Trump traverses US as Obama steps up support for Biden By AFP | Last Updated: 21st October, 2020, 12:22

Polls show Biden ahead and, with the clock running down, he appears confident

Trump traverses US as Obama steps up support for Biden

4 North Korean spies involved in Kim Jong Nam assassination 4 North Korean spies involved in Kim Jong Nam assassination

Malaysian police arrest a North Korean man named Ri Jong Chol a few days after the killing


Trump promises 'historic' increase in US military budget Trump promises 'historic' increase in US military budget

He says that budget follows through on my promise on keeping Americans safe


A tale of two Afghan friends after Guantanamo A tale of two Afghan friends after Guantanamo

Two Afghan friends were incarcerated together at Guantanamo Bay, but they chose starkly divergent paths…


11 killed in government raids on northwest Syria: monitor 11 killed in government raids on northwest Syria: monitor

Government air strikes on northwest Syria killed at least 11 people overnight, most of them civilians,…


Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander

Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province, has been killed on Sunday when he was holding a meeting in Dasht-e-Archi


EU expands North Korea sanctions after nuclear missile tests EU expands North Korea sanctions

The decision comes with North Korea in the international spotlight after the assassination in Kuala Lumpur airport of Kim Jong-Nam


Obama-era human rights envoy says U.N. must investigate Myanmar Obama-era human rights envoy says U.N. must investigate Myanmar

The U.N. Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, Keith Harper says on Monday


3 dead as floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile 3 dead as floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile

The rains, which caused rivers to overflow their banks in mountain valleys near Chile's capital, Santiago, had isolated 373 people


Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says in a statement that he would make a recommendation to Trump for a nominee in the coming days


Iran's Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Trump Iran's Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Trump

Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming…


Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

Thousands of Russians marches through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov


Malaysia Health Minister Subramaniam says Kim Jong Nam died within 20 minutes of poisoning Kim Jong Nam died within 20 minutes of poisoning: Malaysia

He says the dose of VX was so high that it "would have affected his heart, it would have affected his lungs, it would have affected everything


16 killed in Meghalaya accident 16 killed in Meghalaya accident

Twelve people died on the spot and four succumbed to their injuries in hospital


Iran's Rouhani to run for second term: Vice-president Iran's Rouhani to run for second term: Vice-president

Vice-president Hosseinali Amiri says reporters that in recent weeks, Mr Rouhani has reached a conclusion to take part in the presidential elections


Pakistan airliner flew with seven extra passengers standing in aisles – report Pakistan airliner flew with seven extra passengers standing in aisles – report

Pakistan International Airlines under investigation after flight crew issued written boarding passes for passengers and plane flew overcapacity


Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties

Indonesia and Australia have a history of patchy ties, but both leaders are keen on Sunday to emphasise their commitment to a strong relationship


Indonesia, Australia agree to closer naval cooperation Indonesia, Australia agree to closer naval cooperation

Indonesian and Australian leaders on Sunday committed to free trade and closer naval cooperation as…


Truck rams into parade crowd in US, 28 injured Truck rams into parade crowd in US, 28 injured

None of the injuries was life-threatening, Police officials say


32 killed in twin attacks on Syrian security buildings 32 killed in twin attacks on Syrian security buildings

An Al Qaeda-linked insurgent coalition known as the Levant Liberation Committee claimed responsibility for the attacks


One dead, two injured in Germany car attack One dead, two injured in Germany car attack

His motives are unclear, but there are no indications this was a terrorist attack, police say


US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party

The Democratic National Committee also picks Keith Ellison as the deputy chairman of the party


Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe Malaysia says KL airport safe, no toxin

Malaysia's health minister says that an autopsy suggested the toxin used to kill Kim Jong-nam caused "very serious paralysis"


President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner Trump to skip correspondents' dinner

The glitzy event draws celebrities, journalists and politicians, normally including the US president


Myanmar cop jailed over Rakhine raids Myanmar cop jailed over Rakhine raids

The attacks left nine officers dead and unleashed a four-month military crackdown as soldiers swooped in to help police hunt for Rohingya militants


Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?' Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida…


Attacks against Syrian security kill at least 42 Attacks against Syrian security kill at least 42

In synchronized attacks, insurgents storms into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, officials say


Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got USD 90 for a prank Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got USD 90 for a prank

The woman who is one of the suspects in the killing says she was paid USD 90 for what she believed was a prank


10 killed in fire at a luxury hotel in China's Nanchang city 10 killed in fire at a luxury hotel in China's Nanchang city

The fire breaks out on Saturday morning at the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in the inland city of Nanchang, the capital of China's Jiangxi province


Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday

Thousands of government supporters, some wearing clothing adorned with Mugabe's image, converged in Matabeleland on Saturday for a birthday bash


3 Palestinians dead in Gaza-Egypt smuggling tunnel 3 Palestinians dead in Gaza-Egypt smuggling tunnel

The Interior Ministry says the three were working to repair the tunnel a day after the Egyptian military blew it up


Afghan official: IS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush Afghan official: IS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush

An Afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have killed by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province


Barack Obama and daughter Malia attend 'The Price' on Broadway Barack Obama, Malia attend 'The Price' on Broadway

The daddy-daughter duo headed backstage after the play -- a new revival of the Arthur Miller classic -- and met with the cast


Fire at luxury hotel in east China, many feared trapped Fire at hotel in China, many feared trapped

More than 10 construction workers were engaged in a decoration project on the floor when the fire broke out


Mexico warns US over border wall funding Mexico warns US over border wall funding

US President Donald Trump vows to start building the wall "soon, way ahead of schedule"


Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists

Two villagers accompanying the Germans were shot and killed in the kidnapping


2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months  2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months

An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.…


White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing  White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and CNN were blocked from joining an informal White House press briefing


Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60 Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60

In a hallmark IS attack, a suicide car bomb went off outside a security office operated by the Syrian opposition eight kilometers north of al-Bab


Copts flee Sinai after suspected Islamic State attacks Copts flee Sinai after suspected Islamic State attacks

On Thursday, suspected Islamic State militants killed a member of the minority in the North Sinai city of El-Arish and set his house on fire

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