Philippines Braces for Typhoon Goni, Likely to Be Year’s Strongest Storm

MANILA — Emergency response teams backed by the Philippine police and military scrambled on Saturday to prepare for Typhoon Goni, which officials expect to be the strongest storm to hit the country this year. Goni, which as of Saturday afternoon had sustained winds of 135 miles per hour at its center and gusts of 165 […]

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Set New Record as Infections Soar

CHICAGO — More than 98,000 coronavirus infections were reported across the United States on Friday, setting the single-day record for cases as the nation’s outbreak spiraled further out of control. The previous record had been set only a day earlier, providing a sense of how quickly the current surge is mounting. “The cases continue to increase, […]

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Republic yet to provide info on show against Mumbai police: Cops | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Mumbai police said on Friday that Republic TV has not provided information sought as part of its probe into a show aired by the channel which allegedly incited disaffection against the city force. The N M Joshi Marg police on October 23 registered an offence under Section 3 (1) of the Police (Incitement […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan’s economy likely grew by 3.33pct in 3rd quarter due to surging exports

Due to surging exports, Taiwan’s GDP likely grew by 3.33 percent during the third quarter instead of the 2.01 percent predicted earlier, the directorate general of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday (October 30). If confirmed later, the economic growth figure would be the highest of the past nine quarters, CNA reported. While the […]

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Harvey Weinstein is sued by woman he was convicted of sexually assaulting – Times of India

NEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein was sued on Friday by the former production assistant who the disgraced movie producer was convicted at trial of having sexually assaulted. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Miriam Haley, who has also used the name Mimi Haleyi, is seeking unspecified damages for pain, suffering and economic injuries caused […]

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Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief

At the end of a two-day virtual visit to the Latin American country, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed also highlighted the need to ensure a focus on rural areas hit hard by both violence and COVID-19.   “It is essential to create renewed development opportunities, improve security and emphasize the presence of the State in a […]

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China's military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to the next US President

Beijing’s program of rapid modernization has seen its military transformed into a true global power, capable of comfortably projecting its forces throughout the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This year alone has seen China engage in deadly border clashes with Indian troops; China’s People’s Liberation Army aircraft have repeatedly buzzed Taiwanese and Japanese air defenses; and […]

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Analysis: Going deeper on the battle for Hispanic voters

With Election Day just five days away, Latino voters are expected to be consequential in states including Florida and Arizona. In fact, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden held dueling events in the Sunshine State on Thursday. And Trump held two rallies in Arizona on Wednesday. But don’t mistake Latino voters for […]

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Caribbean vital to tackling COVID-19, climate change, UN chief tells regional leaders

António Guterres was addressing a virtual meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), where he praised countries for their leadership during the crisis, even as they confront shocks to their economies, tourism sector, trade and remittances.  “Your unique voice is vital as we tackle shared threats such as climate change, citizen insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Keep your cash in the country: New law means Russia’s most important officials will be banned from having foreign bank accounts

Members of Russia’s Security Council will be forbidden from keeping their money and valuables in banks outside of Russia, after the country’s parliament passed a law restricting financial freedoms for the most powerful officials. The bill, which passed through parliament on Tuesday, will bring the law in line with the new constitutional reforms. In July, […]

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