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New York COVID-19 cases top 400,000

New York: COVID-19 cases in the US state of New York crossed 400,000 mark, reaching 400,299 by Friday morning with a death toll of 32,307, according to Johns Hopkins University. Once the epicenter of the pandemic, it took the Empire…

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Nevada

Las Vegas: An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck Nevada, the largest to hit the US state since 1954 which was also felt in California and Utah, authorities said. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the…

US accuses China of hacking coronavirus research

Washington: China-linked hackers are targeting organisations researching the Covid-19 pandemic, US officials said. The FBI said it had seen hacking attempts on US groups researching vaccines, treatments and testing, the BBC reported on…