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Top news stories

Article Wikipedia Page citations
UAE's migrant workers fret over future in coronavirus economy
 by www.reuters.com, importance: 634.75
SpaceX’s Dark Satellites Are Still Too Bright for Astronomers
 by www.scientificamerican.com, importance: 623.48
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: 'Execution' video prompts war crime probe
 by www.bbc.com, importance: 234.54
Trump floats idea of delaying election, congressional Republicans reject idea
 by www.reuters.com, importance: 213.33
UAE official tells Turkey to stop meddling in Arab affairs over Libya
 by uk.reuters.com, importance: 126.63
United crowned kings of Europe
 by news.bbc.co.uk, importance: 95.43
Cambridge, October 24
 by www.newspapers.com, importance: 57.18

Yesterday's top news stories

Article Wikipedia Page citations
False ‘thug’ narratives have long been used to discredit movements
 by www.nbcnews.com, importance: 397.7
Lebanon security chief returns to Beirut after positive COVID-19 test in U.S.
 by in.reuters.com, importance: 333.93
Who won the presidential debate?
 by www.independent.co.uk, importance: 291.02
Trump announces that Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations
 by www.cnn.com, importance: 288.07
John Daly after being President Donald Trump's guest at debate: 'He's like me and Jesus'
 by www.usatoday.com, importance: 279.4
Trump-Biden debate: Muting and better behavior leads to less heat, more light
 by www.usatoday.com, importance: 247.59
Azerbaijan: Cluster Munitions Used in Nagorno-Karabakh
 by www.hrw.org, importance: 237.39
Trump and Biden Finally Talk Schools
 by www.nytimes.com, importance: 231.3
Business News Live, Share Market News - Read Latest Finance News, IPO, Mutual Funds News
 by economictimes.indiatimes.com, importance: 230.85
On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to Legislative Session)
 by www.senate.gov, importance: 230.75
Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking
 by www.cnn.com, importance: 230.74
Facebook Failed Miserably in its Attempt to Stop the Hunter Biden Story
 by www.vice.com, importance: 195.21
Britain would be better off with Joe Biden
 by www.telegraph.co.uk, importance: 194.09
Senate takes up Barrett nomination
 by www.cbsnews.com, importance: 191.84
Even if Joe Biden misspoke about 'Proud Boys,' social media embraces 'poor boys'
 by www.usatoday.com, importance: 191.76
Connecting the dots of the Hong Kong law and veneration of Xi
 by asia.nikkei.com, importance: 185.43
Bird Brains Are Far More Humanlike Than Once Thought
 by www.scientificamerican.com, importance: 185.08
Tiffany Trump botches saying LGBTQ at 'Pride’ rally and insists father supports community
 by www.independent.co.uk, importance: 168.59
UN says Libya sides reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ deal
 by www.aljazeera.com, importance: 165.09
England-Barbarians match called off
 by www.bbc.co.uk, importance: 155.67
Beware the pandemic of hysteria
 by www.smh.com.au, importance: 143.31
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry launch website for charitable venture Archewell
 by www.news.com.au, importance: 131.28
Hindustan Times - Archive News
 by www.hindustantimes.com, importance: 114.81
Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK
 by www.bbc.co.uk, importance: 110.72
Prayut lifts state of emergency
 by www.bangkokpost.com, importance: 110.52
Turkey irked over joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt
 by www.arabnews.com, importance: 104.49
Opioid maker Purdue Pharma agrees $8bn US settlement
 by www.ft.com, importance: 103.54
Diaspora Uighurs Say China Confirms Deaths, Indictments of Missing Relatives Years Later
 by www.voanews.com, importance: 102.28
Chinese rocket companies secure local government support for research, production facilities
 by spacenews.com, importance: 101.81
Colombia vice-president tests positive for coronavirus
 by www.reuters.com, importance: 99.77
Axiom Space finalizing first commercial ISS mission
 by spacenews.com, importance: 89.73
2020 Election Live Updates: After Final Debate, Campaigns Enter Homestretch
 by www.nytimes.com, importance: 88.17
I Spent One Week Eating Like There Was No Tomorrow. Then Tomorrow Never Came.
 by www.bonappetit.com, importance: 81.57
What caused the blast that destroyed a girls' school
 by www.bbc.com, importance: 80.9
Peter Benenson
 by www.independent.co.uk, importance: 76.82
Ireland suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong
 by www.theglobeandmail.com, importance: 68.1
Leader of New Hebrides rebellion sentenced
 by www.upi.com, importance: 63.6
How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart
 by www.marketwatch.com, importance: 62.53
Getting Mrs T into focus
 by www.newspapers.com, importance: 58.76
Madhya Pradesh Government Transfers Director General Of Police, Names New Police Chief
 by www.ndtv.com, importance: 58.13
Battle of billionaires: Griffin slams Pritzker push for graduated income tax amendment in email to employees
 by www.chicagotribune.com, importance: 55.94
Upset Bruce takes hard line despite Butt apology
 by www.theguardian.com, importance: 55.44
10 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported
 by www.straitstimes.com, importance: 54.79
لماذا يركز الإعلام على الهجمات التي ينفذها إسلاميون ويتجاهل غيرها؟
 by www.bbc.com, importance: 52.54
Olive Shapley obituary
 by www.theguardian.com, importance: 51.18