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'Billiant policy mind': Joe Biden on picking Indian-American Neera Tanden for OMB

Tanden, 50, if confirmed by the Senate, would be the first woman of colour and first Indian-American to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Hong Kong limits social gatherings to two people, orders for increased COVID-19 testing 

The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city reported 82 news cases on Wednesday, all but 10 of them listed as having been transmitted among residents.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Power unit failure hits NASA's Orion spacecraft

In early November, engineers at Orion’s primary contractor, Lockheed Martin, found that a power component inside the spacecraft had failed,

published : 02 Dec 2020

New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency

The government also launched a new initiative requiring many public agencies to become carbon neutral by 2025, in part by getting rid of coal boilers and buying electric cars.

published : 02 Dec 2020

More than 1/3rd of kids with Covid-19 show no symptoms: Study

The research, published in the journal CMAJ, analysed results for 2,463 children in Alberta, Canada, who were tested during the first wave of the pandemic — March to September — for Covid-19 infection

published : 02 Dec 2020

Future Brahmaputra floods underestimated

Amid reports of Chinese plans to build dams on the river, India mulls a 10,000 MW hydropower project to counter it

published : 02 Dec 2020

I'll see you in four years: Donald Trump hints at decision to run for US Presidency in 2024

The Trumps began hosting holiday receptions this week, intent on celebrating a final season before Trump leaves office on January 20.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha faces court ruling that could cost him his job

The Constitutional Court will rule on a complaint brought by Pheu Thai Party that Prayuth has broken the law by continuing to live in his military residence after he retired as army commander in 2014.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Saudi Arabia denies involvement in killing of Iran nuclear scientist

Unlike other Gulf states, Saudi Arabia –- a Sunni powerhouse locked in a decades-old rivalry with Shiite power Iran –- has not formally condemned the assassination.

published : 02 Dec 2020

China spacecraft lands on moon to bring lunar rocks back to earth

If it succeeds, it will be the first time scientists have obtained fresh samples of lunar rocks since a Soviet probe in the 1970s.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Joe Biden wants Census Bureau to ensure everyone is counted accurately

Biden said that he hoped the US Supreme Court rejects a plan by President Donald Trump's administration to exclude from the census the immigrants living illegally in the country.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Explosives and hostages: Huge bank robbery rocks small city in Brazil

The bank robbers struck just after midnight in the city of Criciuma, population 217,000, blocking streets to secure their escape route and terrifying residents.

published : 02 Dec 2020

Donald Trump raises $170 million as he looks to future

Most of the money was raised in the days after the Nov.3 election, according to a person familiar with Trump's effort who requested anonymity on Tuesday to discuss details of the operation.

published : 02 Dec 2020

British Queen Elizabeth to miss family Christmas over coronavirus fears

The 94-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip normally spend the festive season at her Sandringham estate in eastern England with other members of the family.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Boko Haram claims Nigeria farm massacre as toll rises to 76

The grim search for bodies continues after gunmen on motorbikes attacked the area outside Borno state's capital Maiduguri on Saturday.

published : 01 Dec 2020
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