COVID-19: US reaches ‘unfathomable’ 200,000 death toll | USA News

COVID-19: US reaches ‘unfathomable’ 200,000 death toll | USA News https://www.duzline.com

The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 on Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public […]

Without Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court faces challenges | News

Without Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court faces challenges | News https://www.duzline.com

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death will be felt at the Supreme Court in the coming weeks as it starts a new term with a 5-3 conservative majority while preparing for an important case on the Obamacare healthcare law and possible emergency election-related disputes. The court officially returns on October 5 from summer break with a […]

US election explainer: The ‘battleground’ states to watch | US & Canada News

US election explainer: The ‘battleground’ states to watch | US & Canada News https://www.duzline.com

So-called “battleground” states, also known as “swing states” or “toss-up” states, hold disproportionate sway in US presidential elections, which are decided not by the national popular vote but by the Electoral College.  Every election cycle, millions of dollars are poured into advertising and campaigning in these states, which are considered in play for both candidates […]

Iranians break taboos with their own version of #MeToo | News

Iranians break taboos with their own version of #MeToo | News https://www.duzline.com

Tehran, Iran – Countless Iranians have taken to social media in recent weeks to recount their experiences of sexual abuse, bringing to the fore a taboo topic that has largely flown under the radar in the Islamic republic. Iran’s version of the #MeToo movement has seen candid accounts of sexual trauma, some dating back decades, and […]

Blast reported in Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon | News

Blast reported in Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon | News https://www.duzline.com

An arms depot of the powerful Shia Muslim group Hezbollah exploded in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, sources said, sending a new shockwave across the nation. Lebanon’s official news agency, NNA, said the explosion took place in the southern village Ein Qana, about 50km (30 miles) south of the capital Beirut. Hezbollah’s media office told Al Jazeera […]

US elections live news: Romney for filling Supreme Court vacancy | USA News

US elections live news: Romney for filling Supreme Court vacancy | USA News https://www.duzline.com

Senator Mitt Romney said on Tuesday he supports filling a Supreme Court vacancy before the election, all-but-assuring Republicans have the needed votes to confirm a potential nominee. Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as the vacant Supreme Court seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sparks a new rallying cry among […]

France’s decades-long feud over the hijab takes centre stage | News

France’s decades-long feud over the hijab takes centre stage | News https://www.duzline.com

Paris, France – Last week, a member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s La Republique en Marche (LREM) party walked out of a National Assembly hearing, saying the presence of a veiled student went against the country’s secular values – a stunt which has renewed a debate over the hijab. “As a Member of Parliament and a feminist, committed to Republican […]

Obituary: Nepal’s ‘Snow Leopard’ Ang Rita who set Everest record | News

Obituary: Nepal’s ‘Snow Leopard’ Ang Rita who set Everest record | News https://www.duzline.com

Ang Rita, the legendary Nepali Sherpa guide known as “Snow Leopard”, has died at the age of 72 after a long illness. Rita was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen, a feat for which he was honoured in his home country of Nepal and earned international fame. He suffered […]

Legacy of Iran-Iraq War still reverberates 40 years later | Iran News

Legacy of Iran-Iraq War still reverberates 40 years later | Iran News https://www.duzline.com

Baghdad, Iraq – A jaw, various bones and a few personal belongings – plastic pocket comb with broken teeth, dog tags and metal wristwatch – were among the remains recently unearthed of a man killed during the Iran-Iraq War. The heartbreaking photos – posted on Facebook with details on the area where the remains were discovered, […]

Indian man cuts pregnant wife’s belly ‘to check gender’ | India News

Indian man cuts pregnant wife’s belly ‘to check gender’ | India News https://www.duzline.com

A man has been arrested in northern India after slashing his pregnant wife’s stomach with a sickle, leaving her critically ill and causing the death of their unborn baby boy, police and her relatives said. The woman was in intensive care in a hospital in the capital, New Delhi, said police in Budaun district in […]

Rescue underway to save 270 whales stranded in Australia | News

Rescue underway to save 270 whales stranded in Australia | News https://www.duzline.com

Rescuers were scrambling on Tuesday to save 270 whales stranded off the coast of the Australian island of Tasmania, amid fears that about a third of the animals had already died. Scientists said the long-finned pilot whales became stuck on sandbars at Macquarie Harbour, on Tasmania’s rugged and sparsely populated west coast, on Monday.     Images […]

Covid: Sadiq Khan ‘wants invite’ to Boris Johnson meeting

Covid: Sadiq Khan ‘wants invite’ to Boris Johnson meeting https://www.duzline.com

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightReuters image captionThe number of cases per 100,000 people seen over seven days in London is reported to have increased from 18.8 to about 25 The Mayor of London “expects an invite” to Boris Johnson’s emergency meeting to discuss restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus. Sadiq Khan met with […]

Runar Alex Runarsson: Arsenal sign Dijon goalkeeper

Runar Alex Runarsson: Arsenal sign Dijon goalkeeper https://www.duzline.com

Runar Alex Runarsson worked with Arsenal goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana when they were both at FC Nordsjaelland Arsenal have signed Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson on a four-year deal from French club Dijon. Runarsson joined Ligue 1 club Dijon in July 2018 and made 13 appearances last season. “I’m just extremely happy and proud, it […]

Rivalries challenge UN as it marks 75 years since founding | News

Rivalries challenge UN as it marks 75 years since founding | News https://www.duzline.com

World leaders came together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the coronavirus pandemic and economic disruption challenge the effectiveness and solidarity of the organisation that was set up after the horrors of World War II. Millions of people were forced into lockdown and economies were devastated as COVID-19 began to […]

Key US Senate races put Republican majority control at risk | News

Key US Senate races put Republican majority control at risk | News https://www.duzline.com

Control of the United States Senate will be at stake when Americans go to vote on November 3. Republicans presently hold a 53-47 majority over Democrats and two independents in the 100-member upper chamber of the US Congress. But Democrats are eyeing several paths to a majority through at least nine vulnerable Republican seats. Democrats will […]

US Supreme Court: Trump’s possible picks to fill Ginsburg’s seat | USA News

US Supreme Court: Trump’s possible picks to fill Ginsburg’s seat | USA News https://www.duzline.com

As President Donald Trump deliberates over who he will nominate to replace late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, several female judges have emerged on his shortlist. Trump said Monday that he will make an announcement about his choice this Friday or Saturday and he has already indicated he will choose a woman. “It […]

US charges NY police officer with spying for China | Trump News

US charges NY police officer with spying for China | Trump News https://www.duzline.com

A New York City police officer who also serves as a United States Army reservist has been charged with acting as an illegal agent of the government of China, US federal prosecutors have said. Baimadajie Angwang, 33, was arrested on Monday at his home on Long Island and was due in court in Brooklyn later […]

Supreme Court fight could elevate Kamala Harris’s profile | News

Supreme Court fight could elevate Kamala Harris’s profile | News https://www.duzline.com

Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to United States President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, with her status as both a lawmaker and vice-presidential nominee putting her in the centre of the fight. The California senator is in a unique role following the death of Supreme Court Justice […]

At 60 and with new rulers, Mali once again at a crossroads | News

At 60 and with new rulers, Mali once again at a crossroads | News https://www.duzline.com

Sixty years since independence, Mali, once again, stands at a crossroads. The new military rulers who last month overthrew embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named on Monday former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw president of a transitional government, tasking him with leading the country to elections. Colonel Assimi Goita, head of the group of soldiers behind […]

White House ricin letter one of six sent from Canada: Police | USA News

White House ricin letter one of six sent from Canada: Police | USA News https://www.duzline.com

Canadian police have searched an apartment in a Montreal suburb linked to the woman arrested for sending a ricin-filled envelope to the White House and to five other addresses in Texas, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Monday. US authorities arrested a woman at the US-Canada border near Buffalo, New York, on Sunday […]

CDC abruptly pulls COVID-19 guidelines on airborne spread | Trump News

CDC abruptly pulls COVID-19 guidelines on airborne spread | Trump News https://www.duzline.com

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken down its guidance warning on possible airborne transmission of COVID-19, saying the draft recommendation was posted in error. The now-withdrawn guidance, posted on the agency’s website on Friday, recommended people use air purifiers to reduce airborne germs indoors to limit the spread of the […]

Iran’s Zarif dismisses sanctions, calls US ‘irresponsible actor’ | Iran News

Iran’s Zarif dismisses sanctions, calls US ‘irresponsible actor’ | Iran News https://www.duzline.com

Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Zarif has blasted the efforts of the United States government to reimpose sanctions during a digital address to the Council on Foreign Relations, calling the US an “irresponsible actor”.  The administration of US President Donald Trump has taken a hardline stance on Iran, pulling out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]