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    US lab unveils portable 5-minute COVID-19 test

    A US-based lab unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes, it says in a statement.

  • US tops world in virus cases, overtaking China and Italy

    The United States takes the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reports a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vow $5 trillion to stave off global economic collapse.

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    US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved

    US deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of ordinary life.

  • Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

    The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announce agreement on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Biden says fighting for US 'soul' after big primary wins

    Joe Biden moves a step closer to a November showdown with Donald Trump, notching up big primary wins over Bernie Sanders, his sole remaining challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Trump set to sign $8.3B bill to fight coronavirus outbreak

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an $8.3 billion measure to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation would provide federal public health agencies money for vaccines, tests and potential treatments, and help state and local governments prepare for and respond to the threat.

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    Second coronavirus death in US, New York confirms first case

    Health officials in Washington state say that a nursing home resident died after contracting coronavirus, while New York's governor confirms his state's first positive case, as the virus moves out of its West Coast foothold.

  • China to waive tariffs on US medical imports

    China will waive trade-war tariffs on imports of selected US medical equipment from March 2, the government says, as the country battles to contain the new coronavirus epidemic.

  • Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat

    The United States' ambassador to Germany says that President Donald Trump threatened to cut off intelligence-sharing with countries that dealt with Chinese tech firm Huawei.

  • Trump exults over acquittal in US Senate impeachment trial

    US President Donald Trump celebrates his acquittal on impeachment charges with a pair of caustic, freewheeling speeches that drew on White House pomp and the solemnity of an annual prayer breakfast to underscore the fact that he remained in office.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up the speech of US President Donald Trump

    Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech [VIDEO]

    A bitter feud between US President Donald Trump and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi boiled over at his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, with Trump snubbing her outstretched hand and Pelosi ripping apart a copy of his remarks behind his back.

  • Results delayed in key Iowa vote

    Iowa Democrats met at caucus sites around the state to kick off what could be a bruising months-long national presidential nominating fight, but the results are delayed and still unreported more than three hours after the process began.

  • A #MeToo moment: Harvey Weinstein trial set to open

    Harvey Weinstein is starring in the biggest trial of its era — a landmark moment in a global reckoning that has empowered women while shining a light on power dynamics in workplaces from Hollywood Boulevard to Main Street.

  • Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses

    The US Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.

  • US, HK confirm first cases of coronavirus

    A Washington state man who recently traveled to China and a man from Macau are diagnosed with the coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed US and Macau cases of the newly identified virus that has killed people in China and rendered some 300 others sick across Asia.

  • Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes

    When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House. He’ll be thousands of miles away at the Davos economic forum in the Swiss Alps, trying to charm global CEOs over dinner.

  • Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate

    The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opens in the US Senate, as lawmakers take a solemn oath to be "impartial" in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office.

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    Bangladesh elected as the president of UNICEF Executive Board

    Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected as the President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the elections of the Bureau held yesterday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

  • 'The worst briefing I've had': Senate Iran briefing gets heated

    Following Wednesday’s briefing and the sessions, most of Trump's fellow Republicans praises the officials, and Trump, for the strike and the presentation.

  • 80 'American terrorists' killed: Iran state TV

    Iranian state television says 80 "American terrorists" had been killed and US helicopters and military equipment damaged. It did not provide evidence of how it obtained that information.

  • Trump insists ‘All is well!’ after Iran missile attack

    President Donald Trump insisted “All is well!” on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops. He promised to make a statement to the nation Wednesday morning about the increasingly precarious situation with Iran.

  • Modi greets Trump over phone

    The ties between India and the US "have grown from strength to strength", Prime Minister Narendra Modi says in a phone call with US President Donald Trump, according to a statement by Indian government.

  • US denies Iran's Zarif a visa to attend UN: US official

    The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official says.

  • Pentagon chief denies US is leaving Iraq

    The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country.

  • Trump tweets Iran will 'never have a nuclear weapon'

    President Donald Trump repeats his insistence that Iran will not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon.

  • Trump returns to Washington to face a pair of challenges

    With his 17-day holiday stay at his Florida resort over, President Donald Trump returns to the White House facing twin challenges: the fallout from the strike he ordered to kill an Iranian general and his looming impeachment trial in the Senate.

  • Trump: Aim of killing Iranian general was to stop a war

    President Donald Trump says he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braces for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East.

  • New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral

    A fresh air strike hits pro-Iran fighters in Iraq, as fears grow of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran a day after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian general.

  • Pentagon confirms Trump ordered killing of Iranian commander

    US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iran Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, who died in Baghdad "in a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad," the Pentagon says.

  • Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

    A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, “Merry Christmas” to passersby, police and local media report.

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