Biden picks Harris to be first black woman VP

WASHINGTON (AFP) – United States (US) presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate on Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of colour.

Biden’s announcement capped a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge US President Donald Trump in November.

Harris, who would become America’s first female and first black vice president if elected, is a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants,” Biden, 77, said in revealing his running mate.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin