More than 1 million people have died of COVID-19 around the world, according to a Reuters tally, with the pace of fatalities picking up as infections again surge in several countries.
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Asian markets hunker down ahead of U.S. presidential debate
Asian markets hunkered down on Tuesday ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate later in the global day, with investors also remaining cautious over the global economy's prospects as coronavirus deaths surpassed the 1-million mark worldwide.
Threat to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war
Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.
Supreme Court nominee Barrett prepares for meetings this week on Capitol Hill
President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will begin meeting with senators this week as Republicans push ahead with a rapid Senate confirmation process ahead of November's presidential election over the objections of Democrats.
U.S. pension funds sue Allianz after $4 billion in coronavirus losses
Pension funds for truckers, teachers and subway workers have lodged lawsuits in the United States against Germany's Allianz, one of the world's top asset managers, for failing to safeguard their investments during the coronavirus market meltdown.
Microsoft 365 outage affects multiple services
Microsoft Corp said late Monday a recent change it introduced likely caused a major outage, affecting users' access to multiple Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook.com and Microsoft Teams.
Lightning burst out of bubble with Stanley Cup win
The Tampa Bay Lightning left the COVID-19 bubble with the Stanley Cup on Monday after their 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars secured the best-of-seven final 4-2 and brought an end to two months of quarantine.
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