January 23, 2022 10:35 (IST)
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At 3.33 lakh new Covid-19 infections, India witnesses marginal drop in cases from yesterday | New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls off her wedding after new Covid rules amid Omicron rise | PM Modi pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary | Gandhi's favourite 'Abide By Me' hymn dropped from Republic Day Beating Retreat Ceremony | Akhilesh Yadav to contest UP elections from family stronghold Karhal

US breaks daily COVID-19 cases record again

Washington/UNI/Xinhua: The United States set a new record high of over 640,000 daily COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to latest data of Johns Hopkins University.

US: Airplane crashes in San Diego County, no survivors found

San Diego: An airplane crashed in El Cajon area of Southern California on Monday which left no survivor, media reports said.

US waives in-person interviews for H-1B, other visa applicants in 2022: State Dept

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States will waive the in-person interview requirement for a range of visa applicants during the entire year in 2022, including for H-1B workers and students, the US State Department said in a press release.

Harvard professor convicted for being linked with China, says US dept

Washington: The former head of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was convicted by a federal jury in connection with lying to federal authorities about his affiliation with the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s Thousand Talents Program and the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China's Wuhan, as well as failing to report income he received from WUT.

Canada registers first single-day increase of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Ottawa/UNI/Xinhua: Canada reported 10,621 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the first increase of over 10,000 cases in a single day since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in February 2020.

White House staff member, who contacted Joe Biden Dec 17, tests positive for COVID-19: Psaki

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: A White House employee who contacted US President Joe Biden on December 17 has tested positive for COVID-19, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

US Congress passes bill banning imports from China's Xinjiang region

Washington: The US Congress recently passed a bill which will require  companies to prove that goods imported from China's Xinjiang region were not produced with forced labour, media reports said.

Joe Biden says Omicron variant spreading in US, 'going to increase'

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden warned on Thursday that the coronavirus Omicron variant has begun spreading in the United States.

Pentagon says that no US troops will be punished for Afghan drone strike

Washington/UNI: US officials have said that they will not punish any of the American troops or officials involved in the drone strike that killed 10 people in Afghanistan in August earlier this year, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

US president Joe Biden offers federal assistance to Kentucky, other states hit by deadly tornadoes

Washington/IBNS: United States President Joe Biden has assured that the federal government will extend all possible help to the central areas of the country torn by the deadly tornadoes which claimed more than 70 lives in Kentucky alone.

Joe Biden declares state of emergency in US's Kentucky after deadly tornado: White House

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency in Kentucky where a deadly storm killed dozens of people.

US: At least 70 dead as storm rips Kentucky, says Guv Andy Beshear

At least 70 people are feared dead in the tornadoes that ripped Kentucky and the death toll may exceed 100, Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said.

Canada announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Ottawa/IBNS: The Canadian government has launched a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

US diplomats to boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics: White House

Washington: The US government will not send an official US delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a protest against China's 'ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses ',White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Monday.

Austin says US ready to support Taiwan in face of with China’s military rise

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: China is rapidly strengthening its nuclear capabilities, but Washington is prepared for competition and will also work on supporting Taiwan’s ability to defend itself, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.