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US election 2020: Melania Trump slams Joe Biden in first solo campaign stop

First lady defends US president’s record on Covid-19, seeking to shift blame to Democrats; visit to Pennsylvania comes as battleground state reports record-shattering 2,751 new infections.

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First lady defends US president’s record on Covid-19, seeking to shift blame to Democrats; visit to Pennsylvania comes as battleground state reports record-shattering 2,751 new infections.

US election 2020: Melania Trump slams Joe Biden in first solo campaign stop
NXIVM sex cult head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

Disgraced self-improvement guru, who made women his sex slaves and branded them with his initials, showed no remorse during hearing.

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Disgraced self-improvement guru, who made women his sex slaves and branded them with his initials, showed no remorse during hearing.

NXIVM sex cult head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison
US election 2020: Donald Trump faces coronavirus spike in Midwest states he needs the most

With new infections raging ahead of election, US president’s handling of pandemic means tight races with Biden in Wisconsin and Iowa.

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With new infections raging ahead of election, US president’s handling of pandemic means tight races with Biden in Wisconsin and Iowa.

US election 2020: Donald Trump faces coronavirus spike in Midwest states he needs the most
Philippines recalls ambassador to Brazil for allegedly mistreating domestic staff

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr said the diplomat, who was identified as ambassador Marichu Mauro, was recalled ‘to explain the maltreatment of her service staff’.

27 Oct 2020 - 11:30AM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr said the diplomat, who was identified as ambassador Marichu Mauro, was recalled ‘to explain the maltreatment of her service staff’.

Philippines recalls ambassador to Brazil for allegedly mistreating domestic staff
Muslims boycott French products as rage grows over Prophet Muhammad cartoons

Tensions between France and Muslim-majority nations were ignited after a French teacher who had shown caricatures of the prophet in class was beheaded.

27 Oct 2020 - 6:57PM

Tensions between France and Muslim-majority nations were ignited after a French teacher who had shown caricatures of the prophet in class was beheaded.

Muslims boycott French products as rage grows over Prophet Muhammad cartoons
Coronavirus: Do Halloween masks protect you from Covid-19?

We’ll give you three guesses.

26 Oct 2020 - 6:13PM

We’ll give you three guesses.

Coronavirus: Do Halloween masks protect you from Covid-19?
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ review: Netflix miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy proves everyone is equal on the chessboard

Must-watch TV show follows the meteoric rise of fictional female prodigy Beth Harmon as she tears through the male-dominated chess world of the 60s.

27 Oct 2020 - 10:52AM

Must-watch TV show follows the meteoric rise of fictional female prodigy Beth Harmon as she tears through the male-dominated chess world of the 60s.

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ review: Netflix miniseries starring Anya Taylor-Joy proves everyone is equal on the chessboard
British troops seize tanker that reported violent stowaways

Libyan-registered ship, the Nave Andromeda, had arrived in English Channel from Lagos, Nigeria.

26 Oct 2020 - 9:08PM

Libyan-registered ship, the Nave Andromeda, had arrived in English Channel from Lagos, Nigeria.

British troops seize tanker that reported violent stowaways
Pope names 13 new cardinals, including first black US prelate Wilton Gregory

Surprise announcement comes days after pontiff grabbed headlines by supporting civil unions for gay couples.

26 Oct 2020 - 4:21AM

Surprise announcement comes days after pontiff grabbed headlines by supporting civil unions for gay couples.

Pope names 13 new cardinals, including first black US prelate Wilton Gregory
Tear gas fired as thousands mark one year of Iraq protests

Injuries reported as police clash with demonstrators in Baghdad and other cities to renew demands for end to government corruption.

26 Oct 2020 - 3:33AM

Injuries reported as police clash with demonstrators in Baghdad and other cities to renew demands for end to government corruption.

Tear gas fired as thousands mark one year of Iraq protests
Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

Historic win puts British driver one ahead of German racing great Michael Schumacher.

26 Oct 2020 - 1:32AM

Historic win puts British driver one ahead of German racing great Michael Schumacher.

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory
Thailand pro-democracy protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debate

The rally in the heart of the Thai capital was the prelude to a much bigger demonstration expected on Monday.

25 Oct 2020 - 9:30PM

The rally in the heart of the Thai capital was the prelude to a much bigger demonstration expected on Monday.

Thailand pro-democracy protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debate
Al-Qaeda leader wanted by FBI said killed in Afghanistan

Husam Abd al-Rauf, a top propagandist for the militant group, was reportedly under the protection of the Taliban.

25 Oct 2020 - 6:36PM

Husam Abd al-Rauf, a top propagandist for the militant group, was reportedly under the protection of the Taliban.

Al-Qaeda leader wanted by FBI said killed in Afghanistan
US-China relations: American officials to push Trump’s anti-Beijing message on visit to India

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper will meet their Indian counterparts for strategic and security talks on Tuesday.

25 Oct 2020 - 4:50PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper will meet their Indian counterparts for strategic and security talks on Tuesday.

US-China relations: American officials to push Trump’s anti-Beijing message on visit to India
Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force. But is it ‘victory for humanity’?

An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country – Honduras – allowing it to enter into force after 90 days.

25 Oct 2020 - 10:38PM

An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country – Honduras – allowing it to enter into force after 90 days.

Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force. But is it ‘victory for humanity’?
First ever US nest of Asian ‘murder hornets’ destroyed in vacuum operation

Team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed the giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state.

25 Oct 2020 - 2:32PM

Team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed the giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state.

First ever US nest of Asian ‘murder hornets’ destroyed in vacuum operation
‘They are raping the Galapagos’: Chinese fishing boats, Covid-19 threaten Ecuador’s Unesco site

Earlier this summer, more than 300 Chinese vessels waited at the marine preserve’s border, ready to snatch up sea life as it migrated south toward the waters off Peru and Chile.

24 Oct 2020 - 9:15PM

Earlier this summer, more than 300 Chinese vessels waited at the marine preserve’s border, ready to snatch up sea life as it migrated south toward the waters off Peru and Chile.

‘They are raping the Galapagos’: Chinese fishing boats, Covid-19 threaten Ecuador’s Unesco site
Best scary TV shows to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services this Halloween season

From the excellent ‘Stranger Things’ to the gruesome ‘Walking Dead’, don’t miss these terrorific series.

24 Oct 2020 - 6:00PM

From the excellent ‘Stranger Things’ to the gruesome ‘Walking Dead’, don’t miss these terrorific series.

Best scary TV shows to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services this Halloween season
First US ‘murder hornet’ nest discovered in Washington state

Officials plan to wipe out the nest on Saturday to protect native honeybees, which are already under siege from mites, diseases, pesticides and loss of food.

24 Oct 2020 - 7:50PM

Officials plan to wipe out the nest on Saturday to protect native honeybees, which are already under siege from mites, diseases, pesticides and loss of food.

First US ‘murder hornet’ nest discovered in Washington state
Brazil approves import of Chinese coronavirus vaccine that Jair Bolsonaro had previously refused

Brazils’ health minister had agreed to purchase CoronaVac doses produced locally by the Butantan Institute.

24 Oct 2020 - 8:14AM

Brazils’ health minister had agreed to purchase CoronaVac doses produced locally by the Butantan Institute.

Brazil approves import of Chinese coronavirus vaccine that Jair Bolsonaro had previously refused
British police recover stolen Chinese Ming-dynasty vase worth US$3.3 million

The suspects, aged 44 and 42, were arrested in London last week and have been released on bail until mid-November.

24 Oct 2020 - 6:06AM

The suspects, aged 44 and 42, were arrested in London last week and have been released on bail until mid-November.

British police recover stolen Chinese Ming-dynasty vase worth US$3.3 million
‘The Witches’ movie review: Roald Dahl’s story a brighter affair in Robert Zemeckis remake

A great warm-up for the scary season, but not frightening you won’t sleep at night.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:00PM

A great warm-up for the scary season, but not frightening you won’t sleep at night.

‘The Witches’ movie review: Roald Dahl’s story a brighter affair in Robert Zemeckis remake
Libya’s warring factions reach ‘historic’ ceasefire to end conflict that divided country

The country was plunged into chaos after the 2011 Nato-backed uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:48PM

The country was plunged into chaos after the 2011 Nato-backed uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya’s warring factions reach ‘historic’ ceasefire to end conflict that divided country
US man arrested with van full of guns plotted to kill Joe Biden, court documents show

Investigators said Alexander Treisman searched for the former vice-president’s address and posted a question on whether Biden received Secret Service protection for life.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:48PM

Investigators said Alexander Treisman searched for the former vice-president’s address and posted a question on whether Biden received Secret Service protection for life.

US man arrested with van full of guns plotted to kill Joe Biden, court documents show
‘Over the Moon’ movie review: Charming Netflix release celebrates diversity, falls short

There’s too much going on, but it’s still a worthy effort.

23 Oct 2020 - 1:12PM

There’s too much going on, but it’s still a worthy effort.

‘Over the Moon’ movie review: Charming Netflix release celebrates diversity, falls short
Key takeaways from final Trump-Biden presidential debate: Covid-19, Lincoln and ‘thug’ Kim

Three weeks after drawing criticism for his frequent interruptions of his rival, Trump adopted a more subdued tone for much of the debate.

24 Oct 2020 - 3:10AM

Three weeks after drawing criticism for his frequent interruptions of his rival, Trump adopted a more subdued tone for much of the debate.

Key takeaways from final Trump-Biden presidential debate: Covid-19, Lincoln and ‘thug’ Kim
Sri Lanka rolls back reforms aimed at curbing authoritarianism in vote to boost president’s powers

The changes to the constitution reverse reforms dating to 2015 that aimed to limit presidential powers in a bid to prevent authoritarianism.

23 Oct 2020 - 10:17PM

The changes to the constitution reverse reforms dating to 2015 that aimed to limit presidential powers in a bid to prevent authoritarianism.

Sri Lanka rolls back reforms aimed at curbing authoritarianism in vote to boost president’s powers
Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell denies finding underage girls to have sex with Prince Andrew

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend’s deposition became public on Thursday. She has been charged with recruiting underage girls in the 1990s for Epstein to abuse.

23 Oct 2020 - 6:51AM

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend’s deposition became public on Thursday. She has been charged with recruiting underage girls in the 1990s for Epstein to abuse.

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell denies finding underage girls to have sex with Prince Andrew
Rudy Giuliani only ‘tucking in his shirt’ in ‘Borat’ movie bedroom scene

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer acknowledged his cameo in the new ‘Borat’ movie but said the actions captured on camera were taken out of context.

22 Oct 2020 - 8:14PM

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer acknowledged his cameo in the new ‘Borat’ movie but said the actions captured on camera were taken out of context.

Rudy Giuliani only ‘tucking in his shirt’ in ‘Borat’ movie bedroom scene
US election 2020: Republican Mitt Romney didn’t vote for Donald Trump

The Republican senator didn’t say if he voted for Democrat Joe Biden.

22 Oct 2020 - 10:39AM

The Republican senator didn’t say if he voted for Democrat Joe Biden.

US election 2020: Republican Mitt Romney didn’t vote for Donald Trump