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Chileans vote for new constitution, leaving behind relic of Pinochet's brutal legacy

Monday  05:25,   26 october 2020

University professor Luis Cifuentes voted in the same stadium where he had been tortured decades before.Around 40,000 left-wing political prisoners passed through the stadium during Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship (from 1973 to 1990),... >>>

Australia's second-wave epicentre records zero new virus cases

Monday  05:05,   26 october 2020

Australian health officials on Monday reported no new coronavirus cases or deaths in Victoria state, which has spent months under onerous restrictions after becoming the epicentre of the country's second wave. Australia has been relatively... >>>

China Launches Emergency Testing to Control New Kashgar Outbreak

Monday  05:05,   26 october 2020

China has tested nearly three million people in Xinjiang province to tackle a cluster of coronavirus cases, in the latest example of the country’s aggressive approach to bring new outbreaks under control. © Bloomberg Sunrise in Kashgar, the Xinjiang >>>

Tanzanians to vote as alarm soars over stifling of democracy

Monday  05:05,   26 october 2020

Tanzanians head to the polls on Wednesday in an election set to be a litmus test of President John Magufuli's authoritarian style after a five-year crackdown on the opposition and freedom of speech. In a boost for the opposition's chances,... >>>

Whether Trump or Biden wins in November, Beijing will be hoping to reset the US-China relationship

Monday  03:50,   26 october 2020

Whenever there is a change of power in Washington, it is traditional for the outgoing president to write his successor a note, offering advice and a welcome of sorts to the small fraternity of United States leaders. © Provided by CNN George W. Bush... >>>

Conservative opposition party wins parliamentary elections in Lithuania

Monday  02:50,   26 october 2020

In the midst of a steep rise in corona infections, the Lithuanians have elected a new parliament. As in the first round, the conservative opposition party Patriotic Union prevailed in the second. © Mindaugas Kulbis / AP Photo / picture-alliance... >>>

Japan’s Suga Set for Emissions Pledge in First Policy Speech

Monday  02:40,   26 october 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to set an ambitious target for his country to become carbon neutral by 2050 in his first policy speech to parliament since taking office as premier last month. The 71-year-old, who was installed by... >>>

Belarus opposition prepares mass strikes after Lukashenko ignores deadline to quit

Monday  01:25,   26 october 2020

Belarus opposition prepares mass strikes after Lukashenko ignores deadline to quitEleven weeks after a disputed presidential election, the crisis in the former Soviet republic entered a new phase with the expiry of the "People's Ultimatum" set by... >>>

Malaysia’s king rejects PM’s push for COVID emergency rule

Monday  01:05,   26 october 2020

Critics have denounced the prime minister’s proposal for emergency rule as an attempt to maintain his grip on power.The king’s move on Sunday is a significant setback for Muhyiddin, who is facing a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar... >>>

Qatar 'forcibly examined' women, drawing angry diplomatic response

Monday  01:05,   26 october 2020

Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom, in an incident labelled "offensive" and "grossly inappropriate" by Australia's government. Airport... >>>

Police arrest 100 over Angola anti-government demos

Monday  01:05,   26 october 2020

At least 100 people were held following violent weekend anti-government protests in the Angolan capital Luanda, a senior government official announced Sunday. Saturday’s protests were the latest show of disenchantment towards the government by... >>>

Australia's coronavirus hot spot reports zero cases for first time since June

Monday  00:20,   26 october 2020

Australia's coronavirus hot spot reports zero cases for first time since JuneThe 5 million residents of Melbourne, Victoria's state capital, have been placed under a hard lockdown since July to contain the spread of the virus, shutting down... >>>

First stage of Egypt parliament elections wraps up

Sunday  23:50,   25 october 2020

Polls closed in Egypt Sunday after the first phase of parliamentary elections in which candidates loyal to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are expected to sweep to victory. Some 63 million voters out of Egypt's more than 100 million people are... >>>

UK special forces board tanker and detain suspected stowaways: reports

Sunday  23:05,   25 october 2020

UK special forces board tanker and detain suspected stowaways: reportsSOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - British special forces boarded a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday and detained seven suspected stowaways who had... >>>

Canaries Open to Tourists Even With Spain Virus Cases Rising

Sunday  23:05,   25 october 2020

Jorge Marichal, a Spanish hotelier, is breathing a sigh of relief after the U.K. and Germany opened up travel corridors to the Canary Islands, throwing a lifeline to a sun-soaked archipelago heavily reliant on winter tourism. “The news is very... >>>