Thursday, October 14, 2021

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U.S. sets new record for increase in COVID-19 cases day after election

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) hood works at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Sanford Sports Complex Clinic, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

November 5 (Reuters) - The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with at least 102,591 new infections and as hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients, according to a Reuters tally. Nine states reported record one-day increases in cases on Wednesday: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Washington and ...

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U.S. formally exits global climate pact amid election uncertainty

© Reuters/PHILIPPE WOJAZER FILE PHOTO: Green lights are projected onto the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris, France, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, November 4 (Reuters) - The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, fulfilling a years-long promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter from the global pact to fight climate change. But the outcome of the tight U.S. election contest will determine for how long. Trump's Democratic rival, Joe Biden, has promised ...

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Record-breaking early voting in U.S. election tops 80 million

Voters wait in a long line of cars during early voting at the Oklahoma Election Board in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Washington, October 30 (Reuters) - More than 80 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, according to a tally on Thursday from the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, setting the stage for the highest participation rate in over a century. The record-breaking pace, more than 58% of total 2016 turnout, reflects intense interest in ...

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Twitter is fighting election chaos by urging users to quote tweet instead of retweet

The platform is trying to prevent misinformation around the November 3rd US election. Pic - CNET

October 10 (The Verge) - Twitter announced a slew of temporary changes on Friday aimed at staving off abuse around the November 3rd US presidential election. Tweets that include premature claims of victory will be labeled, tweets intended to incite interference in the election or election results will be subject to removal, and tweets from political figures with more than 100,000 ...

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Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka’s election

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (C) leaves a polling station after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in Colombo on August 5, 2020. - Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots on August 5 for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on power. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Colombo, August 7 (AP) — Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the country’s parliamentary election, according to results released on Friday. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is most likely to be sworn in the same position by his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The election results could enable them to change the constitution and strengthen dynastic rule. ...

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Voting for Parliamentary Election begins in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug. 5 ( - Voting for a Parliamentary Election which will elect a new 225 member Parliament got underway in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as polling booths opened at 7 am local time. The Elections Commission said that 16.2 million people will be eligible to vote in the elections which will see some of the main political parties eyeing ...

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Sri Lanka Parliamentary General Election to be held on Aug 5

Colombo, June 10 ( – Chief Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announced today that the Parliamentary General Election will be held on August 5. Initially, the election was scheduled for April 25 which was got postponed for June 20 due to the pandemic. It has now been further delayed because of the precautions needed to be taken to avoid the spread ...

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Mali holds election despite coronavirus and insurgency

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita leaves a news conference after a working lunch with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Bamako, March 29 (Reuters) - Mali held its long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday despite an insurgency in its central and northern regions, concerns about coronavirus and the recent kidnapping of the main opposition leader. The election, originally scheduled for 2018, has been postponed twice because of intensifying violence in parts of Mali where the government struggles to suppress jihadist groups ...

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