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Cold water swimming: The outdoor pursuit making waves in the UK

Saturday  17:45,   31 october 2020

Cold water swimming is growing in popularity in the U.K. ABC News joined the 'Seaford Mermaids' off the south coast for one of their morning jaunts. In remarkably good health for someone her age, what started as a personal pursuit has... >>>

SEAL Team Six rescues American hostage in West Africa

Saturday  17:45,   31 october 2020

An American hostage was rescued early on Saturday in Nigeria by SEAL Team Six. © Provided by Washington Examiner While the Pentagon has confirmed the rescue operation, they have not confirmed the name of the hostage. ABC News and Fox News have... >>>

US forces free American hostage in Nigeria

Saturday  17:45,   31 october 2020

US military forces rescued an American citizen in Nigeria, the Pentagon said on Saturday, days after he was kidnapped by gunmen in the south of neighbouring Niger and apparently taken across the border. "We delivered on that commitment late last... >>>

Karabakh: Russia ready to help Yerevan if the fighting spreads to Armenian territory

Saturday  17:20,   31 october 2020

© Karen MINASYAN An elderly man walks with a rifle near Coucha, a town in Azerbaijan near Nagorno Karabakh, October 31, 2020 La Russia said on Saturday it was ready to provide "necessary" assistance to Armenia, which is in conflict with Azerbaijan... >>>

Ivory Coast president urges calm in tense election for third term

Saturday  17:15,   31 october 2020

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara appealed to opponents to give up a campaign of civil disobedience during Saturday's election as protests broke out in Abidjan and other towns over his contested bid for a third term. Ivory Coast needs... >>>

Tanzania: the opposition calls for contesting the elections in the street and demands a new vote

Saturday  17:15,   31 october 2020

© MARCO LONGARI Supporters of the CCM, the ruling party in Tanzania, celebrate the victory of their presidential candidate for the Tanzanian archipelago in the suburbs of Stone Town, October 30, 2020 The Tanzanian opposition on Saturday called on... >>>

Space station marking 20 years of people living in orbit

Saturday  16:55,   31 october 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station was a cramped, humid, puny three rooms when the first crew moved in. Twenty years and 241 visitors later, the complex has a lookout tower, three toilets, six sleeping compartments and 12... >>>

U.S. Says It Rescued American Being Held Hostage in Nigeria

Saturday  16:55,   31 october 2020

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. forces early Saturday rescued an American citizen who’d been held hostage for several days by a group of armed men in Northern Nigeria, the Pentagon said. “This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S.... >>>

SEAL Team 6 rescues U.S. citizen Philip Walton in Nigeria

Saturday  16:55,   31 october 2020

Officials feared he would be sold to terrorists."U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men," Chief Pentagon spokesman >>>

Ivory Coast president urges calm in tense election for third term

Saturday  16:10,   31 october 2020

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara urged opponents to give up a campaign of civil disobedience during Saturday's election when he is seeking a contested third term that critics reject as unconstitutional. At least 30 people have been killed >>>

US Forces conduct operation in Africa to rescue American citizen held in Nigeria

Saturday  16:10,   31 october 2020

US forces conducted a rescue operation of an American citizen held in northern Nigeria earlier Saturday, the Pentagon said. "U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an... >>>

First planes land at Berlin's much-delayed airport

Saturday  16:10,   31 october 2020

First planes land at Berlin's much-delayed airportDozens of climate activists demonstrated at the new airport on Saturday, carrying signs reading "Flying is so yesterday" and "BER opening cancelled due to the climate crisis", using the code for... >>>

Coronavirus in Europe: England lockdown, Spain and Italy protests, and German records

Saturday  16:05,   31 october 2020

England could enter a second national lockdown in the coming days, as surging coronavirus infections across Europe trigger strict new rules and violent protests. © Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images A medical worker wearing a protective equipment... >>>

Austria readies new COVID curbs as daily infections stay above 5,000

Saturday  15:40,   31 october 2020

Austria readies new COVID curbs as daily infections stay above 5,000Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who has said hospitals would be stretched beyond capacity at around 6,000 daily infections, has said an economically damaging second lockdown would be a... >>>

Opinions | Women have shown their skill at making peace. Let them work.

Saturday  15:40,   31 october 2020

Women are profoundly affected by war. They've shown they can end it. Twenty years ago this month, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, which declared something that should have been self-evident: Women around... >>>