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Joe Biden raises $26 million in 24 hours after VP announcement

Kamala Harris is tough, proven fighter for middle class: Joe Biden

August 13, 2020 12:03:33 pm

Biden, 77, made his maiden public appearance with his running mate Harris on Wednesday and said that both of them are ready to get to work in rebuilding America and a better future for its people.

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Joe Biden raises $26 million in 24 hours after VP announcement

August 13, 2020 11:57:52 am

The campaign hopes the haul is the beginning of a prolific fundraising push in the final stretch before Election Day. Democrats are close to matching, if not surpassing, the massive $300 million cash stockpile President Donald Trump and Republicans reported in July.

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North Korea nuclear reactor site threatened by recent flooding: US think-tank

August 13, 2020 11:44:33 am

The Korean peninsula has been hammered by one of the longest rainy spells in recent history, with floods and landslides causing damage and deaths in both North and South Korea.

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China’s deadly summer floods have caused $25 billion in damage

August 13, 2020 11:40:47 am

Vice Minister of Emergency Management Zhou Xuewen told reporters 219 people were listed as dead or missing and 54,000 homes had been destroyed.

From Trump's US travel ban to Belarus Protest: Here's your top daily news

From Trump’s US travel ban to Belarus Protest: Here’s your top daily world news

August 13, 2020 11:16:00 am

Belarus’s capital along with other cities witnessed thousands of rallying protesters decrying an election that they see as rigged.

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Luxury homes tie Chinese Communist elite to Hong Kong’s fate

August 13, 2020 10:32:07 am

Li, 38, also has deep financial roots in the city, having bought a $15 million, four-story townhouse perched high above a beach. Her partner owns a now-retired racehorse and spent hundreds of millions on a stake in the storied Peninsula Hotel that he later sold.

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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai says arrest took him by surprise

August 13, 2020 10:16:51 am

Lai’s arrest is the highest-profile in Hong Kong under the national security legislation, imposed on the city by China in June. It so far has been used to arrest 21 people.

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Trump announces relaxations in H-1B, L-1 travel ban

August 13, 2020 9:25:01 am

H1-B, L1 Visa Travel Ban: In its advisory, the State Department said that H-1B and L-1 visas can now be issued for employees who are "seeking to resume ongoing employment in the United States in the same position with the same employer and visa classification."

From policy to family: How the Kamala Harris nomination is relevant to India

August 13, 2020 10:48:48 am

Kamala Harris has spoken out in defence of immigrants, was against Trump’s muslim immigrant ban, and has also spoken in favour of immigrant women seeking jobs as she has batted for the H-4 visas given to spouses of H-1B visa holders.

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Media mogul Sumner Redstone, who headed Viacom, dies at 97

August 13, 2020 12:30:49 am

Under his watch, Viacom became one of the nation's media titans, home to pay TV channels MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio Paramount Pictures. Redstone often told interviewers, "content is king."

Joe Biden raises $26 million in 24 hours after VP announcement

‘Oh My God.’: Biden video shows Kamala Harris accepting to be his running mate

August 12, 2020 11:56:46 pm

“The answer is absolutely yes, Joe,” Kamal Harris says. “And I am ready to work. I am ready to do this with you, for you, I am just deeply honored and I’m very excited.”

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Coronavirus found on Ecuador shrimps in China, state media says

August 12, 2020 11:44:24 pm

The news broke a day after a port city in eastern Shandong province said it found the virus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood, although it did not say where it originated.

Why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were at loggerheads during the presidential race

August 12, 2020 11:35:18 pm

At a press conference at the White House Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that he was surprised Biden had picked Harris as a running mate after she allegedly disrespected him during the democratic debates.

Belarus election: Protester dies in clashes after disputed Belarus vote

Belarus protests: Police say they’ve fired live rounds at protesters as EU weighs sanctions

August 12, 2020 8:20:26 pm

Belarus protests: The EU alleged that the elections were “neither free not fair” and threatened to impose sanctions against “those responsible for the observed violence, unjustified arrests, and falsification of election results”.

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails n Scotland

August 12, 2020 9:29:27 pm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Scottish lawmakers initial reports suggested there were "serious injuries." She tweeted that it was "an extremely serious incident."

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Russia says medics to get anti-Covid shots in two weeks, rejects safety concerns

August 12, 2020 6:28:22 pm

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine, after less than two months of human testing.

Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension

August 12, 2020 6:05:25 pm

Civic groups have called for action, urging people from poorer neighbourhoods to find lawyers if they felt harassed by police "racial profiling", or by zealous officials protecting wealthy holiday-makers at well-to-do beach communities.

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka PM after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Rajapaksa family dominates Sri Lanka’s new Cabinet

August 12, 2020 5:51:30 pm

President Gotabaya administered the oath of office to the 28-member Cabinet which is two less than the 30 allowed by the Constitution and also appointed 40 state ministers.

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Turkish ship starts energy search amid standoff with Greece

August 12, 2020 5:35:20 pm

Turkey dispatched the Orus Reis and two support vessels to undertake seismic research for energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean in an area Greece says is on its continental shelf.

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Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent Covid-19

August 12, 2020 5:34:33 pm

Vaccines are seen as a key to controlling the virus, which has been confirmed to have infected more than 20 million people worldwide and killed more than 738,000.

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Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

August 12, 2020 5:19:10 pm

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: antibody drugs that fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to do the job.

US Health Secretary Azar says vaccine is not a race, doubts Russia

US Health Secretary Azar says vaccine is not a race, doubts Russia

August 12, 2020 4:36:17 pm

Azar says the US is combining the powers of its government, economy and biopharmaceutical industry to "deliver as quickly as we can for the benefit of the United States' citizens, but also for the people of the world, safe and effective vaccines".

Russia Covid-19 vaccine: World leaders, health officials have mixed response

August 12, 2020 8:35:02 pm

Russia Covid-19 vaccine: Health officials and world leaders have criticised Russia for releasing the vaccine in haste, by rushing through the first two phases of clinical trials.

Joe Biden ‘nailed this decision’ in picking Harris to be his running mate: Barack Obama

August 12, 2020 6:13:24 pm

Barack Obama said that he has known Harris for a long time. "She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake," he said.

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Pope Francis decries pandemic’s culture of individuality

August 12, 2020 2:55:12 pm

Francis, speaking at his Wednesday audience called on the faithful to “overcome our personal and collective individualism” as experts work to find a cure for the coronavirus, “which hit us all indiscriminately.”

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