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Nigeria declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos as violence flares during protests
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Nigeria declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos as violence flares during protests

Protests that began 12 days ago over abuses by the police's loathed Special Anti-Robbery Squad have spiraled dramatically. Around 18 people have died in clashes reported between protesters and assailants wearing civilian clothes

Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts
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Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts

Tennessee law doesn't allow voters to wear items bearing the name of a candidate or a political party in a polling place, but doesn't prohibit statements such as ‘Black Lives Matter’

Thailand protests: Authorities seek to censor media coverage of student demonstrations, ban messaging app
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Thailand protests: Authorities seek to censor media coverage of student demonstrations, ban messaging app

The efforts by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government to clamp down on the protests come as demonstrations continued in Bangkok and spread around the country, despite an emergency decree banning public gatherings of more than four people in the capital

'Distressingly high' levels of violence threaten Afghanistan peace process, warns US special envoy
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'Distressingly high' levels of violence threaten Afghanistan peace process, warns US special envoy

Zalmay Khalilzad's comments came on the backdrop of renewed fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province. He also referred to a suicide car bomb which killed at least 13 and wounded around 120 in Ghor province on Sunday

Donald Trump says Sudan to be removed from terror list if it fulfills $335 million compensation pledge
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Donald Trump says Sudan to be removed from terror list if it fulfills $335 million compensation pledge

Sudan has agreed to pay compensation for victims of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, attacks conducted by Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network while he was living in Sudan

Vaccine storage challenges could leave 3 bn people without access to a COVID-19 shot
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Vaccine storage challenges could leave 3 bn people without access to a COVID-19 shot

WHO also estimates that half the vaccines made globally are lost to wastage, either from heat exposure or broken vials in transit.

Donald Trump calls Dr Anthony Fauci a 'disaster' and shrugs off COVID-19 even as infections soar
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Donald Trump calls Dr Anthony Fauci a 'disaster' and shrugs off COVID-19 even as infections soar

Donald Trump has often questioned Dr Anthony Fauci’s recommendations and frequently dismisses basic health advice, including that people wear masks

Rule change: Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be muted for parts of this week's final debate
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Rule change: Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be muted for parts of this week's final debate

In a statement, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it had acted out of concern that the first debate had fallen short, depriving voters of the opportunity to be informed of the candidates’ positions on the issues.

Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life
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Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life

The decomposing corpses of ideas feed and sustain the toxic cesspool our intellectual and social life has become

French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations
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French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations

French minister Gerald Darmanin vowed there would be "not a minute's respite for enemies of the Republic", after tens of thousands took part in rallies countrywide on Sunday

People tired of hearing from Anthony Fauci about coronavirus, Donald Trump tells staff
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People tired of hearing from Anthony Fauci about coronavirus, Donald Trump tells staff

Trump has needled Fauci over his advice on wearing face masks. Nearly 220,000 Americans have died from the disease the virus causes

Chile protest anniversary turns violent as two churches torched, thousands gather in Santiago square
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Chile protest anniversary turns violent as two churches torched, thousands gather in Santiago square

The demonstration comes just a week before Chileans vote in a referendum on whether to replace the dictatorship-era constitution — one of the key demands of the protest movement which began in October 2019.

'Absolutely not' surprised Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, says Anthony Fauci
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'Absolutely not' surprised Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, says Anthony Fauci

During an interview to CBS, the US' top infectious diseases expert appeared to be referring to the White House Rose Garden event on 26 September, which he had previously labelled as a "super-spreader" event

Donald Trump is running the kind of presidential campaign he likes, but not one he needs
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Donald Trump is running the kind of presidential campaign he likes, but not one he needs

Away from their candidate and the television cameras, some of Trump’s aides are quietly conceding just how dire his political predicament appears to be, and his inner circle has returned to a state of recriminations and backbiting

US Election 2020: Joe Biden 'not good' for India, soft on China, says Donald Trump Jr
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US Election 2020: Joe Biden 'not good' for India, soft on China, says Donald Trump Jr

'It is not just China, as they said China Inc with the Bidens, it as the Ukrainian, it was Russia and it was overwhelming because they know that he can be bought,' Trump Jr alleged

With 3.2% expansion in Q1, China becomes first major economy to return to growth since beginning of pandemic
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With 3.2% expansion in Q1, China becomes first major economy to return to growth since beginning of pandemic

Chinese exporters have benefited from the economy’s relatively early reopening and global demand for medical supplies, according to a National Bureau of Statistics report

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump's adviser downplaying role of masks in controlling COVID-19
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Twitter blocks tweet from Trump's adviser downplaying role of masks in controlling COVID-19

Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported

Death and despair in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan's brutal war leaves region ravaged
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Death and despair in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan's brutal war leaves region ravaged

For the region’s populace, the war is a continuation of on-off violent strife over both territory and history, with roots going back more than a century

'I'll have to leave the country': Donald Trump, trailing in polls to Joe Biden, fights to gain ground in Florida and Georgia
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'I'll have to leave the country': Donald Trump, trailing in polls to Joe Biden, fights to gain ground in Florida and Georgia

Calling Joe Biden 'the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics', Trump claimed the Democratic candidate would deliver communism and a flood of immigrants

Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'
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Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'

The New Zealand prime minister on Saturday won a second term in office in an election landslide of historic proportions