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‘Look at India, it’s filthy, the air is filthy’ — Trump, once again, at presidential debate

Trump had made a similar remark during the first debate on 29 September when he said India, China and Russia contribute to global pollution.

150-175 million people will fall into extreme poverty due to Covid fallout, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter said most of those who will fall into extreme poverty will be informal sector workers or in precarious employment conditions, especially women.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden

Trump & Biden trade punches over tax returns and ‘making money from China, Ukraine’

Trump and Biden also sparred over their economic policies, the coronavirus pandemic, immigration and racism, in addition to accusing each other of being compromised by foreign money.
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YouTube is out of space as political ads overwhelm internet’s largest video site

With less than 2 weeks to the US election, there are so many ads, but YouTube has been struggling to place them in front of the desired audience.
People in masks while they shop in Tokyo, Japan. | Twitter/ Bike to it

Japan expects fewer births in 2021, New York braces for possible second wave & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
File photo of aircraft at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi | Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

1 million people travelled by air this Sunday — a promising sign of post-Covid times

The rise in passenger traffic, from 29% of normal levels to 35% on Sunday, shows that virus flare-ups may no longer lead to further backsliding in passenger traffic.
St. Peter's Square, Vatican | Representational Image | Wikipedia

Vatican, China renew historic accord on Bishops after nearly 70 years despite US pressure

Relations between the Vatican and China were broken off in 1951, and reaching a settlement with the Communist Party had proved elusive, especially under President Xi Jinping.
Workers make their way to the factories in Van Trung Industrial Park in Bac Giang Province | Bloomberg

How Apple’s shift in supply chains is creating boomtowns in Vietnam

Growth in foreign investment in Vietnam's Bac Giang province is almost doubling every year and the province forecasts exports value to reach $11 billion, a tenfold leap in 6 years.
Front page of the Global Times newspaper (Representational Image) | Photographer: Simon Song | South China Morning Post via Getty Images | Bloomberg

US designates 6 more Chinese publications as foreign missions, imposes restrictions

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the US wants its people to able to differentiate between news by a free press and propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris | Twitter/Joe Biden

Biden-Harris’ new ad calls for end to hate and discrimination against Indian-Americans

Around 1.8 million Indian-Americans are eligible to vote for the upcoming presidential elections and studies indicate that most are tilting towards Democrats.

On Camera

PM Modi virtually addressing the people of West Bengal during Durga Puja | PTI

Modi is the only Indian mass leader after Gandhi who has used religious symbolism so well

Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.
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Covid crisis shows once again why US dollar is world’s dominant currency

A lack of global alternatives helps explain some of the dollar’s role. The euro’s status as a reserve currency remains limited & China’s currency is still subject to capital controls.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

Will continue maintaining high-tempo of operations, says Navy chief amid tensions with China

Admiral Karambir Singh reviews operational preparedness of the Indian Navy’s warships deployed at sea ahead of upcoming Malabar maritime exercise.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.