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US yet to decide on CAATSA waiver to India over S-400 missile deal with Russia
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US yet to decide on CAATSA waiver to India over S-400 missile deal with Russia

Last month, US senators and India Caucus co-chairs Mark Warner and John Cornyn sent a letter to President Joe Biden encouraging him to waive CAATSA sanctions against India for buying military arms from Russia

Hopeful those vaccinated with AstraZeneca would be eligible to enter the United States, says EU Commissioner
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Hopeful those vaccinated with AstraZeneca would be eligible to enter the United States, says EU Commissioner

The US government on Monday announced that starting 1 November, it will lift the pandemic travel ban on all air passengers who are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.

Polish javelin thrower raises money for sick child by auctioning off Olympics silver medal; buyer tells her to keep it
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Polish javelin thrower raises money for sick child by auctioning off Olympics silver medal; buyer tells her to keep it

Maria Andrejczyk, a 25-year-old javelin thrower who overcame bone cancer and a shoulder injury to compete at this year’s Olympics, said she decided to auction her medal to help the boy knowing how much she had to “fight against adversity and pain.”

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shaunae Miller-Uibo clinches 400m title; Italy continue to boss tracks with men's 4x100 metres relay gold
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shaunae Miller-Uibo clinches 400m title; Italy continue to boss tracks with men's 4x100 metres relay gold

Shaunae Miller-Uibo wins women's 400m final, Italy clinch men's 4x400m relay, Joshua Cheptegei shines bright in 5000m in our athletics round up from Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sydney McLaughlin smashes world record to win 400m hurdles gold
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sydney McLaughlin smashes world record to win 400m hurdles gold

McLaughlin powered home in 51.46sec, with world champion and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Dalilah Muhammad claiming silver in 51.58.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Argentina bounce back to beat South Africa, join Fiji, Britain and New Zealand in rugby sevens semis
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Argentina bounce back to beat South Africa, join Fiji, Britain and New Zealand in rugby sevens semis

The Fijians will next play Argentina, which rebounded to beat South Africa 19-14, and Britain will have to contend with top-ranked New Zealand.

QAnon supporters recede from social media, but experts claim conspiracy is far from winding down
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QAnon supporters recede from social media, but experts claim conspiracy is far from winding down

In the four years since someone calling themselves 'Q' started posting enigmatic messages on fringe internet discussions boards, QAnon has grown up.

US Independence Day 2021: Capitol, symbol of American democracy, remains shut to visitors on 4th of July
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US Independence Day 2021: Capitol, symbol of American democracy, remains shut to visitors on 4th of July

The COVID-19 pandemic and the deadly insurrection by then-President Donald Trump's supporters on 6 January have shuttered the Capitol’s doors since 2020

US Independence Day: Why 4th of July is important for Americans, and why it's celebrated with fireworks
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US Independence Day: Why 4th of July is important for Americans, and why it's celebrated with fireworks

It was on 4 July, 1776 that the second Continental Congress in the US adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire

Acclaimed filmmaker and artist Laura Poitras' new exhibit examines COVID-19, fight for racial justice
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Acclaimed filmmaker and artist Laura Poitras' new exhibit examines COVID-19, fight for racial justice

Together with artist Sean Vegezzi, Poitras puts viewers outside an NYPD outpost in Queens used by the Technical Assistance Response Unit, whose role is to monitor political protests. The unit employs military technology to gather intelligence, including on recent Black Lives Matter rallies, but officers seem unaware that they are being watched as they enter and leave the building.

Jared Kushner working on a memoir with insider anecdotes from Trump presidency; book to release in 2022
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Jared Kushner working on a memoir with insider anecdotes from Trump presidency; book to release in 2022

Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has also been the subject of numerous controversies, whether for his financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest or for the administration’s widely criticised handling of COVID-19.

Explainer: With US Prez Joe Biden declaring 19 June a federal holiday, understanding the significance of Juneteenth
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Explainer: With US Prez Joe Biden declaring 19 June a federal holiday, understanding the significance of Juneteenth

The vast majority of states recognise Juneteenth as a holiday or a day of recognition, like Flag Day, and most states hold celebrations. Juneteenth is a paid holiday for state employees in Texas, New York, Virginia and Washington, and hundreds of companies give workers a day off for Juneteenth.

President Joe Biden encourages countrywide July Fourth celebrations to mark return to normalcy following COVID-19
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President Joe Biden encourages countrywide July Fourth celebrations to mark return to normalcy following COVID-19

The planned celebration will be the largest event of Biden’s presidency and is designed to demonstrate the nation’s victory over the virus as COVID-19 cases and deaths drop to levels not seen since the first days of the outbreak.

AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures
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AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures

The Associated Press' chief photographer in Spain, Emilio Morenatti, won the feature photography prize. Work by 10 AP photographers won the breaking news prize.

US seeks 'common approach' over possible boycott of next year's Beijing Winter Olympics
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US seeks 'common approach' over possible boycott of next year's Beijing Winter Olympics

President Joe Biden's administration has declined for months to present its position on a possible boycott.

As COVID-19 ebbs in the West, will the Roaring Twenties of the last century reappear?
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As COVID-19 ebbs in the West, will the Roaring Twenties of the last century reappear?

Months of lockdown and restrictions on social life have given way to dreams of a new era of frivolity and decadence. For some, it feels like party time.

Retrospectrum: New exhibit set to showcase largest collection of Bob Dylan's artworks
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Retrospectrum: New exhibit set to showcase largest collection of Bob Dylan's artworks

Alongside the journey through Dylan’s artistic landscape, the new exhibition will include curated immersive and interactive displays of his music and literary works adding context of this multi-faceted talent and his impact on popular culture spanning over half a century.

Caitlyn Jenner's candidacy for California governor garners severe criticism from LGBTQ activists
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Caitlyn Jenner's candidacy for California governor garners severe criticism from LGBTQ activists

Jenner – the former Olympic gold medalist and reality TV personality – is a Republican and supported Trump in 2016. She later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions against transgender people, but has failed to convince many trans-rights advocates that she is a major asset to their cause.

In his new novel Sooley, John Grisham exits the courtroom to write about college basketball
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In his new novel Sooley, John Grisham exits the courtroom to write about college basketball

In an interview, Grisham, who played baseball and basketball at Southaven High School in Mississippi, said the idea for the story began three years ago when he read an article about the South Sudanese national team competing in Hawaii at the World Youth Basketball Tournament.

Across the world, scientists and vets take measures to protect animals from contracting COVID-19 virus
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Across the world, scientists and vets take measures to protect animals from contracting COVID-19 virus

Around the world, many scientists and veterinarians are now racing to protect animals from the coronavirus, often using the same playbook for minimizing disease spread among people: That includes social distancing, health checks and, for some zoo animals, a vaccine.