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Two killed in US parking lot shooting

WASHINGTON: Two people were killed and two others injured after a shooting at a parking lot in Indianapolis, the capital of the US state of Indiana, police said. Police officers responded to a report of shots fired just after 2 a.m., on Saturday where they found four people shot, Xinhua news agency reported. One man…

US to treat growing ransomware incidents as terror attacks

WASHINGTON: Taking a tough stand on growing ransomware attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and US Justice Department have announced to treat such cyber incidents as terror attacks. Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, told The Wall Street Journal that the country is facing a similar challenge like 9/11, and the Bureau has identified…

Kamala Harris reaches Guatemala after switching planes due to technical

WASHINGTON DC: US Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday (local time) arrived in Guatemala after some technical issues with her plane, which caused a minor delay in her first international trip as vice president. “The vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, arrived in Guatemala this Sunday to begin a work tour that includes…

3 dead in US graduation party shooting

MIAMI: At least three people were killed and multiple others injured during a shooting at a graduation party in Miami-Dade County located in the US state of Florida, police said. A barrage of gunfire broke out in Kendall at around 2 a.m. on Sunday when two cars pulled up into a strip mall where a…

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 173

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.72 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 173,197,944 and…

Global travellers pick up numerous genes that promote microbial resistance

WASHINGTON: Carried like stowaways in the guts of international travellers, new and potentially deadly strains of antimicrobial-resistant superbugs may be coming to a community near you, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew that international travel was contributing to the rapid global increase…

US may miss July 4 deadline to inoculate adults due

WASHINGTON: The slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate is worrying experts that the US may miss July 4 deadline to inoculate 70 per cent of its adult population. US officials are warning against complacency and states are ramping up measures to encourage reluctant residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine to achieve the vaccination goal set by President…

Suspect detained after gunshot near California university campus

LOS ANGELES: A suspect was taken into custody by police after a reported gunshot near a university campus in the US state of California, authorities said. The shooting near the campus of the Azusa Pacific University in the City of Azusa, Los Angeles County, took place reportedly at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, reports Xinhua…

Taliban warns departing US against new bases in region

ISLAMABAD: The Taliban on Wednesday warned the departing US military against setting up bases in the region, and Pakistan vowed no American bases will be allowed on its territory. Pakistan also said drone strikes from Pakistani territory were also a non-starter. The statements come amid speculation the United States, as it withdraws the last of…

US, China trade negotiators hold trade talks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: US and Chinese trade negotiators on Thursday held talks over the two countries’ ongoing trade dispute for the first time since American President Joe Biden took office in January. The new US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and China’s Vice Premier Liu He spoke on Thursday, both sides have confirmed in separate statements. “The…