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Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands Monday, October 26th, 2020

By AARON FAVILA, MANILA, Philippines (AP):- A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages, disaster-response officials said. The 13 people missing from Typhoon..

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Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America Monday, October 19th, 2020

By NICOLAS DELUCA, ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, USHUAIA, Argentina (AP):- At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling..

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UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections Sunday, October 18th, 2020

By NASSER KARIMI, TEHRAN, Iran (AP):- A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States, which insists the ban remains in..

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New Zealand’s Ardern credits virus response for election win Saturday, October 17th, 2020

By NICK PERRY, AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP):- A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy. Speaking at a..

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Anti-Trump women’s rallies draw thousands across US

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Thousands took to the streets across the United States for women's marches on Saturday, many wearing pink protest hats while issuing fervent calls against President Donald Trump and his conservative Supreme Court pick. The rallies ahead of the November 3 election were inspired..

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Pfizer to seek vaccine approval in November

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer expects to file for emergency use authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine in late November, around two weeks after the Nov 3 US presidential election, it said on Friday. The company said it hopes to move ahead with the vaccine after safety data..

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New Zealanders go to the polls as Ardern seeks 2nd term Friday, October 16th, 2020

By NICK PERRY, AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP):- Polling places opened on election day in New Zealand on Saturday as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks a second term. Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to campaign volunteers in Auckland and appeared relaxed as she awaited results, which will be..

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German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries Thursday, October 15th, 2020

By GEIR MOULSON, BERLIN (AP):- Record daily infection figures in Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy added to fears on Thursday that Europe is running out of chances to control its latest coronavirus outbreak. France has set a 9 p.m. curfew for many of its biggest cities as governments across the..

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Thai police disperse protesters outside PM’s office Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, BANGKOK (AP):- Thai police early Thursday dispersed a group of pro-democracy protesters who camped out overnight outside the office of the prime minister to demand his resignation, leading him to implement a “severe” state of emergency in the capital area. An Associated..

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Thai protest rally plans complicated by king’s itinerary Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, BANGKOK, Thailand (AP):- Thai activists hope to keep up the momentum in their campaign for democratic change with a third major rally in Bangkok on Wednesday, though there are concerns about possible confrontation with police or rival government supporters. Plans for the..

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Malaysia’s Anwar meets king in bid to form new government Monday, October 12th, 2020

By EILEEN NG, KUALA LUMPUR (AP):- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim met the nation’s king Tuesday in a bid to form a new government after claiming he had secured a majority in Parliament. Anwar said he would present the monarch with “strong and convincing” documentary evidence of the..

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Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity

PARIS, (AFP):- Covid-19 patients may experience more severe symptoms the second time they are infected, according to research released Tuesday confirming it is possible to catch the potentially deadly disease more than once. A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal charts the..

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Economics Prize wraps up unusual Nobel season Sunday, October 11th, 2020

STOCKHOLM, (AFP):- Work on inequality, economic psychology, auctions, health economics and labour markets are some of the favourites as Monday's economics prize closes an unusual Nobel season nearing the record of women laureates in one year. This year's final prize, officially the Sveriges..

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North Korea unveils new weapons at military parade Saturday, October 10th, 2020

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that his country would “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a military parade that unveiled what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile and other..

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Trump restarting campaign with White House, Florida events Friday, October 9th, 2020

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP):- Looking to shove his campaign back on track, President Donald Trump and his team laid out an aggressive return to political activities, including a big White House event on Saturday and a rally in Florida on Monday, a week after his..

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Germany, which had virus under control, sees a jump in cases Thursday, October 8th, 2020

By FRANK JORDANS, BERLIN (AP):- Germany is seeing a sharp jump in new coronavirus infections, raising fears the pandemic is picking up pace in a country that so far has coped better than many of its European neighbors. The country’s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, on Thursday..

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