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Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne comes out of a three-month lockdown

Wednesday  10:40,   28 october 2020

Non-essential shops can now reopen in this city of 5 million inhabitants © Dave Hewison / Speed ​​Media / Shutterstock / SIPA In Melbourne, there are a few days. ANTIPODES - Non-essential shops can now reopen in this city of 5 million inhabitants... >>>

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar President Set to Cast Early Votes

Wednesday  10:25,   28 october 2020

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint will be among voters casting early ballots ahead of the Nov. 8 general elections, according to government spokesman Zaw Htay. © Photographer: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP Suu Kyi and her ruling >>>

Little Recognition and Less Pay: These Female Healthcare Workers Are Rural India's First Defense Against COVID-19

Wednesday  10:25,   28 october 2020

Accredited Social Health Activists are on the frontlines of India's COVID-19 fight, while protesting for better pay“My family jokes that not even Prime Minister Modi gets as many calls as I do,” she... >>>

Ifo - Short-time work in Germany continues to fall - but more slowly

Wednesday  10:10,   28 october 2020

Berlin (Reuters) - According to the Ifo Institute, short-time work fell significantly more slowly in October than in the previous months. © Reuters / FABRIZIO BENSCH The Quadriga atop of the Brandenburg Gate is pictured through Autumn trees in... >>>

Covid-19’s Second Wave Is Battering Hospitals

Wednesday  10:05,   28 october 2020

We should do more than clap for their staff this time around.So far, the second wave of the pandemic has been less rapid, less severe and less fatal than the first — but intensive care wards are filling up regardless. With Europe’s hospitals facing... >>>

Charlie Hebdo’s Erdogan Caricature Fans Turkey-France Feud

Wednesday  10:05,   28 october 2020

Turkey assailed French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for mocking President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a front-page caricature in its Wednesday edition as frictions with France multiplied. © Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Recep Tayyip... >>>

India changes controversial land laws in disputed Kashmir

Wednesday  10:05,   28 october 2020

India changes controversial land laws in disputed KashmirSRINAGAR,India (Reuters) - India has amended a law in Jammu and Kashmir allowing Indian citizens to buy land in the disputed territory, said officials, sparking opposition criticism about a... >>>

Hong Kong teenage activist detained after reportedly planning to claim asylum at US consulate

Wednesday  09:41,   28 october 2020

A 19-year-old Hong Kong activist facing secession charges under the city's national security law was detained Tuesday amid reports he planned to attempt to claim asylum at the United States consulate. © ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/AFP via Getty Images... >>>

Bitter rivals, familiar faces and fears as Ivory Coast votes for president

Wednesday  09:41,   28 october 2020

Bitter rivals, familiar faces and fears as Ivory Coast votes for presidentABIDJAN (Reuters) - Residents of Ivory Coast's biggest city Abidjan are stocking up on provisions and sending loved ones to rural villages ahead of a contentious presidential... >>>

Germany Moves to Shutter Bars and Restaurants for One Month

Wednesday  09:41,   28 october 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for tougher restrictions on movement and contact, including closing bars, restaurants and leisure facilities until the end of November. © Bloomberg Pedestrians walk past a bar in the Prenzlauer Berg... >>>

East Europe Fights for Its Life Against Virus It Thought Crushed

Wednesday  08:55,   28 october 2020

The leaders of seven eastern European countries who gathered in Bled, Slovenia, at the end of August were so certain they’d overcome the coronavirus that they staged a panel called “Europe after Brexit and Covid-19.” Less than two months later, that >>>

Australia Joins U.S., Japan to Fund $30 Million Undersea Cable in South Pacific

Wednesday  08:52,   28 october 2020

Australia will partner Japan and the U.S. to finance a $30 million undersea fiber-optic cable for the South Pacific nation of Palau, the first project to be backed as part of a new infrastructure funding plan by the strategic partners. The decision... >>>

Pompeo says China has brought bad deals and lawlessness to Sri Lanka

Wednesday  08:52,   28 october 2020

Pompeo says China has brought bad deals and lawlessness to Sri LankaNEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party was operating as a "predator" in Sri Lanka, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up... >>>

In Burkina Faso, jihadist victims dream of safe homes

Wednesday  08:51,   28 october 2020

Sleeping in huts made of straw, fabric and plastic sheets, nearly 5,000 people forced from their homes by jihadist violence in Burkina Faso have some shelter but little else. The group faces a precarious future at Boulounga, 25 kilometres (15 miles) >>>

Mali trial over 2015 Bamako attacks opens

Wednesday  08:15,   28 october 2020

A Malian court opened proceedings Tuesday against alleged Islamists who are accused of killing over two dozen people in attacks targeting foreigners in 2015, in a rare terror trial in the Sahel state. Such court proceedings are rare in Africa's... >>>