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October 22, 2020
October 21, 2020
Nigerian Forces Fire on Demonstrators Protesting Police Brutality

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigerian security forces opened fire Tuesday night at a demonstration in Lagos against police brutality, hitting several people according to witnesses, in a major escalation of the unrest that has gripped the country for two weeks. The extent of the casualties was unclear, but some witnesses reported seeing people who were killed. […]

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October 21, 2020
It's a boy! First baby gorilla born at Boston zoo
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October 21, 2020
Several South Koreans die after getting flu shots
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October 21, 2020
Hurricane Epsilon approaches Bermuda after storm 'rapidly intensified'

The latest tropical system rapidly intensified over the last 24 hours into a hurricane as the storm is now forecast to approach Bermuda on Thursday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Hurricane Epsilon now has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, and is located about 425 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, moving west-northwest at 14 […]

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October 21, 2020
Cocaine worth $500m found hidden in charcoal shipment

image copyrightReuters Police in Paraguay have found a record 2.3 tonnes of cocaine hidden among a charcoal shipment destined for Israel. They said the drugs had an estimated street value of $500m (£383m). It is the largest drugs seizure police have made in the South American country. The cocaine was found in a container at […]

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October 21, 2020
Nestle shrugs off shutdown impact, raises guidance
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October 21, 2020
The New Trustbusting

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The University of Michigan orders students to stay at home. Georgia has two tight Senate races. And the Justice Department sues Google. ImageLarry Page, left, and Sergey Brin at Google headquarters in 2004.Credit...Ben Margot/Associated Press When two Stanford University graduate students, Sergey Brin […]

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October 21, 2020
Massive cocaine bust in Turkish port
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October 21, 2020
Nigerian police open fire on demonstrators amid 12 days of anti-police brutality protests: report

Nigerian police have reportedly opened fire on protesters in Lagos after 12 days of demonstrations against police brutality. Witnesses said smoke has been rising from the direction of a toll gate on Wednesday where the shootings allegedly took place. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in […]

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October 21, 2020
LIVE: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes questions in parliament #PMQs
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October 21, 2020
Berlin mystery attack targets 70 museum artefacts

image copyrightReuters It is being described as one of the biggest attacks on art and antiquities in post-war German history, but it has taken more than two weeks to emerge. At least 70 artefacts were sprayed with an oily liquid on Berlin's Museum Island, a Unesco world heritage site that is home to five famous […]

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October 21, 2020
Afghanistan Stampede Leaves at Least 12 Dead

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A stampede in a crowded stadium in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday left at least 12 women dead, officials said. The women were among thousands of people hoping to get visas to enter Pakistan for medical treatment. Many people in Afghanistan, a war-ravaged country with minimal health care facilities, cross the border into […]

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October 21, 2020
2 Broke Artists Started a Bakery at Home. It’s a Pandemic Hit.

MEXICO CITY — A toaster oven may not be the ideal gadget for starting a full-fledged bakery, but this is a pandemic and everyone is doing their best with what they have. And what two artists in Mexico City had was a $42 toaster oven. “We were broke,” said Andrea Ferrero, shrugging her elbows out […]

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October 21, 2020
Iceland PM keeps her cool as earthquake disrupts interview - BBC News
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October 21, 2020
How Netflix is trying to make it in Africa
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October 21, 2020
Mysterious Berlin attack targets 70 museum artefacts

image copyrightGetty Images It is being described as one of the biggest attacks on art and antiquities in post-war German history, but it has taken more than two weeks to emerge. At least 70 artefacts were sprayed with an oily liquid on Berlin's Museum Island, a Unesco world heritage site that is home to five […]

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October 21, 2020
Iceland PM keeps her cool as earthquake disrupts interview

Iceland Prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir kept calm under pressure as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake interrupted her live interview with the Washington Post. The earthquake was centred near Krysuvik, south of the capital Reykjavik. No injuries have been reported.

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October 21, 2020
Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi Crown Prince
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October 21, 2020
Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters, witnesses tell Reuters
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October 21, 2020
Danish submarine killer Madsen caught in prison escape - BBC News
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October 21, 2020
Jean-Claude Van Damme Helped Save a Puppy

Jean-Claude Van Damme has cracked the skulls and bones of bad guys, escaped from prison to find his dying brother and rescued a woman from a gang of thugs onscreen. And this week, the action movie star helped save a puppy in real life. Mr. Van Damme barreled into an international kerfuffle over a Chihuahua […]

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October 21, 2020
Breonna Taylor: Grand jury 'not given chance to bring homicide charges'

image copyrightFacebook A Kentucky grand juror has said the jury was not given the opportunity to consider homicide charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor by police. Ms Taylor, a 26-year-old black hospital worker, was shot six times when police forced their way into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, on 13 March. Last month the […]

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October 21, 2020
Afghanistan: Many killed and wounded in 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
France teacher attack: Seven people to attend court over Samuel Paty's death

image copyrightGetty Images Seven people will appear before an anti-terrorism judge as part of an investigation into the beheading of a school teacher in France. Samuel Paty, 47, was attacked shortly after he showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. The attacker, 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov, was shot dead by police. Two minors as […]

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