United States of America: News

28 Dec 2022

New York City

US storm: Death toll reaches 62; thousands of flights canceled

The "blizzard of the century" ravaging the United States (US) has reportedly claimed the lives of 62 people.

27 Dec 2022

South Korea

South Korea records first death caused by brain-eating amoeba

South Korea registered its first death linked to Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, when a man in his 50s, who recently visited Thailand, died on Wednesday.

27 Dec 2022

South Korea

Imported sex dolls are no longer banned in South Korea

South Korea formally lifted a ban on the import of full-body adult sex dolls, Associated Press reported.

26 Dec 2022


China deploys 71 warplanes, 7 naval ships toward Taiwan: Report

China deployed seven ships and 71 warplanes toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of power, the latter's defense ministry said on Monday.

26 Dec 2022

New York City

US's ghastly Christmas: Blizzard kills 34; thousands left without electricity

A winter storm in parts of the eastern United States has left 34 people dead and caused a power outage affecting over a million at one time.

25 Dec 2022


US: Over 18 dead in bone-chilling storm on Christmas Eve

At least 18 people died in the United States (US) cold storm as the bone-chilling winter continues to wreak havoc on the country during the holiday season.

24 Dec 2022


US: 'Bomb cyclone' leads to power outages, disrupts holiday plans

Millions of Americans experienced bone-chilling temperatures, power outages, and canceled holiday get-togethers due to a winter storm, which weather forecasters termed a "bomb cyclone," adding it was almost unprecedented in its scope.

Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan marries for third time

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife Reham Khan announced on social media that she married actor and model Mirza Bilal Baig in a ceremony in the United States.

23 Dec 2022

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin says Russia wants to end war in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia wants to end the war in Ukraine, and suggested that the only way to achieve a peaceful outcome will involve a diplomatic resolution.

23 Dec 2022


TikTok confirms that parent company ByteDance spied on US journalists

An internal investigation by TikTok's parent ByteDance has revealed that some employees of the company accessed the user data of at least two US journalists and people connected with them.

23 Dec 2022


US: 'Bomb cyclone' threatens Christmas eve, affects thousands of flights

The weather departments in the US have issued warnings for an impending 'bomb cyclone' which is likely to spoil the holiday season by triggering a "once-in-a-generation" arctic storm.

21 Dec 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirms traveling to US, meeting Biden

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirms that he is on his way to the United States (US).

21 Dec 2022


Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states

Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.

20 Dec 2022


National Sangria Day 2022: Try these 5 flavorsome recipes today

December 20 marks National Sangria Day in the US.

20 Dec 2022

Donald Trump

Congressional panel probing Capitol riot recommends criminal charges against Trump

After an investigation into last year's US Capitol riots, a House of Representatives select committee unanimously recommended four criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

18 Dec 2022


Iran: Well-known actor Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after criticizing capital punishments

In a fresh crackdown on anti-government protesters, Iran arrested well-known actress Taraneh Alidoosti on Saturday for allegedly criticizing the death penalty against protesters who participated in a nationwide protest against Mahsa Amini's death, AFP reported.

16 Dec 2022


Meet Claudine Gay, Harvard University's first black president

Harvard University announced Claudine Gay, dean of the Arts and Science Faculty at the institute and a democracy scholar, as its new president on Thursday.

14 Dec 2022

India China Border

Here's how US reacted to India-China border clash in Arunachal

The United States (US) is closely following the situation between India and China after troops from both sides were involved in a clash on December 9 in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang sector.

12 Dec 2022


Anti-government protests: Iran executes second convict within a week

Iran reportedly executed a man convicted of killing two members of the security forces in public early on Monday.

06 Dec 2022

North Korea

North Korea fires 130 artillery shells as warning to Seoul

North Korea simultaneously fired around 130 artillery shells into a maritime buffer zone as a warning to the joint US-South Korea military drills conducted along its border.

05 Dec 2022


COVID man-made, leaked: US-based scientist who worked at Wuhan lab

In yet another sensational revelation, British tabloid The Sun quoted a US-based scientist saying that COVID-19 is a man-made virus and it was leaked from a government-run facility in China's Wuhan, where he worked.

04 Dec 2022


Stung by widespread protests, Iran to review decades-old hijab law

While Iran struggles to subdue the ongoing protests across the country on the dress code regulation that obliges females to cover their heads, the government stated it would review its decades-old law.

01 Dec 2022


Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

30 Nov 2022


China warned US officials against interfering in Indo-China matters: Pentagon

China has warned the officials of its arch-rival US to not interfere in its relationship with India, the Pentagon claimed in its annual report submitted to the US Congress.

29 Nov 2022


Mauna Loa, world's largest active volcano, erupts after 40 years

The world's biggest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupted in Hawaii for the first time since 1984.

26 Nov 2022

Russia-India Deal

West must live with India's stance on Russia-Ukraine war: Jaishankar

Amid criticism against India from European nations and the US over the purchase of Russian crude oil at discounted rates rather than condemning Moscow, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asserted the West "must live with India's stance on Ukraine."

'Hungry Couple' breaks record for speed-eating hot dogs and burritos

Eating one delicious frank is great but how about gorging on 18 flavorful franks in a few minutes?

23 Nov 2022

Shooting Incident

US: Shooting at Virginia Walmart store, up to 10 killed

Up to 10 people were killed and many others injured after a gunman opened fire inside a department store in Virginia, United States, on Tuesday night.

20 Nov 2022


US: Colorado gay nightclub shooting leaves 5 dead, 18 injured

At least five people died while 18 others were injured in a mass shooting incident inside a nightclub in Colorado, United States, Reuters reported on Sunday.

19 Nov 2022

Steve Jobs

Rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

The CEO and founder of the failed Silicon Valley start-up Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been given a sentence of over 11 years in jail for duping investors.

18 Nov 2022


Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes seeks leniency ahead of sentencing

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced former CEO of Theranos, is set to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of defrauding investors.

17 Nov 2022


US midterms polls: Republicans control House with narrow majority

The Republicans won back control of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, securing their dominance in the United States and giving conservatives the norms to thwart President Joe Biden's propaganda and launch probes.

16 Nov 2022

Donald Trump

US: Donald Trump launches presidential campaign for 2024 elections

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump officially declared his candidacy and launched his campaign for the 2024 presidential elections at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Tuesday night.

14 Nov 2022

Gun Shooting

US: 3 killed, 2 injured in Virginia University shooting

A student allegedly opened fire on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, US, leaving three people dead and two injured late Sunday, the university police said.

11 Nov 2022


US visa processing time set to drop significantly by mid-2023

On Thursday, a senior United States (US) embassy official said the wait for US visas is reportedly set to normalize by mid-2023.

09 Nov 2022

US Congress

US midterm election results: Tight contest between Democrats, Republicans

The counting of votes for the US midterm elections got underway on Wednesday, which will in turn decide the composition of the US Congress — the federal legislature.

08 Nov 2022

US Congress

US: Why are midterm elections crucial for President Joe Biden?

The midterm elections of the US scheduled for Tuesday are said to be crucial for the country's future and, more importantly, for President Joe Biden.

07 Nov 2022

Weird Stories

USA: Woman arrested for biting boyfriend over an adult toy

The world is a funny place and what makes it so are some really bizarre cases that keep happening time and again.

07 Nov 2022


Russia-Ukraine war: US official holds confidential talks with Putin aides

United States President Joe Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan held confidential talks in recent months with close aides of Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate nuclear tensions amid Russia-Ukraine war, reported Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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