April 15, 2021 00:40 (IST)
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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

As Biden sets new 9/11 withdrawal deadline, India invited to Afghan peace meet in Istanbul

India has been invited to an Afghanistan peace conference in Turkey to back up the slowed down negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Kabul government ahead of a delayed US withdrawal from that country, according to diplomatic sources.

US: Stun grenades, tear gas disperse crowd protesting against Minnesota shooting

Brooklyn Centre/UNI: The police at Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, U.S, used stun grenades and tear gas to vacant crowd protesting against the murder of an African American citizen.

Canada will not ‘hesitate’ to change AstraZeneca vaccine licensing if more issues emerge

Toronto/Sputnik: Canadian health regulators will not hesitate to change the terms of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine license if additional safety issues emerge, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said.

South China Sea issue: Philippines, US to start two-week joint military drills

Manila: The Philippine armed forces will hold joint exercises with hundreds of US soldiers over the next two weeks amid a conflict with China over the South China Sea issue, media reports said.

Canada: Ontario sees second-highest Covid single-day spike with 4,401 new infections

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario has been hit hard by 4,401 fresh cases of Covid-19, the second-highest single-day spike in the province despite public health units having logged a 9.5 per cent test positivity rate, one of the highest in the Canadian district.

US: One dead, three injured in Missouri convenience store shooting, says report

Washington/Sputnik: A shooting at a 24-hour convenience store in the US state of Missouri left one person dead and injured three others, media reports said.

Rohingyas are not only Bangladesh's responsibility: John Kerry

Dhaka/UNI: Former US Secretary of State and current President Joe Biden's climate envoy John Kerry on Friday praised Bangladesh for giving refuge to Rohingya's, saying they are not only Bangladesh's responsibility.

US, Philippines express concern over Chinese military presence in South China Sea

Washington/UNI: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Philippine counterpart, Teodoro Locsin Jr. have expressed concerns over the activities of Chinese military vessels in the South China Sea.

Russia to continue the practice of joint anti-terrorist exercises with Pakistan: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Moscow/Sputnik: Russia will continue the practice of joint anti-terrorist exercises with Pakistan to strengthen the republic's potential, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Pakistani newspaper The News International.

Japan, US to cooperate in attempts to stop climate change: Prime Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that he would join United States President Joe Biden in joint attempts to stop climate change. "I would like to jointly lead [such efforts with the United States]," the Japanese prime minister told a television program, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency.

Record of over 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in one day in US

Washington/Sputnik: More than 4 million coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in the United States over a 24-hour period, setting a new record, Dr Cyrus Shahpar, COVID-19 Data Director at the White House said on Saturday.

Ex-US diplomat charged with concealing financial ties to Chinese nationals:  Justice Dept

Washington/Sputnik: A former US diplomat has been charged for allegedly concealing his financial dealings with Chinese nationals, the Justice Department said in a press release.

US police chief says officer, suspect dead in attack on Capitol

Washington/Sputnik: Two individuals have died in the latest attack on the US Capitol, including the suspect and a police officer who was injured in the incident, acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said on Friday.

US police chief says officer, suspect dead in attack on Capitol

Washington/Sputnik:  Two individuals have died in the latest attack on the US Capitol, including the suspect and a police officer who was injured in the incident, acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said on Friday.

USCIRF condemns Chinese sanctions on Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony Perkins

Washington: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has strongly condemned the Chinese government’s sanctions on USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony Perkins, imposed in an apparent retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Chinese officials and for USCIRF’s consistent criticism of the Chinese Communist Party government’s atrocities against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang.