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    Kim Jong Un 'very sorry' over killing of South Korean, Seoul says

    The fisheries official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers, and Seoul says his body was set on fire while still in the water, apparently as a precaution against coronavirus infection.

    Covid scientists find a turning point in critical cases

    The work highlights the potential for interferon-based therapies to enlarge a slowly accumulating range of Covid-19 treatments.

    China says WHO gave blessing for coronavirus vaccine emergency use programme

    WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said in Geneva this month that national regulatory authorities could approve use of medical products within their own jurisdictions in the current emergency situation, but described that as a "temporary solution".

    Google, Facebook CEOs could face subpoena from Senate Panel

    Under committee rules, if the ranking member doesn’t agree to a subpoena request from the chairman, the chairman can call for a full committee vote on the matter.

    USA: Democrats crafting new $2.4 trillion stimulus bill to spur negotiations

    Pelosi and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin both raised the prospect of resuming negotiations onany indication that they’ve moved closer to a compromise needed for a breakthrough.

    Mexico president López Obrador wants to pay US water debt, stay out of US election

    López Obrador, who has established apparently friendly relations with the U.S. president, has said he would appeal for "understanding" from Trump if necessary.

    Trump lawyer faces tough questions from appeals court over president's tax returns

    In response to a question by Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier, Consovoy could not offer a circumstance where he would view any request for documents as not being overbroad.

    Joe Biden's low-key campaign style worries some Democrats as Trump resumes large-scale rallies

    Biden has had 22 days where he either didn't make public appearances, held only virtual fundraisers or ventured from his Delaware home. During the same time, President Donald Trump had 24 trips that took him to 17 different states.

    Federal judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

    The judge sided with attorneys for civil rights groups and local governments that sued the U.S. Census Bureau, arguing that minorities and others in hard-to-count communities would be missed if the counting ends this month.

    Not all $200 cards for Medicare beneficiaries will go out before U.S. election: Official

    The cards were announced by Trump on Thursday as a measure to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drugs.

    Pakistan witnesses maximum protests against re-publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    Pakistan witnesses maximum protests against re-publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    The protests organised by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), a radical political party established in 2015, were held in Islamabad, Multan and Karachi, with the French flag being burnt across the country.

    White House slams FBI chief Christopher Wray over voter fraud testimony

    White House slams FBI chief Christopher Wray over voter fraud testimony

    Trump appointed Wray as FBI director after he fired James Comey in 2017 during a federal probe into ties between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

    Putin says Russia and U.S. should agree not to meddle in each other's elections

    Putin says Russia and U.S. should agree not to meddle in each other's elections

    In a statement ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, Putin called for a reset between Russia and the United States and said he wanted an agreement between the two countries to prevent incidents in cyberspace.

    Terror probe opened after two wounded in Paris knife attack

    Terror probe opened after two wounded in Paris knife attack

    It is unclear what motivated the attack or whether it was linked to Charlie Hebdo, which moved after its offices were targeted in a 2015 Islamic extremist attack that left 12 people dead. Police cordoned off the area, including the former Charlie Hebdo offices, after a suspect package was noticed nearby, but the package was found to be harmless and no explosives were found.

    Will your mail ballot count in the US presidential election? It may depend on who's counting and where

    Will your mail ballot count in the US presidential election? It may depend on who's counting and where

    Whether or not a mail ballot is counted could depend to a large degree on how local election workers enforce mail-in voting rules, how they notify voters who submit deficient ballots, and whether they allow them to fix such errors. Each of the 50 U.S. states has a central election authority, but ballots are processed by dozens of separate county or municipal election offices within each state.

    Explained: The case for Pennsylvania's 'naked' ballots, and the problems they pose

    Explained: The case for Pennsylvania's 'naked' ballots, and the problems they pose

    A Pennsylvania court has ruled that envelopes be used to hide the identity of mail-in voters. This could have major ramifications for the Nov. 3 election between Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading to confusion and the disenfranchisement of more than 100,000 voters in the crucial battleground state.

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