Taliban taking over Afghanistan will make it a ‘pariah state’, warns US secretary of state

84839998If the Taliban took Afghanistan by force and abused the rights of the people, they would make the country a “pariah state” and no international recognition or support would be forthcoming, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said here on Wednesday, in the strongest warning yet to the extremist group amid mounting atrocities and continuing violence in the restive country.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/taliban-taking-over-afghanistan-will-make-it-a-pariah-state-warns-us-secretary-of-state/articleshow/84839998.cms

Brazilians Protest Against President Bolsonaro Over Covid Response

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing increasing pressure as the pandemic exacts a devastating toll.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/angered-brazilians-protest-against-president-jair-bolsonaro-over-covid-response-2493925

China Sanctions US Citizens, Entities Over Hong Kong

Beijing announced sanctions on seven American citizens and entities Friday in response to a US advisory on deteriorating freedoms in Hong Kong, just days ahead of a visit from a senior Biden…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-sanctions-us-citizens-entities-over-hong-kong-2493558

Major Websites Had Access Issues Around the World for Over One Hour

Paytm, Hotstar, Sony LIV, PlayStation Network, Steam and many other major Internet platforms are currently down. Akamai has confirmed that it is experiencing an outage, affecting large parts of the…

Original source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/major-internet-outage-zomato-psn-steam-cloud-flare-akamai-down-2492619

Wisconsin Jury: Walmart Must Pay Over $125M in Disability Discrimination Case

A Wisconsin jury said Walmart must pay more than $125 million after finding against the company in a federal disability discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said the eight-member jury in Green Bay returned a verdict of …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2021/07/19/623353.htm

Three Covid Vaccine Doses Better Than Two? Debate Over Third Booster Shot

As the Delta variant spreads rapidly throughout the world, the prospect of a third “booster” shot is gaining interest even in nations where a large proportion of people are vaccinated,.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/coronavirus-three-covid-19-vaccine-doses-better-than-two-debate-over-third-booster-shot-2488344

Over two million Americans sign up for Obamacare under Biden drive

The Biden administration re-opened the country’s online health insurance marketplace earlier this year to give more Americans a chance to opt for benefits provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

Original source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/insurance/84435139?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=ETRSS

WhatsApp Says It Banned Over 20 Lakh Accounts Between May 15 and June 15

WhatsApp has published its first transparency report, as required by the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. In this, it revealed that it…

Original source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/whatsapp-banned-2-million-accounts-india-prevent-harmful-behaviour-2487562

Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Over COVID Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings filed a lawsuit against Florida’s surgeon general on Tuesday July 13 over a state law that bans businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from customers. The cruise operator will continue to require full vaccinations for …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/14/622639.htm

US Covid-19 case are doubling over three weeks, experts blame fast-spreading delta variant

84391283The Covid-19 curve in the US is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/us-covid-19-case-are-rising-again-doubling-over-three-weeks/articleshow/84391283.cms