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US readies plan to vaccinate kids ages 5-11 against Covid-19

October 20, 2021 11:00 pm

FDA officials are reviewing the Pfizer/BioNTech application seeking authorization of its 2-dose vaccine for younger children, with its panel of outside advisers scheduled to weigh in on Oct. 26.

To set up Climate Change Cell, BMC to seek help from New York, Seattle, Berlin

October 16, 2021 7:54 am

The BMC's climate action plan will focus on adaptation and mitigation strategies by focusing on six areas.

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

September 22, 2021 12:07 pm

Health experts say the vast majority of the hospitalised and dead have been unvaccinated. While some vaccinated people have suffered breakthrough infections, those tend to be mild.

US targets 5 al-Qaeda operatives in Turkey with sanctions

September 17, 2021 12:41 pm

Treasury's designation of the men freezes any assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction and shuts them out of much of the global financial system. It is part of a long-running campaign against the support network for al-Qaeda.

US has 'surrendered' to Taliban, says Nikki Haley

August 23, 2021 9:16 am

Nikki Haley, who is seen as a 2024 presidential aspirant, has been a vocal critic of the Afghan policies of the Biden Administration.

US to erase student debt for those with severe disabilities

August 20, 2021 11:29 am

Starting in September, the Education Department will start erasing student debt for 323,000 Americans identified in Social Security records as being permanently disabled. All of the loans are expected to be discharged by the end of the year.

In a handful of American states, early data hint at a rise in breakthrough infections

August 18, 2021 11:02 am

The figures lend support to the view, widely held by officials in the Biden administration, that some Americans may benefit from booster shots in the coming months.

'Is there any way we can get out?': Afghans in US struggle to help relatives in Kabul

August 17, 2021 9:34 am

Some of the roughly 156,000 Afghans living in the United States are clamouring for Washington, which invaded Afghanistan in 2001, to take in more Afghans.

Delta heightens fears in an anxious return to classrooms

August 16, 2021 11:00 am

The delta crisis has also intensified and hardened political debates, particularly those over mask and vaccine mandates. These partisan battles pose their own kind of risk, threatening to overwhelm the public health messaging for students, parents and educators.

US sees Pakistan useful only for clearing mess in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

August 12, 2021 1:28 pm

Khan said that since the US decided to have a "strategic partnership" with India, Washington was treating Pakistan differently. Islamabad is unhappy that Biden has not spoken to Prime Minister Khan since he assumed the presidency in January.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PHOTOS

President Obama leaves for his landmark trip to India

January 27, 2015 10:42 am

Barack Obama will be the first US President to be a Chief Guest at Indian Republic Day.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VIDEOS

NYT Opinion | New! A hotline for racists

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Niecy Nash hosts a satirical infomercial advocating for people to stop calling 911 to harass black citizens and to call 1-844-WYT-FEAR instead.

Why some employees at Disney Land cannot pay their rent

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

They are struggling to get by and they’re fighting to pass a living wage ballot measure in California, they hope will change that.

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