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H-1B visa row: Lawsuit challenging Donald Trump's new wage hike rule filed in US court
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H-1B visa row: Lawsuit challenging Donald Trump's new wage hike rule filed in US court

The lawsuit alleges that 'harmful and haphazard rules on H-1B visas' would affect hundreds of thousands of US-based workers

China accuses US of undermining peace after American warship USS Barry sails through Taiwan Strait
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China accuses US of undermining peace after American warship USS Barry sails through Taiwan Strait

The self-ruled island of Taiwan has been a long-running source of tension between the US and China. While Washington ended its diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979, it remained as the island's main supplier of arms

US election 2020: Second presidential debate cancelled after Donald Trump refuses to participate in virtual format
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US election 2020: Second presidential debate cancelled after Donald Trump refuses to participate in virtual format

Joe Biden had said that he would not debate Trump in person if he still tested COVID-19 positive and called the president's refusal to adapt to a virtual format 'shameful'

Vladimir Putin praises Joe Biden's stance on arms control, hedging his bets on US presidential election
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Vladimir Putin praises Joe Biden's stance on arms control, hedging his bets on US presidential election

The Russian president called Biden's reference to Trump in last week's debate as 'Putin's puppy' a compliment to Russia and claimed it 'actually enhances our prestige'

SpaceX's Starlink satellites assist emergency responders in Washington with internet
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SpaceX's Starlink satellites assist emergency responders in Washington with internet

This is the first public use of the SpaceX-developed internet-from-space satellite constellation.

NASA pushes back its Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan, to 2027
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NASA pushes back its Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan, to 2027

It will become the first vehicle to fly its entire science payload to multiple locations for repeated and targeted access to surface materials.

US Election 2020: Ahead of first presidential debate, Donald Trump skips formal prep, Joe Biden holds mock sessions
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US Election 2020: Ahead of first presidential debate, Donald Trump skips formal prep, Joe Biden holds mock sessions

Trump has been trailing Biden in the polls for the entire year, a reality that gives the president an urgent incentive to change the direction of the contest on national television

India drops one position in World Bank's Human Capital Index, ranked 116  among 174 nations
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India drops one position in World Bank's Human Capital Index, ranked 116 among 174 nations

However, India's score in the 2020 Human Capital Index update, which ranked countries based on health and education data till March, was still better than its performance in 2018

'Not ready for Oracle-TikTok deal,' Donald Trump questions Chinese tech firm ByteDance's plan to keep majority stake
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'Not ready for Oracle-TikTok deal,' Donald Trump questions Chinese tech firm ByteDance's plan to keep majority stake

The US government is currently evaluating a proposal from ByteDance and Oracle designed to resolve the Trump administration's national security concerns about TikTok

Amid rising tensions with Beijing, US ambassador to China Terry Branstad set to step down next month
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Amid rising tensions with Beijing, US ambassador to China Terry Branstad set to step down next month

The 73-year-old, appointed by Donald Trump in 2017, confirmed his decision in a phone call with the president last week

Xi Jinping's aggressive moves against India 'unexpectedly flopped', expect another brutal purge: Newsweek
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Xi Jinping's aggressive moves against India 'unexpectedly flopped', expect another brutal purge: Newsweek

As per Newsweek, the Chinese president has risked his future with the high-profile incursions into Indian territory

Democrats, after report that Donald Trump disparaged war dead, eye chance to win over military voters
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Democrats, after report that Donald Trump disparaged war dead, eye chance to win over military voters

Democrats, especially those with a military background, reacting with both outrage and a sense of opportunity, denounced Trump (edited)

US paper says reporter detained, expelled from China's Inner Mongolia for covering tensions over new language policy
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US paper says reporter detained, expelled from China's Inner Mongolia for covering tensions over new language policy

The incident comes amid broader tensions between the US and China over journalists stationed in each other's country.

US, China hold 'constructive dialogue' to implement phase one of economic, trade deal
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US, China hold 'constructive dialogue' to implement phase one of economic, trade deal

The US and China signed the accord in January 2020, obliging Beijing to import an additional $200 billion in American products over two years

Coronavirus vaccine won't be mandatory in United States, says top health expert Anthony Fauci
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Coronavirus vaccine won't be mandatory in United States, says top health expert Anthony Fauci

Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, made the remarks during a video talk organised by George Washington University.

Donald Trump, furious after UN rejects extending Iranian arms embargo, vows 'snapback' to trigger sanctions
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Donald Trump, furious after UN rejects extending Iranian arms embargo, vows 'snapback' to trigger sanctions

Trump was referring to the contested argument that the US remains a "participant" in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Joe Biden vows to 'stand with' India if elected US president, calls for strengthening bond between nations
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Joe Biden vows to 'stand with' India if elected US president, calls for strengthening bond between nations

Presidential elections in the US will held on 3 November and the 77-year-old is challenging the incumbent Donald Trump.

Donald Trump directs Chinese company ByteDance to divest US TikTok operations interests in 90 days
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Donald Trump directs Chinese company ByteDance to divest US TikTok operations interests in 90 days

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app's 100 million US users, many of them teens or young adults

US officials say COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed for free to all Americans, vow 'no shortcuts' on safety
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US officials say COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed for free to all Americans, vow 'no shortcuts' on safety

The president's critics have expressed worry that the administration may bypass safety precautions to announce a vaccine before the election

Donald Trump promotes conspiracy theory claiming Kamala Harris is ineligible to serve in White House
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Donald Trump promotes conspiracy theory claiming Kamala Harris is ineligible to serve in White House

The US president was a high-profile force behind the "birther movement", which leveled the same false accusations at Barack Obama