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NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

Pamela Anderson uninstalls 'brain controlling' social media from her life

28 Jan 2021

Pamela Anderson uninstalls 'brain controlling' social media from her life

Pamela Anderson has taken a decision that might be good for her well-being but really bad for her fans across all age groups.

Macaulay Culkin approves netizens' demand for Trump-less 'Home Alone 2'

17 Jan 2021

Macaulay Culkin approves netizens' demand for Trump-less 'Home Alone 2'

Macaulay Culkin, the child-star from the Home Alone franchise, has taken a dig at an unexpected co-actor.

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

16 Jan 2021

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

Brian Littrell, one part of the most popular pop boy band of the '90s, Backstreet Boys, has earned himself a controversy.

Twitter takes down China's 'baby-making machines' tweet on Uighur women

10 Jan 2021

Twitter takes down China's 'baby-making machines' tweet on Uighur women

On the morning of January 7, the Chinese Embassy in the United States wrote a post on Twitter demeaning Uighur women.

The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration

07 Jan 2021

The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration

Many top faces of Hollywood lashed out at US President Donald Trump and his sympathizers for the shocking Capitol riot that happened on Wednesday.

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

22 Dec 2020

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the Legion of Merit to PM Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of the two countries and the emergence of India as a global power.

Trump wants Supreme Court to overturn Pennsylvania election results

21 Dec 2020

Trump wants Supreme Court to overturn Pennsylvania election results

US President Donald Trump continued with efforts to overturn the results of the November 3 election, saying they had filed a new petition with the Supreme Court.

Jim Carrey quits playing SNL's Joe Biden, Alex Moffat succeeds

20 Dec 2020

Jim Carrey quits playing SNL's Joe Biden, Alex Moffat succeeds

Funnyman par excellence Jim Carrey has quit his job of playing Democrat President-elect Joe Biden.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo accused of sexually harassing former aide

14 Dec 2020

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo accused of sexually harassing former aide

A former aide of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

12 Dec 2020

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for its mass rollout across the United States.

Netflix renews Steve Carell-starrer comedy 'Space Force' for second season

16 Nov 2020

Netflix renews Steve Carell-starrer comedy 'Space Force' for second season

You see him on screen with his poker face on, you wait for him to give you the chance to laugh.

US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days

14 Nov 2020

US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days

American authorities have given ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, additional time to divest the popular short-video platform's business to resolve national security concerns raised by the Trump administration.

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

14 Nov 2020

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

Refusing to concede defeat for days now, US President Donald Trump came closest ever to accepting his fate on Friday, by blurting that "time will tell" if he remains at the helm of the most powerful nation or not.

US: TikTok goes to court against President Trump's divestiture order

11 Nov 2020

US: TikTok goes to court against President Trump's divestiture order

Running out of time, courtesy of an order passed by US President Donald Trump, TikTok has approached a US Appeals Court. On August 14, the President had directed TikTok's parent company ByteDance to divest TikTok within 90 days — the deadline ends on Thursday.

How Trump administration is making Joe Biden's transition difficult?

10 Nov 2020

How Trump administration is making Joe Biden's transition difficult?

US President Donald Trump's ouster from the White House will be far from seamless, as his tweets on the election results have confirmed.

President-elect Joe Biden seeks to unite US in victory speech

08 Nov 2020

President-elect Joe Biden seeks to unite US in victory speech

United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, after winning the 2020 elections.

#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

06 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

In what comes as a huge setback for incumbent US President Donald Trump, his opponent Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead in the state of Georgia, which has remained a GOP bastion for years. If the Democratic challenger wins Georgia, the White House will be stone's throw away for him.

Republicans move away from Trump's claims, his sons are furious

06 Nov 2020

Republicans move away from Trump's claims, his sons are furious

As US President Donald Trump steered farther away from the second term in the White House, his sons lashed out at his party for not "having a backbone."

Trump makes baseless claims, broadcast networks cut away from speech

06 Nov 2020

Trump makes baseless claims, broadcast networks cut away from speech

The first public appearance of US President Donald Trump after the election day was cut short as major television networks broke away from his speech. The reason? The incumbent commander-in-chief was making baseless accusations without providing substantial evidence.

#USAElections2020: Donald Trump sues in three states, Biden remains confident

05 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Donald Trump sues in three states, Biden remains confident

US President Donald Trump's campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia demanding to halt the counting of votes, even as no one emerged as a clear winner in the presidential elections 2020.

Pooja performed in Tamil Nadu village for Kamala Harris's win

03 Nov 2020

Pooja performed in Tamil Nadu village for Kamala Harris's win

In Tamil Nadu, residents of a small village, Thulasendrapuram in Mannargudi Taluk of Tiruvarur district, are following the United States elections closely, as one of their granddaughters, Kamala Harris, is in the fray.

WHO Chief quarantines after contact tests positive for coronavirus

02 Nov 2020

WHO Chief quarantines after contact tests positive for coronavirus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the chief of the World Health Organization, informed late on Sunday that he will remain in quarantine after a person, whom he came in contact with, tested positive for coronavirus. He, however, stressed he is asymptomatic.

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

30 Oct 2020

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

Days before US elections, Trump's pick confirmed to Supreme Court

27 Oct 2020

Days before US elections, Trump's pick confirmed to Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump was served a crucial victory, merely days before the November 3 elections, as Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice.

'Totally Under Control': Documentary exposes US's failure in tackling COVID-19

25 Oct 2020

'Totally Under Control': Documentary exposes US's failure in tackling COVID-19

Many a filmmaker has tried their hand to portray the grave and relentless dangers of the coronavirus pandemic.

During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

23 Oct 2020

During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

US President Donald Trump on Thursday, during the Presidential debate with Democrat opponent Joe Biden, claimed the air in India, China, and Russia is filthy, prompting various reactions from Indians on social media.

Niece shares image depicting Kamala Harris as Durga, outrage follows

20 Oct 2020

Niece shares image depicting Kamala Harris as Durga, outrage follows

A controversy was triggered after Meena Harris, the niece of United States Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, tweeted an image depicting the latter as Goddess Durga.

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

19 Oct 2020

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., the son of US President Donald Trump, thinks Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be soft toward China and effectively, not good for India.

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

07 Oct 2020

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

China no longer evokes emotions of goodwill, at least among 14 advanced countries, that were surveyed by the US-based Pew Research Center. The findings of the research, published on Tuesday, showed China's unpopularity has reached historic highs in the last year.

Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

03 Oct 2020

Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

After US President Donald Trump tweeted he contracted coronavirus, the social media platform was abuzz with posts — some subtly wishing he dies of the fatal disease and others more directly.

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

02 Oct 2020

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

US President Donald Trump's disclosure that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, threw global markets into uncertainty with losses being recorded almost everywhere.

Moderator of first Presidential debate blames Donald Trump for chaos

02 Oct 2020

Moderator of first Presidential debate blames Donald Trump for chaos

Fox News' Chris Wallace, who moderated the first debate between incumbent US President Donald Trump and White House hopeful Joe Biden, has solely blamed the former for the chaos on stage in Ohio.

Personal attacks, chaos rule Trump and Biden's first Presidential debate

30 Sep 2020

Personal attacks, chaos rule Trump and Biden's first Presidential debate

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden faced each other in Ohio on Tuesday (local time) for the first Presidential debate, and evidently policy talk was derailed by personal attacks and chaos.

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

23 Sep 2020

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

The raging coronavirus pandemic took center stage at the UN General Assembly with US President Donald Trump blaming China directly for unleashing the virus onto the world and also urging world leaders to hold Beijing accountable.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple releases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more

17 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple releases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more

Last night, Apple started rolling out its latest operating system for mobile and tablets, the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control

24 Aug 2020

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has slipped into a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will become the de-facto ruler, multiple reports said.

US: Kellyanne Conway, Trump's long-time aide, is quitting White House

24 Aug 2020

US: Kellyanne Conway, Trump's long-time aide, is quitting White House

Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway, seen as one of the most loyal aides of US President Donald Trump, said on Sunday (local time) that she will be leaving the administration by the end of this month to focus on her family.

Donald Trump terms rival Joe Biden as voters' "worst nightmare"

21 Aug 2020

Donald Trump terms rival Joe Biden as voters' "worst nightmare"

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump tore into his Democratic opponent Joe Biden just outside the latter's Pennsylvania birthplace of Scranton, calling him the "voters' worst nightmare."