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Lessons from 1918 Spanish flu: When mask laws triggered protests in US

August 09, 2020 8:31 pm

Then, as today, an intense debate had ensued over the utility and convenience of wearing masks. Citizens neglected the ordinance, showed defiance, and some also organised protests.

1.2 million seek US jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

August 06, 2020 7:27 pm

The new jobless claims were down by 249,000 from the previous week after rising for two straight weeks.

Explained: What's behind US GDP slide and why is China different

July 31, 2020 7:38 pm

The worrying news for the US is what economists seem to be widely projecting -- that the scale of this fall in the first quarter will be dwarfed by that in the second.

Record US economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

July 31, 2020 9:34 am

The economy’s collapse in the April-June quarter, stunning in its speed and depth, came as a resurgence of the viral outbreak has pushed businesses to close for a second time in many areas.

Coronavirus Global Updates, 28 July: 'Air passenger traffic won't return to pre-Covid levels until 2024'

July 28, 2020 10:36 pm

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: The world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the US government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.

US agency: Pandemic masks thwarting face recognition tech

July 28, 2020 10:46 am

A preliminary study published by a US agency on Monday found that even the best commercial facial recognition systems have error rates as high as 50% when trying to identify masked faces.

Coronavirus Global Updates, 27 July: Moderna's vaccine candidate moves into late-stage trial

July 27, 2020 8:53 pm

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: Australia’s Victoria state confirmed a record 532 new infections, Vietnam saw its first cases in more than three months, and North Korea locked down a city after it found a person who may be infected.

Flag lowered as US departs Chengdu consulate in China

July 27, 2020 9:50 am

The tit-for-tat closings marked a significant escalation in the tensions between the two countries over a range of issues, including trade, technology, security and human rights.

China accuses US of improperly entering Houston consulate

July 25, 2020 8:33 pm

The ministry gave no details, but US federal agents checked the consulate's doors and a locksmith was seen working on a lock Friday after Chinese diplomats left ahead of a 4 pm deadline to close.

India, US are close to quick trade deal: Piyush Goyal

July 22, 2020 7:31 am

Goyal, meanwhile, reiterated his views that the two countries should also look at a preferential trade agreement consisting 50-100 goods and services in order to “kickstart” a trade partnership.

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.