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Pandemic kills 285,000 more in US than in typical year

Pandemic kills 285,000 more in US than in typical year

The CDC also found, surprisingly, that it has struck 25- to 44-year-olds very hard, driving up their "excess death" rate by 26.5 per cent over previous years.

  • by Lenny Bernstein

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US Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google, says break-up may be needed
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US Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google, says break-up may be needed

The lawsuit, the biggest antitrust case in a generation, claims that Google acted unlawfully to maintain its position in search and search advertising on the internet.

  • by Diane Bartz and David Shepardson
Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials
Coronavirus pandemic

Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials

British scientists say they will deliberately infect healthy volunteers with COVID-19 in the hope of further speeding the way to a vaccine.

  • by William Booth and Carolyn Y. Johnson
Joko rejected US request to host spy planes: officials
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Joko rejected US request to host spy planes: officials

US officials made multiple "high-level" approaches in July and August to Indonesia's defence and foreign ministers.

  • by Tom Allard
New Yorker suspends star writer for exposing himself during Zoom call
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New Yorker suspends star writer for exposing himself during Zoom call

Jeffrey Toobin, whose coverage of OJ Simpson’s murder trial became a best selling book and later a critically hailed mini-series, thought his actions were off-camera.  

  • by Johnny Diaz and Azi Paybarah
'You're on mute': Trump, Biden to be silenced sometimes during final debate
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'You're on mute': Trump, Biden to be silenced sometimes during final debate

The debate organisers will give each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time at the beginning of each 15-minute segment of the debate.

  • by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland
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Trump's feud with Fauci exactly what Republicans want to avoid
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Trump's feud with Fauci exactly what Republicans want to avoid

Taking pot-shots at such a popular figure is the type of undisciplined behaviour Republican strategists want Trump to avoid at this stage of the campaign.

  • by Matthew Knott
Britain accuses Russia of plotting to sabotage Tokyo Olympics
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Britain accuses Russia of plotting to sabotage Tokyo Olympics

The British government said there was a 95 per cent chance the cyberattacks were carried out by Russia, as US indicts six Russian military officers for wide-spread hacking.

  • by Bevan Shields
Trump blasts virus expert Fauci in campaign call, says he's a 'disaster'
Coronavirus pandemic

Trump blasts virus expert Fauci in campaign call, says he's a 'disaster'

"Fauci is a disaster. If I listened to him, we’d have 500,000 deaths," the US President said in a conference call with campaign workers.

  • by Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
As coronavirus flares globally, new strategies target hotspots
Coronavirus pandemic

As coronavirus flares globally, new strategies target hotspots

While some countries have reinstated nationwide closures, other governments hope smaller-scale shutdowns can work this time.

  • by Jennifer Peltz
Australia will join naval drills involving India, US, Japan
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Australia will join naval drills involving India, US, Japan

The naval exercises could raise concerns in China, which has criticised similar joint drills as destabilising.

  • by Sanjeev Miglani and Kirsty Needham