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New German coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for first time: RKI -

New German coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for first time: RKIThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rose by more than 10,000 in a single day for the first time, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The institute recorded 11,287 new cases in its daily update for a total of 392,049. While Germany's infection rates are lower than in much of Europe, they have been accelerating rapidly since the onset of cooler weather, with politicians warning that stricter social distancing rules may be needed if the trend continues.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:46:14 -0400

Trump is considering firing FBI director Christopher Wray after the election, report says -

Trump is considering firing FBI director Christopher Wray after the election, report saysTrump is reportedly furious that Wray and Attorney General Barr have not launched investigations targeting his Democratic rival Joe Biden.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:08:18 -0400

Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worries -

Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worriesAt least 13 South Koreans have died after receiving flu shots in recent days, according to official and local media reports, ramping up fears about vaccine safety even as authorities rule out a link. Health authorities said on Wednesday they had no plans to suspend a programme to inoculate around 19 million people for free after a preliminary investigation into six deaths found no direct connection to the vaccines. Officials have reported nine deaths following flu vaccinations and the Yonhap news agency reported another four on Thursday.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:06:50 -0400

Republicans in Iowa, Alabama score legal victories on election rules -

Republicans in Iowa, Alabama score legal victories on election rulesU.S. Republicans scored legal victories on Wednesday when a Supreme Court ruling allowed Alabama to ban curbside voting and an Iowa court upheld a law that makes it harder to fix problems with absentee ballot requests ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. The rulings were a setback to Democrats, whose presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is running a close race against Republican President Donald Trump in Iowa, while Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama is seen at risk of losing his seat in the election, imperiling Democrats' chances of seizing control of the Senate.


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:03:02 -0400

Trump’s rape defamation hearing abruptly ends after DOJ lawyer is denied entry into courthouse -

Trump’s rape defamation hearing abruptly ends after DOJ lawyer is denied entry into courthouseAttorney falls foul of New York’s coronavirus regulations


Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:38:30 -0400