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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree anew to ceasefire: US

Washington - Armenia and Azerbaijan have again agreed to respect a "humanitarian ceasefire" in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict effective Monday, the US State Department announced, after previous attempts to stem the bloodshed in the disputed region failed.

Biden accuses Trump of giving up in Covid fight

Washington - US presidential challenger Joe Biden on Sunday accused Donald Trump of giving up in the fight against Covid-19 as the president faced a new outbreak in his team, surging infections nationwide and an uncomfortable admission by his chief of staff.

Workers eradicate first nest of 'murder hornets' found in US

Los Angeles - 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.

As Pompeo campaigns against China, a growing welcome in India

Washington - When the United States tried to seal a defense deal seven years ago with the Maldives, a sprawling and strategic archipelago, its plans were quietly torpedoed by a friend -- India, which considers the Indian Ocean its sphere of influence.

Trump upbeat — despite polls and Covid spike — 10 days before vote

Lumberton - An ebullient President Donald Trump cast his ballot early in Florida on Saturday and was plowing through three swing state campaign rallies as he sought to close the gap with Joe Biden, with coronavirus cases surging ten days before Election Day.

Trump no fan of 'Borat' creator Sacha Baron Cohen

Donald Trump said Friday he has not been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen -- even before a clip from the British comedian's new Borat movie forced the US president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani into an awkward explanation.

US Coast Guard to tackle China 'illegal' fishing in Pacific

Washington - The United States said Friday it will deploy Coast Guard patrol ships in the western Pacific to counter "destabilizing and malign" activities by China in disputed fishing grounds of the South China Sea.

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

Pentagon condemns Turkey S-400 test, Erdogan dismisses US criticism

Washington - The United States strongly condemned NATO ally Turkey on Friday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the first test of a Russian-made S-400 air defense system and dismissed US criticism.

Pentagon condemns Turkish missile system test, warns of 'serious consequences'

Washington - The Pentagon on Friday strongly condemned the test of a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system by NATO ally Turkey and warned of "serious consequences.

After Sudan, Trump predicts Saudis to forge Israel ties

Washington - US President Donald Trump predicted Friday that Saudi Arabia would soon forge ties with Israel after brokering an agreement for Sudan to normalize ties with the Jewish state.

Sudan to normalize ties with Israel in new breakthrough for Trump

Washington - Sudan on Friday became the latest Arab nation to agree to recognize Israel in a diplomatic triumph for President Donald Trump announced days before US elections.

Trump launches intense campaign push, Biden hammers him on Covid

Pensacola - Donald Trump launched an intense last-ditch reelection push Friday in Florida, insisting that Covid-19 is disappearing, while frontrunner Joe Biden hammered his message that the president had abdicated responsibility for a pandemic that is actually sur...

Trump moves to end Sudan terror listing amid Israel ties push

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday formally moved to delist Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, a step long sought by the Arab nation which faces US pressure to normalize relations with Israel.

Pompeo urges end to Armenia, Azerbaijan conflict but no progress seen

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged an end to fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh as he met his counterparts from Azerbaijan and Armenia but there were no signs of progress.

US teen charged over child porn researched killing Biden: court

Washington - A 19-year-old man charged with possession of child pornography and arrested over a van-load of weapons had conducted internet searches related to killing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to court documents.

Trump-Biden final debate: Covid, wind and Hitler

Nashville - President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden's final debate on Thursday was a starkly more civil affair than their messy first showdown.But that did not prevent the pair from clashing on everything from immigration to racism and even Adolf Hitler.

Fact Check: The final presidential debate

Washington - President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred over the coronavirus response, US policy on China, and race in America in their second and final debate of the 2020 election.

Pyongyang's choice: playing the Trump card

Seoul - Donald Trump's fluctuating relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from fire and fury to love letters, but Pyongyang's view of his rival is uncompromising: Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" who "must be beaten to death".

Biden slams Trump friendship with 'thug' Kim

Nashville - Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea's "thug" leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.

Placebo group: What happens after a Covid vaccine is authorized?

Washington - If a coronavirus vaccine is authorized in the United States before the end of the year, will trial participants who received a placebo rush out to get vaccinated?

'Worlds between' Trump and his German family's town

Kallstadt - The mayor of Donald Trump's ancestral German village pledged before the US president's surprise 2016 election that if he did anything "great" for America or the world, he would hang a plaque in his honour.Four years on, there's still no plaque.

Irish locals show their colours in Biden's ancestral home

Ballina - Thousands of miles east of the White House in Ireland, a pop-art portrait of US presidential candidate Joe Biden towers over his ancestral hometown of Ballina, County Mayo.

Ultimate absentee ballot: US astronaut votes from space station

Washington - At least she didn't have to wait in line.A US astronaut cast her ballot from the International Space Station on Thursday, making her voice heard in the presidential election despite being 253 miles (408 kilometers) above the Earth.

No knockouts at Biden, Trump debate 12 days before vote

Nashville - President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden traded accusations of graft and clashed on the Covid-19 pandemic Thursday but without landing a knockout blow 12 days before the election in a final debate that many saw as Trump's last big chance to chan...

Israel delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

Jerusalem - An Israeli delegation has visited Sudan to discuss normalising relations following the Jewish state's US-brokered deals with UAE and Bahrain, sources in Khartoum and Jerusalem said Thursday.

Israel delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

Jerusalem - An Israeli delegation has visited Sudan to discuss normalising relations following the Jewish state's US-brokered deals with UAE and Bahrain, local sources in Jerusalem said Thursday.

Goldman Sachs fined US$350 million in Hong Kong over 1MDB

Fpo - Global financial titan Goldman Sachs was fined US$350 million by Hong Kong's securities watchdog on Thursday for its role in the massive 1MDB Malaysian bribery scandal, the latest in a growing list of global punishments the firm faces.

Magician and debunker of the paranormal James Randi dies

Washington - Escape artist and magician James Randi, who spent decades investigating and debunking faith healers, mind readers, psychics and other fraudsters and charlatans who claimed paranormal powers has died, his foundation said. He was 92.

Trump and Biden to do battle in final debate

Nashville - President Donald Trump squares off against Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Thursday in what promises to be a bruising final debate with less than two weeks left in their turbulent fight for the White House.
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