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Severe Flooding Prompts Extensive Relief Effort in Guyana

Widespread flooding has inundated Guyana, swamping roads, homes and farmland throughout the small South American country. More than 6,900 households across the country have been severely affected by the flooding in the past several weeks, according to government estimates. One video taken from a boat shows water stretching for what appears to be miles along […]

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Pakistan Court Overturns Blasphemy Conviction of Christian Couple

A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence of a Christian couple in a blasphemy case, acquitting them for lack of evidence after they had spent seven years on death row, lawyers said. A lower court had sentenced Shafqat Emmanuel, a watchman at a factory, and his wife, Shagufta Kausar, to death in 2014 […]


Biden Narrows Infrastructure Request, but Hurdles Remain for Bipartisan Deal

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told reporters that the president had decided to focus in the negotiation on plans that “should be completely acceptable to a number of Republicans who said that they — they want to leave — their bottom line is they want to leave the 2017 tax law untouched.” She […]


Realme to Set Up 7 R&D Centres to Aid 5G Adoption, Confirms Realme GT and New Camera Flagship Launch

Realme has announced that the Realme GT 5G’s global launch will take place this month, in addition to the debut of a new Realme GT camera flagship phone in July. At its inaugural 5G summit earlier today, which was held in partnership with GSMA, Counterpoint Research and Qualcomm, the company also extensively spoke about 5G […]


Arizona Diamondbacks analyst Bob Brenly takes voluntary leave of absence, to undergo sensitivity training after comment

Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Bob Brenly said on Thursday that he will take a voluntary leave of absence from Bally Sports Arizona while he takes sensitivity training following his comment earlier this week about Marcus Stroman, which the New York Mets pitcher said had “racist undertones.” “I want to apologize again for my insensitive reference […]

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Biden Expands Trump-Era Ban on Investment in Chinese Firms Linked to Military

The new executive order is another case in which the Biden administration is building on a Trump-era China initiative. Mr. Biden has also kept tariffs on Chinese goods in place, as leverage in negotiations. In this case, Biden administration officials say they were acting partly to fix the executive order issued by President Donald J. […]

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Bidens mark first lady’s birthday with leisurely bike ride

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – President Joe Biden helped his wife celebrate her 70th birthday on Thursday with a leisurely bike ride. The president and Jill Biden – with a few Secret Service agents in tow – cycled the paved Cape Henlopen State Park trail near their Delaware beach home. Well-wishers hooted and greeted the first […]


Miami Heat’s Pat Riley says team needs downtime after exhausting year

MIAMI — Pat Riley has identified an immediate priority for the Miami Heat: Do absolutely nothing. After a nonstop year, that’s his requirement. There will be more than enough time for roster decisions, offseason workouts, preparing for the combine and draft even though Miami doesn’t currently have a pick, piecing together a summer league team […]

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U.S. Covid Vaccine Donations Will Go to ‘Wide Range’ of Nations

And the president has pledged to donate up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. But those doses, also made at the Emergent plant, are not authorized for domestic use and cannot be released to other countries until regulators deem them safe. If they are not cleared for release, Mr. Biden would have to agree […]

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US Lawmakers On Global Covid-19 Vaccine Sharing Plan: Rapid Action Needed

US said it will start sharing the first 25 million (2.5 crore) doses of Covid vaccines. (File) Washington: Top American lawmakers on Thursday welcomed the decision of the Joe Biden Administration to ship 25 million COVID-19 vaccines abroad, including India. “I welcome the news that the Biden Administration will be sending 25 million vaccine doses […]