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Republicans reject Trump's suggestion to delay election

30 July 2020

Washington – Top Republicans have rejected Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns. Read More


Biggest blow to US economy in 73 years

30 July 2020

Washington – The United States economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shattered consumer and business spending, and a nascent recovery is under threat from a resurgence in new cases... Read More


Herman Cain dies after contracting COVID-19

30 July 2020

WASHINGTON – Herman Cain, a television host and former Republican presidential candidate, died after contracting COVID-19, according to a statement on his website and Facebook page. Read More


Oil prices steady

30 July 2020

MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE – Oil prices were little changed on Thursday, restrained by concerns that surging coronavirus infections could jeopardise a recovery in fuel demand just as major oil producers are set to raise output. Read More


Four arrested in Hong Kong under new law

30 July 2020

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police have arrested four people aged 16-21 for suspected offences under the city’s new national security law, the first such detentions outside of street protests since the legislation took effect a month ago. Read More


Biden will name running mate in August

29 July 2020

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday he would name his running mate in the first week of August, days before he formally accepts his party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Read More


New COVID wave puts brakes on travel

28 July 2020

SYDNEY/LONDON – Nations in Asia imposed new restrictions on Monday, while an abrupt British quarantine on travellers from Spain threw Europe’s summer reopening into disarray, as the world confronted the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Read More


Actress Olivia de Havilland passes away at 104

27 July 2020

Paris - Olivia de Havilland, one of the last remaining stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, has died at the age of 104. Read More


Body of civil rights icon John Lewis makes 'final crossing' on bridge

26 July 2020

Selma – The body of civil rights icon John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday, decades after his “Bloody Sunday” beating there drew a national spotlight to the struggle for racial equality. Read More


Somalian PM ousted in power struggle

26 July 2020

MOGADISHU – Somalia’s parliament ousted Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a no-confidence vote on Saturday, as a simmering power struggle between him and the president came to the fore. Read More


Group demands justice for Breonna Taylor

26 July 2020

LOUISVILLE – A group of heavily armed Black protesters marched through Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in March by police officers who burst into her apartment. Read More


China orders closure of US embassy

25 July 2020

Chengdu - Security was tight outside the United States consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday as staff inside prepared to leave, a day after China ordered it to close in response to a US order for China to shut its consulate in Houston. Read More


Scientists tuned into the earth’s sounds during lockdown

24 July 2020

LONDON – COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists’ ability to hear earth’s natural signals and detect earthquakes, a study found on Thursday. Read More


US sets average price for virus vaccine

23 July 2020

Washington – The United States government has set a benchmark for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine pricing in a $2 billion deal announced on Wednesday with Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German biotech BioNTech SE (22UAy.F) that will likely pressure other manufacturers to set... Read More


COVID-19 cases in US pass 4 million

23 July 2020

Washington – The total number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in the United States passed four million on Thursday, reflecting a rapid acceleration of infections detected in the country since the first case was recorded on January 21, a Reuters tally... Read More


Britain wants to mend fences with Scotland

23 July 2020

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will seek to play down tensions with Scotland during a visit on Thursday, saying that the COVID-19 crisis has shown the collective power of the United Kingdom. Read More


Mexico on pace for record murder total

22 July 2020

MEXICO CITY – Murders in Mexico edged up to a new record high in the first half of 2020, despite easing during the last few months, preliminary government data showed on Monday. Read More


Report: UK underestimated threat from Russia

21 July 2020

London – The UK government "badly underestimated" the Russian threat and the response it required, according to an inquiry. Read More


Study shows dim future for polar bears

21 July 2020

Polar bears will be wiped out by the end of the century unless more is done to tackle climate change, a study predicts. Read More


Biden proposal to boost caregiving

21 July 2020

NEW CASTLE, Delaware – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden outlined a sweeping plan on Tuesday aimed at breathing life into the coronavirus-battered United States economy by investing $775 billion in caregiving programmes for children, the elderly and the disabled.... Read More


Ethiopian poultry sector reeling from impact of COVID-19

21 July 2020

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian poultry farmers have destroyed hundreds of thousands of chicks, as the sector reels from a collapse in demand from the hotel sector because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More


Should Government provide back-to-school assistance for parents who lost their jobs because of COVID-19?