Day: October 16, 2020


Thailand govt announces emergency decree over protests

16/10/2020

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Protesters have called for the ousting of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, and a new constitution. They have also called for reforms to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Mexican school owner sentenced to 31 yrs over quake deaths

16/10/2020

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The court also ordered her to pay a total of 11.5 million pesos ($540,000) in damages to the victims’ families, a judicial source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Trump blasts FB, Twitter for blocking story critical of Biden

16/10/2020

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US President Donald Trump rebuked Facebook and Twitter Wednesday for blocking links to a New York Post article purporting to expose corrupt dealings by election rival Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

16/10/2020

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“We have to act. We need to put a brake on the spread of the virus,” President Emmanuel Macron told public television, announcing a shutdown between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am that will remain in force for as long as six weeks.

Barack Obama laments inability to eliminate racial bias

16/10/2020

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‘Last party’ for Dutch as new virus lockdown starts

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Many of the revellers who flocked to terrace cafes in a main square in The Hague said that they backed the measures, which took effect at 10:00 pm (2000 GMT), but that they wanted to party first.

US destroyer crosses Taiwan Strait, risking Chinese anger

16/10/2020

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A US battleship crossed the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the US Navy said, risking angering China, which claims sovereignty over the maritime thoroughfare. The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry conducted a “routine Taiwan Strait transit October 14 (local time) in accordance with international law,” Seventh Fleet spokeswoman Reann Mommsen said in a statement.

China allowed Covid to spread around world: Trump

16/10/2020

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Terming the Covid-19 outbreak as a ‘horrible situation’, President Donald Trump hit out at China for allowing Covid-19 to spread outside Beijing while preventing the spread in its own country.

China fires 2 health officials following new virus outbreak

16/10/2020

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A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote

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Hundreds of students are crammed into a common area at the Victoria University of Wellington to hear her speak, and her message of hope is being punctuated by thunderous applause. One student volunteer looks on the verge of tears while others are shrieking or singing.