LOS ANGELES - California Governor Jerry Brown has declared emergency amid the deadly Hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state. The emergency proclamation on Friday will allow the state to increase the supply of adult Hepatitis A vaccines to meet current needs, aiming to help control the outbreak, Xinhua news agency reported. The declaration will also allow California Department of Public Health...
ANAHEIM HILLS - Anaheim Hills fire Evacuations: Important details please read!
1. Evacuation centres remain East Anaheim Gymnasium (8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.) and Downtown Anaheim Youth Center (225 S. Philadelphia).
2. Mandatory evacuations for all East of Weir/ Serrano. Shelter located at East Anaheim Community Center
LONDON - Mid-air turbulence is likely to increase by up to three times in the coming decades due to climate changes, increasing the risk of injuries to passengers and flight attendants, warn scientists including one of Indian-origin. Climate change will significantly increase the amount of severe turbulence worldwide by 2050-2080, said the study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The expected turbulence increases are a...
NEW DELHI - There has been no Indian casualty so far in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday evening that claimed over 50 lives, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday. "No reports received of any Indian nationals amongst those affected in Las Vegas shooting incident," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. "CGI (Consul General of India) San Francisco monitoring the situation," he posted.
LAS VEGAS - At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in a mass shooting at a country music concert here. The lone attacker was later killed by the police. Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo confirmed the death toll in the attack at the city's Route 91 Harvest Festival, and called it the "deadliest mass shooting in US history". The gunman opened fire into the outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor...
LONDON - Ride-hailing app Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday. The TfL rejected Uber's application on the basis that the company was not "fit and proper" to hold a private car hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30. "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrated a lack of corporate responsibility which could have potential public safety and...
NEW DELHI - With Hurricane Irma leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, India has asked its missions in Venezuela, the US and in the Netherlands and France whose territories in the Caribbean have been hit hard to remain in constant touch with the Indian diaspora there. "Our Missions in Venezuela, Netherlands, France & US are constantly monitoring the situation following destruction due to hurricane IRMA,"
WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives has passed a bill with unanimous support that could accelerate the rollout of self-driving technology, a media report said. The Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act, or the "Self Drive Act" now moves to the Senate. If it passes there, it could become the first national law for self-driving cars in the US, The Verge reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Former US President Barack Obama said that a shadow has been cast over thousands of immigrants with the end of the DACA program, which protected from deportation some 800,000 undocumented young people, and slammed the decision taken by his successor Donald Trump, as "cruel" and "wrong". "That shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his fortune to recovery efforts in Texas though the White House said he hasn't determined which group or groups will receive the contribution. "He would like to join in the efforts that a lot of people we have seen across the country do," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday, saying the funds would come from the President's "personal money".