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Trump vs Biden: Drugs, 'unfair' SC judge nomination may be focus of first presidential debate

With Trump claiming Biden is virtually brain dead -- 'Biden doesn't know he's alive' -- and Biden branding the president 'a toxic presence,' it won't be for the faint-hearted.

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Sikhs in US safe under Trump; Biden's election campaign 'demoralising': Community leaders

The Biden campaign, which launched the 'Sikh Americans for Biden', in a press release on Sunday said that Sikh-Americans experience bullying at rates twice the national average.

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Breonna Taylor death: Lone officer charged with offence pleads not guilty

Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s neighbors.

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Three killed in Northern California wildfire; nearly 70,000 people evacuate

The fires that began Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country about 45 miles north of San Francisco came as the region nears the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that killed 22 people.

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More than peace settlement, Taliban, Pakistan interested in withdrawal of international forces: Ex-envoy

China hopes to emerge as the major power in Afghanistan and Central Asia, especially after Pakistan emerges dominant in Afghanistan, the former envoy said.

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US all set to distribute 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests 'very soon', says Trump

More than 200,000 Americans have lost their lives and over seven million have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Roughly half of Americans pay no federal income taxes, but the average income tax paid in 2017 was nearly $12,200, according to the IRS.

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WHO, partners roll out faster COVID-19 tests for poorer nations

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the program as "good news" in the fight against COVID-19.

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At least five civilians killed in rocket fire near Baghdad airport: Army

Twitter accounts supporting US arch-enemy Iran regularly praise the attacks, but that was not the case Monday.

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Need to ensure countries take their obligations seriously to combat climate change: India

Tirumurti said India was committed to tackle the impact of climate change and supports Palau's efforts to achieve their goals.

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China's Communist Party to hold key conclave of its top leaders ahead of US polls

All CPC meetings, including the plenum, are held in tight secrecy and the proceedings of such meetings other than the official handouts were rarely publicised.

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US newspaper Washington Post endorses Joe Biden for presidency

The Post has been no friend to Republican Trump, who has repeatedly denounced the newspaper and its rivals as "fake news."

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COVID-19 crisis: France to release USD 49 billion in economic stimulus next year

The government hopes the economy will grow 8 per cent next year, boosted by the recovery plan.

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Jazz festival ends year of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary in South Africa

The Gandhi Walk Committee organised a blood donation camp where donors could just drive through a facility that had been set up without having to join the queues.

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Sri Lanka's ruling SLPP party to file intervening petition on 20A Constitution Amendment Bill

All petitions have taken the common ground that the 20A if enacted would impinge on the fundamental rights of the citizens.

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