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A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

Ren Zhiqiang speaking at an event in Beijing in 2013. He has been jailed for 18 years  for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Photograph:  China News Service/AFP via Getty Images

A Beijing court sentenced a prominent property tycoon to 18 years in prison for alleged corruption on Tuesday in a verdict that will finally silence o(...)

A successful deal would allow Mr Trump to drop his threat of shutting down TikTok and avoid alienating its army of young users ahead of the November 3rd US election. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

ByteDance and Oracle issued conflicting statements on Monday over the terms of an agreement they reached with the White House over the weekend to allo(...)

Photograph: MARIO TAMA/AFP via Getty Images

China’s ByteDance is seeking a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok as Oracle and Walmart take stakes in the short-video app’s business to address US s(...)

Watchtowers on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

The Chinese Communist party government has defended its system of internment camps for Uighur and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in a White Pape(...)

TikTok will be removed from US app stores from Sunday as Washington moves to implement executive orders from US President Donald Trump.

TikTok will be removed from US app stores from Sunday as Washington moves to implement executive orders from US President Donald Trump that will also (...)

Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said ByteDance had committed to ‘create TikTok Global as a US-headquartered company’. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP

ByteDance will place TikTok’s global business in a new US-headquartered company with Oracle investing as a minority shareholder, said people briefed o(...)

Oracle is the winning bidder for a deal with TikTok’s US operations. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

ByteDance has reached a preliminary “technical partnership” agreement with Oracle for TikTok’s US operations that does not include a full sale of the (...)

 An Indian Army convoy makes way along a highway in Kyelang, some 120km  from the Indo-Tibetan border earlier this month.  Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty )

India and China have committed to “quickly disengage” troops on the Himalayan border to reduce the risk of further conflict. The agreement was reache(...)

The Microsoft statement highlights how advisers to both presidential campaigns are at risk from digital spies around the globe, as the two candidates face off on November 3rd in one of the most consequential US presidential elections in decades. Photograph: Getty

Hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to both US president Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Mic(...)

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