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Record-breaking ‘pressure-cooker’ heatwave hits Canada, US northwest

New York: A "pressure-cooker" heatwave that's broken temperature records twice in 48 hours in the US northwest and western Canada is being mirrored across large parts of the northern hemisphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

US, UK fund for reducing Bangladesh river pollution

The USA and the UK have co-founded a USD 297,000 advocacy project to reduce pollution caused by different rivers in Bangladesh’s Dhaka district.

COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations soar among youth in Americas: WHO Regional Director

Washington/Sputnik: Hospitalizations and deaths of younger people are surging as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across Latin America and the Caribbean, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday.

US regulator to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds next week: Reports

Washinton/Sputnik: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, The New York Times reported, citing federal officials.

US extends face mask mandate for public transportation until September 13: TSA

Washington/Sputnik: The US Transportation Security Administration said on Friday that it has extended the face mask mandate for public transportation until September 13.

Indian-American Congressmen assure help to India in Covid crisis

Congressman Ami Bera, Democrat from California and a physician by training, said he will work to ensure assistance to India to fight the covid disaster.  Representative Bera is the longest-serving Indian-American Member of Congress and also serves on the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans.

Will send raw material urgently required to manufacture Covishield: US tells India

New Delhi: The United States has identified sources of specific raw material urgently required for Indian manufacture of the Covishield vaccine that will immediately be made available for India, officials said on Sunday.

US to help Sri Lanka improve plastic waste management

Washignton: The United States will provide funds to Sri Lanka to improve its plastic waste management system, to reduce waste flows to the ocean, reported Economynext. The funds will come through USAID.

India’s clean energy partnership with US to show world how to align climate action, development

The India-US climate partnership launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden aims to show the world how to combine rapid action against climate change with economic development, according to a joint statement by the two countries.

US, China agree to work together to tackle climate crisis: Joint Statement

Washington/UNI: China and the United States have agreed to cooperate on the issue of climate change, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua said in a joint statement after their Shanghai talks.

India surpasses Brazil with 1.35 crore overall cases of Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst hit country globally in terms of Covid-19 infections as the South Asian nation bears the brunt of a second wave of the deadly virus owing to crowded election rallies in several states, religious festivals and relaxed attitudes by the people.

US phase 3 trial data shows 79% vaccine efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19: AstraZeneca

Ontario/IBNS: Advanced trial data from a US study on AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine showed it is 79 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and was 100 per cent effective in halting severe disease and hospitalization, said AstraZeneca in a statement on Monday.

US scientist says rollout of Covid-19 vaccine is India's gift to the world

A top American scientist has said the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine is "India's gift" to the world in combating coronavirus.

Fully vaccinated people can gather indoor without masks and social distancing: US medical body

Washington/IBNS: People who are fully vaccinated can visit others indoor without wearing masks or staying six feet apart, US's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its new guidance issued on Monday.

US: Coronavirus deaths nearing 500,000 a year after pandemic outbreak

Washington/UNI: Roughly one year since the first known death by the COVID-19 in the United States, an unfathomable toll is nearing -- the loss of half a million people, which meant that more Americans have perished from COVID-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined, reported The New York Times.