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14 Nov
A video of Kamala Harris from July was altered in order to make her say that “virtually every person who is in the hospital sick with COVID-19 right now is unvaccinated.”Also on Truth or Fake: Misleading and xenophobic posts during Diwali festivities and a fake victim from the Travis Scott Astroworld concert.We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
25 Aug
As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taliban took over, seeking safety in Spain where she hopes to soon be back on the court.
23 Aug
The US vice president's visit to Singapore and Vietnam is seen as a test of the Biden administration's ability to reassure key allies of its resolve. The trip comes as US forces withdraw from Afghanistan.
18 Mar
Police in Washington were tipped off by an intelligence bulletin that the subject "may be carrying an AR-15" rifle. The suspect was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and large-capacity ammunition feeding device.
1 Mar
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about Covid-19's disproportionate impact on the Black community and vaccine skepticism at a virtual annual Black History Month celebration. "We know how folks were treated historically in terms of medical science and research," she says. "And we must continue to also educate folks about what is happening now that is different."
3 Feb
US Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security during a ceremony at the White House. The former US attorney becomes the first Hispanic and first immigrant to lead the department that oversees immigration and border issues.
22 Jan
Residents of Thulasendrapuram in southern India, the ancestral village of Kamala Harris, say they are "very happy", as the US senator prepares to be inaugurated as the first woman vice president of the United States.
17 Jan
Kamala Harris crashed through one of the world's highest glass ceilings to be elected America's first woman vice president, making history and helping bring to an end Donald Trump's turbulent rule. Harris came into the presidential election already a repeat trailblazer as California's first Black attorney general and the first woman of South Asian heritage elected to the US Senate. By winning the vice presidency, she will be a heartbeat away from leading the United States and poised on a stepping stone to the ultimate prize. AFPTV looks back at the moments that brought her there.
10 Jan
"Our small businesses have really been hurting across the country, so we wanted to come out and just celebrate them," US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says as she and her husband Doug Emhoff pick up a takeout order from Floriana, an Italian restaurant located in downtown Washington, DC.
30 Dec 2020
"I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless, it happens really quickly, it is safe," US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says shortly after receiving the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in a hospital in Washington, DC.
15 Nov 2020
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's maternal uncle, Delhi-based academic Balachandran Gopalan, says his late sister would have been proud of her daughter and that the family would converge in Washington from across the US and from India, Canada and Mexico to witness her historic inauguration. "If you go by historial roots, in 2024, she will be the first Afro-American, Asian-American President of the United States," he says.
24 Oct 2020
Kamala Harris' nomination has not only energized a section of the Democratic party but also caught the imagination of millions of Indians. Beyond the symbolism, what does the US election mean for India-US ties?

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