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Biden to name virus team as worldwide cases top 50 million

Biden to name virus team as worldwide cases top 50 million

The global tally of people infected by the coronavirus shot past 50 million on Monday, as United States President-elect Joe Biden geared up to name the scientists who will lead the country's response to its disastrous outbreak.

Biden vows virus action on 'day one' as Europe suffers under second wave

Biden vows virus action on 'day one' as Europe suffers under second wave

The United States reported record new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, as Joe Biden vowed to act against the pandemic on "day one" if he wins the presidential election in the world's worst-hit nation.

Uncertain US election outcome opens way for protests

Uncertain US election outcome opens way for protests

After months of protests about racism and police brutality, the United States is now likely to see street demonstrations over the cliffhanger presidential election, after President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory and called for voting to stop.

US formally exits global climate pact amid election uncertainty

US formally exits global climate pact amid election uncertainty

The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, fulfilling an old promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw the world's second-largest greenhouse gas emitter from the global pact to fight climate change.

After a campaign like no other, Americans rendering final verdict at polls

After a campaign like no other, Americans rendering final verdict at polls

Americans cast votes on Tuesday in the bitterly contested presidential race between incumbent Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden after a tumultuous four years under the businessman-turned-politician that have left the United States as deeply divided as at any time in recent history.

US reports world record of more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases in single day

US reports world record of more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases in single day

The United States set a new all-time high for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period on Friday, reporting just over 100,000 new infections to surpass the record total of 91,000 posted a day earlier

Europeans urge wider curbs as Covid sweeps continent, batters US

Europeans urge wider curbs as Covid sweeps continent, batters US

EU officials warned Europe to be ready for wider Covid restrictions as infections surged across the continent, France and Germany prepared curbs almost as strict as their spring lockdowns and cases soared across the United States.

Hurricane Delta leaves at least two dead

Hurricane Delta leaves at least two dead

At least two people were killed in Louisiana, southern US, while more than 200,000 residents of three states were subjected to power outages due to hurricane Delta, which has been striking areas in the central Atlantic and northeastern United States for days.

Trump's could be discharged today

Trump's could be discharged today

US President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital where he is being treated for Covid-19 as soon as today, according to his doctors, although his condition remains unclear and outside experts warn that his case may be severe.

Thousands of US-bound migrants surge into Guatemala

Thousands of US-bound migrants surge into Guatemala

Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday, just weeks before a tense American presidential election where immigration is a key issue.

Healthcare, gender gap, key issues in US election

Healthcare, gender gap, key issues in US election

Healthcare has remained one of the key issues that divides Democratic and Republican voters in the US, according to Dr Jeffrey M Stonecash, an expert on political parties.

Threat to evacuate US diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

Threat to evacuate US diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.