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Trump and Biden face off in first debate — live updates - US President Donald Trump and his Democrat challenger Joe Biden are squaring off in Ohio. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Supreme Court will top the list in this crucial first debate. Follow here for the latest. Go to article

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US: Joe Biden releases tax returns ahead of debate with Trump -- Joe Biden released his tax information, in the wake of revelations that Donald Trump allegedly paid little to no taxes for 15 years. The issue is likely to come up in the first presidential debate.

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Trump tax leaks likely 'won't change the way people vote' -- In a normal election year, revelations that a US president was dodging federal taxes would seriously harm his or her chances at the ballot box. But some experts think Donald Trump might even benefit from his tax tricks.

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Merkel urges ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict -- Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed region shows no signs of easing as world leaders urge restraint.

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UN: Maas swipes at Russia over Navalny poisoning - Russia must "do more to investigate" the Navalny case, the German Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly via video. Heiko Maas also urged a return to multilateralism, saying it delivered "results."

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Germany's UN reform bid revives an old ambition

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India: Protests after teenage rape victim dies -- Protests have erupted in New Delhi over the death of a low-caste teenager allegedly raped by four upper-caste men. Every 15 minutes, someone is raped in India on average, according to recent government data.

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Canada and Britain sanction top Belarusian leaders -- The sanctions apply to President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and six other senior government officials.

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France's Macron pledges support to Belarus opposition leader -- The French president has offered to help with diplomatic efforts to secure the release of political prisoners.

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Coronavirus digest: European countries cut bar hours to stem virus spread -- European nations are trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with tougher measures at bars and restaurants. New York City also sent elementary schoolers back to class to test if its school system was ready.

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Will the German engine power Europe? -- Germany's economy was starting to struggle before the pandemic but the country's response means it is powering ahead of the rest again. This raises questions about a two-speed European economy.

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Germany's Scholz defends record debt amid pandemic -- The German finance minister has kicked off days of debate over the 2021 budget, arguing for more debt to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. "It's a really, really" large sum, admitted Scholz.

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Coronavirus vaccine: Why does India's Serum Institute have a head start? -- Millions of doses of the University of Oxford's vaccine candidate are being churned out by the Serum Institute of India. DW looks at how the vaccine maker can produce on such a large scale.

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UK lawmakers approve controversial post-Brexit bill despite EU ultimatum -- The House of Commons passed the Internal Market Bill by 340 votes to 256, threatening to violate its treaty with the EU. Brussels has threatened to sue Britain over the measures.

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Kuwait ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at 91 -- His designated successor is his brother, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah. He had been in hospital in the US since July, following an operation for an unspecified condition in Kuwait that same month.

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Former IMF chief Rato acquitted in Spain bank trial -- Rodrigo Rato was facing charges of fraud and falsifying accounts while at the helm of Bankia. It was bailed out by the government in 2012 after running into financial trouble.

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Hungary's Orban calls for removal of EU Commissioner -- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has written to the EU Commission demanding Vera Jourova's resignation following what he considers disparaging remarks. His government has also cut ties with the Czech politician.

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Germany: Nationwide transit strike hits commuters -- Millions of Germans had their morning commute disrupted after local transit workers staged a walkout. Busses and trains remain in depots. Verdi, the country's second-largest union wants, uniform regulations for members.

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Zhenhua data leak exposes China's new 'hybrid warfare' -- A Chinese data company has harvested information on millions of people, allegedly on behalf of Beijing's intelligence services. Analysts say democracies should pay more attention to the strategic use of open source data.

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Berlin police admits failures over far-right crime spree -- A new internal report by the Berlin police details failures to clear up a six-year neo-Nazi crime spree in the district of Neukölln. But those affected are unhappy with the report.

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Is Putin's war in Syria against America a miscalculation? -- Putin has been fighting in Syria for five years not only for Assad, but also for himself, says DW's Konstantin Eggert.

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How to watch the Trump-Biden debate tonight

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Japan orders military pilots to report UFO sightings

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Germany: Angela Merkel unveils new coronavirus measures

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Armenia accuses Turkey of shooting down warplane

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Countries pledge to reverse destruction of nature -- Political leaders have committed to stronger environmental protections ahead of UN summit on biodiversity.

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Some germane facts about German -- The German language is constantly evolving. Here are some interesting facts.

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Bridgestone closure triggers debate on globalization -- Plans to close a Bridgestone factory have triggered a debate on globalization in France.

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Why Schalke's chalice is still poisoned -- The Royal Blues are on the cusp of hitting rock bottom as David Wagner became the latest victim of years of instability.

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What does Israel-UAE normalization mean for football? -- Football looks set to play a significant part as the Gulf state normalizes relations with Israel.

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The forgotten children of Hamburg's forced labor camps -- A psychologist has launched a campaign to remember the lives of hundreds of women and children at Nazi camps in Hamburg.

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How climate change is impacting the world's rivers -- Extreme weather is taking its toll on the Earth's waterways. Here's how.

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Do you know what keeps autocrats up at night? -- 22.09.2020

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Education in the time of COVID-19 -- The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is putting the educational outcomes of an entire generation at risk.

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Behaving 'ethically' in times of a pandemic -- Are we doing too little for the elderly — or too much? And why can't we test vaccines on those who want to get COVID-19?

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US Election 2020 - 17.08.2020 - Candidates, campaigns and big issue topics — what's at stake when the US goes to the polls on November 3?

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Coronavirus: Berlin spike leads Chancellor Merkel to urge action

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DW News Africa with Christine Mhundwa, 29 September 2020

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Opinion: Independent journalism is a pillar of open society

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Coronavirus: Merkel worried Germany could face significant case surge

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South Africa: Hatred of migrants reaches new heights

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The 77 Percent — Police brutality undermining trust of citizens

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Germany's trade with Africa falls amid coronavirus pandemic

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Pandemic to create millions of 'new poor' in East Asia: World Bank

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DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 29 September 2020

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Coronavirus pushes 38 million Asians into poverty

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Why Bangladeshis no longer fear the coronavirus

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DW Business - Europe & America

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DW Business - Africa

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WHO orders rapid COVID-19 tests for world's poor

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UAE plans to shoot for the moon

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Coronavirus: Global deaths pass 1 million mark

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Is Twitter's image-cropping feature racist?

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Germany: Climate activists occupy coal mine, power plants

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Firestarters: The trees that burn and those that don't

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Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa

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Fridays for Future: Climate strikers are back on the streets

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Netflix and Amazon series explore revolutionary era in Germany

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New exhibition asks: 'Who the f*** is Banksy?'

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Opinion poll: What's your favorite European cuisine?

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Jerry Berndt: Protests and patriotism in America

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Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund in the German Supercup: The game no one really wants?

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Sports news feed: Nadal and Williams cruise through in Paris

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Bundesliga transfer blog: Ajax plotting move for Bremen's Klaassen

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German Supercup: Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund — live buildup

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Chinese government advisor: Beijing 'wasted no time' over Coronavirus

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Likud MP Nir Barkat: We have to 'upgrade' legal system

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Has India's Hindu nationalist government mismanaged the country's response to the coronavirus?

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Where are Lebanon's reforms?

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