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09 Aug 2020
#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices
This week, we witnessed some major hardware launches, but the biggest news in the world of tech was US President Donald Trump's crackdown on TikTok's parent ByteDance and WeChat's parent Tencent.
07 Aug 2020
Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban
A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.
06 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more
In the updates since last night, both Facebook and Twitter launched a crackdown on a misleading post from US President Donald Trump.
05 Aug 2020
Explosion jolts Lebanese capital Beirut, over 70 killed, thousands injured
Lebanon slipped into mourning after a massive explosion ripped capital Beirut apart, killing at least 78 and injuring nearly 4,000 people on Tuesday.
03 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91
A lot has happened over the weekend.
02 Aug 2020
After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America
A month ago, India banned TikTok, citing concerns over data security and deeming the app prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, and defense of India, as well as security of the state and public order.
30 Jul 2020
Teaser of 'The Comey Rule' shows a menacing Trump
The teaser for miniseries The Comey Rule is out and its fleeting depiction of US President Donald Trump is remarkable.
18 Jul 2020
In just 100 hours, world added 1 million coronavirus cases
A respite for the world battling the coronavirus pandemic, looks far-fetched, considering how easily the disease is spreading.
10 Jul 2020
TikTok mulling substantial changes to distance itself from China
Amid criticism from several quarters, the loudest from the United States and India, short-video platform TikTok is mulling changes in its corporate set up to distance itself from its parent company's Chinese links, reports said on Friday.
07 Jul 2020
After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok
Furious at China for plenty of reasons, the United States is now planning to land a "tech blow" to the Asian country, as it is looking towards banning Chinese social media apps, including the hugely-popular platform TikTok.
05 Jul 2020
Kanye West 2020? Rapper announces bid for US Presidential elections
American rapper Kanye West has announced his bid for the United States Presidential elections, scheduled to be held in November.
04 Jul 2020
WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak
More than six months after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally acknowledged that China didn't inform it about the highly-contagious disease.
25 Jun 2020
COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer
In the United States, Texas has seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in hospitals nearing capacity in Houston—the state's most populous city.
19 Jun 2020
Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake
Continuing its stringent content moderation practices, Twitter has fact-checked a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump and labeled the same as 'manipulated media'.
17 Jun 2020
Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads
As Twitter continues its stringent policy to moderate and fact-check misleading political posts, including those by US President Donald Trump, Facebook is taking a different approach.
02 Jun 2020
Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy
The chief of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel, spoke on the underway tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), commenting on Monday that the aggression of the Chinese is a matter of concern.
30 May 2020
How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US
The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, has sparked protests across the United States. Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.
28 May 2020
Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.
13 May 2020
Bryan Adams apologizes for racist coronavirus rant
Bryan Adams has apologized for a racist post that he put on social media a couple of days before.
11 May 2020
Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale
Alec Baldwin once again reprised his famous imitation of US President Donald Trump on the recently-concluded season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend.
09 May 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: UFC to go ahead as planned
The controversial mixed martial arts card scheduled In Florida will go ahead as planned even after one of the undercard fighters tested positive for coronavirus.
02 May 2020
60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants
The United States on Friday announced a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants, who have been asked to produce various documents.
01 May 2020
Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab
Upping his attack on Beijing on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said he had seen evidence that the coronavirus originated from a lab in China. He fell short of providing details of the evidence he had seen.
29 Apr 2020
2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.
29 Apr 2020
More Americans have died of coronavirus than during Vietnam war
In less than three months since the first coronavirus-linked death was reported in the United States, the deadly virus has taken more American lives than the Vietnam war which concluded in 1975 after two decades of fighting.
23 Apr 2020
Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?
With recent reports that North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un is not keeping well, the question arises: who will succeed him?
23 Apr 2020
Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO
As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.
22 Apr 2020
Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus
The US state of Missouri on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit against the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
20 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China
Amid a global outcry over China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, 10,000 Americans have reportedly signed a class-action lawsuit against the country.
18 Apr 2020
Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media
As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.
04 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: US reports 1,500 single-day deaths; new global record
The United States on Saturday recorded the highest number of single-day deaths for any nation around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
30 Mar 2020
Keeping COVID-19 deaths to 100,000 would be 'good job': Trump
US President Donald Trump anticipates that peak coronavirus death rate in his country will hit in two weeks while he extended the voluntary nationwide lockdown till April 30.
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: US records highest single-day fatalities; death toll crosses 1,000
The number of deaths due to coronavirus crossed 1,000 in the United States, which has quickly become one of the worst-hit nations in the outbreak.
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown
A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.
25 Mar 2020
Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus
The world will be categorized into the pre-coronavirus phase and the one after that.
24 Mar 2020
Meiyang Chang faces racism amid coronavirus; hits back at trolls
Even at such a crucial time that calls for all of us to stay united, some people continue to spew venom. Clearly, they don't know any better.
20 Mar 2020
Actor Lana Condor blasts President Trump for 'Chinese virus' remarks
While the entire world weeps in unison over the countless lives lost due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, one very powerful man continues to ascribe the virus to a single nation.
16 Mar 2020
Trump says Google chief Sundar Pichai apologized to him
At the recent White House press briefing, US President Donald Trump claimed that Sundar Pichai, the chief of Google and Alphabet, apologized to him.
14 Mar 2020
Alphabet's Verily, not Google, building coronavirus screening tool
A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the outbreak of coronavirus.
13 Mar 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus: Reports
Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The country's local media has reported that his first test has come back positive for COVID-19.