General News


californiacovid jan18 Covid-19 positive case rate in California, the worst-affected state in the United States, has jumped to its highest level yet. The Omicron variant-driven surge in numbers is evident from the fact that daily case toll multiplied by more than 300 percent in the state within a month. From a stage of 8729 new cases reporting on December 17, 221235 new cases were reported on Monday. It is more than

earth jan18 Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 was the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses conducted by two US federal agencies. It equals the temperature levels of 2018, according to the data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Collectively, the past eight years are the warmest years since modern recordkeeping began in 1880

uscoronavirus jan17 With 260173 new cases reporting on Sunday, the total number of coronavirus infections in the United States has increased to 65,700,210, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. 545 more people died of the killer virus the same day, taking the national total to 850,605. New York is the worst affected state, reporting 51,264 cases and 66 deaths. The unusually low figures in

bidenkishidafumio 0117 President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Friday. The meeting is intended to further deepen ties between the two governments, economies, and the people, the White House said. The meeting will highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which is the cornerstone of peace, security, and stability in the Indo-Pacific and around the world, White Hou

pentagon jan14 The Pentagon has announced that an additional 1,000 military personnel will be made available to help the Biden administration combat the nationwide Omicron-driven surge in the pandemic. During a meeting with the media Thursday, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said that the first of an additional 1,000 active duty service members will be teamed up next week to deploy in civilian hospital

uscoronavirus jan14 For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic in the United States, the weekly average of Covid-positive cases has crossed the 800,000 mark. An average of 803,736 people have been tested positive in the country, marking an increase of 133 percent in the past fortnight, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

uscoronavirus jan13 Amid an unprecedented surge in the pandemic in the United States, driven by the Omicron variant, the overall death and infection rate caused by the coronavirus is reversing. The weekly average of cases that continued to rise above 200 percent for the past few days has come down to 159 percent Wednesday, as per data compiled by the New York Times.

uscovid 0113 The magnitude of substantial increase in coronavirus infection in the United States is largely related to the Omicron variant, which now represents about 98 percent of the positive cases in the country, according to the White House Covid-19 Response Team. Providing the latest update on the pandemic at a routine press conference, CDC director Dr.Rochelle Walensky said that the current seven-day da

uscoronavirus jan12 Covid deaths in the United States increased by 40 percent in a fortnight, as per the latest data compiled by the New York Times. With 2,643 additional casualties recorded on Tuesday, the total number of people that have died from the coronavirus in the U.S. has risen to 842,322, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

afghanistanrefugees jan12 The United States has announced a new contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. This brings total U.S. humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021, making the United States the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance in the war-ravaged country. In addition, the U

biden jan12 President Joe Biden called on the Senate to change its filibuster rules to pass voting rights bills. "Today, I'm making it clear, in order to protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules whichever way they need to be changed to prevent a minority of senators from blocking action on voting rights," Biden said in a speech on Protecting the Right to Vote at Atlanta University Center Co

pig heart 011122 In a first-of-its-kind surgery in the world, a genetically modified pig heart was successfully transplanted in a 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease. The patient, David Bennett, is still doing well four days after the experimental surgery in Baltimore, doctors say. It was the only currently available option for the Maryland resident, who is suffering from end-stage heart disease, after h

uscoronavirus jan11 Within a week of setting an all-time world record of 1 million new Covid cases in a day the United States, a new high was recorded on Monday. With 14,84000 new cases, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the U.S. has risen to 61,558,085, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. This is almost 50 percent higher than the previous record of a little more than

uscoronavirus jan10 The United States on Sunday recorded the highest seven-day average of coronavirus cases in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic. The weekly average of 718,210 cases marks a whopping 215 percent increase in a fortnight, the New York Times reports. With 307208 new infections reporting, the national total has increased to 60,090,328, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins Unive

ustroopsqassemsoleiman 110 The United States has warned Iran of severe consequences if it attacks any American nationals, including the 51 people against whom Tehran imposed sanctions at the weekend. The warning by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan came in the wake of Iran targeting US officials over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in 2020. Those sanctioned by Iran's foreign ministry includ

Follow RTT