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Karan Johar reveals two of his house staff tested positive for COVID-19

Karan Johar in a statement via his Instagram story revealed that two of his house staff have been tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote, "I'd like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as t...

Elizabeth Warren, after swearing off top-dollar fundraisers, to hold one for Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who during her White House bid repeatedly forswore top-dollar fundraisers with wealthy donors – will host such a gathering for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden next month. The move comes as the progressive s...

Over 2.35 lakh personnel deployed in West Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

Days after cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in south West Bengal, the state government on Monday said that it is working to restore its essential services at the earliest and has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials fo...

Subdued Eid al-Fitr in India, Bangladesh amid coronavirus crisis

Muslims in India and Bangladesh celebrated a subdued Eid al-Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.The three-day holiday that begins with the sighting of the moon is usually a time for ...

Politics

Biden says ‘you ain’t black’ if torn between him and Trump, in dustup with Charlamagne tha God

Joe Biden faced a swift backlash on Friday for suggesting during a contentious radio interview with host Charlamagne tha God that those having a hard time "figuring out" whether to support him or President Trump "ain't black."The dustup occurred 1...

Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn asks appeals court to remove judge and dismiss criminal case

Michael Flynn, former U.S. national security adviser, exits federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 24, 2019.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFormer national security advisor Michael Flynn on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to o...

Cornyn touts more xenophobic comments against China in campaign email

Over the weekend, the John Cornyn senate campaign sent a fundraising email blaming China for the coronavirus.“China’s communist government misled the world about Coronavirus, and now we are ...

Why Hollywood movie-making may become more virtual in a post-coronavirus world

Sir Ian McKellen has said he was "miserable" while filming "The Hobbit," compared to playing Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings," because of too much virtual production, but the technology could become more common in filmmaking in a post-Covid-19 world.New ...

Salman Khan visits parents in Mumbai for few hours before returning to Panvel: Report

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan reportedly visited his house in Mumbai on Tuesday, taking necessary precautions, to check in on his parents after spending 60 days at his Panvel farmhouse during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. His parents have been...

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Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who ‘threw rocks’

The Muslim community in the US state of Georgia is searching for answers after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Sudanese-American man earlier this month. Yassin Mohamed, 47, was killed on May 9 by an Evans County sheriff's deputy near the rura...

Trump threatens to move GOP convention over coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon | APPresident Donald Trump on Monday said that he "will be reluctantly forced" to m...

Amazon investors want the company to address worker safety at its shareholder meeting

A group of Amazon shareholders is listening to warehouse workers who have raised alarms about safety conditions at the company's facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.The shareholders, who include the managers of pension funds in New York, Califor...

Top sports news: Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away, Roman Reigns turns 35 & more

In Monday's top Sports News (May 25, 2020), countries around the globe continue to be under lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All sporting events have yet begun as many tournaments have been postponed to a future date like the Olympics 2020...

Nearly two-thirds favor voting by mail, but wide partisan divide: poll

As President Trump continues his full-court press this holiday weekend against states moving to expand voting by mail, a new national poll indicates that by a more than 2-to-1 margin Americans favor allowing balloting through the mail in November’...

Texas Daily

Could out-of-state migration tip battleground Texas?

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the latest California resident to consider moving to Texas.Hundreds of thousands of others have already arrived ahead of him, sparking snide comments fr...

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks vote-by-mail for Texans fearing COVID-19

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the expansion of vote-by-mail in Texas.For several weeks, Texas Democrats and civil rights groups have engaged in back and forth lega...

Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault.“A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

In salon ruling aftermath, “liberal” judges face a harsher scrutiny

Ever since Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther decided to defy statewide orders (enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott) to reopen Salon À La Mode in North Dallas, she became a lightning rod in Texas’s new c...

Frontline DACA recipients anxiously await Supreme Court decision

In the Highly Infectious Disease Unit of Houston’s flagship Methodist Hospital, Javier Quiroz Castro enters the isolation room of a COVID-19 patient. The 29-year-old nurse is suited up in full p...

Law and Order

Elizabeth Warren came out swinging, and Mike Bloomberg was left battered — highlights from the Nevada Democratic debate

Just three days before the crucial Nevada caucuses, six candidates took the stage in a contentious debate, firing off rounds of attacks on newcomer Mike Bloomberg.Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Elizabeth Warr...

COVID-19 crisis: Can resume competition ‘once vaccine is in place’, says International Hockey Federation

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) says they can only resume competition once a vaccine is available for the coronavirus pandemic. FIH in its five-stage process, devised for the resumption of the game at different levels. It has said that "tran...

Timeline: Far-right attacks in Germany

At least nine people were shot dead on Wednesday by a gunman with suspected far-right links in an overnight rampage through a German city.  The attack was carried out at two shisha lounges in Hanau, a town not far from Frankfur...

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China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China's National Health Commission reported on Thursday said at least 114 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as of the end of Wednesday, bringing to at least 2,118 the number of fatalities nationwide. The national health commission also repo...

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Obamagate’ is a lot more complex than it may sound

Was it Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi?Or, was it Bain Capital, Bain Capital, Bain Capital?Her emails, her emails, her emails.Maybe it’s Russia, Russia, Russia?Aha. We’ve settled on one for the 2020 presidential campaign. It’s not distilled convenien...

CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Gov. Abbott’s base comes with gloves and masks off

Texas’ progressive populist Jim Hightower once said, “the only thing in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos.” It’s a fate Governor Abbott would like to avoid as he tries ...

Latest UK ‘terrorism’ legislation criticised by rights groups

Civil liberties groups have criticised the British government's latest overhaul of the United Kingdom's "terrorism" legislation, highlighting the potential for indefinite restrictions placed against those suspected - but not convicted - of terrorism.Th...

Rick Scott says he’s fine with absentee voting as long as laws prevent fraud

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., warned on Sunday that there needs to be laws in place to mitigate against voter fraud if the country plans to use widespread mail-...

Dallas Morning News

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. Kolkata Airport in an official communication has informed that flight operations will retur...

CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

‘Artificial enlargement of territorial claims’: India hits back at Nepal after new map claims Lipulekh, Kalapani

As Nepal claimed Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura areas under its territory in a new map released on Wednesday, India hit back strongly on Wednesday, saying such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted.  In a map iss...

Trump threatens to find new GOP convention site if North Carolina governor won’t allow full attendance

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.President Trump warned Monday that planners would be "reluctantly forced" to find a new site for the Republican National Convention if North Carolina's governor...

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Presidential debate preview: Bloomberg, on stage for the first time, may become punching bag for Sanders

Leading into the ninth Democratic debate Wednesday night, the ball is in Sen. Bernie Sander’s court.After a strong showing in Iowa and taking first place in New Hampshire, the Vermont Senato...

Biden leads Trump by 12 points in Virginia: poll

A new survey in the swing state of Virginia indicates Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden topping President Trump by double digits.A Roanoke College Poll released Tuesday shows the former vice president and Democratic Party’s presumptive ...

Can a progressive beat the most conservative Democrat in the Texas Senate?

On March 3, 2020, in the shadow of a contentious presidential primary election, incumbent legislators and scores of primary challengers ran to serve in one of the 181 seats of the Texas Legislat...

Ramadan 2020: When is Shab-e-Qadar 2020 in India; all you need to know about night of power & blessings

Shab-e-Qadar, the night of power and blessings and is celebrated on the 27th night of Ramzan. Muslims across the world perform night-long prayers on the 27th night of Ramzan to celebrate the first revelation of Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammad. Also kno...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

House Dem criticizes her own party for shoving ‘wish list’ stimulus package: ‘It’s not a good look’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., criticized her own party's coronavirus legislation this week as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pressured the...

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‘Where is Christopher Wray?’ GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them — and push ahead for key interviews

Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking information and interviews with key FBI officials after the bombshell revelations&nb...

Could out-of-state migration tip battleground Texas?

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the latest California resident to consider moving to Texas.Hundreds of thousands of others have already arrived ahead of him, sparking snide comments fr...

‘I’ll be praying for everyone’s health, well-being’: Aamir Ali on celebrating Eid virtually with friends, family

Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations are all about praying together in a mosque, meeting friends and family, and enjoying a grand feast, however, this year the celebrations of Eid would look quite different due to the lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.  ...

Latest UK ‘terrorism’ legislation criticised by rights groups

Civil liberties groups have criticised the British government's latest overhaul of the United Kingdom's "terrorism" legislation, highlighting the potential for indefinite restrictions placed against those suspected - but not convicted - of terrorism.Th...

Sport News

Salman Khan visits parents in Mumbai for few hours before returning to Panvel: Report

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan reportedly visited his house in Mumbai on Tuesday, taking necessary precautions, to check in on his parents after spending 60 days at his Panvel farmhouse during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. His parents have been...

Domestic flights at Kolkata airport to resume from May 28 in wake of Amphan relief work

Domestic flight operations will not begin from Monday at the Kolkata airport owing to relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. Kolkata Airport in an official communication has informed that flight operations will retur...

New Mexico Republicans, Gov. Lujan Grisham clash over reopening state

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.New Mexico Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham exchanged biting words in a pair of letters this week over Republican demands...

‘Catastrophic’ flooding underway as dam failures in Michigan force thousands to evacuate

Mark Musselman brings a chair to the front of his house from the back yard, wading through floodwater, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Mich.Katy Kildee | Midland Daily News | Getty ImagesThe failure of two dams in Michigan driven by heavy rainfall ...

Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

New statistics show the US dropped more than 7,400 bombs on Afghanistan last year, more than any year since 2013.And while there are signs of hope of a deal with the Taliban, it is too late for families already caught up in the crossfire.Al Jazeera's Z...

Timeline: Far-right attacks in Germany

At least nine people were shot dead on Wednesday by a gunman with suspected far-right links in an overnight rampage through a German city.  The attack was carried out at two shisha lounges in Hanau, a town not far from Frankfur...

Russia reports its highest single-day death toll: Live updates

Russia reported 153 coronavirus deaths, the epidemic's highest daily toll, raising total fatalities to 3,541.Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus o...

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Coronavirus deadliest in NYC’s Black, Latino neighbourhoods: Data

Some New York City neighbourhoods have seen death rates from the novel coronavirus nearly 15 times higher than others, according to data released by New York City's health department on Monday, showing the disproportionate toll taken on poor communitie...

NAACP pushes back on Biden’s claim it endorsed him after ‘you ain’t black’ furor

The NAACP on Friday pushed back on a claim by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that the civil rights organization had endorsed him “every time I’ve run” -- stating that the group never endorses any political candidate.“Yesterday, former Vice Pr...

Dr. Birx: ‘Critically important’ that people wear masks as states reopen amid higher than expected death tolls

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned that even though states are beginning to reopen, with some beaches being made ...

Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before voting is unconstitutional, judge rules

A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday.The 125-page ruling was issued by U...