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BRICS open to new member states joining the club, says Russia’s deputy FM

The BRICS group of emerging economies, which is comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, is open to welcoming new member countries, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Take home' lawsuits over COVID infections could be costly for US employers

U.S. businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks are facing an emerging legal threat from claims that workers brought coronavirus home and infected relatives, which one risk analysis firm said could cost employers billions of dollars.
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'Take home' lawsuits over COVID infections could be costly for US employers

U.S. businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks are facing an emerging legal threat from claims that workers brought coronavirus home and infected relatives, which one risk analysis firm said could cost employers billions of dollars.

China says US 'abusing power' by squeezing TikTok

Beijing on Monday accused the Trump administration of abusing "national power" by trying to ban TikTok, as a federal court gave the video app's US operations a stay of execution.
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China says US 'abusing power' by squeezing TikTok

Beijing on Monday accused the Trump administration of abusing "national power" by trying to ban TikTok, as a federal court gave the video app's US operations a stay of execution.

Second wave of coronavirus will require new economy support measures — Accounts Chamber

In a number of industries, economic difficulties will arise again, the head of Russian Accounts Chamber said
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Second wave of coronavirus will require new economy support measures — Accounts Chamber

In a number of industries, economic difficulties will arise again, the head of Russian Accounts Chamber said

About 200 military servicemen wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh

On September 27, Baku said that Armenia had shelled the Azerbaijani army’s positions and Yerevan, in turn, claimed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces had launched an offensive towards Nagorno-Karabakh, shelling regional settlements
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About 200 military servicemen wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh

On September 27, Baku said that Armenia had shelled the Azerbaijani army’s positions and Yerevan, in turn, claimed that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces had launched an offensive towards Nagorno-Karabakh, shelling regional settlements

Entire road blocked after heavy vehicle overturns along KJE

A heavy vehicle overturned in an accident along the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Friday (Sep 25), causing the entire road to be blocked. Stomp contributor Jovial informed Stomp about the accident and se
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Entire road blocked after heavy vehicle overturns along KJE

A heavy vehicle overturned in an accident along the Kranji Expressway (KJE) at the slip road towards the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Friday (Sep 25), causing the entire road to be blocked. Stomp contributor Jovial informed Stomp about the accident and sent photos of what happened. In the photo, the heavy vehicle's load can be seen toppled on its side, completely detached from the front section of the vehicle. «It is one of those accidents waiting to happen,» Jovial said. «Oftentimes, we see close shaves of heavy vehicle drivers speeding through the exit turn. »Luckily, there were no vehicles nearby when the accident happened. «It is a blessing in disguise.» In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident at about 1pm. «SCDF assessed a person for minor injuries and the person subsequently refused conveyance to the hospital,» said an SCDF spokesman.

Abused maid escaped by climbing down from 15th-storey balcony

SINGAPORE - A woman repeatedly abused her family's domestic helper between January and April 2018 by acts such as slapping the woman's face and pulling her hair. Unable to tolerate any more abuse from Nuur Audadi Yusoff, the Indonesian maid, Ms Sulis Setyowa
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Abused maid escaped by climbing down from 15th-storey balcony

SINGAPORE - A woman repeatedly abused her family's domestic helper between January and April 2018 by acts such as slapping the woman's face and pulling her hair. Unable to tolerate any more abuse from Nuur Audadi Yusoff, the Indonesian maid, Ms Sulis Setyowati, 24, climbed out of the 15th-storey flat's balcony and made her way down to the ground floor of the block in Yishun. At the time of the offences, Nuur was a Singtel employee deployed to support a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) contact centre. The 31-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 28) to six counts of assault. Nine other charges, mainly for similar offences, will be considered during sentencing. Ms Sulis came to Singapore in mid-2017 and worked for another household. She began working for Nuur on Dec 1, 2017, and was paid $580 a month. Sometime after midnight the following month, Nuur was awakened by her daughter's cries and found that Ms Sulis had forgotten to apply ointment on the child's stomach. Enraged, Nuur spat at the maid and slapped her face twice. The abuse continued in February 2018 by acts such as dragging the maid by her hair.

Singaporean who turned watermelon into a Game Boy does the same to a Mao Shan Wang durian

Granted, nobody in their right mind would want to play Super Mario Bros on a handheld gaming console that actively hurts the user with sharp thorns.  But a Game Boy made out of durian had been what people wanted — for science and for the content, of cour
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Singaporean who turned watermelon into a Game Boy does the same to a Mao Shan Wang durian

Granted, nobody in their right mind would want to play Super Mario Bros on a handheld gaming console that actively hurts the user with sharp thorns.  But a Game Boy made out of durian had been what people wanted — for science and for the content, of course.  Cedrick Tan, the Singaporean YouTuber who famously built a handheld console out of an empty watermelon, returned with a new fruit-based project that some people would love but others would hate. Much like a durian itself.  By popular demand, the 24-year-old Singapore Management University (SMU) student took a durian (a Mao Shan Wang, to be exact), emptied it out, and turned it into a spiky chassis for a Game Boy Advance emulator.

Bangladesh Deploys Troops on Myanmar’s Border

Bangladeshi deployments appear to be in response to increased activity by Myanmar’s military along the border, saying it is cracking down on “terror” groups.
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Bangladesh Deploys Troops on Myanmar’s Border

Bangladeshi deployments appear to be in response to increased activity by Myanmar’s military along the border, saying it is cracking down on “terror” groups.

Indian startup ShareChat looks to fill void left by TikTok ban

ShareChat, a Twitter-backed Indian social media platform that caters for users in 15 regional languages, is one of many firms looking to fill the gap left by China’s TikTok app after it was banned in India. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Indian startup ShareChat looks to fill void left by TikTok ban

ShareChat, a Twitter-backed Indian social media platform that caters for users in 15 regional languages, is one of many firms looking to fill the gap left by China’s TikTok app after it was banned in India. Read Full Article at RT.com

Boris Johnson faces warnings from Tory party donors over 'bleak' economy

Party donors have lined up to accuse Boris Johnson of damaging the economy with his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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Boris Johnson faces warnings from Tory party donors over 'bleak' economy

Party donors have lined up to accuse Boris Johnson of damaging the economy with his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'have agreed to star in fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping to 'give people a glimpse into their lives and see all the charity work they do', according to a source.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'have agreed to star in fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping to 'give people a glimpse into their lives and see all the charity work they do', according to a source.

Azerbaijan declares partial troop mobilization after foes Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh call citizens to arms

With martial law already in place, Baku has announced a partial conscription call amid intense border fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The contested region and Armenia had both declared total mobilization a day prior. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Azerbaijan declares partial troop mobilization after foes Armenia & Nagorno-Karabakh call citizens to arms

With martial law already in place, Baku has announced a partial conscription call amid intense border fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The contested region and Armenia had both declared total mobilization a day prior. Read Full Article at RT.com

Portland police shove protester in WHEELCHAIR, as church burning provokes speculation

Portland was subjected to more protests overnight, as activists and agitators, including one man in a wheelchair, faced off against police. Elsewhere in the city, a church caught fire, prompting speculation as to the culprits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Portland police shove protester in WHEELCHAIR, as church burning provokes speculation

Portland was subjected to more protests overnight, as activists and agitators, including one man in a wheelchair, faced off against police. Elsewhere in the city, a church caught fire, prompting speculation as to the culprits. Read Full Article at RT.com

Skills then sulking: Fans claim 5-second clip 'sums up' Neymar as star pulls off incredible trick before 'faking' injury (VIDEO)

If ever a five-second passage of football encapsulated the mercurial yet often infuriating brilliance of Neymar, it might just be this clip from PSG's match at Reims on Sunday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Skills then sulking: Fans claim 5-second clip 'sums up' Neymar as star pulls off incredible trick before 'faking' injury (VIDEO)

If ever a five-second passage of football encapsulated the mercurial yet often infuriating brilliance of Neymar, it might just be this clip from PSG's match at Reims on Sunday night. Read Full Article at RT.com

China’s top chipmaker’s stock tumbles on threat of US sanctions

Share prices of China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer SMIC fell sharply on Monday after reports that the Trump administration will restrict technology sales to the firm over an alleged risk they will be used by the military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China’s top chipmaker’s stock tumbles on threat of US sanctions

Share prices of China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer SMIC fell sharply on Monday after reports that the Trump administration will restrict technology sales to the firm over an alleged risk they will be used by the military. Read Full Article at RT.com

Man handcuffed and blindfolded 13-year-old girl in handicapped toilet before committing indecent acts

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 28) to handcuffing and blindfolding a girl, then 13, before committing various indecent acts on her in a handicapped toilet at Plaza Singapura last year. Alaric Lim Qixian was then a full-time nati
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Man handcuffed and blindfolded 13-year-old girl in handicapped toilet before committing indecent acts

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday (Sept 28) to handcuffing and blindfolding a girl, then 13, before committing various indecent acts on her in a handicapped toilet at Plaza Singapura last year. Alaric Lim Qixian was then a full-time national serviceman with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The girl cannot be named because of a gag order to protect her identity. District Judge Sharmila Sripathy called for probation and reformative training reports to be made. Lim faces one charge of committing an indecent act with a child under the Children and Young Persons Act, as well as two charges of insulting the modesty of two women. The court heard that in March 2019, Lim met the girl at a cosplay event before they began messaging each other on Instagram. He claimed to be a photographer who took what he called “risky” pictures of women wearing minimal clothing and offered to take such pictures of her. The girl said she wanted to take part in a photo shoot depicting bondage, discipline or domination, sadism and masochism, or BDSM, but clarified that she did not want to go fully naked.

Elderly couple get colon cancer after eating melon seeds every day

Too much of anything isn’t ideal, even when it comes to healthier food alternatives. Case in point: melon seeds.  An elderly couple in Wuhan were diagnosed with colon cancer after indulging in more than 500g of melon seeds every day for two years. Acco
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Elderly couple get colon cancer after eating melon seeds every day

Too much of anything isn’t ideal, even when it comes to healthier food alternatives. Case in point: melon seeds.  An elderly couple in Wuhan were diagnosed with colon cancer after indulging in more than 500g of melon seeds every day for two years. According to Oriental Daily, the couple, who are in their 60s, noticed blood in their stools which prompted them to seek treatment at the Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  A colonoscopy later revealed that they are in their middle and late stages of colon cancer. They have no family history of bowel cancer. It was said that the retirees of two years often consumed melon seeds as a snack when watching television and playing games at home. It turned out the onset of colon cancer in the couple was related to poor eating habits, a doctor in the oncology department said. 

In contactless self-collection gone wrong, stranger steals and eats baked goods meant for a customer

One moment, a bag of baked goods had been hanging on the front gates of home baker Mary's Delights. The next, it vanished — and not because the rightful owner came by to pick it up.  The baker, who declined to be named, came home to a rude shock last
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In contactless self-collection gone wrong, stranger steals and eats baked goods meant for a customer

One moment, a bag of baked goods had been hanging on the front gates of home baker Mary's Delights. The next, it vanished — and not because the rightful owner came by to pick it up.  The baker, who declined to be named, came home to a rude shock last Friday (Sept 25) when she found the bag she left at her door gone despite the customer having yet to turn up. In her Facebook post that evening, she shared how she had gone on a wild goose chase, only to find the remains of the pilfered goods strewn across her HDB block's staircase landing. «[In all] my 9 years in this business line... all self-collection has been a breeze,» she wrote. «But today, contactless collection has gone wrong when the item went missing.»

Меркель навещала Навального в клинике «Шарите»

Spiegel назвал встречу "сверхсекретной" и сигналом российским властям к тому, что Берлин "не уступит в этом деле и выяснит правду". Наваль
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Меркель навещала Навального в клинике «Шарите»

Spiegel назвал встречу "сверхсекретной" и сигналом российским властям к тому, что Берлин "не уступит в этом деле и выяснит правду". Навальный подтвердил, что канцлер ФРГ навещала его в больнице, но отметил, что эту встречу не стоит называть секретной.

Азербайджан и Армения сообщили о потерях сторон в ходе воскресных боев, разойдясь в числе убитых

Министерство обороны Азербайджана заявляет, что Армения в ходе боев в воскресенье на линии соприкосновения в Карабахе потеряла более 550 чело
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Азербайджан и Армения сообщили о потерях сторон в ходе воскресных боев, разойдясь в числе убитых

Министерство обороны Азербайджана заявляет, что Армения в ходе боев в воскресенье на линии соприкосновения в Карабахе потеряла более 550 человек убитыми. В Армении эту информацию опровергли, заявив о 16 погибших и более ста раненых, а также о "значительных успехах", достигнутых армянскими войсками.

Rwanda: Gradual School Reopening to Start in October

[New Times] The Minister of Education has said that the reopening of schools is expected to start gradually in October and conclude in November 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Rwanda: Gradual School Reopening to Start in October

[New Times] The Minister of Education has said that the reopening of schools is expected to start gradually in October and conclude in November 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rwanda: Country Reduces Ozone Warming Gases By 54%

[New Times] Rwanda has drastically reduced, by 54%, the importation of gases known as 'hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)' that deplete ozone layer paving the way for implementing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
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Rwanda: Country Reduces Ozone Warming Gases By 54%

[New Times] Rwanda has drastically reduced, by 54%, the importation of gases known as 'hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)' that deplete ozone layer paving the way for implementing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Rwanda: Kagame Makes Diplomatic Changes, Appoints New Envoys

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda's diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies.
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Rwanda: Kagame Makes Diplomatic Changes, Appoints New Envoys

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda's diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies.

Punjab CM launches stir against farm laws at Bhagat Singh's village

Punjab Congress leaders, led by CM Amarinder Singh, launched a sit-in agitation against the contentious agricultural laws at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh. Besides legal recourse, the Punjab government was looking at other option
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Punjab CM launches stir against farm laws at Bhagat Singh's village

Punjab Congress leaders, led by CM Amarinder Singh, launched a sit-in agitation against the contentious agricultural laws at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh. Besides legal recourse, the Punjab government was looking at other options to scuttle the Centre's new agriculture laws «that are designed to ruin Punjab's farmers and economy», said the CM.

Trump's firms paid $750 in taxes in US, $145,400 in India in 2017: Report

Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in the year he was elected US president and also in his first year in the White House, according to a media report, which also said that he or his companies paid $ 145,400 taxes in India in 2017. Trump paid
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Trump's firms paid $750 in taxes in US, $145,400 in India in 2017: Report

Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in the year he was elected US president and also in his first year in the White House, according to a media report, which also said that he or his companies paid $ 145,400 taxes in India in 2017. Trump paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made, the report said. The US president immediately dismissed the report as «totally fake news».

New agri laws are death sentence for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Days after agriculture Bills were passed in the Parliament leading to protests by a number of farmer organisations and political parties in various states, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called it 'a death sentence'. «The agriculture laws are a death sent
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New agri laws are death sentence for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Days after agriculture Bills were passed in the Parliament leading to protests by a number of farmer organisations and political parties in various states, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called it 'a death sentence'. «The agriculture laws are a death sentence to our farmers. Their voice is crushed in Parliament and outside. Here is proof that democracy in India is dead,» he said.

BJP leader says will hug Mamata if infected by coronavirus, police complaint filed

Newly-appointed BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra has said that he would hug chief minister Mamata Banerjee if he is infected by the coronavirus to make her feel the pain of the families of Covid-19 patients. A police complaint was filed by the Trinamool Co
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BJP leader says will hug Mamata if infected by coronavirus, police complaint filed

Newly-appointed BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra has said that he would hug chief minister Mamata Banerjee if he is infected by the coronavirus to make her feel the pain of the families of Covid-19 patients. A police complaint was filed by the Trinamool Congress in Siliguri for the comments Hazra made at a party programme in Baruipur in South 24 Parganas on Sunday evening.

Covid-19: Nearly 77,000 security personnel tested positive, 401 succumbed till August 21

As many as 76,768 police personnel all over the country including paramilitary forces such as CRPF, CISF, BSF and NSG tested positive for COVID-19 while 401 succumbed to the killer virus, according to a report by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.
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Covid-19: Nearly 77,000 security personnel tested positive, 401 succumbed till August 21

As many as 76,768 police personnel all over the country including paramilitary forces such as CRPF, CISF, BSF and NSG tested positive for COVID-19 while 401 succumbed to the killer virus, according to a report by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.

In-Depth Analysis - The future of tertiary education in Europe - 28-09-2020

This analysis focuses on six challenges facing tertiary education in the EU: the need to maintain relevance to current and future aspirations, the impact of digital and disruptive technologies, the way it collaborates with business, global and intra-EU collab
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In-Depth Analysis - The future of tertiary education in Europe - 28-09-2020

This analysis focuses on six challenges facing tertiary education in the EU: the need to maintain relevance to current and future aspirations, the impact of digital and disruptive technologies, the way it collaborates with business, global and intra-EU collaboration, quality assurance, financing and barriers to inclusion. It also looks at trends in two of the largest higher education systems outside the European Higher Education Area, those in the United States and China. This provides the backdrop to discuss how the next Multiannual Financial Framework, which is currently under negotiation, will put tools at the EU's disposal to exert some influence on the future trajectory of tertiary education, as well as the European Parliament's role in these negotiations. Source : © European Union, 2020 - EP

Africa: Over 1.4 Million Covid-19 Cases, 1.2 Million Recoveries Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of September 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,460,328. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 35,163, and recoveries 1,207,261.
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Africa: Over 1.4 Million Covid-19 Cases, 1.2 Million Recoveries Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of September 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,460,328. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 35,163, and recoveries 1,207,261.

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