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While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the population of Kyiv, the capital city Ukraine.

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

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Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a nationwide ...

American Muslims won this election

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American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

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Can Trump challenge the election verdict?

Trump has little chance of reversing Biden's win, without having provided the evidence of widespread vote fraud, experts say.

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Trump faces battle in getting Supreme Court to intervene

President Trump has said he intends to take the election results to the Supreme Court, but getting a case before the court may not be possible.

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Why is US vote count taking so long?

The delay was widely expected, often for reasons specific to individual states, which under the US system each conduct their own polls.

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US vote counters keep focused on historic task

As the world watches the results of the US elections, US vote counters are continuing to focus on making history.

Biden takes stride to winning presidency, Trump claims fraud

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Biden takes stride to winning presidency, Trump claims fraud

As Democrat Joe Biden made significant gains towards winning the US presidency, President Donald Trump alleged mass fraud and mounted challenges ...

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Trump alleges 'surprise ballot dumps' in key states

Trump did not offer any evidence for his allegation of 'ballot dumps' and there have been no reports of any irregularities.

The US elections – what we know

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The US elections – what we know

A scenario many feared has come true – it is not clear whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump has won the White House

Trump wins Florida, locked in tight race with Biden

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Trump wins Florida, locked in tight race with Biden

Donald Trump has won the key swing state of Florida as the race for the White House tightens.

GOP manoeuvres to challenge battleground absentee ballots

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GOP manoeuvres to challenge battleground absentee ballots

The GOP already has laid the groundwork at the Supreme Court for an effort to exclude ballots that arrive after polls close in the US on Tuesday.

Biden signs childhood home wall on election day

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Biden signs childhood home wall on election day

More than 100 neighbours, supporters and onlookers gathered to see Joe Biden in his hometown.

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Feds monitoring vote, say no major problems seen

The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

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Biden says time to end the 'chaos', predicts victory

Donald Trump stumped for votes in Joe Biden's native city on the eve of Election Day, dismissing polls that show him headed for defeat as his ...

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Trump plans to challenge election result

Donald Trump has admitted he plans to challenge election results as soon as polls close, according to a report.

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For less-raucous Biden, election hope rests on Pennsylvania

While Donald Trump barnstormed five states 48 hours before the election, Joe Biden homed in on the battleground Pennsylvania.

Biden condemns Trump fans allegedly harassing campaign bus

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Biden condemns Trump fans allegedly harassing campaign bus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden denounced the alleged harassment of one of his campaign buses by Donald Trump supporters on a Texas ...

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In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Comment: Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, and our sizeable Arab and Muslim community has a vital role to play in the 2020 election and ...

<em>Philadelphia</em> protests erupt over police killing of Black man

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Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing of Black man

A Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues was killed by police in Philadelphia, sparking protests in the US city ...

Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

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Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

Former US president cast his support with Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential elections and criticised Donald Trump's refusal to talk about ...

Trump and Biden to do battle in final debate

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Trump and Biden to do battle in final debate

The debate in the southern city of Nashville will fire the starting gun on the final sprint to the November 3 election.

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