15 years, titled "Thank You".
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wildfire in US state forces evacuation of hundreds
Washington, June 17 (IANS) A wildfire, dubbed Robertson Draw Fire, is raging near Red Lodge, a small town in the US state of Montana with over 2,000 residents, forcing 450 of them to be evacuated.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Study says Covid cases detected in US earlier than previously reported
Washington, June 17 (IANS) A new study by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has suggested that Covid-19 cases were detected in the country earlier than previously reported.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US House votes to make Juneteenth federal holiday
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The Democrat-led House of Representatives has voted to make June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres calls for full respect of Israel-Hamas ceasefire
United Nations, June 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the full respect of the ceasefire agreed between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement which brought an end to the 11-day bloodshed in Gaza Strip late last month.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 176.9mn
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.83 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Big Tech critic Lina Khan begins stint as Biden's FTC chief
New York, June 17 (IANS) Legal scholar and antitrust crusader Lina Khan has begun her term as the Joe Biden administrations top federal regulator overseeing industry competition, consumer protection and digital privacy at a time when Big Tech is coming under fire at home and abroad for market dominance riding primarily on behavioural data extraction at scale.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russia edge out Finland 1-0 for first win in Euro 2020
St. Petersburg (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Russia wrapped up their first win in Group B of Euro 2020, beating Finland by a solitary goal from Aleksey Miranchuk here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow has moved away from hyper-sexualisation
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson says she is happy that her Marvel Cinematic Universe avatar Natasha Romanoff, as well as her superhero alter ego Black Widow, has moved away from the "hyper-sexualisation" which defined it when she first essayed the role in the 2010 blockbuster "Iron Man 2".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Dwayne Johnson reacts to 46 per cent respondents rooting for him to be US President
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) WWE champion-turned Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson says it is time for him to "humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn" when 46 per cent Americans favour the idea of having him as President of the United States.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ewan McGregor to play George Mallory in 'Everest'
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is all set to play the late British mountaineering legend George Mallory in the upcoming adventure drama "Everest".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Monoclonal antibody therapy cuts death risk in Covid-19 patients by 20%
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Administering monoclonal antibody therapy in severe Covid-19 patients, who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own, can reduce the risk of death by 20 per cent, according to results of a clinical trial.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Vietnam logs 423 new Covid cases
Hanoi, June 16 (IANS) Vietnam on Wednesday reported 423 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the total tally to 11,635, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 23% people to have lasting post-Covid symptoms: Study
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Among all patients infected with the coronavirus disease, more than 23 per cent continued to suffer from one or more health issues even a month after being diagnosed with Covid-19, according to a large study.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
US watchdog to review of NIH grants, funding to Wuhan lab
Washington, June 16 (IANS) The US federal government investigators have announced plans to launch a review into how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) manages and monitors its grant programme, which also includes funding to controversial 'gain of function' research at China's Wuhan lab, media reports said.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Moderna, protein-based Covid jabs safe for use in kids
New York, June 16 (IANS) Moderna's mRNA Covid vaccine and a protein-based shot is safe for use in young children and offers strong immunity response, with no adverse effects, according to a research on baby rhesus macaques.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 176.5mn
Washington, June 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.81 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
US Covid-19 deaths cross 600,000
New York, June 16 (IANS) Six hundred thousand. Americas coronavirus death toll topped the 600,000 mark Tuesday, even as an aggressive nationwide vaccination drive has crushed daily caseloads and pulled the country back to a place where it can look forward to summer as usual and even Independence Day celebrations in pre-pandemic style.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Owen Wilson recalls his first reaction to his character Mobius in 'Loki'
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood actor Owen Wilson has opened up on his first reaction to his role of Agent Mobius in the web series "Loki".
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Covid-19 deaths top 600,000: Johns Hopkins University
New York, June 16 (IANS) The US reached the grim milestone of 600,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kim Kardashian glows in neon bikini
Los Angeles, June 15 (IANS) Kim Kardashian's Tuesday post on Instagram sees the Reality TV star flaunting her curves in a tiny neon green bikini.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Multiple wildfires rage across Arizona
Phoenix, June 15 (IANS) Multiple wildfires were raging across the US state of Arizona, and authorities have warned of very high fire danger this week due to hot temperatures and thunderstorms.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
California braces for this yr's 1st major heatwave
Los Angeles, June 15 (IANS) California is bracing for its first major heatwave of the year this week and the extreme drought conditions could cause more wildfires, authorities have warned.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Chemical plant explosion in US state prompts evacuation
Chicago, June 15 (IANS) An explosion at a chemical plant in the US state of Illinois has prompted mandatory evacuations, according to local authorities.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 176mn
Washington, June 15 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.80 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Slovakia upset Poland 2-1 in Euro 2020
St Petersburg, June 15 (IANS) Slovakia started their first major tournament with a win after shocking an uninspired Poland 2-1 through Milan Skriniar's second half winner in their Group E curtain raiser in Saint Petersburg on Monday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Biden eyes to fortify Turkey relations in first meet with Erdogan
Washington, June 14 (IANS) In a bid to stabilise the troubled ties with Turkey, US President Joe Biden is heading to his first face-to-face meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid spiked suicide attempts in teenage girls by 51%: US CDC
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Suicide attempts by teenage girls in the US rose by 51 per cent during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Chris Hemsworth to Chris Evans on 40th b'day: You'll always be number 1 in my book
Los Angeles, June 14 (IANS) Hollywood's "Thor" Chris Hemsworth wished Chris Evans on his 40th birthday, saying the "Captain America" star would always be "number one" in his book.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US state sees more deaths than births for 1st time due to Covid
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US state of Montana witnessed more deaths than births for the first time since data collection began in 1908.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vaxxinity's new Covid jab tech will also treat Alzheimer's
Washington, June 14 (IANS) US biotech company Vaxxinity is developing a novel coronavirus vaccine using synthetic proteins, which can also help treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the media reported.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US workers quitting jobs at highest rate in decades
Washington, June 14 (IANS) More Americans are quitting their jobs than at any other time in at least two decades, which added challenges to companies trying to keep up with the economic recovery, a media report said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175.8mn
Washington, June 14 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 175.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.79 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Biden congratulates Israel's new PM Bennett in phone call
Washington, June 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on has offered congratulations to Naftali Bennett after he was sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Kate Moss training to be a tattoo artist
Los Angeles, June 14 (IANS) Model Kate Moss has revealed that she has been taking lessons from her tattoo artist friend Daniel Casone, as she wants to go to Glastonbury to ink people.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Covid: Common diabetes drug may help treat lung inflammation
New York, June 13 (IANS) Blood sugar-lowering drug Metformin can prevent pulmonary or lung inflammation, a major factor in Covid-19 severity and mortality, researchers have found in studies of mice infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Here's how to build a resilient team at the workplace
New York, June 13 (IANS) Find it hard to manage your team? Encouraging employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change can build teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Science/Tech
Nicki Minaj, son twin in new photos on social media
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj posted a picture on social media where she and her son can be seen colour coordinated in white outfits.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz