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 2020-10-23 17:39 

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Israel's Netanyahu Says Deal with Sudan Start of 'New Era'...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Friday that Israel was taking steps to normalize ties with Sudan, calling it the start of...

 2020-10-23 17:38 

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These US 'Swing' States May Decide 2020 Election...

With days to go before the Nov. 3 election, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are campaigning intensely in the closely contested "battleground4; or "swing" states.These states are important in t...

 2020-10-23 17:20 

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Libya Cease-Fire 'Critical' Step Toward Peace, Stability, UN Chief Says...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed a permanent and immediate nationwide cease-fire in Libya signed Friday by the two main warring parties."There is no military solution for the conflict in Libya," Guterres told reporters. "This c...

 2020-10-23 17:17 

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Czech PM Demands Health Minister's Resignation for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions...

A political standoff is brewing in the Czech Republic where the health minister has refused to resign after pictures were published of him eating in a Prague restaurant closed under COVID-19 regulations. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis Friday called on ...

 2020-10-23 16:55 

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White House Halloween Event Tweaked for Coronavirus...

Ghosts, goblins and other costumed kids are welcome to trick or treat at the White House on Sunday during a Halloween event that has been rejiggered to include coronavirus precautions.The gates to the South Lawn will be opened to children from military fa...

 2020-10-23 16:48 

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Taliban Kills at Least 23 Afghan Soldiers in Latest Attacks...

The Taliban has killed at least 23 Afghan soldiers in fresh attacks, as a stalemate persists in U.S.-brokered peace talks under way in Qatar.Officials said Friday insurgents overnight staged a major assault on an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Khashro...

 2020-10-23 16:39 

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Vice President Pence Casts Absentee Ballot in Indianapolis...

Vice President Mike Pence has voted in the general election in Indianapolis.Pence and his wife, Karen, cast absentee ballots about 8:15 a.m. Friday, shortly after the polls opened in the Indianapolis City-County Building....

 2020-10-23 16:36 

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German Health Minister Predicts Vaccine by Early 2021...

German Health Minister Jens Spahn says he expects a viable vaccine to be available to Germans by early next year and enough for...

 2020-10-23 15:58 

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Despite Surge, Belgium Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions But Resists Lockdown...

Belgian officials Friday announced new COVID-19 restrictions but stopped short of a lockdown to stem the surging rate of infections, which are now averaging more than 10,000 per day.At a news conference in Brussels, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announ...

 2020-10-23 15:55 

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Pompeo Meets With Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs in Bid to Help End Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict...

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 2020-10-23 15:48 

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How Trump Administration Dramatically Reshaped US Immigration Policy...

The Trump administration has issued more than 400 executive actions that dramatically reshaped America's immigration system. Some of those executive actions are coming under scrutiny ahead of the November 3 presidential election.Family separation A fi...

 2020-10-23 15:45 

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Relatives of Missing Uighurs Learn Their Fate Years Later...

Some members of the Uighur community abroad say China is now officially announcing the indictments or deaths of family members who vanished years ago in internment camps in the Xinjiang region. VOA recently talked to five of those diaspora Uighurs who sai...

 2020-10-23 15:36 

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Key Topics from Trump-Biden Debate...

Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden met Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, in their final debate before the Nov. 3 presidential election.NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker was the moderator.Here are some quotes on key topics f...

 2020-10-23 15:36 

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Trump, Biden Offer Sharply Different Views of America in Spirited, Final Debate...

U.S. Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, engaged in a spirited debate Thursday night just ahead of the Nov. 3 national presidential election, presenting the nation with sharply divergent views ...

 2020-10-23 15:27 

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Fake 'Proud Boys' Emails Blamed on Iran Startle US Voters...

What the FBI and national intelligence officials described as fake "Proud Boys" emails targeting voters in Florida and several other states came in waves on Tuesday.Several University of Florida students reported receiving them beginning in the mo...

 2020-10-23 15:26 

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FDA Approves Antiviral Remdesivir, First COVID-19 Drug...

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut recovery time from 15 days ...

 2020-10-23 15:22 

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VOA Exclusive: Ex-President Hamid Karzai Discusses Prospects for Afghan Peace...

As the teams representing the Taliban and Afghan government negotiate in Doha, Qatar, on the future of their country, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai sat down with VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem to discuss the impact of the U.S. elections on those negotiat...

 2020-10-23 15:18 

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Vietnam Plans to Become Solid Middle-Class Nation by 2025...

Vietnam's top leaders have resolved to become at least a middle-income country over the next five years, an about-face from abject poverty in the 1980s, by attracting more foreign investment in manufacturing. The Communist Party's Central Committe...

 2020-10-23 15:13 

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Russia, Iran Ramp Up Attacks In Attempt to Meddle in US Election, Officials Warn...

Russia and Iran are ramping up attacks on U.S. government networks and computer systems while also amplifying their disinformation campaigns, hoping to rattle the confidence of American voters with less than two weeks until the Nov. 3 presidential electio...

 2020-10-23 15:01 

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Millions of Sudan Flood Victims at Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases...

The United Nations warns of a looming health crisis in Sudan following historic floods which have created conditions for deadly insect-transmitted diseases to thrive. Some 875,000 people across the country are affected by torrential rains and floods, whic...

 2020-10-23 14:18 

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WarringLibyaRivals Sign Truce But Tough Political Talks Ahead...

Libya's warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement among myriad armed groups and the outside powers that support them. Acting United Nations envoy...

 2020-10-23 13:37 

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Belgium Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions But Resists Lockdown...

Belgian officials Friday announced new COVID-19 restrictions but stopped short of a lockdown to stem the surging rate of infections, which are now averaging more than 10,000 per day.At a news conference in Brussels, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announ...

 2020-10-23 13:35 

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Guinea President Appears to Have Won Controversial 3rd Term in Office...

Guinea President Alpha Conde appears to have secured a third term in office based on preliminary results of Sunday's election.A spokesman for Conde told Reuters news agency the campaign is satisfied with the first results, which gives the president...

 2020-10-23 13:31 

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Cameroon Police Chase, Beat Opposition Leader Supporters...

Witnesses say Cameroon police have chased and beaten at least 200 opposition supporters outside the home of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who has been under de facto house arrest for over a month. Anti-riot police were deployed to Kamto's home this...

 2020-10-23 13:07 

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China Reports Spike in US Surveillance Flights...

A reported spike in U.S. military flights over the seas near China reflects Washington's drive to understand and deter Chinese expansion in contested waters, analysts say.U.S. military surveillance planes flew off China's coast 60 times in Septemb...

 2020-10-23 13:04 

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VOA Exclusive: Ex-President Hamid Karzai Speaks on Prospects for Afghan Peace...

As the teams representing the Taliban and Afghan government negotiate in Doha, Qatar, on the future of their country, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai sat down with VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem to discuss the impact of the U.S. elections on those negotiat...

 2020-10-23 12:33 

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Trump, Biden Spar in Spirited Last Debate Before Election...

U.S. Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, engaged in a spirited debate Thursday night just ahead of the Nov. 3 national presidential election, presenting the nation with sharply divergent views ...

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