Following are the top foreign stories at 1715 hrs

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FGN19 US-ELECTION-LD BIDEN We're going to win this race for White House: Joe Biden Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said that it was 'clear and convincing' that he is going to win the closely-fought race for the White House against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. By Lalit K Jha FGN24 US-BIDEN-HARRIS Assured of victory, Biden-Harris start focusing on public health and economy Washington: Confident of their victory in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris have begun working on the task ahead by focusing on two critical areas of public health and economy, both battered by the raging COVID-19 pandemic. By Lalit K Jha FGN8 US-ELECTION-TRUMP Biden should not 'wrongfully' claim President's office: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump has warned his Democratic challenger Joe Biden against “wrongfully' claiming the presidency. By Lalit K Jha FGN9 US-ELECTION-SC-PENNSYLVANIA Segregate, secure mail-in ballots received after 8 pm on polling day: SC to Pennsylvania Washington: The US Supreme Court has asked elections officials in Pennsylvania to segregated and secure the mail-in ballots received after 8 pm on Election Day. By Lalit K Jha FGN31 US-ELECTION-FAKEBALLOTS-ARREST Armed men arrested ouside counting centre in Philadelphia were trying to deliver fake ballots: Reports New York, Nov 7 (PTI) Two heavily armed men 'coming to deliver a truck full of fake ballots' have been arrested near the Philadelphia convention center where election workers were counting votes from the undecided US presidential election, police said.

FGN18 UN-COMMITTEE-INDIAN Indian diplomat elected to UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions United Nations: In a significant victory for India at the United Nations, Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra was elected to the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly. By Yoshita Singh FGN10 VIRUS-UK-PM-DIWALI We will overcome this virus: UK PM hails victory of good over evil Diwali spirit London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the Diwali spirit of the victory of light over darkness and good over evil as he delivered a message of optimism about overcoming the coronavirus pandemic for a first-of-its-kind virtual Diwali festival this weekend. By Aditi Khanna FGN27 VIRUS-US-LD MEADOWS Trump's White House chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus Washington: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest Trump administration official to contract the disease, which has killed over 236,000 Americans. FGN30 UK-CHINA-BUSINESS UK creates tech hub for more 'ethical' business with China London: The UK government has published guidance it says will help UK firms negotiate the 'ethical, legal and commercial' questions they may encounter in China, or when working with Chinese businesses, and safeguard national security concerns. By Aditi Khanna FGN28 PAK-IMRAN-SHARIF Nawaz Sharif a 'jackal' trying to create 'rebellion' in Pak Army: PM Khan Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lashed out at three-time former premier Nawaz Sharif, describing him as a 'jackal' who is trying to create 'rebellion' in the Army by accusing it of involvement in the country's politics and calling for a change in the military as well as the ISI leadership. By Sajjad Hussain IND IND