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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme CourtMr Trump's fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the opposition of Democrats.Covid: Protests erupt across Italy over anti-virus measuresPolice clashed with demonstrators in Milan, Turin and Naples shortly after new rules came into force.Peshawar blast: At least seven dead in Pakistan school attackDozens more were injured in the attack during a class in the city of Peshawar, police say.HSBC to accelerate restructuring plan to cut costsThe bank is yet to say if it will shed more jobs beyond the 35,000 it flagged earlier this year.New wildfire rages in CaliforniaThe Silverado fire broke out just before sunrise on Monday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles.Djab Wurrung tree: Anger over sacred Aboriginal tree bulldozed for highwayAboriginal Australians condemn the destruction of the tree, which holds particular importance to women.Turkey's Erdogan urges French goods boycott amid Islam rowThe president urges people not to buy French goods after his counterpart Mr Macron defended secularism.Poland abortion ruling: Protesters block roads across countryTraffic is disrupted in dozens of cities in protests against a court's near-total ban on abortion.
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Your Tuesday BriefingAmy Coney Barrett is the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice.Arts Bailout in U.K. Buys Time, but No Peace of MindIn Liverpool, England, whose tourist trade is built on culture, more than 40 venues received money from a $2 billion fund. That life support lasts until April.Europe’s virus numbers look like they did in the spring: high and getting higher.The weather has turned distinctly autumnal in Europe, but the pandemic looks much like it did in the spring, with cases climbing at alarming rates in nearly every country.Ant Group Set to Raise $34 Billion in World’s Biggest I.P.O.The Alibaba online finance spinoff, which offers people in China a one-stop shop for loans, investments and more, will list shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai.The Trump EconomyAnd what else you need to know today.Game day in Green Bay: Empty sports bars, full hospitals.On Sunday, an N.F.L. game day when the Green Bay Packers were taking it to the Texans in Houston, the scene in the Packers’ Wisconsin hometown was noticeably subdued, as the coronavirus surged in the state and people mostly avoided the bars that are usually jammed when the Packers are playing.Witnessing Peru’s Enduring, if Altered, Snow Star FestivalRising temperatures and melting glaciers have changed key aspects of the age-old Peruvian festival of Qoyllur Rit’i. Still, the celebrations persist.How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy BusinessRenewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.
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Detention Facilities For Immigrants Fast-Tracked For Deportation Were Rife With Problems, Inspectors FindFederal inspectors also found that families were held in Border Patrol custody for longer than a week, well beyond the 72-hour standard for detention.
View Entire Post ›UK Lawmakers Are Launching A Formal Inquiry Based On The FinCEN Files“It’s important that the relevant bodies are held to account and scrutinised effectively to ensure that the UK is a clean place to do business.”
View Entire Post ›Nigeria’s Military Shot And Killed Peaceful Protesters Who Were Calling For An End To Police BrutalityThe #EndSARS movement has swept across Nigeria and the world — but the country’s president won’t acknowledge it even after protesters were slaughtered.
View Entire Post ›Pope Francis Said He Supports Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples"If this a public recognition that same-sex couples deserve — and the church will no longer block — legal recognition of committed relationships, clearly that is an international game changer," said one member of a Catholic LGBTQ organization.
View Entire Post ›Lawyers Can't Find The Parents Of More Than 500 Immigrant Children Who Were Separated By The Trump Administration"People are constantly asking me when we will find all the families and I unfortunately do not know."
View Entire Post ›It’s A US Territory Where The Coronavirus Never Arrived — But Some Residents Can’t Get HomeThe remote US territory of American Samoa has not recorded a single case of COVID-19 after shutting itself off to the world in March. Even some locals can't get home.
View Entire Post ›26 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This WeekFrom the confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett to early voting, these are some of the most powerful photos of this week.
View Entire Post ›Endless Waits At An Immigrant Camp On The Mexico Border Are Pushing Desperate People To Make Tough Choices"They've lost hope in the system and are abandoning their entire asylum case in favor of human smugglers."
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China tells US not to ‘bully’ Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo’s visitWashington had said the Indian Ocean island must make 'difficult but necessary choices' regarding its ties with Beijing.Nile dam dispute: Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt set to resume talksMinisters from the three countries to hold videoconference brokered by the African Union on Tuesday, Khartoum says.Saudi Arabia condemns attempts to ‘link Islam with terrorism’Saudi statement comes as anger grows in Muslim world over publications of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad in France.One dead, more than 100 rescued in Malaysia oil rig collisionOffshore support vessel's anchor reportedly broke off due to bad weather, causing the ship to collide with oil rig.COVID-19: As UK winter sets in minorities fear second wave impactBlack and Asian people are twice as likely to become infected with coronavirus compared with white people.Nearly two dozen dead in Guinea post-election violence: State TVSecurity officers among the dead following last week's disputed elections, state TV reports, as country remains tense.India, US to sign satellite data pact ahead of talks over ChinaThe Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement will allow the US to share top-secret satellite and sensor data with India.Malaysia PM Muhyiddin gets reprieve from key political allyPolitical bloc that led the country for 60 years until 2018 also said that it would not back Anwar Ibrahim.
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Pentagon activates MQ-9 attack drone to aid civil authorities in California
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has activated MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft for imagery support in wildland fire fighting, according to a recent U.S. Air Force news release. At the request of the National Interagency Fire Center and upon approval by the DoD, U.S. Northern Command activated the 432nd to provide Incident Awareness and […]
The post Pentagon activates MQ-9 attack drone to aid civil authorities in California first appeared on Defence Blog.Second F-35B squadron officially established in Indo-Pacific region
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has announced that the second F-35B squadron officially established in the Indo-Pacific region. The details were given in a 23 October media release, to announce the Marine Aircraft Group 12 re-designated Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 as part of the Marine […]
The post Second F-35B squadron officially established in Indo-Pacific region first appeared on Defence Blog.Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot spotted in Chernobyl
A futuristic, dog-like robot was spotted at the Chernobyl nuclear plant near Pripyat, Ukraine. According to multiple reports, on October 22, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was visited by the engineers of the University of Bristol. Their task was to test the robots under Exclusion Zone conditions, and one of such robots was a world-famous Spot, […]
The post Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot spotted in Chernobyl first appeared on Defence Blog.U.S. fifth-generation drone is one step closer to takeoff
The U.S. Department of Defense has revealed that the Fifth Generation Aerial Target will take its first flight later this month at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, following nearly flawless completion of ground-based testing in September. “The single prototype executed 24 taxi test events (15 low-speed and nine high-speed) in just six days, with no interruptions […]
The post U.S. fifth-generation drone is one step closer to takeoff first appeared on Defence Blog.Iran moves troops to Azerbaijan’s border
Iranian troops have been moved to the Azerbaijan-Iran border amid conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, multiple news outlets reported. Locals residents have spotted Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps troop movements along the state border between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan. Some Twitter user wrote: “Dozens of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, together with soldiers, are heading […]
The post Iran moves troops to Azerbaijan's border first appeared on Defence Blog.Azerbaijan says it has shot down Armenian combat aircraft
Azerbaijan said it shot down a combat aircraft of the Armenian Air Force near Qubadli. On October 24, in the afternoon, the Azerbaijan Air Defense Units shot down a combat aircraft of the Armenian air force in the Gubadli direction of the front, according to a press release issued Saturday by the Ministry of Defense […]
The post Azerbaijan says it has shot down Armenian combat aircraft first appeared on Defence Blog.Poland tests next-generation combat vehicle
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa has announced that a prototype of the new Polish Infantry Fighting Vehicle, commonly known as Borsuk (Badger), has undergone a series of tests. The Borsuk has already undergone several tests, including a live-fire exercise in September 2020 at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, according to a company news release. “Borsuk, or to be […]
The post Poland tests next-generation combat vehicle first appeared on Defence Blog.Denmark’s first F-35 recently headed to final assembly
The Danish Ministry of Defense has announced that the first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Royal Danish Air Force recently headed to the final assembly in Fort Worth, Texas F-35 production facility. It is a significant milestone for Denmark’s first F-35 jet, known as AP-1, as it moves down the production line at […]
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Western Histories of ‘Russia’ and UkraineHistoriography, myths, and legends are important in the formation of national identities – creating and sustaining a national ‘We,’ while laying claim to earlier or first settlement in disputed territories.The State of and Prospects for Space Governance: A Critical DeliberationGreat Powers have actively exploited the stagnation of multilateral governance mechanisms to unilaterally shape the norms and rules of space activities.The Dynamics of Sino-Russian Relations in Central AsiaDespite a collision of interests, Moscow and Beijing are constantly renegotiating their positions in the region to avoid potential conflicts. Amidst this, Central Asian states are not mere spectators.The Whispering Prussian: Clausewitz and Modern WarsClausewitz forged the most provocative framework of thinking about war as a human affair of passion, unpredictability and reason.Opinion — Less Money, More Sustainability? Foreign Aid, Civil Society, and COVID-19COVID-driven contractions in foreign and government funding for civil society organisations need not undermine the health of the civil society sector.The Internet Governance ParadoxConcerns regarding the rights of users, and human rights in general, are being nationalized and fragmented by different uses of the Internet – especially between the US, Europe and China.Incumbents vs Insurgents: Counter Insurgency’s Normative Reliance on Brute ForceCritical terrorism scholarship is overturning the notion that brute government force is the only effective method of counterinsurgency.How the Securitisation of Sexual Violence in Conflict Fails UsThe securitisation of sexual violence in conflict reproduces a gendered and colonial conception of war that has concrete consequences on how the matter is addressed.
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The United Nations, 75 Years Young: Engaging Youth Social Entrepreneurs to Accelerate the SDGs
BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 26 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.This year, the United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary – a milestone of extraordinary economic and social progress in Asia and the Pacific. While the Organization enjoys a lifespan almost equal to the world's improved average life expectancy, the future lies with those who have recently embarked on theirs: our young people.
Read the full story, “The United Nations, 75 Years Young: Engaging Youth Social Entrepreneurs to Accelerate the SDGs”, on globalissues.org →Reaching Remote Women Through Inclusive Technology
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way people value working from home, career building, and their overall approach to utilising downtime.
It has blurred out the lines between hobby, casual reading, and how time is spent away from work.
Read the full story, “Reaching Remote Women Through Inclusive Technology”, on globalissues.org →Not in Our Name, Never in Our Name: A Conversation with Muslim Faith Leaders Echoing the Wisdom of a Pontiff
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - As the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayeb said on October 20: As a Muslim and being the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, I declare before Almighty God that I disassociate myself, the rulings of the religion of Islam, and the teachings of the Prophet of Mercy, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), from such heinous terrorist act and from whoever would embrace such deviant, false thought.
Read the full story, “Not in Our Name, Never in Our Name: A Conversation with Muslim Faith Leaders Echoing the Wisdom of a Pontiff”, on globalissues.org →Q&A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (IPS) - Societal taboo and a lack of understanding about stillbirth can cause the issue to be neglected among health practitioners, according to Dr. Danzhen You, a senior adviser on Data and Analytics at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Read the full story, “Q&A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?”, on globalissues.org →Can Agroecology Feed the World?
ROME, Oct 23 (IPS) - Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That's the promise of agroecology.
Read the full story, “Can Agroecology Feed the World?”, on globalissues.org →Rising above the Hate Online – Indian Muslim Women Speak Out
NEW DELHI, India, Oct 23 (IPS) - When a minority woman with an opinion doesn't comply with stereotypes, she is targeted with online hate, says award-winning journalist and senior editor at The Wire, Arfa Khanum Sherwani in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service.
Read the full story, “Rising above the Hate Online – Indian Muslim Women Speak Out”, on globalissues.org →Budgeting for a Better Future, for Every Child
NEW YORK, Oct 23 (IPS) - Joanne Bosworth is Chief of Public Finance and Local Governance at UNICEF.
Jennifer Asman is Public Finance Policy Specialist at UNICEF.2020 has not turned out as planned. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact populations around the world, governments have been forced to take a fresh look at their spending and how to meet additional costs of pandemic response as they expect a fall in revenue. Budget information has become even more critical.
Read the full story, “Budgeting for a Better Future, for Every Child”, on globalissues.org →COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus
SEATTLE, Oct 23 (IPS) - By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. That's equivalent to a slightly higher toll than the 418,500 United States deaths in World War II, adjusted for relative population and duration.
Read the full story, “COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus”, on globalissues.org →
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Iran summons French diplomat over Macron’s remarks
Iran summoned a French diplomat in protest at what it says is France's support for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, state media reported on Tuesday, in the latest fallout over France's response to the beheading of a teacher. The report by state TV said an Iranian official in the country’s Foreign Ministry told the French diplomat that Paris' response to the killing was “unwise."Trump and Africa: How Ethiopia was 'betrayed' over Nile dam
The US president has sided with Egypt in the escalating dispute over a mega dam, analysts say.AP PHOTOS: Kyrgyzstan village untouched by political unrest
TASH-BASHAT, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The political turmoil that has gripped Kyrgyzstan hasn't reached the quiet village of Tash-Bashat in the mountains near the capital, where residents talk about the country's feuding elites with resignation and disdain. Kanat Kaliyev, a 57-year-old farmer, and his family said they have little respect for authorities, whom they see as deeply corrupt. Kaliyev and other villagers cautiously welcome Sadyr Zhaparov, who became the country's caretaker leader after President Sooronbai Jeenbekov was forced to step down under pressure from protesters following the disputed Oct. 4 parliamentary election.Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?
Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. Outdoor pumpkin carving, a virtual or neighborhood costume parade or a scary movie marathon at home are some options that minimize contact with strangers. “There are lots of creative ways to approach this and make this year memorable,” said Dr. Colleen S. Kraft, who specializes in infectious diseases at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.California braces for more fire danger from winds
California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders. A fire that broke out around dawn Monday prompted evacuation orders for thousands of homes in the area of Irvine, while a few miles away another blaze did the same in the Yorba Linda area.Explainer: What to watch at the fifth plenum of China's Communist Party
Chinese President Xi Jinping and members of the Central Committee, the biggest of the ruling Communist Party's elite decision-making bodies, are meeting this week to formulate economic and social policy goals for the next five years. Policy proposals will be discussed at the plenum, the fifth meeting of the Central Committee since the 2017 party congress, on Oct. 26-29. The final blueprint will be approved and released when the National People's Congress, or parliament, meets in its annual session next year.
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British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19A study of hundreds of thousands of people across England suggests immunity to the coronavirus is gradually wearing off - at least according to one measure.Vietnam prepares to evacuate 1.3 million people as typhoon approachesVietnam is preparing to evacuate nearly 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday.Australia's coronavirus epicenter records no new cases as the US and Western Europe struggleMelbourne, the city at the epicenter of Australia's coronavirus epidemic, will move out of lockdown this week after the Victoria state health department on Sunday reported no new cases and no deaths due to the virus for the first time in more than four months.Hear from doctors inside an ICU in northern ItalyThe Italian region of Lombardy was hit hard by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and is now bracing for another surge in cases. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from an intensive care unit in one of the region's hospitals.Uyghurs are desperate for action in Xinjiang. Some say only Trump can helpWhen Donald Trump won the United States presidency in 2016, Uyghur exile and US citizen Erkin Sidick was stunned and disappointed.Meet the woman who could lead the US Treasury in a Biden administrationThe US election is still more than a week away, but speculation about who might lead the Treasury Department under a Biden administration is already in full swing.Trump promised to win the trade war with China. He failedUS President Donald Trump started a trade war with China to fix what he's repeatedly blasted as an unfair relationship between the world's two largest economies.McDonald's social media person cries out for help and other brands give a warm embraceThe McDonald's social media manager ignited a conversation on Twitter Friday, gathering people who run brand social accounts to vent and talk about mental health.
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4 killed, 26 injured in Pakistan's Peshawar blastA powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least seven children and wounding 70 others, police and a hospital spokesman said.Trump earns Supreme Court boost in election final weekPresident Donald Trump's struggling reelection campaign received a boost with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body to the right. The Republican-controlled Senate elevated judge Amy Coney Barrett to the lifelong position, capping a rapid and deeply contentious process that now makes her the 6th conservative, and 3rd Trump appointee, on the 9-member bench.
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Global coronavirus report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse lockdown protests
WHO tells countries ‘not to give up’ as virus fatigue sets in; street clashes in Barcelona; US daily deaths rise 10% in two weeks
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Police in Italy have fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds in the northern cities of Turin and Milan after protests against the latest round of anti-coronavirus restrictions flared into violence.
As the head of the World Health Organization urged countries “not to give up” in their fight to contain the virus, luxury goods shops, including a Gucci fashion shop, were ransacked in the centre of Turin as crowds of youths took to the streets after nightfall, letting off firecrackers and lighting coloured flares.Continue reading...Proportion of people in England with Covid antibodies has fallen, study says
Figure has dropped by over a quarter in three months, fuelling concerns over reinfection
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The proportion of people in England with coronavirus antibodies dropped by more than a quarter in the space of three months, researchers have revealed, fuelling concerns over reinfection.
The findings come from the React-2 study, which is based on home finger-prick antibody test results from random participants across all 314 local authorities.Continue reading...Eggs Benedict and tattoos: what Melburnians are looking forward to when lockdown ends
Some are packing their next few weeks full of activities, while others just want a chance to decompress
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After a long dark night, there always comes the dawn, and for many Melburnians that dawn is a good strong coffee.
That’s certainly what retiree James Green missed the most. Visiting his local cafe is on the top of his list of things to do on Wednesday when hospitality venues in Melbourne are finally allowed to reopen.Continue reading...Mexico admits Covid death toll much higher than official number
Disease now suspected of killing at least 139,153 people compared with official toll of 88,924
Mexico’s government has admitted its Covid-19 death toll is dramatically higher than official figures have suggested, with the disease now suspected of killing at least 139,153 people.
The official coronavirus death toll of Latin America’s second largest economy stands at 88,924 – the fourth highest number in the world after the US, Brazil and India. But on Sunday night officials conceded the true number of Covid-19 deaths was likely to be at least 50,000 higher.Continue reading...Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to supreme court in major victory for US conservatives
Senate’s confirmation of Barrett, 48, cements rightwing domination of court for years to come
The US Senate has confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, delivering Donald Trump a huge but partisan victory just eight days before the election and locking in rightwing domination of the nation’s highest court for years to come.Continue reading...Pakistan: deadly bombing at Peshawar religious school
Children among those killed and dozens injured after explosives believed hidden in plastic bag detonate at madrassa
A blast at a religious seminary in Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar killed at least seven people including several children and injured 83 others, officials have said.
The deadly explosion took place around 8:30am at Jamia Zuberia Madressah, in Peshawar’s Dir Colony where around 500 students were gathered to attend a Qu’ran class. Most of the students were between 20 and 30 years old.Continue reading...Coronavirus live news: 'We cannot give up' warns WHO chief; protests flare in Italy
Protests against Covid restrictions turn violent in Milan and Turin; US deaths up 10%; Pope to celebrate Christmas without congregation. Follow the latest updates
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France should get ready for “difficult decisions” on new measures to tackle the resurgence of covid cases, interior minister Gerald Darmanin has said ahead of a cabinet meeting to discuss the pandemic.
French authorities are looking at options for still tighter measures to fight the disease, which has kept spreading despite some of the stri...'Very nice!': Kazakhstan adopts Borat's catchphrase in new tourism campaign
An official said the phrase, popularised by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, sums up the vast tourism potential of the nation in a ‘short, memorable way’
Kazakhstan, the home country of the fictional Borat Sagdiyev, has adopted the brash, moustachioed character’s catchphrase – “Very nice!” – for a new tourism campaign.
In the recently released Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the fictional journalist depicts his homeland as misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic –as he does in the original, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. In the first iteration Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, worried that he would be executed if the film wasn’t a success.Continue reading...
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BP beats third-quarter estimates and swings back to profit on improving oil demandEnergy giant BP on Tuesday reported a small profit in the third quarter, beating analyst expectations.How a Biden election win could shake up U.S. and Irish economic tiesTrade and tax are among the areas to watch, in terms of Ireland's economic relationship with the U.S. if Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins the presidential election.HSBC's Hong Kong shares jump 5% after third-quarter earnings beat estimatesHSBC's reported profit before tax was $3.07 billion in the third quarter, better than the $2.07 billion that analysts had expected, according to estimates compiled by the bank.Ant Group closes Hong Kong book early due to strong demand for its record dual IPOAnt Group will close its Hong Kong institutional book building process a day earlier than expected due to strong demand for its record initial public offering (IPO),Chinese companies are leading the global IPO rush amid a 'flight from uncertainty'Greater China stock exchanges accounted for 45% of global IPOs in the first three quarters of the year, according to CNBC analysis of data from EY.A lack of common travel protocols could cost the world trillions of dollars, Dubai Airports CEO saysThe coordination of three things — testing, travel protocol and quarantines — is the "essential next step" in getting the world moving again, according to Paul Griffiths of Dubai Airports.AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response among adultsThe announcement is likely to boost hopes of a Covid vaccine being developed before the end of the year.Stock market turbulence could last until the election, followed by a relief rally, strategists sayStock market turbulence could be the setup for a post-election rally.
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Duterte seeks best Covid vaccine deal but ‘will not beg’ or allow private suppliers to rip off PhilippinesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would pursue a direct government-to-government deal for a coronavirus vaccine with either China or Russia, warning that ‘corrupt’ private suppliers could try to swindle his country. Read Full Article at RT.comBomb goes off at religious school in Pakistan, health officials report at least 7 killed & over 80 injured, including childrenAt least seven people were killed and 83 wounded in an explosion inside a seminary in northern Pakistan on Tuesday morning. Children are among the victims. Read Full Article at RT.comWATCH heated anti-lockdown protests erupt across Italy as crowds clash with riot police & smash up storefrontsChaotic demonstrations have ignited in several Italian cities, where throngs of protesters were seen fighting with law enforcement and ransacking businesses as they called for an end to the country’s sweeping coronavirus lockdown. Read Full Article at RT.comUS threatens to destroy Iranian missiles if shipped to Venezuela as Washington slams Tehran with new oil sanctionsWashington will “eliminate” any long-range missiles shipped to Venezuela from Iran, the US envoy to both countries warned after an arms embargo on Tehran expired this month – but offered no evidence a single sale has taken place. Read Full Article at RT.comMossad reportedly brought Chinese coronavirus vaccine to Israel for ‘study’Israel’s secret service organization, Mossad, has obtained China’s Covid-19 vaccine, taking the medicine for “study,” local media reported. Israel has already developed a vaccine of its own, which is undergoing human trials. Read Full Article at RT.comBolivian court drops ‘terrorism’ charges against ex-President Evo Morales, withdraws arrest warrant – judgeBolivia’s regional court in La Paz has dismissed “terrorism” charges and dropped the arrest warrant issued against former President Evo Morales, arguing that his rights were violated and judicial procedures breached. Read Full Article at RT.comNASA discovers WATER spread out across Moon’s sunlit surfaceThe US space agency confirmed it has found indisputable proof of something that was previously considered impossible – “massive hydration” of the Moon’s sunlit surface by water, that still only exists as separate molecules. Read Full Article at RT.comMilitant reportedly blows himself up at checkpoint in Turkish city near Syrian border (VIDEO)One militant has been killed in a suicide bomb explosion in Iskenderun, and another is being hunted by Turkish security forces, authorities in Hatay province, just across the border from Syria, said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘What is That Thing?’ Mysterious Hovering Lights Over Hawaii Spark UFO FrenzyHawaii News Now was flooded with calls and messages on 24 October about strange moving lights across the dark sky, seen from the shores of Waikiki to Ewa Beach, and even on neighbouring islands.Ikea Reissues Its 2021 Catalogue Over 'Racist' Wardrobe MalfunctionA photograph of a young black man assembling a coffee table while wearing a designer T-shirt with a series of numbers on the back triggered associations with prison inmates and was removed to avoid “racist” overtones.Greek Navy Minesweeper Collides With Cargo Ship Near Piraeus Harbour, Reports SuggestATHENS (Sputnik) - A Greek navy minesweeper has collided with a cargo ship on the roadstead of the port of Piraeus on the western coasts of the Aegean Sea, the ERT broadcaster reported on Tuesday.Booty Queen ‘Miss BumBum’ to Auction Off FC Barcelona Shirts For Charity to Help Amid Covid PandemicBrazilian Playboy model and avid football fan Suzy Cortez was propelled to celebrity status after her shapely derriere helped her win the famous Miss BumBum buttocks beauty contest finals twice. Her avid fans have since helped her reach the two-million-follower milestone on Instagram.New Japanese Prime Minister to Follow in Abe's Footsteps on Peace Treaty Talks With RussiaTOKYO (Sputnik) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, appointed last month, is committed to the same policies on Russia pursued by his predecessor Shinzo Abe, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.Automation 'Could Displace 53 Million Positions' in Europe Alone by 2030, Economist ExplainsThe rapid development of algorithms and robots is projected to have a seismic impact on the production of goods and provision of services across the planet. Many experts are concerned that if this 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' is not managed appropriately, millions of people will lose their jobs without suitable replacements on the horizon.Twitter Flags Trump's Claims of Discrepancies in Mail-in BallotsTwitter had recently stated that it will introduce prompts to US users that preemptively address topics that are likely to be the subject of election misinformation. "These prompts will alert people that they may encounter misinformation, and provide them with credible, factual information on the subject," it said in a statement.India's Foreign, Defence Ministers Holding 2+2 Talks With Pompeo, Esper - MinistryNEW DELHI (Sputnik) - As the third round of the annual US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue began in New Delhi, India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper for talks, the Indian Foreign Ministry's spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Thailand: Protesters call on Germany to probe king over extended stays in BavariaProtesters in Bangkok marched to the German Embassy calling on Angela Merkel’s government to investigate whether Thailand’s king has exercised political power during his long stays in Bavaria.Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 7 students, wounds 112A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar.Southern California: 100,000 evacuated due to fast-moving wildfiresAn electricity firm says its equipment may have caused a wildfire which forced mass evacuation orders and injured two firefighters.Coronavirus: Protests in Italy over new pandemic crackdown turn violentHundreds turned out in Turin, Milan and other towns and cities on Monday night to vent their anger, sometimes violently, at the latest restrictions on bars, restaurants and other leisure centres.US elections: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court by divided SenateTrump's choice to fill the vacancy potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election.The influence of protests and armed groups on the US election campaignSome commentators believe the violent activities of armed miltia groups is influencing the US election campaign. There have been a series of incidents connected with these groups, despite their lack of a connection to actual law enforcement.Angela Merkel is reportedly considering a nationwide 'lockdown light' in GermanyThe German Chancellor will push for the strict new measures in a meeting with regional leaders on Wednesday, Bild newspaper reportedFrozen water discovered in more places on Moon, scientists confirmThe discovery of reserves of ice water on the Moon could mean future lunar bases will be able to access drinking water.
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Elections in Tanzania: A Model African Country Slides Toward DictatorshipOpposition politician Tundu Lissu only barely survived an assassination attempt in 2017. Now, he is running for president against incumbent John Magufuli, the man who likely wanted him dead.Bob Woodward on the 2020 Election: “How Can You Not Be Worried?”Famed Journalist Bob Woodward brought down U.S. President Richard Nixon with his reporting on the Watergate scandal. Now he talks to DER SPIEGEL about Donald Trump’s "catastrophic" handling of the coronavirus, the outcome of the coming election and his new book, “Rage.”Frontex Complicit in Greek Refugee Pushback CampaignGreek border guards have been forcing large numbers of refugees back to sea in pushback operations that violate international law. DER SPIEGEL and its reporting partners have learned that the European Union is also complicit in the highly controversial practice.Germany - Coronavirus Is Killing Nightlife: If That's the Future, then Good Night!Techno raves, bars and spontaneous parties in parks have all been bashed as hotspots for infections during the coronavirus crisis. Is the disease also fueling internal prejudices about the night?Beijing: What Life Looks Like in an (almost) COVID-Free CountryWhereas Europe finds itself in the middle of second wave of the coronavirus, the pandemic has as good as passed in China. But people here are paying a high price for their return to normality.America's Trump-Supporting Militias: "There Will Be Unrest, Dead Civilians"Right-wing militias are threatening to unleash turmoil in the United States if Donald Trump loses the election on Nov. 3. A visit with the leader of a movement that is part of an ever-growing threat as Election Day approaches.Shaping a New Belarus from Abroad: Lukashenko’s Opponents Regroup in LithuaniaA large part of the Belarusian opposition has fled to neighboring Lithuania, including Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. They want to plan a free Belarus from exile in Vilnius.What If Donald Trump Won't Go? Europe Preparing for the Worst in WashingtonConcern is growing in the European Union that Donald Trump might refuse to recognize the election results if he loses. Preparations are underway for the worst-case scenario.