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Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns Thursday, September 10th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Microsoft said Thursday it had thwarted recent cyberattacks from China, Russia and Iran targeting both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns, as technology giants scrambled to protect election security less than two months ahead of the US vote. Twitter announced it..

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Pompeo asks ASEAN states not to let China `walk over us’ Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

By HAU DINH and YVES DAM VAN, HANOI, Vietnam (AP):- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked Southeast Asian nations Thursday to go beyond words and act against China’s “bullying” in the disputed South China Sea, promising America will back them up. Pompeo spoke with counterparts from the..

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Coronavirus death toll passes 900,000 worldwide

PARIS, (AFP):- The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 900,000 since the respiratory disease first appeared in China last year, according to an AFP tally. As the fatalities climbed, US President Donald Trump admitted he had tried to minimise the seriousness of the Covid-19..

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Blast in Kabul targets Afghan VP Saleh’s convoy

KABUL, (AFP):- At least two people were killed and a dozen more wounded in an explosion targeting the convoy of Afghanistan's vice president Amrullah Saleh in central Kabul early Wednesday, officials said. Saleh, who is the senior of Afghanistan's two vice presidents, was not harmed. "This..

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North Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent efforts to rebuild thousands of homes and other structures destroyed by a typhoon that slammed the country’s eastern region last week, state media said Wednesday. Kim during the Workers’ Party..

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Last 2 journalists working for Australian media leave China Monday, September 7th, 2020

By ROD McGUIRK, CANBERRA, Australia (AP):- The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them and temporarily blocked their departures, the Australian government and their employers said Tuesday. Australian Broadcasting..

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The Latest: Australia OKs funding for two potential vaccines Sunday, September 6th, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia, (AP):- Australia announced on Monday it had struck supply and production agreements with pharmaceutical companies worth 1.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.2 billion) over two potential COVID-19 vaccines. Under the agreement, Britain’s University of Oxford in collaboration..

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Experts join efforts to salvage burning tanker off Sri Lanka Saturday, September 5th, 2020

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI, COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):- A team of experts is joining efforts to salvage a large oil tanker that has been burning for the fourth day Sunday off Sri Lanka, the country’s navy said. Four tug boats, three Sri Lankan navy ships and six Indian ships have been battling the..

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Experts warn China-India standoff risks unintentional war

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN, SRINAGAR, India (AP):- As a monthslong military standoff between India and China along their disputed mountain border protracts, experts warn that the nuclear-armed countries — which already have engaged in their bloodiest clash in decades — could unintentionally slide into..

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India’s coronavirus caseload crosses 4 million Friday, September 4th, 2020

By SHEIKH SAALIQ and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL, NEW DELHI (AP):- India’s coronavirus cases crossed 4 million on Saturday, leading the world in new infections and closing in on Brazil’s total as the second-highest in the world. The 86,432 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total to..

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2nd crew member, dead cows found after ship sank off Japan Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP):- Japanese rescuers found the second crew member and multiple dead cows Friday in waters where a livestock ship capsized and is believed to have sunk during stormy weather two days earlier, coast guard officials said. The man was found unconscious and floating face..

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Russia promoting distrust in US vote-by-mail plans

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Russia is actively trying to undermine voters' faith in the US electoral system and especially in voting by mail ahead of the November 3 election, according to a Department of Homeland Security analysis Thursday. The internal DHS analysis, first reported by ABC News and then..

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