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Tuesday 24 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: Emily Murphy, the administrator of the US General Services Administration, on Monday formally designated Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the US presidential election, providing federal funds and resources to begin a transition and authorizing his advisers to begin coordinating with Trump administration officials.
Monday 23 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: At the end of a tough year, spiritual leaders offer some ways to prepare yourself for whatever comes next. By Erik Vance.
Thursday 19 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: The United States passed a grim milestone Wednesday, hitting 250,000 coronavirus-related deaths, with the number expected to keep climbing steeply as infections surge nationwide. Experts predict that the country could soon be reporting 2,000 deaths a day or more.
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Monday 16 November 2020

Beijing, China
New York Times reporting: After eight years of talks, China and 14 other nations from Japan to New Zealand to Myanmar on Sunday formally signed one of the world’s largest regional free trade agreements, a pact shaped by Beijing partly as a counterweight to U.S. influence in the region.
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Friday 13 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: The New York Times and other news media outlets have not anointed Biden the winner of the presidential election but have just done the math: the former vice president has won enough states by enough votes that Trump cannot overcome those deficits through legal challenges or recounts. Most states are set to certify their election results and declare winners by the end of November.
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Wednesday 11 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: The voter fraud, perpetrated Monday in New Zealand, was real. And the contenders were, er, fowl. As the citizens slept, a hacker slipped more than 1,500 fake votes into an election database, sending one flightless bird to the top. The scandal has roiled Bird of the Year 2020, an online popularity contest among the native birds of New Zealand. ...
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Monday 9 November 2020

Pittsburg-PA, USA
New York Times reporting: Hours after President-elect Joe Biden declared the coronavirus a top priority, the magnitude of his task became starkly clear Sunday as the nation surpassed 10 million cases and sank deeper into the grip of what could become the worst chapter of the pandemic yet. An astonishing number — 1 in 441 Americans — have tested positive for the virus just in the last week.
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Sunday 8 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: The former vice president achieved victory offering a message of healing and unity. He will return to Washington facing a daunting set of crises.
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Thursday 5 November 2020

London, United Kingdom
New York Times reporting: An indecisive U.S. presidential election hurtling toward legal challenges transfixed the world Wednesday, with viewers in Europe, Asia and elsewhere riveted by the pitched battle between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden and appalled by Trump’s demand to stop counting votes. By Mark Landler and Damien Cave.
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Monday 2 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: From the droves of people voting by mail to the widespread protests for racial justice to the pandemic and worries about the electoral process itself, the 2020 US election cycle provides “a recipe for a lot of angst” on Election Day, Nov. 3 ...“We’re seeing a huge increase in the need for mental health services,” said Eva Escobedo, a therapist in Texas. “I think that people are way more polarized even within their families and essential groups than they ever have been before.” So how can you engage with friends and family members across the political divide on Election Day and afterward without succumbing to fights and finger-pointing? By Katherine Cusumano.
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Saturday 31 October 2020

Aliaga, Turkey
New York Times reporting: Now, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the cruise industry, companies are downsizing their fleets and selling the ships for scrap. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Kamil Onal, chairman of the Ship Recyclers’ Association of Turkey. “Before the pandemic we mainly dismantled cargo ships, but now this has become the fate for cruise ships after months of sitting idle without passengers.”
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Friday 30 October 2020

Tampa-Fla, USA
New York Times reporting: That old political heartbreaker, the presidential battleground of Florida, lured the two White House contenders to the same city on Thursday, as President Donald Trump and Joe Biden confronted some of their biggest political vulnerabilities in a state that is once again shaping up as the most elusive prize in next week’s election. By Katie Glueck and Patricia Mazzei
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Thursday 29 October 2020

New York, USA
New York Times: France announced a second nationwide lockdown, and Germany moved to the very edge of one on Wednesday, testing their pandemic-weary populations as they tried to stop a mounting new wave of coronavirus infections from swamping hospitals and undoing hopes of economic recovery. Meanwhile, Australia’s second-largest city emerged from one of the world’s longest and most severe lockdowns Wednesday.
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Monday 26 October 2020

United Nations, NY
In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on 22 January 2021, after Honduras became the 50th Member State to ratify on Saturday. (Eight countries in the South Pacific have ratified the agreement and two have accessioned, but these do not include Tonga.)
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Saturday 24 October 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting- More than 79,000 new cases of the virus were reported across the United States Friday, shattering an earlier single-day record and stirring new fears about the months ahead.
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Thursday 22 October 2020

Bangkok, Thailand
New York Times: In a conciliatory speech Wednesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand acknowledged that the country cannot become “a better society through the use of water cannon” and said he intended to withdraw an emergency decree cracking down on pro-democracy protests. In recent months, a movement for democracy has been building, inspired in part by outspoken student leaders willing to risk prison by criticizing the government and the monarchy. By Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Beijing, China
New York Times: As most of the world still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, China is showing once again that a fast economic rebound is possible when the virus is brought firmly under control. The Chinese economy surged in the July-to-September quarter compared with the same months last year. By Keith Bradsher.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

New York, USA
New York Times: As the coronavirus continued to surge in many parts of the United States, officials and experts offered starkly different outlooks Sunday about what was to come and when the situation might improve. Meanwhile the statistics are headed the wrong way: more than 70,450 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Friday, the highest figure since July 24, and more than 900 new deaths were recorded. Case counts are rising in 41 of the 50 states, with much of the worst news in the Great Lakes region.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Vallejo-California, USA
New York Times: As oceans warm, algae blooms have become more widespread, creating toxins that get ingested by sardines and anchovies, which in turn get ingested by sea lions, causing damage to the brain that results in epilepsy. Sea otters also face risk when they consume toxin-laden shellfish. Early this month, Cronutt a 7-year-old Pacific sea lion underwent groundbreaking brain surgery aimed at reversing the epilepsy. By Matt Richtel.
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