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Biden to attend town hall on night scheduled for 2nd debate with Trump

2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will attend a town hall on Oct. 15, the night scheduled for his second debate with U.S. President Donald Trump, ABC News announced on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 11:37:17

COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Canada

The second wave of COVID-19 is showing up in Canada as a series of regional epidemics, said Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 11:34:10

CDC forecasts up to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Oct 31

A new ensemble forecast published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday projects up to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by Oct 31.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 11:07:11

Second US Presidential debate to be conducted remotely

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Thursday that next week's debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will be held virtually on October 15.
Source: CGTN | 2020/10/8 19:51:54

Costa Rica converts island prison into tourist attraction

Despite the country's coronavirus lockdown, Costa Rica's island of San Lucas, a former penal colony with a dark history, has been newly converted into a tourist paradise, albeit with strict pandemic protocols in place.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/8 18:33:40

US wants troops out of Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he wants all American troops to leave Afghanistan by Christmas, speeding up the timeline for ending America's longest war.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/8 16:58:41

Trump virus response a 'failure'

US Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris on Wednesday called President Donald Trump's COVID-19 response a historic failure that disqualified him from a second term, in a pointed but mostly civil debate with Mike Pence who sought to portray her as extreme.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/8 16:58:40

George Floyd's killer released

The police officer charged with killing George Floyd, the African-American whose death sparked a mass protest movement, was released from a Minnesota jail on Wednesday on $1 million bail.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/8 16:13:42

Pence, Harris clash over pandemic response in vice presidential debate

US Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, clashed on Wednesday over White House's response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 210,000 Americans.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 15:10:00

Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 5 million

Brazil on Wednesday said 31,553 COVID-19 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 5,000,694.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 12:46:57

Canada to ban single-use plastics by end of 2021

The Canadian government announced Wednesday that it is moving to ban single-use plastics for environmental protection by the end of 2021.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 9:48:48

COVID-19 infection rate in New York state hot spots 5 times that statewide: governor

The COVID-19 infection rate in New York state's hot spots is five times what the rate is statewide, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 9:46:52

NYC unveils neighborhoods rezoning plan to improve housing equity, support business

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced a plan to update the 50-year-old zoning of the city's two neighborhoods to offer greater flexibility for ground floor use by businesses and arts and cultural organizations, while incentivizing the creation of new permanently affordable homes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 9:44:49

Trump returns to Oval Office, while recuperating from COVID-19

US President Donald Trump returned to the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday while still recuperating from COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 9:40:23

Pence, Harris test negative for COVID-19 ahead of VP debate

US Vice President Mike Pence and 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris both tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday ahead of their debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 9:38:45

Trump says US troops in Afghanistan should return home by Christmas

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that remaining US troops in Afghanistan should return home by Christmas.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/8 8:12:16

US trade deficit in August widens to 14-year high

The overall US trade deficit in August widened to the highest level in 14 years as imports rose faster than exports, the US Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/7 9:26:58

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 147,000, infections near 5 million

Brazil on Tuesday said it registered 819 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 147,494.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/7 9:24:30