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Trump v Biden: The bookmakers’ $1b election

The US presidential election is proving a boon for bookmakers, with estimates that more than $1 billion has already been bet on the winner around the world even before polling day.

Johnson ponders lockdown for England as Covid-19 cases vault 1 million

Johnson ponders lockdown for England as Covid-19 cases vault 1 million

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to order England back into a national lockdown as the United Kingdom passed the grim milestone of one million Covid-19 cases and scientists warned the virus was spreading faster than their worst predictions.

Three in custody in France following Nice attack

Three in custody in France following Nice attack

A third person has been taken into custody in France in connection with a knife attack which left three dead in Nice, a police source says, as the government ramps up security efforts against possible militant attacks.

Orthodox priest shot in Lyon, France; assailant flees: police source

Orthodox priest shot in Lyon, France; assailant flees: police source

An Orthodox priest has been shot and injured at a church in the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police source says.

Kashmir shuts down to protest India’s new land laws

Kashmir shuts down to protest India’s new land laws

Shops and businesses were shut in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to denounce new laws that allow any Indians to buy land in the disputed region.

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