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End Sars protests: People 'shot dead' in Lagos, Nigeria

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 13:53
Witnesses say several people died when soldiers opened fire in Lagos but the army calls it "fake news".

France teacher attack: Seven people to attend court over Samuel Paty's death

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 13:35
They include a parent who reportedly exchanged text messages with the killer before the attack.

Cocaine worth $500m found hidden in charcoal shipment

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 13:01
Police in Paraguay discovered the record haul of the drug in a container destined for Israel.

End Sars protests: Growing list of celebrities pledge support for demonstrators

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:56
It comes amid reports that several people have been shot dead or wounded at a protest in Lagos.

Berlin mystery attack targets 70 museum artefacts

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:47
The attack took place on the German capital's Museum Island and took over two weeks to come to light.

Iceland PM keeps her cool as earthquake disrupts interview

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:43
Katrín Jakobsdóttir kept calm as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake interrupted a live TV interview.

Afghanistan: Many killed and wounded in visa stampede

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:40
Chaos broke out when thousands gathered in a stadium in Afghanistan to apply for visas to Pakistan.

Breonna Taylor: Grand jury 'not given chance to bring homicide charges'

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 09:53
A grand juror says the panel was not given the opportunity to bring homicide charges against police.

Trump maintains bank account in China, says NY Times

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 08:37
The US president, who sparked a trade war with Beijing, is critical of US firms doing business in China.

EU asks: Is a vegetarian sausage really a sausage?

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 07:34
A bill that would ban vegetarian items from being called sausages or burgers is set to be voted on.

Long Covid: Who is more likely to get it?

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 06:30
A study suggests old age increases the risk, as does asthma, excess weight, and being female.

India hands over Chinese soldier who crossed border

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 05:21
The PLA soldier was apprehended by India after he strayed across their contested border on Monday.

Elderly couple, married for 60 years, reunited after 215 days apart

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 02:27
Joseph and Eve, who have been married for 60 years, were separated due to Covid restrictions.

Covid: How to protest during a global pandemic

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 01:24
Young activists explain the challenges they have faced in demonstrating during a global pandemic.

Coronavirus: 'I just wish my parents were still here'

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:21
Isaiah and Nathan's mother and father died from Covid-19 within two weeks of each other.

Elation as Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe tags asteroid Bennu in sample bid

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:20
Osiris-Rex makes brief contact with asteroid Bennu in an effort to pick up fragments of rock.

US election 2020: Why it can be hard to vote in the US

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:17
Long queues, weird rules and strict ID laws... what are the barriers to voting and why do they exist?

The Countdown: Tiffany Trump trends and two rivals show love

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 19:21
Tiffany Trump makes a slip-up at a gay pride event and two political rivals do something very unexpected.

Danish submarine killer Madsen 'caught in prison escape'

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:26
Police have arrested a man and Danish media say it was Peter Madsen, jailed for life in 2018.

New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin exposes himself in Zoom call

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:06
The New Yorker magazine suspends Jeffrey Toobin who apologises for "an embarrassingly stupid mistake".