• A viral march across the planet, tracked by a map in motion
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    On a Thursday night in early January, the disease that would become known as COVID-19 claimed its first victim, a 61-year-old man who succumbed to the newly identified coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, in the People’s Republic of China. The United States has shot ahead of the rest of…
  • Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies
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  • Fox News Lobotomizes Its ‘Brain Room,’ Cuts Fact-Based Journalism
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    The recent mass layoffs at Fox News—an estimated body count of around 70, amounting to a little less than 3 percent of the cable channel’s workforce—signal what current and former employees describe as the purposeful devaluing of fact-based journalism in favor of right-wing opinion, race-baiting, and conspiracy-mongering at the top-rated,…
  • Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million
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    The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins…
  • Congo's sapeurs pass their style on to a new generation
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    A new book highlights the "sapeurs" in the twin Congolese capitals of Brazzaville and Kinshasa.
  • Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women
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    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the…
  • Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath South Pole on Mars
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    A network of salty ponds may be gurgling beneath Mars’ South Pole alongside a large underground lake, raising the prospect of tiny, swimming Martian life. In the latest study appearing in the journal Nature Astronomy, the scientists provide further evidence of this salty underground lake, estimated to be 12 miles…
  • Saudi Arabia arrests 10 with alleged ties to Iran's Guard
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  • Iraqi PM rallies allies to stop US closing embassy after Pompeo threats
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    US warned Mustafa al-Kadhimi it will withdraw diplomats if Baghdad fails to prevent rocket attacksIraq’s prime minister has rallied allies to help stop the US from closing its embassy in the country after the Trump administration threatened to withdraw its diplomats if Baghdad fails to stop persistent rocket attacks.The ultimatum…
  • Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises
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    In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult. The Tuesday night debate will offer a massive platform for Trump…
  • Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot
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  • Turkey Sends ISIS Warlord to Azerbaijan to Face-Off Against Putin’s Armenian Allies
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    ISTANBUL, Turkey—On Sunday afternoon, a video depicting a large convoy of Islamist Syrian rebel fighters yelling enthusiastically as they drove off to war circulated widely on Arabic social media. Fighters in the packed trucks, driving quickly past the group of children filming with their phones, could be heard yelling “Allahu…
  • Judge: Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings to remain jailed
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    A judge in Arizona has ruled that an Iraqi immigrant arrested on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq will remain jailed until his extradition case concludes. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Morrissey concluded Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri is at risk of fleeing and poses…
  • As COVID-19 Closes Schools, the World's Children Go to Work
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    TUMAKURU, India — Every morning in front of the Devaraj Urs public housing apartment blocks on the outskirts of Tumakuru, a swarm of children pours into the street.They are not going to school. Instead of backpacks or books, each child carries a filthy plastic sack.These children, from 6 to 14…
  • Scholars of Sustenance celebrates United Nations "International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste"
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    Scholars of Sustenance celebrates United Nations "International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste"PR NewswireCARY, N. and BANGKOK and PHUKET, Thailand and BALI, Indonesia, Sept.
  • UN: Africa lost $800B in illegal transfers in recent years
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  • Coronavirus in Kenya: Pubs to reopen but schools stay shut
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    The president says pupil safety has to be guaranteed before Covid-19 school restrictions can lift.
  • UN says Libyan rivals have restarted military talks in Egypt
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  • Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools
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    President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The move to vastly expand U.S. testing comes as confirmed new COVID-19 cases…
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'Bomb on donkey' used to ambush Borno governor
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    Militants from an Islamic State-linked group strapped the animal with explosives in Borno state.
  • Iraqi military: 5 dead, 2 wounded in Baghdad rocket attack
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  • EU concerned over resignation of Lebanon's PM-designate
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    The European Union expressed “disappointment and concern” Monday about the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-designate over the weekend and urged the country’s leaders to do their best to form a Cabinet that meets the demands of the people. Mustapha Adib’s resignation during a political impasse came amid Lebanon’s worst economic…
  • What Trump's golf courses could reveal
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    The New York Times' report on President Trump's tax info shed a significant amount of new light on his businesses and personal wealth, but there are still several questions left unanswered. Journalist Adam Davidson, who has reported on Trump's business dealings for The New Yorker, suggests people look to Trump's…
  • At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes
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    Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who think the word “colonialism” evokes a long-ago, no-longer-relevant era, think again. Several leaders raised this year’s global protests inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States…
  • US warns Iraq of Baghdad embassy closure if attacks continue
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    The Trump administration has warned Iraq that it will close its embassy in Baghdad if the government does not take swift and decisive action to end persistent rocket and other attacks by Iranian-backed militias and rogue armed elements on American and allied interests in the country, U.S., Iraqi and other…
  • As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach
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    If there were any signs that Staff Sgt. Jason Lowe was struggling, the soldiers he served alongside didn’t see them. The 27-year-old paratrooper was a top performer. “On the way there I think it set in that maybe there’s something a lot worse going on,” Graves said.
  • Mourning daughter, a Guatemalan couple find healing in dance
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    Jenifer Vásquez was 32 when she died of renal insufficiency in June, leaving behind grief-stricken parents already struggling with the isolation of the coronavirus lockdown in Guatemala. Then Fabio Rodolfo Vásquez heard about a dance contest organized on social media, “Covi Dance 2020.” For a week he and María Moreno,…
  • Erdogan Puts Himself in a Bind in Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict
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  • US threatens to close Baghdad embassy unless Iraq halts militia attacks
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    Five Iraqi civilians were killed on Monday by rocket fire targeting Baghdad airport, where US troops are stationed, Iraqi officials said, days after the United States warned it would withdraw its diplomats Iraqi unless authorities rein in militia attacks. Three children and two women from the same family died and…
  • Germany 'could face 19,200 infections a day', warns Merkel
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    Angela Merkel is reportedly worried Germany is not doing enough to contain the coronavirus and infections could spiral out of control. “If we don’t get on top of this, we could see 19,200 infections a day by Christmas”, she warned party allies privately on Monday, according to reports in German…
  • Belarus detains 500 at weekend anti-government protests
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    Authorities in Belarus have detained about 500 people during weekend protests against the country’s authoritarian president, who has claimed a sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged. Belarus’ Interior Ministry said Monday that 150 protesters were detained on Saturday and over 350 more on Sunday, when…
  • Election 2020 Today: Tax bombshell, presidential debate prep
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    TAX BOMBSHELL: President Donald Trump’s tax revelations threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters while providing a new opening for his Democratic rival just two days before the first presidential debate. Trump has worked for decades to build an image of himself as a hugely successful…
  • Belarus' embattled leader secretly inaugurated himself, sparking new protests and global backlash
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    As if a fraudulent election and months of mass protest weren’t enough drama for Belarus, its embattled authoritarian leader went ahead and inaugurated himself as president in a secretive Sept. 23 ceremony, held without prior announcement or live television broadcast. This begins Alexander Lukashenko’s sixth term as president, at least…
  • Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan risks turning into a wider regional war
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    The fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region wedged between Azerbaijan and Armenia, is a hangover from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. However, if the conflict has its roots in the Cold War 30 years ago, it could still turn hot quickly and drag in neighbours Russia and…
  • Iran unveils enhanced ballistic missile as tensions rise with US
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    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of up to 430 miles, in the latest escalation of tensions between Tehran and Washington. The Zolfaghar Basir missile is an enhanced, naval variant of the surface-to-air Zolfaghar missile, according to Iranian officials, and can travel twice as…
  • Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote
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    A Texas company that sells software that cities and states use to display results on election night was hit by ransomware last week, the latest of nearly 1,000 such attacks over the past year against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems.Many of the attacks…
  • 10 things you need to know today: September 28, 2020
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  • Pakistan arrests opposition leader ahead of planned protests
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    Pakistan’s anti-graft body arrested an opposition leader Monday over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him, a move coming just before planned protests next month by his party seeking to force Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation. Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim…
  • Britain, EU start key week of Brexit talks with 'better mood music'
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  • St Kitts and Nevis Accedes to UN Convention against Torture
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    The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis acceded to the United Nations' Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The small Caribbean nation deposited its accession on September 21, 2020, in New York. St Kitts and Nevis joins another 170 countries in their fight against…
  • AP PHOTOS: Migrants face more misery in Bosnian crackdown
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    VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Remote woods, abandoned run-down buildings and roadsides in northwestern Bosnia are steadily filling with makeshift camps where migrants and refugees from the Mideast, Asia and North Africa are bracing for more misery as autumn’s chill and rains set in. A sense of desperation hangs over…
  • 2020 Watch: How much do debates matter this year?
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    The race is tightening somewhat in some states, but Joe Biden is maintaining a remarkably stable lead over President Donald Trump in most national polls five weeks before Election Day as early voting intensifies. First, Trump and his allies are poised to dominate the national conversation as they escalate their…
  • Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat
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    (Bloomberg Opinion) — In a tour de force of hard won reporting, the New York Times has put numerical clothing on what we’ve known about President Donald Trump for decades — that, at best, he’s a haphazard businessman, human billboard and serial bankruptcy artist who gorges on debt he may have a…
  • Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty
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    The lone Kentucky detective facing charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday. Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s neighbors. Hankison’s lawyer asked that his client…
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan clash in separatist region for a 2nd day
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    Armenian and Azerbaijani forces fought over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh for a second day Monday, with both sides blaming each other for resuming the attacks that reportedly killed and wounded dozens as the decades-old conflict has reignited. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry claimed Armenian forces shelled the town of Tartar,…
  • Russia's Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital
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    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what German authorities determined was nerve agent poisoning. “There was a meeting, but one shouldn’t call it secret,” Navalny said in a tweet, referring…
  • New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote
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    They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Obama administration are American citizens, voting the first time in what could be the…