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October 22, 2020
October 21, 2020
France, Waging a Crackdown, Honors a Teacher and Depicts a Plot in Beheading

PARIS — Two teenagers were paid about $350 to identify a teacher who was later decapitated outside the suburban school where he worked, a prosecutor said Wednesday, as officials continued to investigate a killing that has set off a wave of national mourning, tributes to the teacher, and a broad government crackdown against Muslim individuals […]

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October 21, 2020
A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces

LAGOS, Nigeria — With music playing and food being passed around, a festive atmosphere hung over the protest encampment on Tuesday night, despite the anger over police brutality that in recent weeks had driven youthful demonstrations that were the biggest Nigeria had seen in a generation. As darkness fell, Nigerian flags were handed out among […]

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October 21, 2020
South Korea Tries to Quell Anxiety Over Flu Shots After 9 Unexplained Deaths

​SEOUL​, South Korea — The South Korean authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of nine people after they had been vaccinated against seasonal influenza. And though officials said there was no clear link between the deaths and the vaccinations, there was worry that the cases could cause panic at a critical time for vaccination efforts. […]

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October 21, 2020
UN peacekeepers to end mission in Congo

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October 21, 2020
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Qaeda Financier Who Trades in Gems

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on an Australian-based businessman and his gemstone company for helping Al Qaeda move money across the globe to sustain its operations. Treasury officials said Ahmed Luqman Talib traded in precious stones, allowing him to "move funds internationally" for Al Qaeda. Mr. Talib's business is based in […]

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October 21, 2020
Nigeria Sars protest: Unrest in Lagos after shooting

Buildings have been set aflame and there are reports of gunfire in Nigeria's biggest city after demonstrators were shot at a protest. Rights group Amnesty International said at least 12 people were killed when soldiers opened fire in Lagos on Tuesday. Authorities have imposed an indefinite round-the-clock curfew on the city and elsewhere, but some […]

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October 21, 2020
Snap shares zoom to record high

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October 21, 2020
Pope endorses civil union laws for same-sex couples

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October 21, 2020
Disney slams 'arbitrary' California reopening plan

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October 21, 2020
Many killed and wounded in Afghanistan visa stampede

image copyrightReuters At least 11 women have been killed and many more injured in a stampede in a stadium in Afghanistan where people were applying for visas, officials say. The incident happened after "thousands of people" gathered to request permits to Pakistan, a local spokesman said. The crowd had been redirected to a sports stadium […]

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October 21, 2020
Nigeria Sars protests: Nigerian horror over shootings in Lagos

image copyrightReuters Horror and shock are the two words that sum up how Nigeria is feeling after people in Lagos, many of them draped in the green and white colours of the national flag, were fired upon by men in military camouflage while taking part in a protest against police brutality "We were sitting on […]

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October 21, 2020
Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters: witnesses
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October 21, 2020
Pope Francis returns to not wearing a mask amid growing criticism

A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting. Francis shunned a face mask again during his Wednesday general audience in […]

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October 21, 2020
Asbestos, a Quebec Mining Town, Will Change Name to Val-des-Sources

Asbestos, a Quebec town that is home to what was once the largest asbestos mine in the world, no longer wants to be named after the carcinogen. For two centuries, the town’s economic and cultural identity had been tied to the mineral. Blue water now fills the Jeffrey Mine, where workers mined tons of chrysotile […]

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October 21, 2020
Deaths after flu shots in South Korea
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October 21, 2020
Asbestos, a Canadian Mining Town, Votes to Detoxify Its Name

Asbestos, a Quebec town that is home to what was once the largest asbestos mine in the world, no longer wants to be named after the carcinogen. For two centuries, the town's economic and cultural identity had been tied to the mineral. Blue water now fills the Jeffrey Mine, where workers mined tons of chrysotile […]

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October 21, 2020
End Sars protests: Growing list of celebrities pledge support for demonstrators

image copyrightGetty Images Manchester United star Odion Ighalo has become one of the latest celebrities to voice their support for protests against police brutality in Nigeria. In a video on Twitter, the Nigerian striker called his country's government "a shame to the world". It comes amid reports that several people have been shot dead or […]

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October 21, 2020
End Sars protests: People 'shot dead' in Lagos, Nigeria

image copyrightReuters A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos. Witnesses and the rights group Amnesty International said several people were killed and wounded when soldiers opened fire. The state governor said about 25 people had been wounded but only one […]

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October 21, 2020
LIVE: Experts hold a briefing on COVID-19 vaccine during the Union World Conference
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October 21, 2020
ICC calls for Bashir to face justice over Darfur genocide
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October 21, 2020
End Sars protests: People 'shot dead' in Lagos, Nigeria - BBC News
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October 21, 2020
Pope Francis's first public appearance with mask
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October 21, 2020
Robots At Work: Four-legged robot gets 'go faster' wheels
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October 21, 2020
PayPal set to launch Bitcoin payments
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