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 2020-10-26 08:16 

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FAO Pushes to Control East Africa Locust Invasion by Year's End...

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is procuring a fleet of new aircraft it hopes will have the record desert locust swarms that have plagued East Africa under control by the end of the year.Ethiopia is currently undergoing a h...

 2020-10-26 08:14 

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Typhoon Displaces Thousands, Floods Villages in Philippines...

A fast-moving typhoon forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces south of the Philippine capital Monday, flooding rural villages and ripping off roofs, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties from Typhoon Molave, bu...

 2020-10-26 07:27 

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Thai Parliament Opens Special Session Over Protest Tensions...

Thailand's Parliament began a special session Monday that was called to address tensions as pro-democracy protests draw students and other demonstrators into the streets almost daily demanding the prime minister's resignation. As Speaker of the Ho...

 2020-10-26 06:09 

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Barrett Likely to be Confirmed to US Supreme Court Monday...

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 2020-10-26 05:04 

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Chileans Vote by Millions to Tear Up Pinochet's Constitution...

Chileans poured into the country's main squares on Sunday night after voters gave a ringing endorsement to a plan to tear up the country's Pinochet-era constitution in favor of a new charter drafted by citizens. In Santiago's Plaza Italia, the...

 2020-10-26 01:48 

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New Storm Zeta a Hurricane Threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast...

Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and will probably become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.Zeta was the earliest named 27th Atlantic...

 2020-10-26 01:35 

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Early Count Has Chileans Backing Rewriting Constitution...

Amid a year of contagion and turmoil, Chileans turned out Sunday to vote on whether to draft a new constitution for their nation to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under a military dictatorship, and early returns gave the "yes"...

 2020-10-26 00:50 

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US-India Talks Come Amid Heightened China Tensions...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper departed for India Sunday to strengthen bilateral security cooperation as Washington looks to confront Chinese geopolitical and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. Besides Ne...

 2020-10-26 00:30 

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Belarus Opposition Prepares Mass Strikes After Lukashenko Ignores Deadline to Quit...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko defied an ultimatum to surrender power by midnight on Sunday, challenging his opponents to make good on their threat to paralyze the country with a national strike.Eleven weeks after a disputed presidential electi...

 2020-10-25 23:43 

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Police Arrest 100 Over Angola Anti-Government Demos...

At least 100 people were held following violent weekend anti-government protests in the Angolan capital Luanda, a senior government official announced Sunday.Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters to break up the demonstrations that attracted...

 2020-10-25 22:59 

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Pakistani PM: French Leader Stoking 'Islamophobia'...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of "attacking Islam" by defending the publication of "blasphemous"; caricatures. The comment Sunday comes four days after Macron said France would not "giv...

 2020-10-25 22:43 

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US Announces New Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire as Fighting Persists...

The United States on Sunday said a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides who blame each other for the...

 2020-10-25 22:06 

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Black US Archbishop's Rise Marks a Historic Moment...

Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice.Gregory9;s ...

 2020-10-25 22:00 

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New Cease-Fire Announced in 4-Week Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict...

Armenia and Azerbaijan have announced a third attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from 8 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Monday.The announcement comes after two earlier Russia-brokered cease-fire agreements frayed immedia...

 2020-10-25 20:39 

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US-Backed Forces Target IS Remnants in Eastern Syria...

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to carry out raids targeting militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group in eastern Syria."Last night, the Syrian Democratic Forces arrested members of a Daesh cell that was respons...

 2020-10-25 20:04 

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Sudan's Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles...

Sudan on Friday became the third state to move toward normalizing relations with Israel....

 2020-10-25 19:49 

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White House: US 'Not Going to Control the Pandemic'...

With the coronavirus surging in the United States again, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows declared Sunday that the country is...

 2020-10-25 19:40 

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Belarus: Police Use Stun Grenades to Disperse Protests...

Police in Belarus used stun grenades Sunday to disperse protesters, who after months of demonstrations, have threatened a national strike if longtime President Alexander Lukashenko does not resign by midnight.News reports say than 100,000 protesters were ...

 2020-10-25 19:13 

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Australia Wants Citizens Stranded Overseas by COVID-19 Restrictions Home by Christmas...

Australia is to allow more of its citizens stranded overseas by COVID-19 restrictions to return home. A weekly quota imposed because of capacity constraints in the mandatory hotel quarantine system is to be raised by almost 300 people to 6,290.Foreign tra...

 2020-10-25 18:42 

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New Lockdowns in Europe Amid Coronavirus Resurgence...

Spain has declared a state of emergency and enacted a new round of lockdowns countrywide as it battles a resurgence of coronavirus infections."The reality is that Europe and Spain are immersed in a second wave of the pandemic," Prime Minister Pedr...

 2020-10-25 18:34 

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Protests Persist in Thailand Ahead of Special Parliamentary Session...

Thousands of protesters gathered in Bangkok's central shopping district Sunday after the prime minister ignored a...

 2020-10-25 17:51 

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US-India Talks Comes Amid Heightened China Tensions...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper departed for India Sunday to strengthen bilateral security cooperation as Washington looks to confront Chinese geopolitical and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. Besides Ne...

 2020-10-25 16:59 

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Trump, Biden Rallying Their Supporters, Searching for Dwindling Number of Undecided Voters...

Republican U.S. President Donald Trump, his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, and their running mates looked Sunday to fire up their supporters and sway the last remaining undecided voters nine days ahead of the Nov. 3 national elect...

 2020-10-25 15:55 

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Iraqi Forces, Protesters Clash in Baghdad, Injuries on Both Sides...

Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad on Sunday with at least 39 people, most of them police officers, injured by projectiles unleashed from each side, security officials said. Police sources said tear gas canisters b...

 2020-10-25 15:39 

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Italy Further Tightens Closures as Coronavirus Infections Surge...

With the number of daily new infections from the coronavirus now close to 20,000, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday announced new closures set to take effect on Monday. He is tightening restrictions nationwide for the next month despite street prote...

 2020-10-25 13:08 

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Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes WDC Archbishop Gregory...

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.In a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in S...

 2020-10-25 12:49 

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India Gives Submarine to Myanmar Amid Growing Chinese Footprint in Indian Ocean Countries...

India has given a submarine to Myanmar as part of a military outreach to its eastern neighbor that strategic analysts say is driven by New Delhi's bid to counter China's growing influence in Southeast Asia."Cooperation in the maritime domain i...

 2020-10-25 12:47 

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Chileans Head to Voting Stations for Historic Constitutional Vote...

Chileans will vote on Sunday on whether they want the country's Pinochet-era constitution torn up and replaced by a fresh charter drafted by citizens, a key demand in protests that erupted last year.The fiery anti-government protests over inequality a...

 2020-10-25 12:46 

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Ukrainians Go to the Polls in Historic Local Elections...

Voters across Ukraine are casting ballots in local elections being held under a new Electoral Code that decentralizes power from Kyiv to local governing bodies. The polls are considered the most consequential local elections in Ukraine's modern histor...

 2020-10-25 12:29 

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Cambodia Expects to be Landmine-Free Within 5 Years...

The Cambodian government will deploy 2,000 soldiers to train as deminers after Western nations, led by the United States, bolstered efforts to rid the country of landmines and other unexploded ordnance by 2025.Children, curious or just scavenging for scra...

 2020-10-25 12:07 

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Colombia Surpasses 1 Million Coronavirus Cases...

Colombia surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.The Latin American country recorded 8,769 new infections from Saturday to Sunday, bringing the total to...

 2020-10-25 09:48 

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Australian Research to Guide Olympic Coaching Gender Equality Push...

Australian researchers are investigating how gender stereotypes can make female sports coaches feel like "imposters" and cost them elite jobs. Funded by the International Olympic Committee, the University of Newcastle in New South Wales study will...

 2020-10-25 08:51 

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UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Worldwide Ratified...

An international treaty to ban nuclear weapons has been ratified by 50 United Nations member countries, the world body said Saturday.With Honduras being the 50th nation to ratify it, the historic document enters into force in 90 days, on Jan. 22.In a stat...

 2020-10-25 08:44 

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Tropical Storm Zeta Forms Near Cuba, Expected to Strengthen...

Tropical Storm Zeta formed early Sunday off the coast of Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded in an already historic hurricane season.The system was centered about 400 kilometers south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba, foreca...

 2020-10-25 07:23 

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Greece Court Orders Neo-Nazi Leaders to Jail...

The leader and founder of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has turned himself in after a court ordered him and other senior members of the party to serve more than 13 years in prison for acting as a criminal organization under the guise of a politi...

 2020-10-25 07:08 

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Top Aide to US Vice President Pence Tests Positive for Coronavirus...

A close aide to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the office said late Saturday."Today, Marc Short, chief of staff to the vice president, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in...

 2020-10-25 06:20 

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How Should Presidential Debates Change?...

When debate moderator Kristen Welker posed her questions to President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, she ended by saying "You have two minutes uninterrupted."The introduction of a mute to the candidates' microphones put an e...

 2020-10-25 04:51 

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Lee Kun-Hee, Force Behind Samsung's Rise, Dies at 78...

Lee Kun-hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died. He was 78.A Samsung statement said Lee died Sunday with his family members, including his son and de fac...

 2020-10-25 04:38 

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'Murder Hornet' Nest Vacuumed Out of Washington Tree...

A team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed Asian giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state on Saturday, eradicating the first nest of the so-called murder hornets found in the United States.The state's agricultural department ...

 2020-10-25 04:33 

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Ethiopia Blasts Trump Remark That Egypt Will 'Blow Up' Dam...

Ethiopia on Saturday denounced "belligerent threats" over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will "blow up" the project it has called an existential th...

 2020-10-25 02:28 

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Agencies: Belarus and Russia Will Respond to External Threats, Lukashenko Tells Pompeo...

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that Belarus and Russia were ready to respond jointly to external threats, Russian agencies quoted Belarus state media as saying.Lukashenko, who is...

 2020-10-25 02:21 

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The Infodemic: CDC Report Didn't Discount Effectiveness of Masks...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm....

 2020-10-25 02:10 

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Europe, US Watch COVID Case Totals Grow, Debate New Restrictions...

Confirmed coronavirus infections continued to soar Saturday in many parts of the U.S. and Europe. In some cases, so did anger over the restrictions governments put in place to try to stem the tide.Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico and Michigan were among sta...

 2020-10-25 01:46 

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Texas Singer-Songwriter Walker Dies at 78...

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song...

 2020-10-25 01:24 

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Cameroon Says Separatist Attack on School Kills 4...

Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon's southwestern town of Kumba on Saturday, killing at least four children and wounding at least 15 others....

 2020-10-25 01:16 

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Trump Holds Rallies in 3 States While Biden Focuses on Pennsylvania...

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 2020-10-24 23:43 

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UN: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons to Enter Into Force...

An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country — Honduras — allowing it to enter into force after 90 days, a U.N....

 2020-10-24 23:26 

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Deal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan...

Prominent political factions in Sudan have rejected a deal brokered with the help of the United States to take steps to normalize ties with Israel.The agreement was sealed Friday in a call between U.S....

 2020-10-24 22:40 

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Nigeria's Police Order Massive Mobilization After Unrest...

Nigeria's top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to...

 2020-10-24 22:00 

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Opposition Activist Leaves Embassy Haven to Flee From Venezuela...

Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lpez has abandoned the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas and left Venezuela after years of frustrated efforts to oust the nation's socialist president, his party said Saturday.The 49-year-old former C...

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