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US firms fund deforestation, abuses in Amazon: report

Major US financial firms are helping fund environmental destruction and indigenous rights abuses in the Amazon with billions of dollars in investments in questionable companies, according to a report published Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 19:34:45

Bolivia's Morales calls for calm after protesters demand military junta

Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales called for calm on Tuesday after several hundred right-wing protesters demanded that a “military junta” replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 16:48:41

Black US woman shot by police to file complaint after boyfriend killed

An African-American woman injured as police shot dead her boyfriend last week announced from her hospital bed Tuesday that she will file a complaint, as she challenged the official version of the shooting.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 15:23:40

Raging wildfires injure two firefighters in California, force massive evacuations

Fast-moving wildfires have left two US firefighters critically injured and forced tens of thousands of residents in Orange County in Southern California to evacuate amid high winds on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 11:12:48

NASA, SpaceX target Nov. 14 for historic manned mission to space station

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program, NASA announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 11:11:31

Nearly 800,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19

Nearly 800,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 9:39:07

Barrett confirmed to top court

US President Donald Trump's struggling reelection campaign received a boost Monday with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body to the right and clinching his judicial legacy in a landmark victory for American conservatives.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/27 16:33:41

Chile's COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 4 pct: health minister

Chile's novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity rate has dipped below 4 percent for the first time since the nation's first case of infection was detected March 3, Minister of Health Enrique Paris said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 16:10:23

Head of US military school resigns amid 'systemic racism' probe

The superintendent of a top US military academy resigned from his post Monday, after the Virginia governor ordered an investigation into accusations of systemic racism at the school.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/27 15:48:41

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of moon

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the moon, the agency announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 14:13:55

US witnesses most critical weekend as daily COVID-19 cases hit over 80,000

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported over 80,000 of daily COVID-19 cases over the past weekend, suggesting critical resurgence of the pandemic nationwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 10:14:53

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

The US Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the youngest member of the Supreme Court.
Source: CGTN | 2020/10/27 8:12:07

Anger surges after book details damage from US nuclear waste in Pacific islands

Public anger has grown after a new book revealed how the US poisoned various islands in the Pacific with toxic chemical waste that has endangered the lives of local people and seriously damaged ecosystems for decades.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 4:33:26

Chileans vote overwhelmingly for new constitution

Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a landmark referendum on Sunday to replace their constitution, long seen by many as underpinning the nation's glaring economic and social inequalities.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/26 19:38:40

US announces cease-fire

The US on Sunday said a new humanitarian cease-fire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/26 17:38:40

Pence staff hit by COVID-19

US Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the US set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/26 17:33:41

NYS governor slams White House's COVID-19 response as chief of staff says US not to control pandemic

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that COVID-19 can be defeated, while questioning the White House's inaction as its Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the country is "not going to control the pandemic."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/26 13:05:18

NYC mayor cautions police against pushing political agenda while on duty

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that "ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences," while retweeting a New York Police Department (NYPD) post saying that "Police officers must remain apolitical."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/26 11:17:00