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UK PM Johnson announces four-week England lockdown


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:41:47 GMT

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Boris Johnson says the country must act to prevent a "medical and moral disaster" for the NHS.

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Typhoon Goni: Philippines hit by year's most powerful storm


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:28:19 GMT

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Torrential rain and "catastrophic violent winds" are expected on the main island of Luzon on Sunday.

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US Election 2020: Biden and Trump in last weekend dash round swing states


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:15:55 GMT

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Joe Biden is in Michigan while Donald Trump arrives in Pennsylvania, both key to the White House race.

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Obituary: Sir Sean Connery


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:26:42 GMT

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Sir Sean Connery left school at 13 and delivered milk, polished coffins and laid bricks.

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Covid-19: Austria and Portugal announce restrictions


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:55:05 GMT

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A number of European countries are enforcing new measures as cases continue to rise.

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Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 17:24:49 GMT

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He was the first to bring James Bond to the big screen and played the role seven times.

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Lyon attack: Orthodox priest wounded in shooting


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 20:51:20 GMT

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Police detain a suspect who resembles witness descriptions of the gunman.

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Turkey earthquake: Search for survivors continues


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 17:33:37 GMT

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Rescuers workers have pulled people from the rubble in Izmir after Friday's powerful earthquake.

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Niger: American hostage rescued by US special forces


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 14:55:06 GMT

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Philip Walton, an American citizen, was abducted from a village in Niger by armed men on Monday.

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US footballer Rapinoe announces engagement


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 08:28:36 GMT

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Two-time US World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe and WNBA star Sue Bird have announced their engagement.

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Oregon voters to decide on decriminalising hard drugs in US first


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 14:14:47 GMT

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A ballot measure calls for possession of small amounts of drugs like heroin to be decriminalised.

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Rare 'blue moon' to enchant Halloween stargazers


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 06:10:58 GMT

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A full moon at Halloween is a rare event but this year it is a blue moon which is even more unusual.

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Storm Aiden: Heavy rain and winds hit UK


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 15:33:08 GMT

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Warnings for rain in Northern Ireland, much of Scotland, Wales and parts of England are in force.

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Tanzania elections: Main opposition parties demand fresh vote


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:34:25 GMT

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Opposition calls for mass protests after denouncing last week's presidential election as fraudulent.

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Indian doctor duped into buying 'Aladdin's lamp' for $41,600


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:57:35 GMT

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The alleged con artists said the lamp would make him rich, and pretended to conjure spirits from the lamp.

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In pictures: Sir Sean Connery


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:30:18 GMT

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Look back at the life of the first and (possibly) greatest James Bond and all-round movie hero.

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The Miraculous Love Kids: Street kids changing their lives with guitars


Created: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 00:02:10 GMT

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The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson is just one star who's recorded with a group of girls from Afghanistan.

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Berlin airport opens... 10 years late


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:02:02 GMT

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Berlin's new airport is finally opening to the public, 10 years behind schedule and billions over budget.

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ICYMI: Big wave surfing to socially-distanced theatre


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:12:56 GMT

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Some of the stories you may have missed this week.

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Covid-19 and Halloween: Lockdown means witches' coven 'can't meet'


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:19:22 GMT

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The coven says it cannot meet online during lockdown until uninitiated members get training.

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Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:28:52 GMT

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The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?

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Scared but socially distant in a Tokyo 'haunted house'


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:28 GMT

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Could this zombie-inspired experience be for people who want to be frightened but be Covid-19 safe?

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Chip wars: The US v China


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 22:35:06 GMT

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Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.

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Week in pictures: 24-30 October 2020


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:35:30 GMT

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A selection of striking images taken around the world this week.

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Growing up as a black child in post-war Germany


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:17:28 GMT

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The racism and abuse suffered by thousands of children born to African-American fathers and white German mothers in post-war Germany.

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US election 2020: Trump is in the fight of his political life


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:05:36 GMT

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In the throes of an epoch-defining election, those looking for a healing process will be disappointed.

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Covid: When will it be over and we can do this again?


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:22:42 GMT

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Christmas? Spring? A return to life as we knew it could be quite a long way off.

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Coronavirus: Slovakia holds national test but president calls for rethink


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:34:23 GMT

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Everyone in Slovakia over the age of 10 is to be tested for Covid - but the president is sceptical.

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Meng Wanzhou: Questions over Huawei executive’s arrest as legal battle continues


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:21:05 GMT

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More details emerge as a legal battle over the extradition of Meng Wanzhou continues in Canada.

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Far from home, Rohingya refugees face a new peril on a remote island


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:46:12 GMT

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Bangladesh has begun relocating hundreds of refugees to a small remote island, against their will.

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The Kashmir journalists 'harassed' and 'questioned' for doing their job


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 01:05:31 GMT

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The BBC speaks to journalists in the region who say doing their job has become increasingly difficult.

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The 400,000 seafarers who can't go home


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:25:21 GMT

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Unions say Covid has in effect trapped thousands of seafarers on ships - waiting to go home.

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Nice attack: 'Such friendly faces' - city in shock after murders


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:55:44 GMT

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Colleagues and neighbours pay tribute to the three victims of Thursday's attack at Notre-Dame basilica.

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US election 2020: What has Trump said about your country?


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:36:50 GMT

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A look at how Donald Trump's direct approach has changed US relations around the world.

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Why the humble text message is still a campaign weapon


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:44:25 GMT

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Every election campaign uses more sophisticated tech, but the text message still cuts through.

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Oil firm whistleblower trapped in Croatian holiday hell


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 01:27:29 GMT

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A British lawyer exposed huge oil industry corruption - and now Monaco wants him extradited.

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Six Nations 2020: England win title after France beat Ireland


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:12:48 GMT

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England win the Six Nations title after France beat Ireland on a thrilling final day of the delayed tournament.

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Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora on points in stylish display


Created: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 00:06:45 GMT

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Oleksandr Usyk earns a unanimous points win over Derek Chisora at Wembley Arena to underline his credentials at heavyweight.

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Ireland beaten by France as title bid comes up short


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:01:07 GMT

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England are crowned Six Nations champions after four-try France record a deserved 35-27 win over Ireland in Paris.

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Barcelona now four games without a league win after Alaves draw


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:11:13 GMT

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Barcelona fail to win for the fourth successive La Liga game after being held by 10-man Alaves.

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Liverpool go top after Jota winner against West Ham


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 20:51:28 GMT

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Substitute Diogo Jota scores for the third straight game as Liverpool come from behind to beat West Ham and go top of the Premier League table.

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Hazard scores first goal in more than a year as Real go top of La Liga


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 15:42:14 GMT

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Eden Hazard scores his first goal for more than a year as Real Madrid move to the top of La Liga with an emphatic win over Huesca.

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England beat Italy with bonus point to win Six Nations


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:02:11 GMT

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England's bonus-point victory against Italy proves to be enough to win the Six Nations title after France beat Ireland in Saturday's final fixture.

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US election: The big issue that could hurt Trump


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:59:23 GMT

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Just ahead of the election, the US is seeing what could be the largest outbreak of the pandemic so far.

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US election 2020: The great dividing line of this campaign


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:30:45 GMT

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For some Americans, civil unrest after police shootings is driving their support for Donald Trump.

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US election: 'All Republicans should marry Democrats'


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:01:29 GMT

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Chenren and Cathy Shao haven't let political differences get in the way of their eight-year marriage.

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US election 2020: 'It just makes me feel like a nobody'


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:14:29 GMT

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Former prisoner Davion Hampton from Florida wants to vote in this US election. But he can't.

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Predict the president 2020: Will Trump or Biden win the US election? You decide


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:35:15 GMT

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Play our game to predict whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will win the key states in the election.

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US election 2020: What to look out for on election night


Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:23:36 GMT

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Americans will pick their next president on 3 November. Here's what to look for as results roll in.

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What Latino first-time voters want from this election


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:58:57 GMT

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Every 30 seconds, a Latino in the US turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote.

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US election 2020: Fact-checking Trump and Biden's final week


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 01:16:00 GMT

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The presidential campaigns are coming to an end. We've fact-checked the candidates' latest claims.

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US election 2020: The 750,000 people you didn’t know could vote


Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:28:08 GMT

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Hundreds of thousands of people in US jails are entitled to vote in 2020 - but most have no idea.

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US election: 'How we learn about voting in India, France and US'


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 19:49:03 GMT

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The US trails other developed countries when it comes to voter turnout. Could it learn from others?

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US election 2020: The Asians who are rooting for Trump to win


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 01:31:24 GMT

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Some people in Asia see Donald Trump as their man to stand up to China - and nervously hope he'll be re-elected.

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US Election: 'Address climate change to get my vote'


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 06:58:29 GMT

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Hurricane Zeta has hit Jean Lafitte in Louisiana, where climate change is a major election issue for residents.

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'We asked Trump to stop playing YMCA' - Village People singer Victor Willis


Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:51:25 GMT

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Village People's lead singer says he doesn't endorse the US president, who regularly plays the classic at rallies.

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US election 2020: How many Americans have voted early so far?


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 19:55:20 GMT

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A record number of people have already cast their votes - and that will have an impact on the results process.

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Hunter Biden: What was he doing in Ukraine and China?


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 19:51:13 GMT

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What is the background to the claims made by President Trump about Ukraine, China and the Bidens?

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The Countdown: Kellyanne Conway, Miles Taylor and the speculation game


Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:33:06 GMT

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The latest election drama, and what speculation about who wrote the book Anonymous really tells us.

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US election: 'Our kids died in the Parkland shooting, but we disagree on guns'


Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:24:37 GMT

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The parents of two Parkland victims share different views on the issue of gun violence in the US.

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US election 2020: The farmer helping Mexican immigrants


Created: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:18:02 GMT

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For one farmer in Wisconsin, undocumented workers are a lifeline. And he's going to great lengths to repay them.

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US election 2020: A really simple guide


Created: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:48:26 GMT

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If you’re looking for a refresher or trying to understand it for the first time, this guide will help.

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US election 2020: The five Senate races to watch


Created: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:27:48 GMT

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The battle for control of the Senate is as consequential as the race for the White House.

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US election: The sinking island voting for Trump


Created: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 23:54:31 GMT

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Tangier Island is on the frontline of climate change but residents say saving jobs now is the priority.

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US election: A generational divide over Trump among Vietnamese-Americans


Created: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:29:42 GMT

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Young Vietnamese-Americans see things differently to elders who settled in US after the Vietnam War.

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US election: The Taiwan-sized challenge facing the next US president


Created: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:03:39 GMT

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China's ambition to retake Taiwan - possibly by force - could become a major flashpoint with the US.

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US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:35:58 GMT

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An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the White House.

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Why some votes count more than others


Created: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 23:29:18 GMT

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More than 245 million Americans are eligible to vote but only a few will decide the outcome.

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US election 2020: The people who almost always predict the president


Created: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 22:23:59 GMT

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Vigo County in Indiana has backed every winning candidate since 1888, bar two.

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US election 2020: LGBT voters on Amy Coney Barrett confirmation


Created: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:45:34 GMT

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A Republican, two Democrats and one independent voter react to her US Supreme Court confirmation.

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Trump and Africa: How Ethiopia was 'betrayed' over Nile dam


Created: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:44:09 GMT

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The US president has sided with Egypt in the escalating dispute over a mega dam, analysts say.

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US Election 2020: Trump's border wall and the battle over immigration


Created: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:06:24 GMT

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Will Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexico border help or hinder his attempt to win four more years?

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Social media: Is it really biased against US Republicans?


Created: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:03:36 GMT

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Many conservative Americans believe Facebook and Twitter are biased against them, despite denials.

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US election 2020: What does it cost and who pays for it?


Created: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:07:10 GMT

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With presidential candidates spending billions of dollars to win, the world's most powerful job doesn't come cheap.

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US election 2020: Has Trump delivered on his promises?


Created: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:02:53 GMT

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Donald Trump made voters a number of promises before they elected him. But has he kept his word?

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George Floyd death: A city pledged to abolish its police. Then what?


Created: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:48:04 GMT

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Minneapolis has struggled to keep a promise that made global headlines after George Floyd's death.

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US election 2020: What the US election will mean for the UK


Created: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 01:14:27 GMT

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After four ragged years, the relationship is unlikely to improve no matter who sits in the White House.

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US election 2020: What are Trump's and Biden's policies?


Created: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 15:14:28 GMT

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Some of President Trump's and Joe Biden's key policies explained and compared.

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Why we might have to wait for a result


Created: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:39:14 GMT

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A surge in postal ballots, legal disputes and stubborn candidates could delay the results.

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