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Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay

Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay

New York: President Donald Trump repeatedly tests the Republican Party’s limits on issues including race, trade and immigration. On Thursday, he struck a boundary. GOP officials from New Hampshire to Mississippi to Iowa quickly pushed back against Trump’s suggestion that it might be necessary to delay the November election — which he cannot do without […]

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China’s aggression in Ladakh, claims for real estate in Bhutan indicative of its intentions: Pompeo

China’s aggression in Ladakh, claims for real estate in Bhutan indicative of its intentions: Pompeo

Washington,:  China’s recent aggression in India’s eastern Ladakh and claims for the real estate in Bhutan are indicative of its intentions, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, asserting that Beijing under President Xi Jinping is testing the world to see if anyone is going to stand up to its threats and bullying. Indian […]

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US coronavirus death toll surpasses 150,000

US coronavirus death toll surpasses 150,000

Washington:  The US has recorded over 150,000 Covid-19 deaths, another grim milestone that comes amidst warning from a top Indian-American physician that the country has failed to arrest the spread of the deadly pandemic. America’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 as of Wednesday — more than a fifth of the world’s recorded deaths, according to […]

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UK extends coronavirus quarantine period from 7 to 10 days

UK extends coronavirus quarantine period from 7 to 10 days

London:  People who test positive for coronavirus or display some of the obvious symptoms must self-isolate or quarantine for a period of 10 days instead of just a week, the UK’s Chief Medical Officers announced in a guidance update on Thursday. Until now, those displaying symptoms such as a new continuous cough, a temperature or […]

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Lujan Grisham builds profile as Biden looks to make VP pick

Lujan Grisham builds profile as Biden looks to make VP pick

Santa Fe (US): Michelle Lujan Grisham has not received the attention of many higher-profile candidates under consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate. But she has a resume that few of them can match. The New Mexico governor has executive experience and served in the US House and as her state’s health secretary. Tested by […]

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Japan court recognises atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

Japan court recognises atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

Tokyo:  A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognised people exposed to radioactive “black rain” that fell after the 1945 US atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors. The Hiroshima District Court said all […]

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US, Oregon in talks about pulling agents in Portland

US, Oregon in talks about pulling agents in Portland

Portland (US):  The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said on Tuesday. The official […]

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COVID-19: China sees over 100 cases for 1st time in over 3 months amidst fear of second wave

COVID-19: China sees over 100 cases for 1st time in over 3 months amidst fear of second wave

Beijing: China’s COVID-19 cases in a single day have crossed the 100-mark for the first time in over three months, sparking the fear of a rebound after Beijing contained it in Wuhan where the contagion first emerged in December last year. The National Health Commission on Wednesday said that 101 new confirmed coronavirus cases including […]

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US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

Beijing:  Antagonisms between the US and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Global trade already was depressed by two years of tariff warring between the world’s two biggest economies. That rancour has […]

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Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland, other cities

Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland, other cities

Portland (US): The mayors of Portland, Oregon, and five other major US cities appealed Monday to Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to deploy militarised agents to cities that don’t want them. “This administration’s egregious use of federal force on cities over the objections of local authorities should never happen,” the mayors […]