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1m ago | USA

Nathaniel Veltman, accused of murdering Canadian Muslim family, to face terrorism charges

A Canadian man who is accused of deliberately running over a Muslim family with his truck, killing four of them, now faces terrorism charges in addition to those for murder, prosecutors said on...

2m ago | USA

20 killed as Mexico City rail overpass collapses

Twenty people were killed, including children, and 49 were hospitalised when a railway overpass collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night.

4m ago | USA

Mexican president defends 10-foot barriers to wall off women protesters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador today said a metallic barrier to wall off the presidential palace ahead of a planned women’s march on International Women’s Day was to avoid...

6m ago | USA

A new chapter opens in US politics: Vice-president Harris

Vice-president Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest...

6m ago | USA

Biden sworn in as US president, takes helm of deeply divided nation

Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as president of the United States, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has...

6m ago | USA

Trump, in wave of Tuesday pardons, so far not planning to pardon himself: source

US President Donald Trump at this point is opting not to issue a pardon for himself as he prepares an expansive list of more than 100 pardons and commutations for release on Tuesday, a source...

November 7, 2020
November 7, 2020
USA

Americans reject Trump’s victory claims

A bipartisan majority of Americans do not accept Trump’s premature victory declaration in the US presidential election and most are willing to wait for all votes to be counted before deciding who...

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
USA

Battleground states

Arizona (Electoral votes 11) Biden 50.5% Trump 48.1%

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
USA

Could courts again decide US election?

While President Donald Trump wants the US Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, it may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal experts said,...

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
USA

Win or lose, Trumpism stronger than ever

The US presidential election is still up in the air, but one thing is for certain: the movement created by Donald Trump is alive and well, and more solid than pundits expected.

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
USA

NY Times profit beats estimates

The New York Times reported better-than-expected results on Thursday as revenue from digital-only sign-ups surpassed print subscription revenue for the first time in a quarter dominated by news...

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
USA

‘Count Every Vote’

Police in Portland declared riots, arrested 11 people and seized fireworks, hammers and a rifle, as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the National Guard in response to protests on the night...

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020
USA

‘Stop the steal!’

A crowd of Donald Trump supporters, some armed with rifles and handguns, gathered outside an election center in Arizona on Wednesday night after unsubstantiated rumors that votes for the Republican...

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020
USA

US formally exits Paris climate pact

The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement yesterday, fulfilling an old promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter from the global...

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020
USA

Trump gains with Latinos, loses some white voters: exit polls

As the US presidential race remained undecided, President Donald Trump showed some surprising gains with Latino and other nonwhite voters, but they may have been offset by losses among those who...

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020
USA

World holds its breath

A day after Americans voted in a bitterly contested election, the rest of the world was none the wiser yesterday, with millions of votes still to count, the race too close to call and a mounting...