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US uncovers 2020 election ‘email threats’ plot, warn Iran and Russia interfering

US officials say Iran is responsible for emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest in multiple states.

22 Oct 2020 - 8:14PM

US officials say Iran is responsible for emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest in multiple states.

US uncovers 2020 election ‘email threats’ plot, warn Iran and Russia interfering
Explainer | Donald Trump: biography, facts, wealth, health and presidency

The world is still learning things about Donald Trump four years after he was elected US president. Here’s what we know as he fights to stay in power.

22 Oct 2020 - 8:23AM

The world is still learning things about Donald Trump four years after he was elected US president. Here’s what we know as he fights to stay in power.

Donald Trump: biography, facts, wealth, health and presidency
US deaths about 300,000 higher since coronavirus pandemic began

The US death toll from Covid-19 is high any way you look at it – and a new report from researchers at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention offers yet another way to look at it.

21 Oct 2020 - 11:01PM

The US death toll from Covid-19 is high any way you look at it – and a new report from researchers at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention offers yet another way to look at it.

US deaths about 300,000 higher since coronavirus pandemic began
Coronavirus: Thailand welcomes 39 Chinese tourists; New Zealand sees two community cases

The Chinese travellers are on a ‘Special Tourist Visa’ aimed at restoring tourism; while New Zealand saw two local cases and India to unveil a paper-based Covid-19 test.

21 Oct 2020 - 3:20PM

The Chinese travellers are on a ‘Special Tourist Visa’ aimed at restoring tourism; while New Zealand saw two local cases and India to unveil a paper-based Covid-19 test.

Coronavirus: Thailand welcomes 39 Chinese tourists; New Zealand sees two community cases
New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin after he exposed himself in Zoom meeting

The author-commentator and CNN legal analyst said he made an ‘embarrassingly stupid mistake’, thought he had ‘muted the Zoom video’.

22 Oct 2020 - 1:44PM

The author-commentator and CNN legal analyst said he made an ‘embarrassingly stupid mistake’, thought he had ‘muted the Zoom video’.

New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin after he exposed himself in Zoom meeting
Coronavirus: China, Japan set to resume business travel; Manila cuts curfew hours

The expected deal will mean see travellers being exempted from 14-day self-isolation. Elsewhere in Asia, Manila cuts curfew hours and Indians are back at work.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:06PM

The expected deal will mean see travellers being exempted from 14-day self-isolation. Elsewhere in Asia, Manila cuts curfew hours and Indians are back at work.

Coronavirus: China, Japan set to resume business travel; Manila cuts curfew hours
Coronavirus: Argentina the fifth country to surpass 1 million cases

Argentina is the smallest nation by far to reach the grim milestone.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:06PM

Argentina is the smallest nation by far to reach the grim milestone.

Coronavirus: Argentina the fifth country to surpass 1 million cases
US election 2020: Florida once again has both sides guessing in home stretch

Florida voters converge on early polling stations in a pivotal state fought over relentlessly by President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

20 Oct 2020 - 8:50PM

Florida voters converge on early polling stations in a pivotal state fought over relentlessly by President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

US election 2020: Florida once again has both sides guessing in home stretch
Coronavirus vaccine projects in Japan hit by cyberattacks; India’s death rate slows

Chinese hackers are suspected of targeting Japanese researchers working on Covid-19 vaccines, while Australia’s Victoria eased restrictions and India’s cases are slowing.

19 Oct 2020 - 10:41PM

Chinese hackers are suspected of targeting Japanese researchers working on Covid-19 vaccines, while Australia’s Victoria eased restrictions and India’s cases are slowing.

Coronavirus vaccine projects in Japan hit by cyberattacks; India’s death rate slows
Explainer | US presidential election 2020: how the Electoral College picks the winner

In the United States, a candidate becomes president by securing the most ‘electoral’ votes rather than winning a majority of the national popular vote. Here’s how it works.

19 Oct 2020 - 12:32PM

In the United States, a candidate becomes president by securing the most ‘electoral’ votes rather than winning a majority of the national popular vote. Here’s how it works.

US presidential election 2020: how the Electoral College picks the winner
Italy tightens rules as Europe surges past 250,000 coronavirus deaths

Israel and Australia’s Melbourne ease strict lockdowns; study finds coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours.

19 Oct 2020 - 5:34AM

Israel and Australia’s Melbourne ease strict lockdowns; study finds coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours.

Italy tightens rules as Europe surges past 250,000 coronavirus deaths
In challenge to US, Iran declares UN arms embargo lifted

Iran said it had no need to go on a weapons buying spree, even as a United Nations conventional arms embargo expired.

18 Oct 2020 - 9:33PM

Iran said it had no need to go on a weapons buying spree, even as a United Nations conventional arms embargo expired.

In challenge to US, Iran declares UN arms embargo lifted
Coronavirus: New Zealand loses Covid-free status again; Australian state eases restrictions

New Zealand confirmed a new community case of Covid-19, two weeks after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared the nation had ‘beat the virus again’.

19 Oct 2020 - 12:28PM

New Zealand confirmed a new community case of Covid-19, two weeks after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared the nation had ‘beat the virus again’.

Coronavirus: New Zealand loses Covid-free status again; Australian state eases restrictions
Millenial teen Carlo Acutis on the road to becoming a saint
Coronavirus: travel bubble snag in Australia; daily cases hit record high in Malaysia

Seventeen people who flew from New Zealand to Sydney then took flights to Melbourne, which is not part of the Covid-19 travel bubble.

17 Oct 2020 - 8:54PM

Seventeen people who flew from New Zealand to Sydney then took flights to Melbourne, which is not part of the Covid-19 travel bubble.

Coronavirus: travel bubble snag in Australia; daily cases hit record high in Malaysia
Coronavirus: Sydney opens up to New Zealand travellers; Thailand seeks travel bubble with China

Quarantine restrictions were lifted on travellers to Sydney from New Zealand, while Thailand is in talks with China to establish a quarantine-free travel corridor.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:04PM

Quarantine restrictions were lifted on travellers to Sydney from New Zealand, while Thailand is in talks with China to establish a quarantine-free travel corridor.

Coronavirus: Sydney opens up to New Zealand travellers; Thailand seeks travel bubble with China
Bill Barr’s future in doubt as Donald Trump’s pursuit of political enemies flops

US president has expressed frustration with his attorney general for not doing more to prosecute his political enemies ahead of the November 3 election.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:40PM

US president has expressed frustration with his attorney general for not doing more to prosecute his political enemies ahead of the November 3 election.

Bill Barr’s future in doubt as Donald Trump’s pursuit of political enemies flops
Nations pay for summer of fun as WHO warns of deadly Covid-19 resurgence

The World Health Organization warned against any complacency as European and US infections surge, fuelled by young partygoers and returning travellers over summer.

15 Oct 2020 - 11:06PM

The World Health Organization warned against any complacency as European and US infections surge, fuelled by young partygoers and returning travellers over summer.

Nations pay for summer of fun as WHO warns of deadly Covid-19 resurgence
Melania Trump says son Barron had coronavirus but has since tested negative

First lady says she has also tested negative, describing ‘roller coaster of symptoms’ and her choice of ‘more natural route’ of treatment.

15 Oct 2020 - 7:35AM

First lady says she has also tested negative, describing ‘roller coaster of symptoms’ and her choice of ‘more natural route’ of treatment.

Melania Trump says son Barron had coronavirus but has since tested negative
Donald Trump’s offensive in battleground state: ‘If Biden wins, China wins’

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden concentrate on swing states both see as critical to clinching Electoral College victory.

17 Oct 2020 - 7:12AM

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden concentrate on swing states both see as critical to clinching Electoral College victory.

Donald Trump’s offensive in battleground state: ‘If Biden wins, China wins’
Coronavirus: Singapore reports no new local cases; India sees lowest daily tally since August

This is the first time since February that Singapore has not had any local cases. Elsewhere, South Korea reported a triple-digit increase and India had its lowest daily tally since August.

13 Oct 2020 - 10:36PM

This is the first time since February that Singapore has not had any local cases. Elsewhere, South Korea reported a triple-digit increase and India had its lowest daily tally since August.

Coronavirus: Singapore reports no new local cases; India sees lowest daily tally since August
Belarus police threaten to shoot protesters as pensioners join rallies

The use of live firearms would mark a major escalation in the two-month stand-off between President Alexander Lukashenko and protesters.

13 Oct 2020 - 8:25PM

The use of live firearms would mark a major escalation in the two-month stand-off between President Alexander Lukashenko and protesters.

Belarus police threaten to shoot protesters as pensioners join rallies
Nobel Prize for economics awarded to US pair Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson

The two men were honoured ‘for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats’, the jury said.

12 Oct 2020 - 8:55PM

The two men were honoured ‘for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats’, the jury said.

Nobel Prize for economics awarded to US pair Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson
US military has no plan to referee a contested election, General Mark Milley says

The Pentagon’s top general says any contested election would be handled by the ‘courts and US Congress’, not the military.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:45AM

The Pentagon’s top general says any contested election would be handled by the ‘courts and US Congress’, not the military.

US military has no plan to referee a contested election, General Mark Milley says
Coronavirus latest: Singapore reduces isolation time for Hong Kong travellers while Malaysia tightens restrictions in capital

Meanwhile, Malaysia announced sweeping new curbs around its capital city and Sabah state on Monday as it confronts a new coronavirus surge.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:47PM

Meanwhile, Malaysia announced sweeping new curbs around its capital city and Sabah state on Monday as it confronts a new coronavirus surge.

Coronavirus latest: Singapore reduces isolation time for Hong Kong travellers while Malaysia tightens restrictions in capital
Coronavirus: WHO reports new daily record, as India nears 7 million cases

More than 350,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported to the World Health Organization on Friday, with over 100,000 from Europe alone.

10 Oct 2020 - 10:20PM

More than 350,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported to the World Health Organization on Friday, with over 100,000 from Europe alone.

Coronavirus: WHO reports new daily record, as India nears 7 million cases
Coronavirus latest: Russia infections spiral; Spain declares emergency in Madrid

Russia reported 12,126 new cases on Friday, surpassing its previous high from May.

9 Oct 2020 - 10:51PM

Russia reported 12,126 new cases on Friday, surpassing its previous high from May.

Coronavirus latest: Russia infections spiral; Spain declares emergency in Madrid
Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: Jakarta MRT partly shut as third day of protests turn violent

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons after angry demonstrators in the capital set fires to tyres, road barriers and even bus stops.

8 Oct 2020 - 10:37PM

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons after angry demonstrators in the capital set fires to tyres, road barriers and even bus stops.

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: Jakarta MRT partly shut as third day of protests turn violent
Coronavirus: Germany warned of ‘uncontrolled’ spread as Europe battles new outbreaks

France, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic posted significant increases in coronavirus cases, underscoring growing alarm in Europe as it struggles to control the pandemic

8 Oct 2020 - 10:37PM

France, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic posted significant increases in coronavirus cases, underscoring growing alarm in Europe as it struggles to control the pandemic

Coronavirus: Germany warned of ‘uncontrolled’ spread as Europe battles new outbreaks
A fly on Mike Pence’s head and 5 other highlights from the US vice-presidential debate

There was briefly another participant swooping into Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:30PM

There was briefly another participant swooping into Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate.

A fly on Mike Pence’s head and 5 other highlights from the US vice-presidential debate