Teen dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting in Washington D.C.

Teen dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting in Washington D.C.

By Online Desk A 17-year-old died and 19 others were injured in a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday in Washington DC, the DC police department informed.  At 12:20 AM, multiple gunshots were fired in a social gathering at 3300 block of Dubois Place south east, injuring up to 20 people.  17-year-old Christopher Brown succumbed to his injuries in the hospital while another victim, an off-duty police officer, is in very serious condition. She is a 1st District Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Department who, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said, “is struggling…

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India, China under 'do not travel' category as per new advisory issued by US due amid COVID-19

India, China under 'do not travel' category as per new advisory issued by US due amid COVID-19

By ANI WASHINGTON: The United States has issued a fresh travel advisory for its citizens visiting foreign countries, including India and China, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. India has been placed under Level-4 category (Do not travel) — the highest in the advisory — while China, the epicentre of COVID-19, is also designated in the same category in view of the COVID-19 restrictions. “Travellers to India may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures and other emergency conditions within India due to COVID-19,” the State…

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43-year-old Indian-origin woman researcher killed while jogging in US

43-year-old Indian-origin woman researcher killed while jogging in US

By PTI HOUSTON: A 43-year-old Indian-origin woman researcher in the US was killed while she was out jogging and police have initiated a homicide investigation, according to media reports. According to the police, Sarmistha Sen, who was based in Plano city in the state of Texas, was randomly attacked and killed while jogging on August 1 near the Chisholm Trail Park. Her body was found lying in the creek-area near Legacy Drive and Marchman Way by a passer-by, according to a report in the WFAA.com. Sen, a mother of two…

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China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

By PTI BEIJING: China on Monday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S.  Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments follow the denial of a bail request in California for a university researcher accused of lying about her ties to China’s military and governing Communist Party to gain access to the United States.  Wang also criticized the Trump administration for imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country’s western Xinjiang region and on two officials for alleged human rights…

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More than 200 kids test positive for COVID-19 after attending overnight camp in US

More than 200 kids test positive for COVID-19 after attending overnight camp in US

By Online Desk More than 200 children have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an overnight camp in Georgia, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday.  “On June 23, a teenage staff member left camp A after developing chills the previous evening. The staff member was tested and reported a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2 the following day (June 24),” the CDC wrote in a release. Following this, officials sent campers home the very next day but the camp wasn’t shut down till three days later on June…

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US slaps sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's son

US slaps sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's son

By AFP WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, extending efforts to block funds for the war-torn country’s regime. Hafez al-Assad, 18, named after his grandfather, will not be allowed to travel or maintain assets in the United States, the State Department said. The designation was part of a second set of sanctions under the Caesar Act, a US law that took effect in June that aims never to normalize the Assad regime even as it succeeds in winning back most…

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Zimbabwe's ruling party calls US ambassador a 'thug'

Zimbabwe's ruling party calls US ambassador a 'thug'

By Associated Press HARARE: Zimbabwe’s ruling party has threatened the United States ambassador with expulsion, calling him a “thug” and accusing him of funding organisers of anti-government protests planned for Friday. Zimbabwe’s government in recent weeks has increasingly accused the US Embassy of supporting anti-government activists who are piling pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the economy collapses amid new allegations of corruption and human rights abuses. The embassy denies the accusations of meddling in local politics in the southern African country. Ruling ZANU-PF party spokesman Patrick Chinamasa on Monday said…

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Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks: US court rejects bail plea of accused Tahawwur Rana being sought by India

Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks: US court rejects bail plea of accused Tahawwur Rana being sought by India

By PTI WASHINGTON: A US court has rejected the USD 1.5 million bail application of Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, who has been declared a fugitive by India for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case, describing him a flight risk. Rana, 59, a childhood friend of David Coleman Headley, was re-arrested on June 10 in Los Angeles on an extradition request by India for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people, including six Americans, were killed. He is a declared fugitive in…

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Singaporean national pleads guilty to working as Chinese spy in US

Singaporean national pleads guilty to working as Chinese spy in US

By PTI WASHINGTON: A Singaporean national on Friday pleaded guilty to charges of being a spy of China, the US Department of Justice said. Jun Wei Yeo, also known as Dickson Yeo, entered a plea of guilty to one count of acting within the United States as an illegal agent of a foreign power without first notifying the attorney general. “The Chinese government uses an array of duplicity to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting Americans,” said US Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s National Security Division John C Demers. “Yeo…

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