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Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, have declared a riot after a fire inside a police union building. Demonstrations are continuing in the US city that had...

Trump extends unemployment benefits to help coronavirus struggle

President Donald Trump has signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue...

Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden rejected

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move...

Ohio governor tests positive for coronavirus just before Donald Trump meeting

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for coronavirus, just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor’s office said that...

Weakened Tropical Storm Isaias lashes virus-hit Florida

Bands of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Isaias have lashed Florida’s east coast while officials dealing with surging cases of coronavirus kept a close...

Trump: US to ban Chinese app TikTok

US President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been...

Donald Trump walks back election ‘delay’ amid backlash

US President Donald Trump has walked back the idea of a “delay” to November’s presidential election just hours after suggesting it. Mr Trump was criticised...

Barack Obama says equality drive is under threat ahead of presidential election

Former president Barack Obama used civil rights leader John Lewis’ funeral to issue a stark warning that the voting rights and equal opportunity the...

Donald Trump suggests ‘delay’ to 2020 US election

US president Donald Trump has floated the idea of a “delay” to November’s presidential election. Mr Trump raised the possibility as he made unsubstantiated allegations...

US death toll from coronavirus hits 150,000

The death toll from coronavirus in the US has reached 150,000 – by the far the highest in the world, according to the tally...

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Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, have declared a riot after a fire inside a police union building. Demonstrations are continuing in the US city that had...

Storm on Greek island kills five, including baby

Five people, including an elderly couple and an eight-month-old baby, have been found dead after a storm hit the Greek island of Evia. Two others...

More than 500 migrants cross English Channel to Britain in three days

More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days. Dozens more migrants braved the dangerous crossing to Britain...

Boris Johnson ‘would close shops and pubs ahead of schools’

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in class amid indications he would force pubs,...

Protesters storm government buildings as fury over Beirut blast fuels violence

Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn on Saturday as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours...
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