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Women on 10 flights from Qatar invasively examined

Wednesday  05:16,   28 october 2020

Female passengers on 10 planes flying out of Doha were forced to endure invasive physical examinations, Australia's foreign minister said Wednesday, as Qatari authorities expressed regret for the distress caused to the women. Australian Foreign... >>>

India will get access to U.S. satellite data that can make military missiles more precise

Wednesday  05:16,   28 october 2020

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and India's defense minister, Rajnath Singh, announced the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) between the two countries.U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and his Indian... >>>

Rebel alliance: Bangkok's motortaxi drivers aid Thai protesters

Wednesday  05:16,   28 october 2020

Orange-vested drivers of motorbike taxis have become allies to Thailand's pro-democracy protesters gathering across traffic-snarled Bangkok, offering lifts and keeping an eye out for trouble. Congregating around demonstrations in their signature >>>

Tanzania to hold election marred by violence, concerns over fairness

Wednesday  05:15,   28 october 2020

Tanzanians will vote Wednesday amid rising concern for democracy under President John Magufuli, who is seeking a second term, and with tensions high in volatile Zanzibar, where violence erupted ahead of the vote. Zanzibar has a history of tense... >>>

"Charlie Hebdo" shows Erdogan caricature

Wednesday  05:05,   28 october 2020

In the dispute over freedom of expression between France and Turkey, the French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" has now reloaded. The Turkish head of state looks from the front page of the Wednesday edition. Ankara is raging. © picture-alliance... >>>

Germany's schools try to open amid new coronavirus lockdowns

Wednesday  04:05,   28 october 2020

Although the Bavarian government, to the south, has ordered the first widespread lockdowns in districts along the Austrian border amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, schools in most of Germany, generally speaking, are back to normal. At least for the... >>>

French teacher’s murder widens France-Turkey rift over secularism

Wednesday  04:05,   28 october 2020

As France mourns a beloved teacher murdered after showing controversial cartoons in class, a diplomatic rift between Europe and the Muslim world over secularism and religious freedom is widening. © Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters... >>>

Why cracking down on the shark fin trade may be easier than we thought

Wednesday  04:05,   28 october 2020

Many shark fins used in a traditional Asian delicacy come from the coastal waters of just a handful of countries. The finding upends conventional notions—and could make this conservation challenge easier to tackle.A shark fin is tied with rocks to... >>>

Decades ago, this pollution disaster exposed the perils of dirty air

Wednesday  04:01,   28 october 2020

A survivor of the five-day smog crisis in Pennsylvania recalls: We all knew the air was bad. We didn't realize it was going to kill people. ” He’s cordial, replying to one more stranger on the phone; Stacey is retired, after a career as a... >>>

Biden vows to back Belarus opposition in removing Lukashenko

Wednesday  03:55,   28 october 2020

US presidential hopeful Joe Biden voiced support Tuesday for the Belarus opposition in its general strike against President Alexander Lukashenko, saying the strongman was illegitimate. Biden, who leads President Donald Trump in polls ahead of next... >>>

Focused on Thai King, Protesters Vow to Persist Even If PM Quits

Wednesday  03:40,   28 october 2020

With Thai protests intensifying against the monarchy, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s hold on power is growing more tenuous by the day. © Photographer: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images Pro-democracy protesters hold up the three-finger salute... >>>

Japan Likely Needs New Reactors to Meet Carbon Goal: Ex-Minister

Wednesday  03:40,   28 october 2020

Japan must consider building new nuclear reactors to meet the government’s lofty goal of going carbon-neutral by 2050, according to the nation’s former economy and energy minister. © Bloomberg A board displays information as rectors sit idle during... >>>

North Korea is going to be a major headache for whoever wins the US election

Wednesday  03:40,   28 october 2020

As Barack Obama ended his 75th day as President of the United States, the engines of a massive North Korean rocket roared to life half a world away -- sparking one of the first major international crises of his administration. © Getty Images From... >>>

Kuwait, one of the first countries to withdraw French products from its supermarkets

Wednesday  03:15,   28 october 2020

© REUTERS / Ahmed Hagagy Empty shelves where French products were displayed in a supermaché in Kuwait, October 25, 2020. Demonstrations and calls to boycott French products continue in the Muslim world. Kuwait was one of the first countries to... >>>

Opinions | Instead of learning from South Korea’s coronavirus example, Trump is lying about it

Wednesday  03:00,   28 october 2020

The administration's ill will is endangering a 70-year-old alliance. Trump has been jealously maligning South Korea for months. He has claimed South Korean President Moon Jae-in called to praise his handling of the pandemic, gloated when its... >>>