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  • Trump records show Chinese business pursuits and bank account: NYT
    Donald Trump spent years cultivating business projects in China, where he maintained a previously unknown bank account, The New York Times reported Tuesday, as the US president attempts to portray election rival Joe Biden as weaker on Beijing.
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Oct 20, 5:40am -
  • FDA found serious violations at Eli Lilly plant making Covid drug
    U.S. drug inspectors uncovered serious quality control problems at an Eli Lilly and Co. pharmaceutical plant that is ramping up to manufacture one of two promising COVID-19 drugs touted by President Trump as “a cure” for the disease.
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 5:22am -
  • Brazil embraces Chinese Covid vaccine after row
    Brazil's health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 to its national immunization program, despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it.
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 4:30am -
  • India to roll out quick and cheap coronavirus paper test
    A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world's worst-hit nations.India has recorded more than 7.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 4:10am -
  • As oil prices dive, Iraqi Kurds seek to diversify economy
    Iraq's Kurdish region has for decades lived off its oil wealth, but plummeting energy prices amid the pandemic and financial mismanagement are forcing locals to return to long abandoned farms.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 4:10am -
  • Tanzania readies for polls after years of 'hell' for opposition
    Tundu Lissu, shot 16 times in an assassination attempt, returned to Tanzania to run for president -- but he did not know what to expect after the "hell" experienced by the opposition under President John Magufuli.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 3:50am -
  • Olympic swimmer helping dissident Belarus athletes
    A few weeks ago, Aliaksandra Herasimenia was a retired Belarusian Olympic swimmer with a stellar career.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 2:50am -
  • Trump and the strongmen: how US leader fell for autocrats
    He "fell in love" with Kim Jong Un, praises Vladimir Putin and calls Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a friend": President Donald Trump's flattery of autocrats has confounded US allies and raised questions about his regard for democratic norms.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 2:50am -
  • India returns detained Chinese soldier: China
    India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced.
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