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US Sets Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases During New Surge

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the virus surges again nationwide. The spike to 84,218 cases, breaking the record of 77,299 set on July 16, comes a

Colorado wildfire jumps US Continental Divide, threatens mountain towns

An explosive Colorado wildfire that has already forced the evacuation of several mountain communities and the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park blackened another 45,000 acres (18,200 hectares) on Thursday as it jumped the US Continental Divide. The East Troublesome Fire, which broke out on

Venezuelans ‘dying slowly’ in rat- and roach-infested homes

 Sunlight cannot penetrate, the air is fetid and fellow residents include rats and cockroaches — but that’s how 14 families are “dying slowly” in government accommodation in Venezuela’s capital Caracas.They live on the ground floor of a ministry building a stone&

Biden slams Trump friendship with ‘thug’ Kim

 Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea’s “thug” leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.In a sharp clash in their final presidential debate, Biden attacked Trump’s insistence that he has av

US Slaps New Sanctions on Iran Groups

The United States on Thursday slapped new sanctions on five Iranian entities for what it called "brazen attempts" to interfere with the US election. The Treasury imposed the fresh sanctions against the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC-Quds Force, the Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute

Trump, Biden to Meet Face to Face for Final Debate

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign. Worried about losing the White House, some

Venezuela plans to use Russian and Chinese coronavirus vaccines

Venezuela plans to vaccinate citizens with Russian and Chinese coronavirus vaccines, which could arrive in the South American nation in December or January, President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday. “It has been announced that the completed Russian and Chinese vaccines should arrive by Dece

Brazil health minister ill with suspected case of COVID-19

Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello has fallen ill with a suspected case of COVID-19, the ministry’s press office said on Tuesday, as the country battles with the third-worst coronavirus outbreak globally, with nearly 5.3 million cases. The ministry said Pazuello had a fever on Tuesd

Mexico asks cemeteries to close ahead of holiday, fearing coronavirus rebound

Mexican authorities are calling on cemeteries to close to public visitors ahead of the Day of the Dead, a celebration that usually draws hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, as officials strive to avert another wave of coronavirus infections. Ahead of the holiday, cemeteries will largely r

After keeping low profile on campaign trail, Obama makes debut for Biden

Former U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is locked in a tight race with President Donald Trump in crucial states 13 days before the Nov. 3 election. Obama, who served eight years in office with Biden

US Demands SC Hold Iran Accountable, Protect Persian Gulf Security

Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Persian Gulf prevailed Tuesday on the discussions of a UN Security Council high-level debate amid sharp divisions between its members on the way the international community should deal with Tehran. The US insisted that the Security Council muster the c

Trump Says Fauci is 'Terrific Guy' but Not 'Team Player'

A day after claiming that the American people are tired of listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he gets along with the nation's top infectious disease specialist while also complaining the doctor who has clashed with him at times over the coronavirus is not

Cough Keeps Melania Trump off Campaign Trail

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. Her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, said Tuesday that Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recent recovery from COVID-19 but has a lingering cough. Grisham says the first lady has decided not to accom

US Slaps Sanctions On Six Chinese Companies For Dealing with Iran

The US on Monday said it blacklisted two Chinese men and six Chinese entities for having dealt with Iranian shipping company Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and, in some cases, helping it to evade US sanctions. The US State Department named the entities as Reach Holding Group (Shanghai) Company Ltd.;

Trump wishes Kamala Harris 'the best' after aide tests Covid-19 positive

US President Donald Trump has wished Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris "the best" and hoped that she was "in good shape" after an aide and a flight crew member involved in his rival Joe Bidens presidential campaign tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the media reported. Th

Early voting begins in crucial Florida as campaign enters closing stretch

Early voting for the Nov.3 presidential election begins in the crucial battleground state of Florida on Monday as a record 28 million Americans have already cast ballots with barely two weeks remaining in the campaign. President Donald Trump, running out of time to change the dynamics of a race t

Bolivia’s socialists claim victory as unofficial count shows big win

Bolivia’s socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win the country’s presidential Election without the need for a run-off, an unofficial count indicated on Monday, putting the leftwing party of Evo Morales on the brink of a return to power. The quick-count from pollster Ciesmori, re

Head of Mexico's navy tests positive for COVID-19

The head of Mexico’s navy, Jose Rafael Ojeda, said on Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic and working from home as the number of confirmed cases in the country continues to climb. Ojeda is the latest high-ranking member of the Mexican government to test positive.

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