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People who are not vaccinated are giving room to the virus to spread, say experts. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The rate of COVID-19 cases in young kids and teens began surpassing that of those of age 65 and above
  • Unvaccinated people are giving the variant room to spread, which may be worrisome especially for children
  • Children may be more prone to infections in states with low vaccination rates

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A family member conducts last rites before cremation of a person who died of COVID-19, at Nigambodh Ghat cremation ground, Delhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Indian-American philanthropist M R Rangaswami has urged the diaspora community to help support the Indian people
  • "This is the one time that we should give more than what we can," he said
  • "This kind of crisis doesn't come across every day," Rangaswami added

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US State Department keeps 55,000 green visas open to citizens of other countries. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The results for the US Diversity Visa Program were announced by the State Department
  • The program took place from October 7, 2020, to November 10, 2020
  • Countries with more than 50,000 people migrating to the US in the last five years were not eligible

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The shooting in New York's Times Square took place on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Victims included a four-year-old child, who was hit in the leg
  • The other two victims were women
  • The three stumbled into an argument between two to four men, at least one of whom fired a gun

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Ain Al-Asad air base has witnessed many such attacks this year, four alone this week. (Photo credit: AFP file photo)

  • A drone packed with explosives hit an Iraqi base housing US troops on Saturday
  • The attack on Ain Al-Asad air base was the fourth in Iraq in less than a week
  • Colonel Wayne Marotto said 'The attacks undermine the authority of Iraqi institutions and the rule of law'

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Donald Trump served as the president of the US from 2017 to 2021. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The three reporters had reported on allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election
  • The US Justice Department had obtained their phone records for the period from April 15, 2017, to July 31, 2017
  • This has sparked concerns over freedom of speech

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US President Joe Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • 'Christchurch Call' aims to address terrorist and violent extremist content online
  • It was named after the New Zealand city where a far-right gunman massacred 51 people at two mosques in 2019
  • Former US president Donald Trump had declined to join it, citing the protection of free speech

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President Joe Biden's efforts to revive an economy blighted by the COVID-19 pandemic receives a surprise setback. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The US added 266,000 jobs in April, a quarter of the number expected
  • Data shows that the unemployment rate has been pushed up to 6.1%
  • The data defied economists' expectations for a gain of one million jobs

Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking emergency use approval of their vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds (Representational: Unsplash)

  • Pfizer and BioNTech asked for emergency use approval for their vaccine 
  • FDA approved the vaccine in December for emergency use 
  • Companies are now seeking a permanent regulatory approval