CARSON CITY, Nevada/DURHAM, N.C. Oct 19: President Donald Trump implored supporters in Nevada on Sunday to cast ballots early in a state he narrowly lost in 2016, while Democrat Joe Biden urged North Carolina residents to “go vote today,” as the final presidential debate looms later this week.

AUCKLAND, Oct 18: A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

Published On: October 18, 2020 08:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran, Oct 18: A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States.

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: Thousands marched to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday to commemorate the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and protest President Donald Trump’s rush to push through Amy Coney Barrett as her replacement.

Vietnam barracks hit by landslide; 22 personnel missing

Published On: October 18, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

HANOI, Oct 18: A landslide early on Sunday left at least 22 military personnel missing in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, the government said, in what could be the largest military loss in peace time as the country battles the worst flooding in years.

Global coronavirus cases rise by one-day record of 400,000

Published On: October 18, 2020 07:09 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 18: Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak.

PARIS, Oct 17: A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday.

PARIS, Oct 17: A middle school history teacher in France was knifed to death near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, French officials said on Friday.

Biden and Trump return to campaign trail, Trump fundraising lags

Published On: October 16, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

WILMINGTON, Del./DORAL, Fla., Oct 16: President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden plan to hit the campaign trail again on Friday with visits to three battleground states, after displaying their sharply contrasting styles in dueling televised town halls.

MIAMI/PHILADELPHIA, Oct 16: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday criticized what he called President Donald Trump’s “panicked” response to the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump defended his handling of a crisis that has killed more than 216,000 Americans.