Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden’s running mate, rebuking Trump’s leadership and highlighting the significance of her new role. 'America is crying out for leadership, yet we have a president who cares more about himself than the people who elected him,' she said.
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Lebanese MPs meet for first time since blast, U.S. envoy due in Beirut
Lebanese security forces deployed heavily in Beirut on Thursday, stopping protesters from reaching a conference centre where MPs began meeting for the first time since the catastrophic chemicals explosion last week that killed 172 people.
Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and urged patience in a "long-term fight" for democracy.
Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza over fire balloon launches
Israel on Thursday said it will stop shipments of fuel into Gaza in response to Palestinians in the enclave launching incendiary balloons that have torched tracts of farmland on the Israeli frontier.
Japan stocks surge, dollar sags as investors see 'glass half full'
Japanese stocks soared to a six-month peak and the dollar was under pressure on Thursday as investors picked positives out of recent economic data and bet on China and the United States sticking with their trade deal at a crucial weekend meeting.
North Korea nuclear reactor site threatened by recent flooding, U.S. think-tank says
Satellite imagery suggests recent flooding in North Korea may have damaged pump houses connected to the country's main nuclear facility, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Thursday.
Pompeo says he warned Lavrov against offering bounties for U.S. soldiers
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said he warned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that there would be "an enormous price to pay" if Moscow is offering bounties to kill U.S. soldiers or other Western troops in Afghanistan.
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