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  1. This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by David Siders on politico.com on September 30, 2020.The mayhem Donald Trump subjected Americans to on Tuesday might have helped him if Joe Biden had disintegrated. Biden didn’t.Trump – and viewers everywhere – just left the night worse off for having sat through the whole, weird thing.The president...
  2. Walt Disney is slashing 28,000 workers in its slumping US resort business, marking of one of the deepest workforce reductions of the Covid-19 era.The belt-tightening move affects the company’s theme parks, cruise ships and retail businesses, Disney said on Tuesday. That includes executives and salaried employees, although 67 per cent of those being terminated are part-time workers. Disney is...
  3. Russia said Tuesday that astronauts had found an air leak in its section of the International Space Station, with a senior space official calling the air loss beyond expected levels.The crew on the ISS – Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and Nasa astronaut Christopher Cassidy – have been searching for the air leak since August, first checking the US segment.Russia’s space...
  4. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday questioned the credibility of India’s statistics on Covid-19 deaths, lumping in the US partner with nemeses China and Russia during a fiery pre-election debate.Trump was responding to heated criticism from his Democratic rival Joe Biden, who blamed Trump for the heavy Covid-19 toll in the United States which has recorded more than 200,000 deaths and more than...
  5. Hong Kong’s prices for used residential property declined by the most in six months in August, as the coronavirus pandemic combined with the city’s worst recession on record in sapping investors’ appetite.The August price index for lived-in homes dropped by 1.1 per cent to 380.6, according to the Rating and Valuation Department on Wednesday, the biggest decline since February and down 4.1 per...
  6. A new coronavirus carrier in town could pass the virus to eight other people, significantly more than previous estimates, according to a new study by Chinese scientists.Such a high reproduction number occurred in the central Chinese city of Wuhan early this year when people were caught by surprise by an unknown virus, and it is still happening in the United States “in the absence of control...
  7. This is the third monthly look at how the national security law has impacted Hong Kong. You can read our overviews of the first two months here, and here.Hong Kong's national security law has sparked controversy, both at home and abroad, since its enactment by Beijing on June 30.In September alone, the law, which criminalises acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with external...
  8. Hong Kong was expected to record nine new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to a medical source, after dozens of residents in a care home for the elderly were evacuated late on Tuesday.Health care workers in protective gear arrived at Yuen Long Home for the Elderly on Fung Cheung Road around 10pm to help escort residents into minibuses, after a 71-year-old resident tested preliminary...
  9. US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former vice-president Joe Biden, met in Cleveland on Tuesday for the first of three debates ahead of the November 3 election, when Trump is seeking a second term in office.Here are takeaways from the match-up:Trump’s taxesTrump didn’t mince words when moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News asked him, point-blank, what he paid in federal...
  10. A sequel to the comedy Borat has been bought by Amazon Prime and was expected to hit the streaming platform before November’s US election.The movie will see British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen reprise his cult favourite role as a bumbling and politically incorrect reporter from Kazakhstan, after nearly 15 years.The 2006 original, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit...