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Washington: US Covid-19 deaths have surpassed 270,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With the national caseload topping 13.6 million, the death toll across the US rose to 270,003, according to the CSSE data, Xinhua news agency reported. New York State reported 34,618 fatalities, at the top […]

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Washington: US Covid-19 deaths have surpassed 270,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

With the national caseload topping 13.6 million, the death toll across the US rose to 270,003, according to the CSSE data, Xinhua news agency reported.

New York State reported 34,618 fatalities, at the top of the US state-level death toll list. Texas recorded the second most deaths, standing at 21,946. The states of California, Florida and New Jersey all confirmed more than 17,000 deaths, the tally showed.

States with more than 10,000 fatalities also include Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

The US remains the nation hit the worst by the pandemic, with the world’s highest caseload and death toll, accounting for more than 18 per cent of global deaths.

(IANS)

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Record 235mn people will need humanitarian assistance: UN https://kalingatv.com/world/record-235mn-people-will-need-humanitarian-assistance-un/ https://kalingatv.com/world/record-235mn-people-will-need-humanitarian-assistance-un/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:53:26 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199933 Record 235mn people will need humanitarian assistance: UN

United Nations: A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance next year, a nearly 40 per cent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from Covid-19”, a top United Nations (UN) official said on Tuesday. In an appeal for $35 billion to meet humanitarian needs next year, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief […]

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Record 235mn people will need humanitarian assistance: UN

United Nations: A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance next year, a nearly 40 per cent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from Covid-19”, a top United Nations (UN) official said on Tuesday.

In an appeal for $35 billion to meet humanitarian needs next year, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said the global health crisis had resulted in people reeling from conflict, levels of displacement and climate change shocks, reports Xinhua news agency.

He added that “multiple” famines are looming.

This year’s Global Humanitarian Overview sets out plans “to reach 160 million of the most vulnerable people in 56 countries,” Lowcock said.

He noted that while richer countries had invested large amount in staving off economic disaster from the Covid-induced slump and could now see “light at the end of the tunnel”, the situation in relatively poor countries remains precarious.

Lowcock said “multiple” famines were looming, adding that funding was needed to “stave off famine, fight poverty, and keep children vaccinated and in school”.

He also highlighted how climate change and rising global temperatures had further contributed to the bleak outlook for humanitarian needs in 2021 — humanitarian agencies have plenty of work to do in countries most vulnerable to climate change.

(IANS)

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13 People Trapped Underground In Coal Mine In China, Rescue Underway https://kalingatv.com/world/13-people-trapped-underground-in-coal-mine-in-china-rescue-underway/ https://kalingatv.com/world/13-people-trapped-underground-in-coal-mine-in-china-rescue-underway/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:08:26 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199863 china coal miners trapped

Beijing: A rescue operation was underway on Tuesday for 13 people were became trapped after flood waters entered a coal mine in China’s Hunan province, authorities said. The accident took place on Sunday morning in the Yuanjiangshan coal mine in the city of Leiyang, Xinhua news agency reported. Officials said the province has mobilized 11 rescue […]

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Beijing: A rescue operation was underway on Tuesday for 13 people were became trapped after flood waters entered a coal mine in China’s Hunan province, authorities said.

The accident took place on Sunday morning in the Yuanjiangshan coal mine in the city of Leiyang, Xinhua news agency reported.

Officials said the province has mobilized 11 rescue teams with more than 860 people for the rescue, which is hampered by the complicated underground conditions.

The water level in the mine began to decrease in the early hours of Tuesday, after a pumping system was installed, according to the rescue headquarters.

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US First Lady Melania Trump unveils 2020 White House Christmas decor https://kalingatv.com/world/us-first-lady-melania-trump-unveils-2020-white-house-christmas-decor/ https://kalingatv.com/world/us-first-lady-melania-trump-unveils-2020-white-house-christmas-decor/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:16:43 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199827 Melania Trump

Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump on Monday unveiled this year’s White House decorations for Christmas under the theme “America the Great”. On Monday, the White House in a statement said that this year’s theme is a “tribute to the majesty of our great Nation”. “From coast to coast, our country is blessed with boundless natural […]

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Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump on Monday unveiled this year’s White House decorations for Christmas under the theme “America the Great”.

On Monday, the White House in a statement said that this year’s theme is a “tribute to the majesty of our great Nation”.

“From coast to coast, our country is blessed with boundless natural wonders. The timeless treasures represented in this year’s holiday showcase remind us of the true American spirit,” the statement added.

In a tweet, the First Lady shared a video and captioned it: “During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home.”

On Monday, President Donald Trump also tweeted the video, which showed the First Lady in a virtual tour of the traditional decorations which feature many Christmas trees with white lights and red ornaments adorning the halls and lining the corridors.

On the entry to the East Wing, visitors will be greeted by the Gold Star Family Tree, an annual tradition among the holiday decorations, according to the White House statement.

“Draped in blue, the colour of perseverance and justice, it pays tribute to our American heroes and their families who walk beside them in service.

“This year, families who decorated the tree placed the name of their fallen family member on ribbon that will adorn the tree,” it said.

The 2020 display also featured a “Be Best” ornament and a Christmas village hospital figurine in the Red Room, a nod to healthcare workers and other essential workers during the pandemic.

“We salute America’s everyday heroes who serve as first responders and frontline workers. Handmade ornaments highlight the many professionals and volunteers who serve their communities with a spirit of generosity,” the First Lady’s office said in a statement.

Other details of the decorations seen in the video included a “White House Express” train with the words “America the Beautiful” inscribed on the carriages, and a Christmas tree in the White House Library decorated with a ribbon celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

For the first time, the annual gingerbread replica of the White House this year included not only the East and West wings and the Executive Residence, but also the Rose Garden and the First Ladies’ Garden.

The White House’s 2020 decorations appear to be much less controversial than in the previous years, said a Fox News news report.

In 2017, the First Lady’s all-white adornments drew comparisons to the “Chronicles of Narnia” film franchise, with some even likening the look to that of certain horror films.

In 2018, some critics took issue with the crimson trees decorating one of the White House’s halls.

That year, however, Trump brushed off the criticism, saying she thought the adornments looked “fantastic”.

The US First Lady has historically been tasked with choosing a theme for the White House’s Christmas decorations since 1961, when Jacqueline Kennedy decorated the estate with a “Nutcracker Suite” theme, according to the White House Historical Association.

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COVID-19 Hospitalisations Hit All-Time High In US https://kalingatv.com/world/covid-19-hospitalisations-hit-all-time-high-in-us/ https://kalingatv.com/world/covid-19-hospitalisations-hit-all-time-high-in-us/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:36:23 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199781

Washington: Hospitalisation of coronavirus infected patients in the US have reached an all-time high as the country is witnessing an ongoing resurgence of new confirmed cases, according to the the Covid Tracking Project. In its latest update on Monday, the project said that the all time high hospitalisation figure of 93,238 was reached on Sunday, surpassing […]

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Washington: Hospitalisation of coronavirus infected patients in the US have reached an all-time high as the country is witnessing an ongoing resurgence of new confirmed cases, according to the the Covid Tracking Project.

In its latest update on Monday, the project said that the all time high hospitalisation figure of 93,238 was reached on Sunday, surpassing the previous day’s record of 91,635, reports Xinhua news agency.

In recent months, Covid-19 hospitalizations have gone up on a daily basis across the country, currently the worst-hit in the world.

Hospitals and healthcare workers are overwhelmed by the unabated resurgence.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 152,608 new cases nationwide on Sunday, the 22nd consecutive day that the daily case count had surpassed 100,000.

The CDC predicted that the number of newly reported Covid-19 deaths will likely increase over the next four weeks, with 10,600 to 21,400 new deaths likely to be reported in the week ending December 19.

The CDC’s national ensemble predicted that a total of 294,000 to 321,000 Covid-19 deaths will be reported by December 19.

On Tuesday, the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering revealed that the country’s overall caseload and death toll stood at 13,536,216 and 267,987, respectively.

The two tallies are the highest in the world.

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[WATCH] How Tap Water Catches Fire In The Video Below https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/watch-how-tap-water-catches-fire-in-the-video-below/ https://kalingatv.com/miscellany/watch-how-tap-water-catches-fire-in-the-video-below/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 11:15:55 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199695 tap water catches fire

China: A video which shows plain tap water catching fire has shocked many people. The video has become viral and has invited many interesting reactions from the public in China. Many are shocked as the laws of nature have been destroyed completely. The video shows a stream of tap water catching fire as soon as […]

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China: A video which shows plain tap water catching fire has shocked many people. The video has become viral and has invited many interesting reactions from the public in China.

Many are shocked as the laws of nature have been destroyed completely. The video shows a stream of tap water catching fire as soon as a lighter is lighted near it.

Miss Wen, a resident of Panjin city, shared the footage of burning tap water on a Chinese social media website Weibo.

From where it quickly went viral. After being posted on Sunday, the video has become very popular and is being widely shared.

“Compared to regular tap water, our water always seems more oily,” Miss Wen was quoted as saying by Newsweek. She said that her father had complained to the local water supply station.

Dawa District administration acted swiftly and the water wells in the problematic area were shut down, residential water pipes were disabled, and temporary adjustments were made.

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[Watch] Groom From Pakistan Receives AK-47 Rifle As Wedding Gift https://kalingatv.com/world/watch-groom-from-pakistan-receives-ak-47-rifle-as-wedding-gift/ https://kalingatv.com/world/watch-groom-from-pakistan-receives-ak-47-rifle-as-wedding-gift/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:40:24 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199653

Pakistan: There is always a confusion when we go to buy wedding gifts for our near and dear ones. Recently, a couple from Pakistan received quite a bizzare gift, which was quite shocking. The present was an AK-47 Rifle. A video of the incident surfaced on social media, which went viral. It was shared by […]

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Pakistan: There is always a confusion when we go to buy wedding gifts for our near and dear ones.

Recently, a couple from Pakistan received quite a bizzare gift, which was quite shocking. The present was an AK-47 Rifle.

A video of the incident surfaced on social media, which went viral. It was shared by a Pakistani Journalist on his twitter account

In a 30-second video, a woman is seen caressing the groom and giving him an AK-47 Rifle. The groom received the present with a smile on his face. Neither the groom nor the bride looks shocked at seeing the rifle.

The woman who is seen presenting the rifle is the mother-in law of the groom.

Till now, the video has garned over 221.7k views with over 2.700 likes and 1.1k retweets.

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Biden Picks Indian-American Neera Tanden As Head Of White House Office Management And Budget https://kalingatv.com/world/biden-picks-indian-american-neera-tanden-as-head-of-white-house-office-management-and-budget/ https://kalingatv.com/world/biden-picks-indian-american-neera-tanden-as-head-of-white-house-office-management-and-budget/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:37:15 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199640 Indian-American Neera Tanden

New York: Joe Biden, who is to become US President in January, has picked Indian-American Neera Tanden, a controversial close confidante of the Clintons, to head the powerful White House Office of Management and Budget, according to several media reports. But opposition to Tanden was welling up Sunday night soon after the news of her […]

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New York: Joe Biden, who is to become US President in January, has picked Indian-American Neera Tanden, a controversial close confidante of the Clintons, to head the powerful White House Office of Management and Budget, according to several media reports.

But opposition to Tanden was welling up Sunday night soon after the news of her selection leaked because she is an outspoken critic of Republicans and is considered a partisan within her Democratic Party.

The Indian-American veteran of Democratic election campaigns, if confirmed, will oversee the budget process for the entire government on behalf of the President and have a wide range of responsibilities for management of various federal agencies and personnel and for legislative coordination.

She is currently the president of the Centre for American Progress think-tank.

Because of her controversial background, there are signs that she may have difficulty getting Senate confirmation.

“Neera Tanden, who has (made) an endless stream of disparaging comments about the Republican Senators’ whose votes she’ll need, stands zero chance of being confirmed,” tweeted a spokesperson for Republican Senator John Cornyn.

Another person close to Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and was his chief of staff, Josh Holmes, indicated that Biden may be putting her up so the Republicans can get the satisfaction of knocking down one of his nominees and let others pass.

He tweeted: “And there’s the sacrifice to the confirmation gods.”

Even if Democrats gain control of the Senate, she may have trouble finding unanimous support of non-Republican senators because of her work for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns when she vigorously opposed Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist contender for the party’s presidential nomination.

And if Tanden gets the job, she will have to work with Congress to get the budget through.

She was one of the vehement critics of Trump and has said his “actions and words are tearing the country apart, and it falls upon every government official of both parties and every citizen to reject his call”.

A Yale law graduate, Tanden had earlier worked for former President Bill Clinton’s campaign and went on to work at the White House as an associate director for domestic policy and as an adviser to Hillary Clinton.

When Hillary Clinton ran successfully for senator, Tanden was her deputy campaign manager and became her legislative director after her election.

She advised Clinton’s presidential campaign and was tipped for a senior White House job were she to win.

Tanden worked as a senior adviser to the Health and Human Services Department in former President Barack Obama’s administration, helping craft his affordable healthcare law and programme.

Some of her personal emails that a hacker got from breaking into the emails of John Podesta, a former counsellor to Obama, caused embarrassment for her as they revealed her blunt views about some politicians, sometimes with four-letter obscenities.

Tanden has faced criticism for her handling of a sexual harassment and retaliation complaint at the CAP when she revealed the identity of the victim.

(IANS)

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US Might Witness A ‘Surge Upon A Surge’ Of New Covid-19 Cases, Warns Anthony Fauci https://kalingatv.com/world/us-might-witness-a-surge-upon-a-surge-of-new-covid-19-cases-warns-anthony-fauci/ https://kalingatv.com/world/us-might-witness-a-surge-upon-a-surge-of-new-covid-19-cases-warns-anthony-fauci/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 06:45:56 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199609 Anthony Fauci covid

Washington: Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases expert, has warned that the US might witness a “surge upon a surge” of new coronavirus cases cases in the weeks after Thanksgiving due to cold weather and travel. “We don’t want to frighten people, but that’s just the reality,” Xinhua news agency quoted Fauci, Director of the […]

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Washington: Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases expert, has warned that the US might witness a “surge upon a surge” of new coronavirus cases cases in the weeks after Thanksgiving due to cold weather and travel.

“We don’t want to frighten people, but that’s just the reality,” Xinhua news agency quoted Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as saying on Sunday night in an ABC News interview.

“Having said that, we have to be careful now because there almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what has happened with the travel.

“We understand the importance of families getting together. And it’s just something that we have to deal with that we likely will have an increase in cases, as we get into the colder weeks of the winter, and as we approach the Christmas season,” he added.

Fauci urged travellers to be safe when returning home from holiday travels, encouraging them to quarantine if possible and to get tested.

When asked if people should expect similar restrictions and recommendations for Christmas this year, the top expert replied: “I can’t see how we’re not gonna have the same thing because when you have the kind of infection that we have, it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that.

“So clearly in the next few weeks, we’re gonna have the same sort of thing and perhaps even two or three weeks down the line… We may see a surge upon a surge.”

Fauci added that he did not foresee “a relaxation” of the current Center for Disease Control (CDC) restrictions.

His warning came as more than 90,000 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalized across the US, with over 18,000 in intensive care units, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

In its latest update on Monday, the Johns Hopkins University revealed that the US’ current caseload and death toll stood at 13,374,162 and 266,838, respectively.

The two tallies account for the world’s highest, making the US the worst-hit country.

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China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Prepares For A Soft Landing On Moon https://kalingatv.com/world/chinas-change-5-probe-prepares-for-a-soft-landing-on-moon/ https://kalingatv.com/world/chinas-change-5-probe-prepares-for-a-soft-landing-on-moon/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:48:39 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199594 China's Chang'e-5 probe

Beijing: China’s Chang’e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country’s first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body, it was announced on Monday. The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at around 4.40 a.m. on Monday (Beijing Time), Xinhua news agency quoted the China National […]

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Beijing: China’s Chang’e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country’s first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body, it was announced on Monday.

The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at around 4.40 a.m. on Monday (Beijing Time), Xinhua news agency quoted the China National Space Administration (CNSA) as saying.

Launched on November 24, Chang’e-5 is one of the most complicated and challenging missions in China’s aerospace history, as well as the world’s first moon-sample mission for more than 40 years.

The spacecraft is performing well and communication with ground control is normal, CNSA said.

The lander-ascender combination will execute a soft landing on the moon and carry out automatic sampling.

The orbiter-returner will continue orbiting about 200 km above the lunar surface and wait for rendezvous and docking with the ascender.

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