Children dress as Trump, his wife at White House Halloween event

This year's event took place with extra precautions due to the coronavirus, according to the White House, including a limited guest capacity, required mask-wearing, and social distancing.

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Eventful week in Asia: US' message to China

The next five days could fundamentally cement new policies, alliances and set the foundation for India's future foreign policy. With just a week to go for the presidential election, it's rare for…

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South Korea changed its military draft policy. Here's what it entails

South Korea's youth have two options: Join the army, or go to prison. It is among the handful of countries that has a policy of forced military service. But recently, the laws have been relaxed…

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They did not vote in 2016. Why they plan on skipping the election again

Not voting has been a feature of the American political landscape for decades. But with razor slim margins in a number of swing states last time, nonvoters have taken on an outsize importance:…

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Trump had one last story to sell. The Wall Street Journal wouldn’t buy it

The host was Arthur Schwartz, a New York public relations man close to Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr. The guests were a White House lawyer, Eric Herschmann, and a former deputy White House counsel…

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Now you can play cloud-based games on Facebook!

On Monday, Facebook Inc launched a cloud gaming feature on its Facebook platform. The free service allows users to play and stream games without downloading them

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Russian COVID-19 tally hits new high, Kremlin warns regions suffering

Russia's daily tally of new COVID-19 cases soared to a record high of 17,347 on Monday as the Kremlin warned the pandemic was beginning to inflict a greater toll outside the capital Moscow

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When we can hug again, will we remember how it works?

As the coronavirus quarantine stretched into months, hugs are among the things isolated people found themselves aching for. Hugs are good for humans — perhaps more valuable than many of us realize…

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China aims to end extreme poverty, but COVID-19 exposes gaps

Four decades of fast economic growth lifted most people in China out of poverty, and the Communist Party has vowed to help those who remain at the bottom. Xi’s anti-poverty drive is focused on…

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Japan and US begin major military exercise as concern about China grows

The Keen Sword exercise is the first big drill since Yoshihide Suga became Japan`s prime minister last month with a vow to continue the military build-up aimed at countering China, which claims…

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Ant Group's IPO listing will be the largest in history, claims Jack Ma

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba says the dual IPO (initial public offering) listings of the company Ant Group in Shanghai and Hong Kong would soon break the world record to become the biggest in…

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Ananya Birla, daughter of Aditya Birla Group chairman, slams US restaurant for being racist

The Scopa Italian Roots restaurant is an Italian-American dining place by chef Antonia Lofaso in California.

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Top 10 world news today: US logs unprecedented early ballots, Oxford vaccine update, and more

Top news stories of the day

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Ukraine activist in nude protest against Polish abortion ban

The English words "My body is my choice" were scrawled on her torso. She held coat hangers in her mouth, a protest symbol representing illegal abortions.

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Oxford vaccine produces immune response among the elderly and young alike, raising hopes of effectiveness

Getting weary of masks and sanitisers? We bring good news!

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