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The U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 200,000, and it’s just ‘the tip of the iceberg’
The coronavirus, which was first confirmed in the United States about eight months ago, has killed more than 200,000 people across the country as U.S. officials rush to approve and manufacture a vaccine.
House passes legislation to crack down on business with companies that utilize China's forced labor
The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed at tamping down the exchange of goods made in forced labor camps by Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.
California firefighters make stand to save famed observatory, homes
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES - Crews fought on Tuesday to defend homes and the famed Mount Wilson Observatory from California's biggest and most dangerous wildfire, standing their ground at a major highway between the flames and populated areas. The Bobcat Fire, which broke out Sept. 6 in the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles, has already blackened an area larger than the
EU asylum-seeker distribution won't work: Austria's Kurz
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Tuesday against any attempt to force EU countries to take in asylum-seekers as the European Commission prepared to unveil a new strategy for handling migration to the bloc.
Astronauts take shelter as space station moves away from unknown debris
The International Space Station will alter its orbit at 4:19 p.m. to avoid hitting space debris.
Facebook vows to restrict users if U.S. election descends into chaos: FT
- Facebook Inc will take aggressive measures to "restrict the circulation of content" on its platform if November's presidential election descends into chaos or violent civic unrest, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday citing a company executive. The company had drawn up plans for how to handle a range of outcomes, including widespread civic unrest or "the political dilemmas" of
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia allows Umrah from Oct 4 with 30 pct capacity
Saudi Arabia will begin gradually allowing Umrah pilgrimage starting from October 4, state news
Facebook Takes Down Fake Pages Created in China Aimed at Influencing U.S. Election
The accounts posted content both in support of and against US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who is running for reelection.
Huawei plans more cuts to jobs, investment in Australia
The Australian operation of Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said it would continue to cut staff numbers and investment in the country amid strained relations between Beijing and Canberra. In 2018, Australia banned Huawei from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network citing national security risks, a move the company criticised
Apple Chief Says Fires And Storms Show Impact Of Climate Change
Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that climate change is real.
Xi Jinping: China aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060
China is willing to contribute more to the fight against climate change, as it aims to bring carbon emissions to a peak by 2030, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 with more forceful policies and measures, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
Woman arrested in White House ricin case will make first court appearance today
The woman suspected of sending ricin-laced envelopes to the White House and to several officials in Texas from Canada is set to make her first court appearance later this afternoon.