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 2020-09-16 23:07 

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Democrat Biden warns against rushing out coronavirus vaccine, says Trump cannot be trusted...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday rejected President Donald Trump's charge that he is spreading fear about the safety of a potential coronavirus vaccine, urging Trump to defer to scientists and not rush its rollout....

 2020-09-16 22:01 

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Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccines: 'he was confused'...

U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Wednesday at least 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in by the end of 2020, contradicting a top government health official Trump dismissed as confused....

 2020-09-16 20:49 

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Turkish, Russian officials nearing deal on Libya ceasefire, political process - minister...

Turkey and Russia have moved closer to an agreement on a ceasefire and political process in Libya during their latest meetings in Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk late on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 20:26 

Reuters Africa

Trump or Biden? Peruvian shamans try to predict U.S. election winner...

With incense smoke, flowers and photos of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, Peruvian shamans performed an ancestral ritual on Wednesday for the U.S. elections, but there was little agreement about who would win the Nov. 3 ballot....

 2020-09-16 20:22 

Reuters Africa

Common public screening methods unreliable; student athletes may need heart test after COVID-19...

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus....

 2020-09-16 20:09 

Reuters Africa

Trump urges reluctant Republicans to go higher on coronavirus relief...

President Donald Trump urged his fellow Republicans Wednesday to go for...

 2020-09-16 19:41 

Reuters Africa

Bolivia election poll suggests outright victory for Morales' candidate...

Luis Arce, the candidate for the party of Bolivia's former socialist president Evo Morales, could win next month's election in the first round, with opposition to him fragmented among rival parties, an opinion poll suggested on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 18:52 

Reuters Africa

WHO director warns Latin America is opening too early, COVID-19 still a risk...

Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic still requires major control interventions, World Health Organization regional director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 18:39 

Reuters Africa

Italy could have AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots by end November, IRBM biotech says...

Italy could have its first shots of British drugmaker AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine by the end of November, the managing director of IRBM told Reuters....

 2020-09-16 18:38 

Reuters Africa

South Sudan president replaces finance minister, state TV reports...

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has removed the country's finance minister Salvatore Garang from office, replacing him with Athian Ding Athian, state television reported on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 18:34 

Reuters Africa

Mali junta moves toward selecting interim president after embargo threat...

Mali's ruling junta said on Wednesday that it had started the process of naming an interim president, after West African presidents threatened a total embargo on the landlocked country....

 2020-09-16 18:31 

Reuters Africa

South Africa to open up for international travel from Oct. 1, says President...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the country would open its international borders selectively for travel and tourism from Oct. 1, bringing much needed relief to a sector largely dependent on high-spending foreign tourists....

 2020-09-16 18:04 

Reuters Africa

Hurricane Sally swamps Gulf Coast with massive floods, 'unreal' rain...

Hurricane Sally on Wednesday uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses as the powerful storm tore across the Alabama-Florida coast, and brought the threat of more flooding to the U.S. Southeast....

 2020-09-16 17:56 

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Irish COVID-19 modeling group warns of exponential increase in cases...

The head of Ireland's COVID-19 modeling group on Wednesday said he was more concerned about the rise in cases of the disease in the country than at any time since its first peak in April and warned of...

 2020-09-16 17:45 

Reuters Africa

UK hands over to India statues stolen from Hindu temple in 1978...

Britain has returned three antique bronze sculptures to Indian authorities more than 40 years after they were stolen from a Hindu temple in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu....

 2020-09-16 17:37 

Reuters Africa

Belarusian Venus: bruised female nude takes aim at police violence...

Imagine a painting of a female nude but with the bare flesh of her legs and body blotched with purple, green and yellow bruises as she lies on the floor and embraces an outline of her country Belarus....

 2020-09-16 17:03 

Reuters Africa

Polish ruling party faces internal struggle over LGBT, women's rights...

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is resisting efforts by ultra-conservatives in the ruling coalition to step up a government crackdown on LGBT and women's rights, wary of further hurting ties with the European Union, government sources say....

 2020-09-16 16:31 

Reuters Africa

EU chief, set to unveil asylum policy, says migration is a fact of life...

The European Union's chief executive, set to unveil contentious new asylum policies for the bloc next week, described immigration on Wednesday as a normal fact of life and said the continent should learn to manage it....

 2020-09-16 15:53 

Reuters Africa

Fifty meters up and two apart - Belgium's dinner-in-the-sky relaunches...

Belgians looking for a different culinary experience will once again be able to eat 50 metres (164 feet) above the ground as the dining-in-the-sky experience returns from COVID-19 lockdown with a new, socially distanced feel....

 2020-09-16 15:43 

Reuters Africa

Tehran tells World Court U.S. sanctions breach friendship treaty...

Lawyers for Iran told judges on Wednesday at the United Nations' top court that by crippling Iran's economy, sanctions imposed by the United States in 2018 had violated a decades-old bilateral friendship treaty....

 2020-09-16 15:22 

Reuters Africa

Russia accuses U.S. of promoting revolution in Belarus...

Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to foment a revolution in Belarus, where it sent its defence minister for talks on military ties, in a sign that Moscow's support for embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was hardening....

 2020-09-16 14:54 

Reuters Africa

Crews battle wildfires in U.S. West as smoke travels the world...

As fire crews continued to battle deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, thousands of evacuees in Oregon and other states faced a daily struggle while scientists in Europe tracked the smoke on Wednesday as it spread on an intercontinental sc...

 2020-09-16 14:36 

Reuters Africa

Ukraine and Belarus argue over Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at border...

Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them to enter due to coronavirus restrictions....

 2020-09-16 13:40 

Reuters Africa

Staff at some French testing sites strike over COVID-19 conditions...

Staff at around 20 health testing clinics in southern France went on strike on Wednesday, saying that the COVID-19 outbreak had left them overworked and at risk without being properly compensated....

 2020-09-16 13:23 

Reuters Africa

Belarusian leader says he asked Putin for weapons...

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday he had asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to supply Belarus with weapons as he faces mass protests over a disputed election....

 2020-09-16 13:20 

Reuters Africa

Ex-head of world athletics Diack sent to jail for corruption...

The former head of world athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption in a Russian doping scandal and sentenced to spend at least two years in jail....

 2020-09-16 13:12 

Reuters Africa

Kenyan county governments shut down services in dispute over revenue-sharing scheme...

Kenya's 47 country governments will shut down some of their services and close hospitals to new patients after their representatives in the Senate failed to resolve a dispute over a new scheme to share revenue between them....

 2020-09-16 11:48 

Reuters Africa

Indian, China troops exchanged gunshots twice last week as tensions rose...

Indian and Chinese border troops had an exchange of gunfire last week just days before a meeting of their foreign ministers, Indian officials said on Wednesday, in a further breach of a decades-old restraint at the frontier....

 2020-09-16 11:43 

Reuters Africa

Pandemic 'hero' Filipino nurses struggle to leave home...

From across the Philippines, they gathered to pray by Zoom....

 2020-09-16 11:23 

Reuters Africa

Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire...

Greek authorities were still struggling on Wednesday to move thousands of migrants sleeping rough into a temporary camp, a week after the overcrowded Moria migrant camp burned down, while fears grew over a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lesbos....

 2020-09-16 11:22 

Reuters Africa

'Hotel Rwanda' hero could face maximum life in prison, prosecution says...

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, may face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of various offences, the prosecution said....

 2020-09-16 11:21 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's retail sales down 9% year on year in July...

South African retail sales fell 9% year on year in July following a revised 7.2% contraction in June, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 11:20 

Reuters Africa

Boeing, FAA failures to blame for 737 MAX crashes -U.S. House report...

Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the...

 2020-09-16 10:54 

Reuters Africa

Nord Stream 2 should not be linked to Navalny case, Kremlin says...

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany should not be linked to the case of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny....

 2020-09-16 10:52 

Reuters Africa

Ghana economy contracts for the first time in nearly four decades...

Ghana's economy contracted for the first time in almost four decades in the second quarter, by an annual 3.2%, hit by the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the statistics office said on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 10:33 

Reuters Africa

Behind $12 million Breonna Taylor settlement, 'Black America's attorney general' Benjamin Crump...

Tamika Palmer's voice broke as she spoke about the city of Louisville, Kentucky's $12 million (9.27 million pounds) settlement and planned reforms after the killing of her daughter, Breonna Taylor, during a botched police raid....

 2020-09-16 10:23 

Reuters Africa

Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to 'Fortress Taiwan,' needling China, sources say...

The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on China....

 2020-09-16 09:59 

Reuters Africa

Hong Kong formally objects to U.S. demand for 'Made in China' export label...

Hong Kong has filed a formal objection with the United States over its demand for...

 2020-09-16 09:47 

Reuters Africa

COVID-19 graft scandals fuel South Africans' anger with ruling ANC...

A spate of corruption scandals during the COVID-19 pandemic has further fuelled some South Africans' frustration with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party and its failure to tackle graft despite renewed promises from President Cyril Ramaph...

 2020-09-16 09:30 

Reuters Africa

African countries gear up for return to international football...

African countries are gearing up for a return to international football next month but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play....

 2020-09-16 09:30 

Reuters Africa

No place for 'LGBT-free zones' in EU, chief executive says...

The European Union's chief executive lashed out against homofobic policies of the nationalist government in Warsaw in saying on Wednesday there was...

 2020-09-16 09:21 

Reuters Africa

Myanmar races to build field hospital as coronavirus surge stretches health system...

Myanmar authorities are racing to build a field hospital in the commercial capital of Yangon to cope with a surge of coronavirus infections that doctors fear threatens to overwhelm the country's fragile health system....

 2020-09-16 09:19 

Reuters Africa

Turkish police detain 106 over alleged Gulen links - Anadolu...

Turkish police detained more than 100 people, mostly soldiers on active duty, in an operation on Wednesday targeting supporters of the Muslim preacher who Ankara says was behind a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported....

 2020-09-16 09:11 

Reuters Africa

Cyprus says ready for a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats...

Cyprus is ready to engage in dialogue with Turkey to resolve differences but not under threats, the Mediterranean island's President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday....

 2020-09-16 09:07 

Reuters Africa

Mitra the robot helps COVID patients in India speak to loved ones...

A hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives....

 2020-09-16 09:03 

Reuters Africa

COVID-19 graft scandals fuel South Africans' anger with ruling ANC...

A spate of corruption scandals during the COVID-19 pandemic has further fuelled some South Africans' frustration with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party and its failure to tackle graft despite renewed promises from President Cyril Ramaph...

 2020-09-16 08:38 

Reuters Africa

French president to go to Lithuania and Latvia amid Russia tensions...

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Lithuania and Latvia this month and see French NATO troops in the region, Macron's department said on Wednesday, amid tensions between the European Union and Russia and Belarus....

 2020-09-16 08:37 

Reuters Africa

Three more COVID-19 cases in Pumas camp...

Argentina have reported three more cases of COVID-19 in their training camp as they continue preparations for the Rugby Championship in Australia....

 2020-09-16 08:28 

Reuters Africa

Woods aims to end lacklustre run at U.S. Open...

Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances at the U.S. Open this week, nearly a year after his last PGA Tour victory....

 2020-09-16 08:26 

Reuters Africa

Barbados says it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state...

Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said....

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