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#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

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.

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more

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.

Explosion jolts Lebanese capital Beirut, over 70 killed, thousands injured

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

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.

Teaser of 'The Comey Rule' shows a menacing Trump

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.

In just 100 hours, world added 1 million coronavirus cases

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.

TikTok mulling substantial changes to distance itself from China

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.

After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok

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.

Kanye West 2020? Rapper announces bid for US Presidential elections

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.

WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak

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.

COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

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.

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

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'.

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

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.

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

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.

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

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.

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

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.

Bryan Adams apologizes for racist coronavirus rant

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.

Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale

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.

Coronavirus outbreak: UFC to go ahead as planned

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.

60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

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.

Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab

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.

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

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.

More Americans have died of coronavirus than during Vietnam war

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.

Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?

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?

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

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.

Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus

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.

Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

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.

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

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.

Coronavirus: US reports 1,500 single-day deaths; new global record

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).

Keeping COVID-19 deaths to 100,000 would be 'good job': Trump

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.

Coronavirus: US records highest single-day fatalities; death toll crosses 1,000

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.

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

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.

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

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.

Meiyang Chang faces racism amid coronavirus; hits back at trolls

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.

Actor Lana Condor blasts President Trump for 'Chinese virus' remarks

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.

Trump says Google chief Sundar Pichai apologized to him

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.

Alphabet's Verily, not Google, building coronavirus screening tool

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.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus: Reports

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.