Friday, November 6, 2020
*) White House race narrows as Biden and Trump eye five states US President Donald Trump has again claimed without offering evidence that Democrats were trying to steal the presidential election as Joe Biden appeared to move closer to victory. As Americans wait for the outcome, Trump said he would "easily win" the race against Joe Biden without the alleged illegal votes. In response to lawsuits filed by Trump, two judges denied bids to stop the vote count in Philadelphia and Michigan. *) US daily Covid-10 cases hit new record, topping 120,000 The United States has reported a daily record of over 120,000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, according to a tracking portal. While deaths remain lower than their worst levels in the spring, Thursday was also the third day in a row that fatalities were above a 1,000. Meanwhile, the United Nations is set to hold a special session in December focused on international coordination to fight the pandemic. *) Libyan parliamentarians meet for peace talks in Morocco Libyan politicians from rival administrations have met for the latest round of peace talks in Morocco. Thursday’s talks follow a UN-backed ceasefire agreement signed last month with an intention to reach a political solution to the country's conflict. Negotiators are pushing parallel efforts to broker peace, with the military section of talks taking place this week for the first time on Libyan soil. *) Storm Eta causes devastation in Central America Storm Eta has killed more than 50 people in Central America with torrential rains and catastrophic flooding. The storm turned the streets into waist-high water channels, spreading damage across Honduras and Guatemala. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said speedboats and helicopters would be sent to rescue people in inaccessible areas. And finally… *) Star Wars toys discovered in trash net $525,000 for UK couple A British couple has found a treasure trove of Star Wars memorabilia worth five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars in trash bags. They inherited the trashed collection from a dead neighbour in Stourbridge town in the West Midlands. Among the treasure was a Star Destroyer Commander, one of only two known examples still to be in its original packaging, which sold for $42,000.