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US Supreme Court weighs Trump bid to bar illegal immigrants from census totals

The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump’s unprecedented and contentious effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate US House of Repre


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US CDC reports 263,956 deaths from coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday (November 28) reported 12,999,664 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 176,572 cases from its previous count, and said the numbe


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UK, France sign new deal to stop illegal migration across Channel

Britain and France signed a new agreement to try to stop illegal migration across the Channel on Saturday (November 28), upping patrols and technology in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used


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Trump pardons former adviser Flynn, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 26) pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian me


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Global coronavirus cases surpass 60 million infections – Reuters tally

The global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases hit 60 million on Wednesday (November 25), with the pace of new infections accelerating and the United States reporting record numbers of hospitalizatio


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Argentina's Maradona, one of soccer's greatest, dies aged 60

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest ever players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday (November 25), his lawyer said.


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US posts sharpest weekly rise in COVID-19 deaths since August

The United States recorded its biggest weekly rise in COVID-19 deaths since August, increasing 32% from the previous week to average about 1,500 people per day, according to a Reuters analysis of stat


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Biden taps Blinken to reshape US foreign policy in post-Trump era

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (November 23) named the key members of his foreign policy team, tapping trusted aide Antony Blinken to head the State Department and take the lead in rebuilding


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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show

AstraZeneca said on Monday (November 23) its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, the latest drugmaker to unveil positive interim data in a


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Australia defense chief pledges changes after damning Afghanistan report

Australia’s top military official said on Sunday the country’s defence force must ‘own’ a recent report on soldiers committing crimes in Afghanistan and pledged changes to ensure that atrocities do no


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Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan but stops short of full withdrawal

President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of US forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, stopping short of a threatened full withdrawal


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We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

Moderna Inc’s experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday (November 16), becoming the second US drugmaker t


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US COVID-19 cases cross 11 million as pandemic intensifies

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday (November 15) reaching yet another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally, as the third wave of COVID-1


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Trump backtracks on acknowledging Biden won election, concedes 'nothing'

President Donald Trump backtracked after appearing on Sunday (November 15) to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 election, saying he conceded “nothing” and repeating his unfo


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Armenia says prevented assassination attempt on prime minister

Armenia prevented an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the seizure of power by a group of former officials, the National Security Service (NSS) said on Saturday (November 15)


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Armenians set fire to homes before handing village over to Azerbaijan

Still wearing the camouflage fatigues in which he had fought against Azeri forces a week earlier, Arsen, an ethnic Armenian, lit a fire on Saturday (November 14) under his sister’s dining room table i


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Trump supporters head to the streets as he pushes false election claims

President Donald Trump’s supporters will take to the streets on Saturday (November 14) to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with a flurry of longshot legal challenge


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WHO in talks with Russian institute on Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in discussions with the Russian institute that developed the Sputnik V candidate vaccine against COVID-19 over its potential application for emergency use listin


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Facebook, swamped with misinformation, extends post-election U.S. political ad ban

Facebook Inc on Wednesday (November 11) said its post-election ban on political ads would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia ra


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Erdogan says Turkey, Russia to monitor Karabakh ceasefire

Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on Wednesday (November 11) to establish a joint center to coordinate efforts for monitoring a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, President Tayyip Erdogan s


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