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A Biden win isn’t necessarily a win for the rest of us

Much like there was an overwhelming euphoria that gripped many Zimbabweans when they finally said asante sana to Robert Mugabe, Trump’s removal won’t change the colour of America’s fabric too drastically

War and Covid slow trade in Saluki dogs

Salukis, cousins of the greyhound, have been used for hunting for thousands of years in the Middle East and are some of the fastest canines.

As concerns mount over integrity of US elections, so does support for international poll monitors

The pandemic will challenge international observation missions, but ensuring fair elections in an essential component of American democracy

Spain detains software creator McAfee wanted in US

The announcement of his arrest comes a day after US prosecutors released an indictment against McAfee for allegedly failing to report income

Britain to return looted 4 000-year-old plaque to Iraq

The British Museum is returning a temple plaque to Iraq, after an investigation discovered it had been looted

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police

Death in small-town America

As the coronavirus continues its deadly march, funeral directors in small-town America quietly attend to burying the dead

Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo terror attacks that stunned France

14 people accused of helping jihadist gunmen storm the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket went on trial on Wednesday, five years after three days of terror sent shock waves through France

Facebook threatens ban on Australians sharing news in battle over media law

Australians would be stopped from posting local and international articles on Facebook and Instagram, the company said, claiming the move was "not our first choice" but the "only way to protect against an outcome that defies logic".

TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits company

Mayer's resignation comes days after TikTok filed a lawsuit challenging a crackdown by the US government over claims the wildly popular social media app can be used to spy on Americans.

UK economy loses £22bn as virus ravages tourism: study

Britain's economy will lose about £22-billion this year on the coronavirus-induced collapse of global travel, which could imperil three million jobs

Beyond batteries: Beetle bots

A tiny robot is vaping methanol to power up its artificial muscles and punch above its weight

‘Killing the chicken to scare the monkey’: what Jimmy Lai’s arrest means for Hong Kong’s independent media

Although self-censorship has long been a concern, Hong Kong has traditionally enjoyed a vibrant free press

WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

President Vladimir Putin said Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the new coronavirus

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 78, injure thousands

The second blast sent an enormous orange fireball into the sky, immediately followed by a tornado-like shockwave that flattened the port and shattered windows across the city

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

China's foreign ministry pushed back, calling Washington hypocritical for demanding TikTok be sold

How McKinsey is making $100m and counting) advising the US government’s coronavirus response

For the world’s best-known corporate-management consultants, helping tackle the pandemic has been a bonanza. It’s not clear what the US government has gotten in return

The orchestrators of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen

As the crisis continues to unfold, the biggest threat may be the vested interest in maintaining the civil war Therefore, with no end in sight to the conflict plaguing the nation, the question worth asking is: who benefits from a Yemen at war?

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