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US announces $174 mn aid to 64 countries including $2.9 mn to India

March 28, 2020 7:24 am

In South Asia, the State Department is providing $1 million in health funding to help it strengthen monitoring and better prepare communities to identify potential outbreaks.

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

March 16, 2020 10:13 am

The death toll in the United States climbed to 64, while infections passed 3,200.

The man with 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer just donated them

March 16, 2020 10:01 am

Matt Colvin, an Amazon seller outside Chattanooga, Tennessee, helped volunteers from a local church load two-thirds of his stockpile of hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes into a box truck for the church to distribute to people in need.

'Take it easy. Just relax': President Donald Trump tells Americans to stop hoarding

March 16, 2020 10:58 am

President Donald Trump called on people to stop hoarding groceries and other supplies as one of the nation's most senior public health officials urged Americans to act with more urgency.

Donald Trump says he will be tested for coronavirus ‘fairly soon’

March 14, 2020 10:25 am

Would Trump, 73, be tested after interacting with a Brazilian official who tested positive for the virus just days after meeting with him in Florida?

Donald Trump says coronavirus will 'go away' as pressure grows for economic relief

March 11, 2020 8:58 am

About three quarters of US states now have confirmed cases of COVID-19 with over 800 Americans infected, Washington state's governor warned of tens of thousands more cases without "real action".

Joe Biden Wins Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri

March 11, 2020 8:33 am

Joe Biden’s victories came against a backdrop of unexpected instability in the economy and widespread fear about the coronavirus as a growing threat to public health.

Despite coronavirus risk, 2020 hopefuls keep up campaigns for now

March 09, 2020 1:05 pm

The US death toll from coronavirus has climbed to at least 21, with all but three victims in Washington state, while the number of infections swelled to more than 500.

For Donald Trump, coronavirus proves to be an enemy he can’t tweet away

March 09, 2020 9:27 am

Donald Trump, who is at his strongest politically when he has a human enemy to attack, has seemed less certain of how to take on an invisible killer.

Tornadoes kill at least 25 in Tennessee on Super Tuesday, crews search for missing

March 04, 2020 9:14 am

Governor William Lee told an afternoon news conference the death toll was expected to rise as search-and-rescue crews combed through collapsed buildings and rubble for missing people.


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).


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

November 01, 2018 8:20 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

August 06, 2018 4:07 am

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

July 06, 2018 1:13 pm


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.