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Two dead, several wounded in attack on Afghan police base

Tuesday  08:30,   27 october 2020

A car bomb attack on an Afghan police base followed by an ongoing gun battle have killed two policemen and wounded dozens of people in a city bordering Pakistan, officials said Tuesday. The complex attack in the city of Khost was launched early >>>

Warsaw Grinds to a Halt as Women Protest Abortion Curbs

Tuesday  08:00,   27 october 2020

Women’s groups are ramping up protests in Poland after the country’s top court practically banned abortion. With signs stating that “We’re Furious” and “This Is War,” mostly women protesters blocked key roads and bridges on Monday afternoon,... >>>

Airstrikes kill or injure dozens of fighters in camp for Turkish-backed rebels in Syria

Tuesday  08:00,   27 october 2020

Rebels said Russian warplanes attacked a training site in northwestern Syria, escalating tensions between Turkey and Russia. The strikes killed 35 fighters from the Sham Legion, a rebel group that falls under the Turkish-backed National Front for... >>>

Adele and SNL under fire for Africa sex tourism sketch

Tuesday  07:55,   27 october 2020

"Saturday Night Live" is facing a backlash over a sketch in which Adele, Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner play White divorcees lusting over African men. © From SNL/Youtube Adele (left) and Kate McKinnon (right) star in the sketch. The skit, intended... >>>

Chile's president hails 'triumph' as voters back scrapping dictatorship-era constitution

Tuesday  07:55,   27 october 2020

Chile's President Sebastian Piñera hailed the results of a national referendum held to scrap a dictatorship-era constitution as a "triumph" for democracy.Preliminary results late Sunday showed Chileans overwhelmingly backed drafting a new... >>>

Rwandan genocide suspect in detention in The Hague

Tuesday  07:55,   27 october 2020

Rwandan genocide suspect in detention in The HagueKabuga, who was on the run for 22 years until his arrest in France in May, will soon be brought before a judge, the United Nations tribunal said in a... >>>

Seven held for attempted hijacking off UK coast

Tuesday  07:55,   27 october 2020

A group of stowaways detained in a special forces raid on an oil tanker off the coast of southern England were arrested on suspicion of attempted hijacking, police said Monday. "The seven men have been arrested on suspicion of seizing or exercising... >>>

Hong Kong’s Weaker Financial Hub Appeal is Japan’s Opportunity, Aso Says

Tuesday  07:40,   27 october 2020

Japan should consider setting up a special economic zone for global banking businesses now that Hong Kong is losing its appeal as a financial hub amid China’s crackdown, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso said. © Bloomberg Taro Aso, Japan's deputy... >>>

Philippines' Duterte orders graft probe across state agencies

Tuesday  07:40,   27 october 2020

Philippines' Duterte orders graft probe across state agenciesIn 2016, Duterte won the presidency campaigning on a promise to fight corruption, crime and illegal... >>>

China tells U.S. not to bully Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo's visit

Tuesday  07:40,   27 october 2020

China tells U.S. not to bully Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo's visitThe comments by the Chinese embassy in Colombo came shortly before the arrival on Tuesday of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a an Asian tour aimed at pushing back... >>>

Brexit Deal Put at Risk By Fears of French Fishermen

Tuesday  07:15,   27 october 2020

In Port-en-Bessin on France’s northern coast, Nicolas Cauvin loads his blue-and-white trawler up with potatoes, milk and baguettes for an eight-day trip out into British waters.Cauvin normally gets about half of his catch from areas that will be out >>>

India to sign defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China

Tuesday  07:15,   27 october 2020

The United States and India have reaffirmed their defensive and security relationship, as Washington continues to rally allies in Asia amid concerns over increased Chinese military activity in the region. © ADNAN ABIDI/AFP/POOL/AFP via Getty Images... >>>

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan's demographic crisis

Tuesday  07:15,   27 october 2020

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan's demographic crisisTOKYO (Reuters) - Tumbling numbers of pregnancies and marriages in Japan during the coronavirus pandemic are likely to intensify a demographic crisis in the rapidly ageing... >>>

Macron vs. Erdogan is a fight both leaders want

Tuesday  06:25,   27 october 2020

“In each other,” the French and Turkish leaders “have found the ideal enemy.” They may be NATO allies, but there’s no love lost between French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Over the past year, they have... >>>

Italy, resisting another coronavirus lockdown, shows peril of piecemeal restrictions

Tuesday  06:10,   27 october 2020

The country has instituted new restrictions four times this month. But infections are soaring. In 90 minutes on patrol, they didn’t find a single... >>>