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Will You Shut Up Clown: Joe Biden-Donald Trump faceoff at first presidential debate

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden exchange words in the first presidential debate of the US election. Trump accused Biden of being a leftist and promoting socialism. Biden openly called Trump a racist and told him to “shut up” as Trump repeatedly tried to goad Biden with interruptions. Trump recast many of […]

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Armenia allege Turkish F-16 jet shot down Armenian SU-25 over Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia alleged a Turkish jet of shooting down one of its fighter jets in a major escalation of the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being hit by the Turkish F-16 in Armenian air space. Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan in the […]

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Australia approves controversial coal seam gas field project

Australian authorities have approved the development of a major coal seam gas field in a controversial environmental decision. The Narrabri gas project from energy firm Santos could be one of the biggest in New South Wales (NSW), and provide up to 50% of the state’s gas demand. But critics say drilling wells threatens wildlife and […]

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China to fine climbers of ‘wild Great Wall’ amid holiday Golden Week

China has decided to clamp down on climbers at the “Great Wall” as the busiest holiday season approaches. Fines will be enforced more strictly over Golden Week, with thousands of domestic tourists expected to visit. China is banking on the holiday to boost its badly hit tourism industry. “This year’s National Day holiday lasts eight […]

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Suspected bacterial infection outbreak has killed 34 elephants in Zimbabwe

The total death toll from a suspected bacterial infection outbreak in elephants has risen to 34 in Zimbabwe, wildlife authorities said. “A total of 34 carcasses have been found… but some others have not been located,” Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority director Fulton Upenyu Mangwanya told parliament. The animals died between August 24 and […]

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One million people succumb to coronavirus globally

The global death toll from COVID-19 has crossed one million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says that number is probably an underestimate and the actual toll is likely to be much higher. COVID-19 was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year when […]

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Romanian villagers re-elect dead mayor, saying did a good job and deserved a victory

A Romanian village re-elected their mayor by a landslide even though he died two weeks ago from Covid-19 complications, saying he had done a good job and deserved his posthumous victory. After voting dozens of villagers visited the grave of Ion Aliman, a Social Democrat and lit candles. “It is your victory,” one man can […]

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Chinese court awards death penalty to teacher for poisoning nursery children

A court in China sentenced a nursery teacher to death for poisoning 25 children, one of whom died. Wang Yun was arrested last year after children at a kindergarten in Jiaozuo city were rushed to hospital after eating their morning porridge. The court said she put sodium nitrite in the breakfast of her colleague’s students […]

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Fierce fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue, dozens killed

On Monday, authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, who are backed by Armenia, said another 28 of their soldiers had been killed. They had reported 16 fatalities and more than 100 people wounded on Sunday. Armenian authorities said 200 Armenians were wounded, according to Interfax. Azerbaijan said two Azeri civilians were killed on Monday, following the deaths of […]

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IN PICTURES: Glass Fire California

Wildfire in Northern California’s Napa Valley more than quadrupled in size overnight to 4,500 hectares as thousands of residents received mandatory evacuation on Monday. The blaze, named the Glass Fire, ignited on Sunday morning near Calistoga about 100 kilometres north of San Francisco and was fanned through the area’s famed vineyards by dry wind gusts. […]

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Coronavirus vaccine that relies on shark livers could kill half a million sharks

A possible COVID-19 vaccine relies on shark livers, and conservationists are warning it could decimate the shark population. A British pharmaceutical company called GlaxoSmithKline currently manufactures a flu vaccine, which includes shark squalene, which is a natural oil produced in the liver. It’s known to create a strong response from the recipient’s immune system. The […]

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Billionaire Donald Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in 2016: Report

US President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, The New York Times reported on Sunday quoting return data extending more than 20 years. Mr. Trump paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years because he reported losing much more […]