Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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Tensions mount as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue fighting

LONDON: Armenian and Azerbaijani forces accused each other of attacks on their territory on Tuesday, as fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a third straight day following the resumption of violence in the decades-old conflict. The renewed fighting prompted calls from around the world for a ceasefire, before hostilities ...

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Two million virus deaths ‘likely’ without collective action: WHO

GENEVA: Covid-19 is highly likely to kill more than two million people without relentless global action to combat the disease, the World Health Organization warned. As the one million death toll looms in a pandemic that has shaken the planet, the WHO said the prospect of another million deaths was ...

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Eiffel Tower reopens after evacuation due to bomb threat

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff ...

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Two killed, 14 wounded in shooting at US party: police

WASHINGTON: Two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, police said. Officers responding to reports of gunfire in the area found a “chaotic scene” with about 100 people running in various directions, interim police chief Mark Simmons ...

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PLACES OF WORSHIP URGED TO PREPARE FOR NHS COVID-19 APP 

Places of worship across England and Wales are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers and visitors who have downloaded the new NHS Covid-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS ...

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Trump announces Bahrain, Israel ‘peace deal’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced Friday a “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in the last few weeks. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal ...

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Typhoon Haishen heads to Korea after hammering Japan

SOUL/TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Haishen has approached South Korea after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour, was headed north toward South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan, South Korea’s weather agency said. ...

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Seven killed in South Sudan plane crash

JUBA: Four passengers and three crew were killed Saturday when a cargo plane belonging to a local operator crashed near South Sudan’s capital Juba, the transport minister said. The aircraft crashed shortly after its early morning takeoff in the Kameru neighbourhood around seven kilometres west of the city’s international airport. ...

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UAE-Israel agreement followed many years of discreet talks

DUBAI: Secret talks and quiet ties – that’s what paved the way for last week’s deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations. Touted by President Donald Trump as a major Mideast breakthrough, the agreement was in fact the culmination of more than a decade of quiet ...

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