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Pfizer applies for U.S. emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine
World

Pfizer applies for U.S. emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine

The application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes just days after Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE reported final trial results that showed the vaccine was 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no major safety concerns.
Published 20 Nov, 2020 05:35pm
Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19
World

Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19

Together with Pfizer Inc’s vaccine, which is also more than 90% effective, and pending more safety data and regulatory review, the United States could have two vaccines authorized for emergency use in December with as many as 60 million doses of vaccine available this year.
Published 16 Nov, 2020 05:27pm
US COVID-19 tally surpasses 11 million mark
World

US COVID-19 tally surpasses 11 million mark

The US recorded over one million new infections this past week alone, including 156,416 on Saturday, which marked the eleventh day in a row that the country recorded over 100,000 daily cases.
Updated 16 Nov, 2020 04:58pm
Pompeo confirms US sale of F-35 jets to UAE
World

Pompeo confirms US sale of F-35 jets to UAE

The State Department sent a formal notice to Congress on the sale of the stealth precision planes, long sought by the Gulf Arab ally which won a green light after agreeing in September to recognize Israel.
Published 12 Nov, 2020 04:54pm
TikTok says it filed challenge to Trump's divestiture order
Technology

TikTok says it filed challenge to Trump's divestiture order

President Donald Trump in an Aug. 14 order directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days, which falls on Thursday. The Trump administration contends TikTok poses national security concerns as the personal data of U.S. users could be obtained by China’s government. TikTok, which has over 100 million U.S. users, denies the allegations.
Published 11 Nov, 2020 05:42pm
Uncertain U.S. election outcome opens way for protests
World

Uncertain U.S. election outcome opens way for protests

“We are coming together as Jews, Christians and Muslims to raise our moral voices that we want peace in our society. Whether we are a Democrats or Republicans, we are all human beings and we are all Americans,” said Dawud Walid.
Published 04 Nov, 2020 11:45pm
Twitter, Facebook face labeling test on Trump's election posts
World

Twitter, Facebook face labeling test on Trump's election posts

The two companies have been under fierce scrutiny over how they police rapidly spreading false information and election-related abuses of their platforms. In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote, they both vowed to take action on posts by candidates trying to declare early victory.
Published 04 Nov, 2020 03:43pm
Economy top concern for U.S. voters: exit poll
World

Economy top concern for U.S. voters: exit poll

Two out of 10 voters said COVID-19, which has infected more than 9.4 million people in the United States this year and killed more than 230,000, was the most important issue to them.
Published 04 Nov, 2020 04:24am