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Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

February 26, 2021 9:33 pm

If cleared for emergency use, the J&J vaccine would offer a one-dose option that could help speed vaccinations, tamp down a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. and stay ahead of a mutating virus.

US president believes it's important to modernise immigration system: White House

February 26, 2021 9:47 am

Biden has revoked a policy issued by his predecessor during the COVID-19 pandemic that blocked many Green Card applicants from entering the US, a move that will benefit many Indians working in America on the H-1B visa.

Honduran president says U.S. probe of his alleged drug ties could scuttle cooperation with Washington

February 25, 2021 11:29 am

U.S. prosecutors, in a federal court filing in New York on Feb. 5, said Hernandez used Honduran law enforcement here and military officials to protect drug traffickers as part of a plan “to use drug trafficking to help assert power and control in Honduras.”

US President Joe Biden to sign executive order to address global computer chip shortage

February 24, 2021 10:00 pm

The scarcity, exacerbated by the pandemic, will be the subject when Biden meets with a bipartisan group of US lawmakers on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

He had to drop out of college. Then he gave it $20 million

February 24, 2021 12:49 pm

He was quickly promoted into management and ultimately worked his way into the company’s executive suite, serving as its senior vice president for U.S. operations as well as a director.

Biden admin reverts to 2008 version of citizenship test

February 24, 2021 10:35 am

The new process comes into effect on March 1, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in a press release on Monday.

Biden declares 'America is back' in welcome words to allies

February 20, 2021 1:30 pm

Without mentioning Donald Trump's name once in his speech, Biden mixed talk of a reinvigorated democratic alliance with a rebuke of his predecessor's approach, a message warmly received by Western allies.

US unwinds Trump 'remain in Mexico' program, mulls flights for asylum seekers

February 20, 2021 11:41 am

President Joe Biden pledged during his campaign that he would immediately rescind the Trump policy, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), under which more than 65,000 mostly Central American asylum seekers were denied entry and sent back across the border pending court hearings.

U.S. extends travel restrictions at land borders with Canada, Mexico through March 21

February 20, 2021 11:07 am

The new 30-day extension is the first announced under President Joe Biden and comes as the White House has been holding meetings about potentially tightening requirements for crossing at U.S. land borders in North America, officials said.

Biden administration designates Russian ship as helping to build Nord Stream 2 pipeline

February 20, 2021 10:03 am

The State Department said in a report to Congress that the Russian ship, the Fortuna, and its owner, KVT-RUS, had been designated, a process that starts new sanctions, two lawmakers said.

UNITED STATES PHOTOS

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Lights for Liberty: Thousands protest Trump immigration policies in Chicago

July 15, 2019 11:23 am

The protesters at Saturday's march belted chants critical of President Donald Trump and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Many of them carried placards with messages including "No kids in cages" and "Abolish ICE."

Donald Trump celebrates 4th of July with massive military parade

July 05, 2019 12:44 pm

President Donald Trump titled this year's independence day celebration as 'Salute to America', honoring service branches of the US. He had promised military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July celebration in Washington.

Every day is Memorial Day: US honors fallen heros at Arlington Cemetery

May 29, 2019 9:04 am

Memorial Day originated in the years following the civil war and it became an official federal holiday in 1971. This year, it was observed on May 27.

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

December 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

A day in the life of a migrant caravan in Mexico

November 02, 2018 1:11 pm

Trump, who campaigned against illegal immigration to win the 2016 US presidential vote, has seized on this caravan in the run-up to the Nov. 6 mid-term congressional elections, firing up support for his Republican Party.

9/11 terror attack: US remembers victims on 17th anniversary

September 13, 2018 6:40 am

Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others expected at Tuesday's anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center.

Nikki Haley visits Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

June 28, 2018 3:23 pm

The US envoy Nikki Haley on Thursday morning visited Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Central Baptist Church in Delhi.

US observes 14th anniversary of 9/11 attack; President Obama pays homage to victims

September 11, 2015 9:22 pm

Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and others observed a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday (September 11).

UNITED STATES VIDEOS

Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.

The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.

News in Numbers: Skilled migration from India to US

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

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Man killed by unidentified persons in U.S.

January 13, 2016 12:18 pm

Gujarat, Jan 13 (ANI): An Indian was allegedly shot dead by unidentified men near a school in Virginia in the United States. The victim, Harshad Patel, belonged to Anand district of Gujarat.The family members were in shock after hearing the news of Harshad’s death. He was living in the U.S. for 21 years. Harshad was shot at when he was closing his convenience store. He was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The family members sought strict action from the government. Harshad is survived by his wife and two daughters. The United States police is investigating the matter.

Students deported from US 'held' at Hyderabad airport for eight hours: Mahmood Ali

January 11, 2016 9:16 am

Hyderabad, Jan 11 (ANI): Deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali on Monday said the students deported from the United States were held at the Hyderabad airport for eight hours due to some paperwork. Ali said the immigration officials informed him that the students had sought admissions to alleged blacklisted universities and hence were deported. He further stated that he instructed the airport authorities to free the students, saying they had already faced a lot of humiliation in the US.

US charges three in massive hack attack

November 12, 2015 4:04 pm

Three men, including two Israelis, have been charged in the US with offences linked to a computer hacking and fraud scheme dating back to 2007.