president-elect Joe Biden

Flags fly on the US Capitol in Washington ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration (Susan Walsh/AP

Joe Biden inauguration: What to watch for


Inauguration day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the US has seen before as the scars of Covid-19 and the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol turn the West Front into a virtual ghost town compared to years past.


US coronavirus death toll tops 400,000


The US death toll from coronavirus has passed 400,000 in the final hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.