The United States on Monday crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California. Gloria Tso reports.
President Joe Biden honored the 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus, speaking of the collective grief of a nation and in personal terms. Biden also participated in a moment of silence, joined by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff.
President Biden and Vice President Harris are seeking “a bigger tent” by participating in interviews to a variety of media outlets. The former president is reclaiming the center stage of his party with phone calls to far-right TV channels and a planned speech at CPAC, Carol Leonnig says.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said the world is on verge of defeating the coronavirus pandemic. While speaking at the 148th session of WHO Executive Board (virtual) meeting, he said, “I thank member nations that despite the wide disparity in their epidemiological trends, we're on verge of defeating pandemic by adopting preemptive, proactive and collaborative strategies,” said the Union Health Minister. Harsh Vardhan's statement comes as the worldwide tally of Covid-19 cases surpassed the 100 million mark on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The United States continues to be the worst affected country with 25,407,414 cases. Watch the full video for more.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in 2018, according to a declassified intelligence assessment released on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that a recent decline in COVID-19 cases may be stalling, a development she described as concerning while urging that restrictions to fight the virus remain in place. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday told Saudi King Salman he would work for bilateral ties "as strong and transparent as possible," the White House said, ahead of the expected release of a sensitive U.S. intelligence report on the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Emer McCarthy reports.
[NFA] The Biden administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens this spring as part of its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said on Wednesday. Freddie Joyner has more.
Credit: The White HouseUS president Joe Biden has had his first bilateral meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau virtually, with the coronavirus pandemic stripping the occasion of its customary Oval Office fanfare.The two leaders – Mr Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Mr Trudeau in the prime minister’s office in Ottawa – delivered friendly opening remarks in front of the media.Mr Trudeau was commended Mr Biden for quickly rejoining the Paris climate accord, a worldwide pact to curb climate emissions that Donald Trump walked away from early in his term.
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Pakistani authorities have established a special rollerblading police unit.
Sindh Police's Special Security Unit are training with the skates to curb crime in Karachi. Report by Chanda. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The government has reinforced its stay at home message, saying it is too early to relax the rules despite the roadmap being set out and cases of coronavirus falling. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van Tam said people should not "wreck this now".
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Alex Salmond has said there is a failure of leadership in Scotland as he attacked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In his opening statement to a Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government's unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims made against him, Scotland's former first minister accused his successor Ms Sturgeon of using a Covid press conference to "effectively question the result of a jury".
Mr Salmond is testifying on the botched government investigation which was found to be "tainted by apparent bias" by the court.
He was acquitted of 13 charges of sexual assault in a criminal trial, and he successfully challenged the lawfulness of the government investigation.
The current Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there was no conspiracy against Mr Salmond, and she is due to appear before the committee to give evidence next week. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn