A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday, a rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber. Freddie Joyner has more.
At ABC Action News, we’ve reported the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes across the nation. Thankfully, the Tampa Bay area hasn’t seen increased hate crimes directed at Asian Americans. Yet, many say they still feel uneasy when going out in public.
When tragedy struck across the country in Georgia, Tam Nguyen helped fellow members of his Southern California Vietnamese-American community start defense courses and assert themselves in the face of racism. Gloria Tso reports.
Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Gloria Tso reports.
Asians and Asian Americans are facing increased discrimination linked to the spread of the novel coronavirus, impacting businesses as well as individuals. In New York City’s Chinatown, restaurant owner Rose Wu says business has dropped significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.
India touched the grim milestone of over 4.12 lakh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and reported 3,980 deaths. Meanwhile, former union minister and RLD chief Ajit Singh passed away due to Covid19, he was 82 years old.
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After 37 deaths in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the administration has decided to extend the lockdown in 5 districts. At Srinagar hospitals, 95% Covid-19 beds and ventilators are already occupied.
#Kashmir #Lockdown #Covid19
Much before a billion strong human population, India was home to dinosaurs and here is another confirmation of the same. A 100-million-year old fossil of a dinosaur has been found in Meghalaya which is a first discovery in the region.
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Noting that India is fighting a ferocious rise in Coronavirus cases and that India needs to ramp up its resources, the RBI Governor made several stimulus announcements on Wednesday; The Supreme Court today cancelled the reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community brought in by Maharashtra in 2018; Mamata Banerjee was sworn in today as Bengal Chief Minister for the third straight term, and said Covid and then law and order would be her priorities. This and more news at 2 PM.
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A 25-year-old Halima Cisse from Mali gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday. The doctors initially detected that she would be giving birth to seven babies. The ultrasounds conducted both in Mali and Morocco suggested the same. But Halima surprised everyone and has given birth to five baby girls and four baby boys. She has now joined the very exclusive club of mothers of nonuplets.
#MaliWoman #WestAfrica #9babies