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Biden tweet from exactly one year ago warns US is ‘not prepared’ for a pandemic

Biden tweet from exactly one year ago warns US is ‘not prepared’ for a pandemic

‘We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilises the world to stop outbreaks,’ former vice president wrote

'Totally irresponsible': Dems criticize Pence presiding over Amy Coney Barrett vote after aides contract COVID-19

'Totally irresponsible': Dems criticize Pence presiding over Amy Coney Barrett vote after aides contract COVID-19

"As vice president, I’m president of the Senate. And I’m gonna be in the chair because I wouldn’t miss that vote for the world," Pence said Saturday.

Singapore Airlines doesn't want to dethrone its original world's longest flight even though the new one is 3 miles longer – here's how the two will differ

Singapore Airlines doesn't want to dethrone its original world's longest flight even though the new one is 3 miles longer – here's how the two will differ

The new Singapore-New York route is one of the few new international routes to launch during the pandemic, but the airline is keeping it low-key.

Colombia surpasses one million Covid-19 cases: ministry

Colombia surpasses one million Covid-19 cases: ministry

Colombia on Saturday surpassed the benchmark of one million cases of Covid-19 registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, the health ministry announced.

Roe v. Wade ruling matters, but mostly as a symbol. It has not protected abortion rights.

Roe v. Wade ruling matters, but mostly as a symbol. It has not protected abortion rights.

Abortion rights don't hinge on whether a new Justice Amy Coney Barrett votes to overturn Roe. They're already at death's door by a thousand smaller cuts.

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further...

A white woman yelled 'f--- Black Lives Matter' at a Starbucks barista after she told her to wear a mask

A white woman yelled 'f--- Black Lives Matter' at a Starbucks barista after she told her to wear a mask

An unnamed white woman yelled at barista Alex Beckom when she told her she had to put on a mask in Starbucks. A video of the encounter went viral.

China Communist Party plenum kicks off in Beijing

China Communist Party plenum kicks off in Beijing

The three-day meeting comes amid speculation that President Xi intends to be "president-for-life".

Critics slam 'shameless hypocrisy' of Saudi G20 meeting as women activists sit in jail

Critics slam 'shameless hypocrisy' of Saudi G20 meeting as women activists sit in jail

A virtual business event hosted by Riyadh promises to place a "special emphasis" on "creating a more equitable future for women."

Polls: Biden has the edge in Florida and North Carolina

Polls: Biden has the edge in Florida and North Carolina

A third poll shows the Democratic nominee tied with President Donald Trump in Georgia.

First nest of Asian 'murder hornets' vacuumed out of tree in United States

First nest of Asian 'murder hornets' vacuumed out of tree in United States

Agricultural department workers wearing protective suits have eradicated the first nest of giant "murder hornets" discovered in the United States, vacuuming them out of a tree in Washington state. The nest of Asian giant hornets was found on Thursday by Washington State Department of...

Afghan security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader al-Masri

Afghan security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader al-Masri

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday. The head of the U.S. National...

'Thailand doesn't need you': ultra-royalists push back against protesters

'Thailand doesn't need you': ultra-royalists push back against protesters

Pictures of coffins and guns, and threats of death and violence: protests targeting Thailand's government and monarchy have hardened feelings amongst ultra-royalists, who are pushing back with aggressive abuse online.

Fauci advocates mask mandate amid COVID-19 surge across US

Fauci advocates mask mandate amid COVID-19 surge across US

On Friday, top infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested it might be time for face coverings to be made mandatory to stop the spread of the virus. “Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett during an interview. “I don’t...

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Ethiopia on Saturday denounced “belligerent threats” by President Trump over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River. This comes a day after Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it has called an existential threat.

Cameroon: Children killed in attack on school in Kumba

Cameroon: Children killed in attack on school in Kumba

Officials have blamed Anglophone secessionists for the attack on a private school in a restive region.

Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas

Snow due to hit Colorado wildfire areas

"We don’t anticipate it will be a season-ending event, but we do believe it will help us a great bit," said a fire incident spokesman.

'We’re not going to control the pandemic,' Meadows says; Senate blocks Dems' Barrett filibuster: 2020 election updates

'We’re not going to control the pandemic,' Meadows says; Senate blocks Dems' Barrett filibuster: 2020 election updates

The White House chief of staff says we can't control COVID-19 and Senate Republicans break Democrats' Barrett filibuster – live politics updates.

Opposition leader flees Venezuela, heads towards Spain and the United States

Opposition leader flees Venezuela, heads towards Spain and the United States

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López escaped from the South American country and was traveling on Saturday to Spain, where he will spend time with his family before eventually heading towards the United States to continue the efforts to outs the Nicolas Maduro regime, sources close to the...

Australia condemns intimate examination of female travellers over baby abandoned at Doha airport

Australia condemns intimate examination of female travellers over baby abandoned at Doha airport

Australia on Monday condemned Qatar authorities' treatment of women passengers on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport. The women, including 13 Australians, were examined at Hamad International Airport on...

Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.

Iran reports COVID-19 death every four minutes, extends curbs

Iran reports COVID-19 death every four minutes, extends curbs

Iran extended COVID-19 curbs in Tehran and across the country on Monday as health authorities said they were recording a death from the virus every four minutes. The health ministry in the Middle East's hardest-hit country reported 337 new deaths and 5,960 new cases over the past 24 hours. A...

Ex-CIA Director Brennan: 'Outrageous' for Trump to talk of inviting Saudi crown prince to D.C.

Ex-CIA Director Brennan: 'Outrageous' for Trump to talk of inviting Saudi crown prince to D.C.

On the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast, former CIA Director John Brennan said it is “outrageous" for President Trump to talk about inviting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Washington.

Black contractor braves threats in removing Confederate statues in Richmond

Black contractor braves threats in removing Confederate statues in Richmond

Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted...

A 58-year-old woman who's a suspect in her elderly mother's stabbing told police 'she deserved it and now she's in a better place'

A 58-year-old woman who's a suspect in her elderly mother's stabbing told police 'she deserved it and now she's in a better place'

When Salt Lake City authorities questioned Lori Lee Donlay's motive, she told them "she'll take it to the grave," according to Utah's Deseret News.

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages, disaster-response officials said. The 13 people missing from Typhoon Molave included a dozen fishermen who ventured...

Joe Biden is doubling down on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite the economic downturn. It could bump paychecks for over 27 million workers.

Joe Biden is doubling down on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite the economic downturn. It could bump paychecks for over 27 million workers.

Biden is pushing ahead with raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour even as the pandemic causes many small businesses to close their doors.

Collins and Ernst split on Barrett confirmation in tough re-election bids

Collins and Ernst split on Barrett confirmation in tough re-election bids

Two Republican senators are facing similar pressures ahead of Election Day.

Spain declares state of emergency over coronavirus as Italy closes cinemas, theatres and gyms

Spain declares state of emergency over coronavirus as Italy closes cinemas, theatres and gyms

Pedro Sánchez, the prime minister of Spain, declared a state of emergency and imposed a nationwide curfew on Sunday, as Italy closed down event halls and Bulgaria’s leader tested positive for coronavirus. Under Spain’s state of emergency, which was due to come into force on Sunday, citizens must...

More mass testing in China after 137 virus cases in Xinjiang

More mass testing in China after 137 virus cases in Xinjiang

Chinese officials were racing Sunday to smother a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the country's far northwest after 137 new infections were discovered.

Gottlieb warns of "dangerous tipping point" as virus spread accelerates

Gottlieb warns of "dangerous tipping point" as virus spread accelerates

"These cases are going to continue to build. There's really no backstop here," Gottlieb said on "Face the Nation."

'An incredibly tragic day for Ocala': Florida police chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

'An incredibly tragic day for Ocala': Florida police chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

The death of Greg Graham, who became Ocala's 30th police chief in January 2012, stunned the central Florida city northwest of Orlando.

U.S. sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days

U.S. sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days

The United States reported 79,852 new infections on Saturday, close to the previous day's record of 84,244 new cases. Cases in the Midwest set a new record on Saturday and the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in that region hit an all-time high for the ninth day in a row. Hospitals...

Miami nurse sues doctor colleague, says he ‘deliberately’ infected her with COVID-19

Miami nurse sues doctor colleague, says he ‘deliberately’ infected her with COVID-19

A Miami-Dade nurse practitioner and mother of a 2-year-old said she was deliberately exposed to COVID-19 by a Miami physician at their place of work. She has filed a lawsuit against him, the medical office and the hospital that owns the medical office.

George Floyd death: A city pledged to abolish its police. Then what?

George Floyd death: A city pledged to abolish its police. Then what?

Minneapolis has struggled to keep a promise that made global headlines after George Floyd's death.

Biden: Trump's view of suburbs is 'not who we are'

Biden: Trump's view of suburbs is 'not who we are'

He tells Norah O’Donnell the president’s view is playing off outdated fears.

‘A backwards step’: Experts warn Amy Coney Barrett is a threat to IVF

‘A backwards step’: Experts warn Amy Coney Barrett is a threat to IVF

Ms Barrett has historically supported organisations who are against both birth control and the in vitro fertilization process

Editorial: Congress should let Puerto Ricans' vote count on statehood

Editorial: Congress should let Puerto Ricans' vote count on statehood

There's a massive get out the vote campaign in the United States, with both major political parties stressing that every vote should count. Contrast that to Puerto Rico. It also has an election Nov. 3, but none of the votes will really count on the major issue: Should the U.S. territory become...

'The Government has lost and should concede defeat' - Have your say on free school meals

'The Government has lost and should concede defeat' - Have your say on free school meals

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has conceded that questions remain over how England's poorest children are fed over the school holidays. This is despite recent reluctance from the Government to cave in to calls from footballer Marcus Rashford to provide free school meals over half-term. Mr...

Texas boy, 3, dies after accidentally shooting himself in the chest at birthday party

Texas boy, 3, dies after accidentally shooting himself in the chest at birthday party

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said its "thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this tragic accident."

Police chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

Police chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

A police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his girlfriend — has been fired, the police chief announced Friday.

South Korea pharma Celltrion's COVID test gets U.S. emergency use authorisation

South Korea pharma Celltrion's COVID test gets U.S. emergency use authorisation

South Korea's Celltrion Inc said on Monday it has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its rapid COVID-19 testing kit Sampinute, which boosted shares of the company and its affiliates. Celltrion said Sampinute delivers coronavirus...

Zeta will be a Cat 1 hurricane soon, and it’s forecast to near the Gulf Coast this week

Zeta will be a Cat 1 hurricane soon, and it’s forecast to near the Gulf Coast this week

Tropical Storm Zeta rapidly strengthened overnight and is forecast to turn into a Category 1 hurricane sometime Monday. The storm is expected to near the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, bringing stormy conditions from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

This luxury flying apartment costs an hour what a New York City studio costs for an entire year. The difference being this one kills COVID in the air.

Pfizer has expanded its COVID-19 vaccine trial to include minors. Some say it's risky. Others argue it's necessary.

Pfizer has expanded its COVID-19 vaccine trial to include minors. Some say it's risky. Others argue it's necessary.

After months of testing its COVID-19 candidate vaccine in adults, Pfizer recently lowered the age of participation to 16.

Trump Had One Last Story to Sell. The Wall Street Journal Wouldn't Buy It.

Trump Had One Last Story to Sell. The Wall Street Journal Wouldn't Buy It.

By early October, even people inside the White House believed President Donald Trump's reelection campaign needed a desperate rescue mission. So three men allied with the president gathered at a house in McLean, Virginia, to launch one.The host was Arthur Schwartz, a New York public relations...

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert detained in Iran moved out of desert prison

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert detained in Iran moved out of desert prison

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic who has been detained in Iran for the past two years, has been moved from the notorious desert prison of Qarchak to an unknown location. Her move was first reported by the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists, who said that she was...

Indiana student, 20, killed by stray bullet while visiting New York City

Indiana student, 20, killed by stray bullet while visiting New York City

Indiana University sophomore Ethan Williams had dreamed of a trip to New York City ever since seeing a Spider-Man movie as a child, his family said.

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