136 congressmen, 30 senators seek reversal of Trump admin’s decision on international students

WASHINGTON: A group of 136 US Democratic congressmen and 30 senators, including Indian-origin Kamala Harris, has urged the Trump administration to reverse its “cruel” order that bars international students from staying…

Texas hits record with 105 new COVID-19 deaths in single-day

HOUSTON: Texas has reported more than 100 new coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time making this the deadliest week so far of the COVID-19 pandemic while newly…

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

TOKYO: Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched on Thursday for more people missing in the…

UN Council rejects Russia bid to limit Syrian aid deliveries

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution that would have cut back the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest to just one…

Australia state locks out people from virus spot

CANBERRA:  An Australian state has closed its doors to people fleeing the second lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Thursday that a number of…

Brazil’s president says hydroxychloroquine to cure his virus

RIO JANEIRO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been…

Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

AUSTIN(US): Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in March.…

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead

TOKYO: Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides, and destroying houses…

Trump admin’s policy change on global students misguided: US varsities, lawmakers

WASHINGTON: Several Congressmen and top American educational institutions decried the Trump administration’s policy change that will require international students in the US with an F-1 visa to take at least one…

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

WASHINGTON: As much as USD 273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election…

US thanks India for hosting Dalai Lama since 1959

WASHINGTON: The US has thanked India for hosting the Dalai Lama since 1959 as the world commemorated the 85th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama has been living…

France: Macron ousts security chief after police protests

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron ousted his top security official Monday following protests over police brutality, as part of a government shakeup aimed at focusing on France’s post-pandemic economic recovery…

Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

MIAMI: Hospitals rapidly approached capacity in Florida and Texas, and the Miami area closed restaurants again Monday because of the surging coronavirus, as the US emerged from a Fourth of…

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

TOKYO: Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued. More than 75,000 residents…

Hot-spot Arizona reaches ICU capacity of 91%

PHOENIX: Arizona has reached new peaks in hospitalizations and emergency room visits, indicating the state is only intensifying as a coronavirus hot spot. State health officials say the capacity of…

Opponents of 5G networks set fire to Cyprus’ mobile antennas

NICOSIA: A small group of people who oppose 5G mobile telephone technology is likely responsible for arson attacks against four mobile telephone antenna installations in Cyprus’ coastal town of Limassol, a…

Protesters return to St Louis area where couple drew guns

ST LOUIS (US):  Several hundred protesters made a peaceful return trip Friday to the St Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an…

At Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to ‘defame’ heroes

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL(US):  Speaking to a largely maskless crowd at Mount Rushmore, President Donald Trump said Friday that protesters have waged a merciless campaign to wipe out our history…

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

WASHINGTON: Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but stopped short of requiring them to do so. The officials also recommended…

Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown

WASHINGTON: Congress has approved a bill rebuking China over its crackdown in Hong Kong amid protests against a strict “national security” law that outlaws so-called subversive or terrorist acts, as well…