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Are U.S. election stories bad for business? How publishers are fighting ad keyword 'block lists'

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) - In the days leading up to what is expected to be a chaotic U.S. presidential

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India’s Tour of Australia: MCG to Allow Crowds for Boxing Day Test

With a reduction in number of new COVID-19 cases, the Australian government has given a go-ahead to crowds at MCG.

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US Secy of State Pompeo, Defence Secy Mark Esper Call on PM Modi

The US officials met the prime minister after the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue which was held on Tuesday.

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Centre asks 14 states to increase RT-PCR tests, bring positivity rate below 5

The Centre stressed on the need to increase the number of RT-PCR (reverse transcription- polymerase chain reaction) tests to identify Covid patients in a bid to reduce TPR and fatality rates.

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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: JD(U)-LJP to battle it out in Dinara

Chief minister Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) has fielded its two-term sitting MLA Jai Kumar Singh from Dinara. He will be up against LJP’s Rajendra Singh who was the runner-up from here as a BJP candidate in 2015.

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India-US 2+2: Should India Worry About Focus Shifting from China?

India & US will continue to join hands over China threat, due to Beijing’s ‘hunger’ for other people’s territories.

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Digital News Orgs, Journalists Form DIGIPUB News India Foundation

The intent is to “help ensure the creation of a healthy and robust news ecosystem for the digital age.”

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Burger King parent sees profit slump 28%, Popeyes still a winner

(Reuters) - Burger King parent Restaurant Brands International Inc on Tuesday reported a 27.8% slump in quarterly profit, as stay-at-home

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Government blasted over meals fiasco — by its own food adviser

The Government’s own food czar today lambasted ministers for not “doing enough” to feed hungry children. Henry Dimbleby, the head of the national food strategy, also argued that giving struggling families “in-kind support” through providing food, education and holiday clubs was more effective than putting the same “small amount of money” into Universal Credit. His hard-hitting intervention piled further pressure on Boris Johnson who has faced a wave of calls to do a U-turn to fund free school meals during half-term after a campaign led by England footballer Marcus Rashford. It also came as The Standard revealed that the Cabinet Office spent more than £24 million on travel, hospitality and subsistence last year — almost exactly the sum estimated to be needed to pay for the meals. Mr Dimbleby, co-founder of restaurant chain Leon, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “This problem is real, it should go without saying it’s serious, it’s immediate and it’s going to get worse as employment gets worse and the Government isn’t doing enough. One in seven families already are reporting not to be able to afford enough food.” Mr Dimbleby said he has been lobbying ministers to act. “But ... the dark centre of Government is invisible to me and I have no idea exactly what they’re working on as we speak,” he said. Official documents show that the Cabinet Office, which includes No 10, spent £24.4 million on travel, hospitality and subsistence in 2019/20. The Government has argued that supporting families through the benefits system and with £63 million more for councils is a better way than free school meals during holidays to tackle child hunger. A minister today hinted that Mr Johnson will use holiday clubs to end the row which has left the Government facing anger from the public and a growing number of Tory MPs. Business minister Nadhim Zahawi suggested the Government could “learn from” the holiday clubs piloted over the summer. Mr Johnson is reportedly studying a plan by Mr Dimbleby. His Holiday Activity and Food programme was piloted across 17 local authorities. Mr Zahawi told Sky News: “These are incredibly important pilots, and we will look at how we can learn from those and how we can build on this.

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Ohio governor pleads for legislative action on gun violence

At some point during Gov. Mike DeWine’s Tuesday briefing on Ohio’s fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive will also continue his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence

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UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer,

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GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson considers selling his Las Vegas Sands casinos

Las Vegas Sands, operated by GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, is reportedly exploring a sale for its upscale Las Vegas resorts, marking Adelson's exit from the turbulent US gambling industry.

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Oil companies aren't out of the woods yet

It wasn't long ago that the steepest plunge in demand in history erased profits at big oil companies and forced them to dramatically cut costs.

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Ruislip crash: Mother's tribute after toddler killed when car crushed pushchair in north west London

The mother of a toddler who died after a car crushed her pushchair today paid tribute to her "angel". The 22-month-old girl was killed after the vehicle mounted the pavement in Eastcote Road, Ruislip, west London, at 4.15pm on Sunday. Paying tribute today, her mother said the little girl had "the most beautiful smile". She said: "She had the most beautiful smile, and her eyes were always full of love and laughter. She was our angel, our everything and there isn’t a moment that we could stop thinking about her.” Witnesses told how the woman screamed “my baby, my baby” after the crash took place. The vehicle also ploughed into the woman and her husband as they walked home from the park pushing the buggy. The impact threw the toddler’s father into a hedge. Police said a man in his forties was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury while driving and driving whilst unfit through drugs. Witness Alan Newton, 61, said: “It was horrendous. The father had a damaged shoulder and head injury. The pram was completely crushed. There was no hope for the little one. The mother was shouting, ‘my baby, my baby’ over and over again. "The father was just distraught. The paramedics came and the police, some of whom couldn’t look it was so distressing. They held their heads in their hands. They said it was the worst thing they had ever seen.” The father, in his thirties, was taken to hospital where his condition was initially deemed critical. He has since been discharged. Police, including some off-duty officers, were among emergency services who tried to save the child but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was interviewed in custody before being released on bail. Mr Newton said: “This poor family were on the pavement walking home from their routine evening trip to the park. It’s a tragedy.” Flowers have been placed at the scene. Police said the family was being supported by specially trained officers. Detective Sergeant Sarah Donegan, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, appealed for witnesses or anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage to come forward. Meanwhile, a mother killed in a suspected hit-and-run on Friday night has been named as 21-year-old Rhiannon Hall. Ms Hall, a pedestrian, was hit by a car in London Road, near the junction with Garth Road, Cheam. The driver failed to stop but was arrested a short time later on suspicion of drink driving. He was taken to a police station for questioning and has been released under investigation. Any witnesses to the toddler’s death can call police on 020 8246 9820 or 101, quoting CAD 4892/25OCT20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Social activist self-immolates in Kolhapur

He had warned the municipal council officials through a letter to the CO that he would take this step on Monday if they failed to intervene in an incident in his locality

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From abortion rights to 'magic mushrooms,' U.S. voters will decide

By Peter Szekely (Reuters) - Voters in 32 U.S. states and the District of Columbia will have the opportunity on

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One Good Thing: Wickedly creative pandemic trick-or-treating

The favorite American festivity of Halloween trick-or-treating is being tested by the pandemic, and people are rising to the challenge in creative ways that are both safe and fun

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Poland's PM defends abortion ruling, condemns protests

Poland’s prime minister has defended the tightening of the country’s abortion law and condemned massive nationwide protests led by women’s rights activists

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Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Marlee Matlin, Millicent Simmonds and Danny Woodburn are just a few of the Hollywood insiders who participated in a series of virtual panels Monday examining the state of disability representation in Hollywood

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'Magic Tree House' books to be adapted into graphic novels

Author Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure

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Air travellers deal with rescheduling as night operations at Lohegaon airport shut down

This has led to a lot of confusion among travel agencies who face the ire of passengers who have booked tour packages

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Philadelphia police killed a man in a shooting that raises questions, chief says. Then 30 officers were hurt in protests

At least 30 Philadelphia officers were injured as protests erupted overnight after police shot and killed a man who waved a knife while standing on a city street.

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Caterpillar earnings dive as economy woes deter equipment purchases

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported lower quarterly earnings as equipment sales fell across all of its three

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Erdogan files criminal complaint against Dutch politician Wilders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint with Turkish authorities against prominent Dutch far-right leader

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