Citing a rise in COVID-19 infections, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued an Executive Order on Wednesday, directing the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) authority to stop "any vehicle" in suspicion of transporting "migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities."
In May, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has never funded gain-of-function research. However, some GOP lawmakers have argued that a 2014 NIH subgrant did just that.
A similarly strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake previously struck Peru in late June. At the time, the unexpected shake was captured on live TV as news anchor Alvina Ruiz was conducting an on-air interview, in which she nonchalantly admitted that earthquakes "happen."
Edward Snowden, a former computer intelligence consultant from the US, blew the lid off several global surveillance programmes that raised questions over individual privacy in 2013. Since then, he has been targeted by the US authorities and has been vocal against the use of advanced spyware, like Pegasus, for state-sponsored surveillance.
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The House Oversight Committee on Friday released documents that it claims show that former President Donald Trump pressured the Justice Department to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Last week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned London against military muscle-flexing after the UK announced plans to permanently assign two British warships to Asian waters.
Four men ended up in hospital after being shot and stabbed in the incident. The reason for the attack remains unknown.
The ongoing monsoon season in India has spelled disaster, as incidents of floods, landslides, and cloudbursts in several states have caused deaths, destruction of property, and mass evacuations.