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News: World

The American history of Dan Smith, son of a slave

Saturday  19:30,   15 august 2020

© Provided by Le Point In the long battle for racial equality in the United States , few witnesses have seen as much as Daniel Smith, 88 years old. He demonstrated in Alabama, acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, and attended the... >>>

Halep through to Prague Open final against Mertens

Saturday  19:29,   15 august 2020

Romanian top seed Simona Halep advanced to the WTA Prague Open final after beating her compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets on Saturday. Halep won 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 in an hour and a half to set up a final clash against 23rd-ranked Belgian... >>>

Evenepoel crashes off bridge in Italy

Saturday  19:29,   15 august 2020

Remco Evenepoel has crashed and fallen several metres off a bridge during the Il Lombardia race. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider was part of a leading group who were descending off the Colma di Sormano - the highest climb on the race.The 23-year-old >>>

Factbox: Latest on worldwide coronavirus spread

Saturday  19:29,   15 august 2020

Factbox: Latest on worldwide coronavirus spreadDEATHS AND... >>>

Returning Brits begin quarantine while Russia rolls out vaccine

Saturday  19:28,   15 august 2020

British travellers returning home from parts of Europe and beyond began having to quarantine on Saturday under new restrictions, while Russia said it has produced the first batch of its controversial coronavirus vaccine. The UK opted to remove... >>>

Irish tourism boss quits after defying staycation plea for trip to Italy

Saturday  18:26,   15 august 2020

The head of Ireland's tourism promotion body has resigned after it emerged he has been holidaying in Italy despite government advice to take a staycation instead. © Getty Michael Cawley has quit as chair of Failte Ireland Following reports that... >>>

Zimbabwe inflation jumps to almost 840 pct

Saturday  18:26,   15 august 2020

Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate soared to almost 840 percent in July, the national statistics agency said Saturday, adding to the country's desperate economic woes. The July inflation rate of 837.53 percent, which was announced by the... >>>

From reservations to residential schools, Canada's dark past

Saturday  18:25,   15 august 2020

An Indigenous journalist discusses reporting on racism and reconciliation, and the pains of Canada's past and present.Alsena White led us to the basement of the large, cathedral-like brick building that once housed the area's First Nations... >>>

Historic downtown Cairo building collapse injures 5

Saturday  18:25,   15 august 2020

A listed building in the centre of Egypt's capital partially collapsed injuring five people Saturday, in the latest such incident, a security source said. Many UNESCO-listed have fallen into disrepair and ruin in Egypt's drive for urban... >>>

FBI team heading to Beirut to join explosion investigation

Saturday  18:25,   15 august 2020

The cause of the fire that ignited 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate at the port of Lebanon's capital remains unclear.David Hale, the US under-secretary for political affairs, called for a thorough and transparent investigation, adding that the... >>>

Jet2 to make 102 pilots redundant, union says

Saturday  17:41,   15 august 2020

Airline Jet2 is to make 102 pilots redundant after it rejected alternative proposals, according to a union. © Reuters The BALPA union says Jet2 is pressing ahead with pilot cuts In June, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) union said the... >>>

China restaurant apologises for weighing customers

Saturday  17:41,   15 august 2020

The policy was introduced after a national campaign against food waste was launched. The beef restaurant in the city of Changsha placed two large scales at its entrance this week.It then asked diners to enter their measurements into an app that... >>>

Police speed camera van ends up in hedge after crash with van

Saturday  17:41,   15 august 2020

A police speed trap van was shunted into a hedge after it was struck by another van in Horncastle, Lincolnshire , pictured. Luckily neither the camera operator or second van driver was injured.A passenger in a passing vehicle captured the immediate... >>>

Debenhams's entire 14,000 workforce brace for bad news

Saturday  16:40,   15 august 2020

The struggling British department store chain has appointed Hilco Capital to draw up contingency plans should an attempt to sell the business end in failure, according to Sky News. On Tuesday Debenhams said it would cut a further 2,500 jobs, while... >>>

Vaccine: United States could voluntarily inoculate coronavirus into patients

Saturday  15:45,   15 august 2020

© Vyacheslav Prokofyev / Contributor / Getty Images Vaccine: United States could voluntarily inoculate coronavirus into patients A US federal research institute has announced, Friday, August 14, develop a strain of the new coronavirus to, perhaps... >>>