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Presidential debate: Rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

The commission that oversees US presidential debates says it will change the format to ensure the remaining two encounters between Donald Trump and Joe Biden are more orderly.One new measur

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden trade insults in chaotic debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and rancorous White House debates in years.Amid angry shouting and nam

Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

The number of people worldwide who have died with Covid-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.The tally by Johns Ho

Donald Trump ‘paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017’ – NY Times

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Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice.Speaking by her side at th

Seven detained after knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo offices

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Kim Jong-un ‘apologises for killing of South Korean official’

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says.Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in th

Breonna Taylor: Two officers shot during Louisville protests

Two officers have been shot amid huge protests in the US city of Louisville after a grand jury decided no officers would face charges for killing unarmed black woman Breonna Taylor.Ms Taylor, 26, a hospital worker,

Breonna Taylor: Kentucky city on edge ahead of prosecutor decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Louisville, Kentucky, is under a state of emergency as prosecutors are expected to announce if police officers who killed a black woman in her home during a d

Ginsburg Supreme Court: Trump to name nominee by week’s end

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Trump has said he will name a replacement to Ruth Bader Ginsburg by week's end and urged the Republican-controlled Senate to confirm his Supreme Cou

FinCEN Files: HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning

HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world even after it had learned of their scam, leaked secret files show.Britain's biggest bank moved the money through its US business to HSBC accou

US Supreme Court: Trump vows to nominate woman as Ginsburg’s replacement

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row over her su

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said.Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic

Global coronavirus infections top 30 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by America's Johns Hopkins University.More than 940,000 have died with Covid-19 sin

Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK ‘respect’ for Good Friday Agreement

Joe Biden has said he will not allow peace in Northern Ireland to become a "casualty of Brexit" if he is elected US President in November.The Democratic candidate said any UK-US trade deal had to be "contingent" on

India’s coronavirus infections top five million mark

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US West Coast fires: Trump fans flames of climate row in California

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Trump has dismissed concerns over climate change on a visit to fire-ravaged California, telling an official there it would "start getting cooler".Blazes in Calif

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours. The agency said that deaths rose by

Russia: Local elections test Kremlin party’s grip on power

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Afghanistan war: ‘Historic’ peace talks with Taliban set to begin

The first peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are due to begin in the Gulf state of Qatar on Saturday, after months of delay.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called t

Oregon fires: Over 500,000 people flee dozens of infernos

More than half a million people in the US state of Oregon are fleeing deadly wildfires that are raging across the Pacific Northwest, authorities say.Fanned by unusually hot, dry winds, doze

US official claims pressure to downplay intelligence reports

A senior intelligence official at the US Department of Homeland Security has said he was pressured by the agency's leadership to downplay the threat of Russian election interference as it "

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Final clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had an adverse reaction in the UK.AstraZeneca described it as a "routine" pa

Australian journalists flown out of China ‘amid diplomatic standoff’

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Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

Typhoon Haishen is making its way towards South Korea after slamming through southern Japan.The storm is headed towards Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, said the country's weather