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A popular opposition politician in Venezuela broke on Wednesday with US-backed leader Juan Guaid , whose coalition has vowed to boycott the crisis-torn nation's upcoming congressional elections claiming they're rigged.

U.S. regulators are now allowing use of experimental antiviral drug remdesivir for all patients hospitalized with COVID-19, drugmaker Gilead Sciences said Friday.

Close to 23 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported so far, with at least 8,00,000 deaths, according to data from the John Hopkins University.

Protesters in Oregon's largest city have clashed again with federal agents outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building that has become a new focus of the demonstrations that have gripped Portland for months, officials said on Friday.

United States, which continues to remain the world’s worst affected nation, became the first country to breach a record 5 million cases on Saturday.

Community were seen clad in traditional attire, others donned yellow and saffron-coloured clothes and went out on a march raising saffron flags and chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’.

A 43-year-old Indian-origin woman researcher in the US was killed while she was out jogging and police have initiated a homicide investigation, according to media reports.

US President Donald Trump has said that he will act to ban TikTok as soon as on Saturday, amidst reports of American technology giant Microsoft being in advanced talks to acquire the popular Chinese-owned video app.