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US House Democrats unveil 2.2 trillion USD COVID-19 relief package

Democrats from the US House of Representatives unveiled on Monday a 2.2-trillion-US-dollar COVID-19 relief package, attempting to pressure the White House and Republicans to reach a deal before the presidential election in November.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 15:03:27

Nearly half of US states report increasing COVID-19 as experts warn of surge in fall, winter

Almost half of the US states are reporting increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases as health experts warn of a potential coronavirus surge in the United States in the fall and winter.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/29 14:44:18

In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes

The largest city in Brazil's Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash theories that Manaus was one of the world's first places to reach collective, or herd, immunity.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 20:38:40

With classroom time reduced, US college voices discontent

Full-time students at Chicago's Columbia College spend $14,000 a year for professional, hands-on training in dance, film and music that the school normally offers in studios and classrooms scattered across the city's South Loop and Near South Side.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 19:58:40

California wine country wildfire forces evacuation of hospital, hundreds of homes

A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California's Napa Valley wine country to spread across nearly 809 hectares, forcing the evacuation of a hospital and hundreds of homes, authorities said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/28 19:28:41

Bombshell report claims Trump avoided federal income taxes for years

US President Donald Trump on Sunday faced allegations that he paid little or no federal income tax for years before he came to power, as his cloudy financial past stoked controversy ahead of the first election debate.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 17:08:40

Massacre in Mexican bar leaves 11 people dead

A massacre in a bar left 11 people dead on Sunday, Mexican authorities said, as the country grapples with a record homicide rate despite the government's pledge to stop gang violence, Reuters reported on Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2020/9/28 17:03:41

Trump assails NYT investigation alleging he didn't pay income tax for years

US President Donald Trump assailed a New York Times investigation on Sunday that alleged he paid no income taxes for years.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 13:28:57

Most Chinese students in Canada dislike online learning amid pandemic: report

Nearly 70 percent of Chinese students said they greatly or somewhat dislike online learning at Canadian universities, according to the latest report by Easy Group.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 11:10:11

Wildfires in California grow to 3.6 mln acres

More than 3.6 million acres of land have burned from wildfires in California so far this year, and 26 people have died and nearly 7,630 structures have been damaged or destroyed, according to the Sunday update by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 11:08:22

Assailants massacre 11 people at bar in central Mexico

Eleven people were killed early Sunday morning after armed assailants opened fire in a bar in Mexico's central state of Guanajuato, according to the local prosecutor's office.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/28 11:04:14

USDA funds $1 mln research project studying COVID-19 in US beef supply chain

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation's beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person's refrigerator.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/27 17:33:41

Back to Venus: Upstart company wants to beat NASA in search for life

Can a small US aerospace company get to Venus before NASA returns to our superheated planetary neighbor?
Source: AFP | 2020/9/27 17:23:40

Trump puts forward right-wing judge Barrett

US President Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, setting in motion a rush by Republicans to cement a conservative majority on the court on the eve of a tense and potentially disputed US election.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/27 17:13:42

Peru not to repeat early difficulties of COVID-19 outbreak: president

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said on Saturday that the country is not looking to repeat the difficult situation it faced with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in March when the health crisis first began in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/27 13:54:37

Trudeau pledges over 300 mln USD for COVID-19 vaccine global access program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that his government is committing 440 million Canadian dollars (about 328 million U.S. dollars) to the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility designed to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 12:18:12

Brazilian gov't authorizes entry of foreigners to all airports

Brazil has authorized the entry of foreigners to all of the country's airports and has extended restrictions for entering the country by land or sea for another 30 days, the government announced in the Official Gazette on Thursday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 11:58:58

US Texas to send experts to California helping animals displaced by wildfires

US state of Texas will send experts to California to help care for animals displaced by the ongoing wildfires, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/26 8:15:38