In hotspot states like Florida, Arizona, California and Texas, hospitals are adding new intensive care unit beds and special air-flow systems to treat the increasing number of COVID-infected patients, said reports.

Floyd was detained and subsequently died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday. A bystander video recording showed a cop kneeling on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes, while Floyd was saying that he could not breathe.

Experts have criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping for concealing, destroying and fabricating information about the rampant spread of COVID-19 and suppressing the data by silencing and criminalising dissent.

As per CNN, Some public health experts at the US Centers for Disease Control felt "pressured" by the White House to draft recommendations that all Americans wear masks or facial coverings while in public, according to a senior federal health official involved in discussions.

The United States will withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan within 14 months, as per a joint agreement between the Afghan government and Washington.

In December 2019, second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force, opened fire at an air station killing three US sailors and severely wounded eight other Americans.

During the 30-minute long meeting, which came after the conclusion of 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, Trump recollected his appearance at the mega Howdy Modi event alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston earlier this year.

The development helped Shanghai blue chips recoup early losses to rise by 0.3 per cent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan also moved up by 0.3 per cent.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Sitharaman said that the Commerce Ministry is working on the trade deal with Washington and hopes to conclude the negotiations soon.

India has maintained that its constitutional decisions on Kashmir is its internal matter -- a stance that has been supported by many countries around the world.