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United States

Hate Crimes Targeting Asian-Americans Spiked by 150% in 2020
World

Hate Crimes Targeting Asian-Americans Spiked by 150% in 2020

  • Hate-fuelled attacks on Asian Americans spiked across the United States in 2020, despite the onset of a global pandemic, as according to official police statistics, this alarming trend is continuing this year.
  • In 2020, there were 122 incidents of hate crimes directed towards the Asian-American community, which constituted an increase of almost 150%.
Updated 04 Mar, 2021 04:50pm
U.S. wasted billions of dollars on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: Report
World

U.S. wasted billions of dollars on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: Report

  • A report by a U.S government watchdog has revealed that the United States wasted billions of dollars in reconstruction aid in Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles, that were either abandoned or destroyed.
  • Out of the $7.8 billion spent on buildings and vehicles since 2008, only $343.2 million worth were "maintained in good condition", according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Updated 01 Mar, 2021 02:32pm
US debt soars to $29 trillion, owes India $216 billion
World

US debt soars to $29 trillion, owes India $216 billion

  • Mooney has cautioned the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan
  • US lawmakers says the top two countries we owe the debt to are China and Japan, not actually our friends
Published 28 Feb, 2021 09:18am
FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
World

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

  • According to an analysis released by U.S regulators, Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine against severe cases of the coronavirus - as the long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third option to help speed vaccinations by requiring a single dose, rather than two.
Updated 26 Feb, 2021 04:18pm
US imposes sanctions on two more Myanmar junta leaders
World

US imposes sanctions on two more Myanmar junta leaders

  • The United States said it was blocking any US property and suspending the entry into the country of two members of the newly ruling State Administrative Council -- General Maung Maung Kyaw, who commands the air force, and Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 10:12am