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Sadiq Khan nixes fireworks & says ‘nothing happening’ in Covid-panicked London on New Year’s Eve

Central London will be quiet on New Year’s Eve, Mayor Sadiq Khan has decreed, claiming fireworks and other merrymaking would be too dangerous to public health amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sadiq Khan nixes fireworks & says ‘nothing happening’ in Covid-panicked London on New Year’s Eve

Central London will be quiet on New Year’s Eve, Mayor Sadiq Khan has decreed, claiming fireworks and other merrymaking would be too dangerous to public health amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sacrifices of September 1988 Not Forgotten as Myanmar’s Long March to Democracy Continues

As Myanmar prepares for November’s general election, the 32nd anniversary of the bloody coup that brought the SLORC to power reminds us of what is at stake.
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Sacrifices of September 1988 Not Forgotten as Myanmar’s Long March to Democracy Continues

As Myanmar prepares for November’s general election, the 32nd anniversary of the bloody coup that brought the SLORC to power reminds us of what is at stake.

Woman crashes car into Jalan Berseh playground 2 days after motorcycle accident

A prime example of what not to do when driving someone else's car — a woman allegedly lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a playground and abandoned the wreck, leaving her passenger at the scene. The 24-year-old woman was arrested for driving the ca
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Woman crashes car into Jalan Berseh playground 2 days after motorcycle accident

A prime example of what not to do when driving someone else's car — a woman allegedly lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a playground and abandoned the wreck, leaving her passenger at the scene. The 24-year-old woman was arrested for driving the car without the consent of the owner, police said. The accident happened near Block 25 Jalan Berseh at 11.42am on Sept 17. Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, an eyewitness said he had heard the sound of the car engine before he saw it travel towards the playground at a high speed. The vehicle only came to a stop when it hit a stone bench, he said. «After the female driver opened the door, she quickly ran upstairs [to the HDB block], leaving the female passenger behind. »She only came back about half an hour later and even changed her clothes." The driver and her passenger had apparently been in a motorcycle accident just two days ago, said the eyewitness, who overheard their family members berating them for getting involved in another crash.

Neighbour wars: Elderly resident repeatedly pours water on smoking neighbour in Bedok

Like oil and water, a pair of neighbours just can't seem to see eye to eye over their differences in smoking habits. Annoyed that the neighbour living in the unit below below her refused to stop smoking by his window every day, a 68-year-old lady lost her pa
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Neighbour wars: Elderly resident repeatedly pours water on smoking neighbour in Bedok

Like oil and water, a pair of neighbours just can't seem to see eye to eye over their differences in smoking habits. Annoyed that the neighbour living in the unit below below her refused to stop smoking by his window every day, a 68-year-old lady lost her patience and poured water out her window and onto him four times in the past two months, Lianhe Wanbao reported.  The woman lives on the third floor of an HDB flat along Bedok Reservoir Road. In an interview with Lianhe Wanbao, the neighbour, a 64-year-old man, said that he initially thought the lady was washing her windows. It was only after the fourth instance where she yelled at him did he realise she had poured water on him on purpose. «She's so unreasonable, my hands were all wet!» he exclaimed. «I smoke in my own home, it's none of her business.» According to the elderly lady, the smell of secondhand smoke would regularly waft into the house, especially if the wind was blowing in. She revealed that the man was a chain smoker to begin with, but had started smoking more frequently this year.

DGCC/AGASA : Luther Abouna et Alia Bongo en aparté

Ce mardi 15 septembre 2020 à Libreville, le Directeur Général de la Concurrence et de la Consommation (DGCC) s'est entretenu avec son homologue de l'Agence Gabonaise de Sécurité Alimentaire (AGASA). Il était question pour ces responsables de, non seulem
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DGCC/AGASA : Luther Abouna et Alia Bongo en aparté

Ce mardi 15 septembre 2020 à Libreville, le Directeur Général de la Concurrence et de la Consommation (DGCC) s'est entretenu avec son homologue de l'Agence Gabonaise de Sécurité Alimentaire (AGASA). Il était question pour ces responsables de, non seulement consolider la collaboration entre leurs institutions, mais aussi de poursuivre ensemble la mission qui est la leur. À savoir, œuvrer pour la sécurité alimentaire des populations. Le carnet de rencontres du Directeur Général de la Concurrence et de (...) - SOCIETE / SUJET_ECRIT_MAISON

Carter Center Launches Election Monitoring Mission in Myanmar

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, monitoring and reporting by Myanmar citizens will be remotely overseen by international specialists.
The Irrawaddy

Carter Center Launches Election Monitoring Mission in Myanmar

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, monitoring and reporting by Myanmar citizens will be remotely overseen by international specialists.

Количество заболевших коронавирусом в мире превысило 30 млн человек

Сообщается, что общемировое число инфицированных сейчас составляет 30 193 188, умерли 946 346 человека, выздоровели 20 398 381. Больше всего случаев зара
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Количество заболевших коронавирусом в мире превысило 30 млн человек

Сообщается, что общемировое число инфицированных сейчас составляет 30 193 188, умерли 946 346 человека, выздоровели 20 398 381. Больше всего случаев заражения (6 675 564) зафиксировано в США. Далее следуют Индия (5 214 677) и Бразилия (4 455 386). Россия по-прежнему находится на четвертом месте.

Иудеи празднуют Рош а-Шана или Новый 5781-й год. Израильтяне встречают его в условиях повторного жесткого карантина

Все осенние еврейские праздники в этом году будут проходить в условиях карантина, вступившего в силу сегодня. Разрешено передвигаться на рас
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Иудеи празднуют Рош а-Шана или Новый 5781-й год. Израильтяне встречают его в условиях повторного жесткого карантина

Все осенние еврейские праздники в этом году будут проходить в условиях карантина, вступившего в силу сегодня. Разрешено передвигаться на расстояние не более 1 км от места проживания до места молитв и нельзя собираться группами более 20 человек. После Рош а-Шана ограничения могут быть ужесточены.

В Израиле вступил в силу повторный карантин по коронавирусу

Израиль стал первой страной, которая повторно объявила общенациональный карантин. Ограничения отменили в мае, когда заболеваемость сократи
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В Израиле вступил в силу повторный карантин по коронавирусу

Израиль стал первой страной, которая повторно объявила общенациональный карантин. Ограничения отменили в мае, когда заболеваемость сократилась до единичных случаев в сутки, но с июня заболеваемость вновь начала расти. Ограничения вводят на три недели с возможностью продления.

Seychelles' top 2 political parties submit National Assembly candidate documents for Oct vote

Seychelles' two leading political parties -- Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) and United Seychelles (US) -- presented their National Assembly candidates on Friday for the upcoming legislative election from October 22-24. The legislative election will take pla
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Seychelles' top 2 political parties submit National Assembly candidate documents for Oct vote

Seychelles' two leading political parties -- Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) and United Seychelles (US) -- presented their National Assembly candidates on Friday for the upcoming legislative election from October 22-24. The legislative election will take place on the same dates as the presidential vote with an aim to reduce expenses as Seychelles faces an economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) presented the documents of their 26 opposition party candidates at 9.15 am at the Electoral Commission's headquarters at the ex-SACOS tower in Victoria. The party leader, Roger Mancienne, told the press that the processes are going well, «though it is quite a complicated one considering the different factors affecting this election.» «We all agree that with COVID, the situation is different and there are certain measures in place that we need to respect. Though there is so much excitement in the air, everyone needs to remind themselves that there are measures in place that need to be followed. Everyone has realised that this is a procedure that is really important in our political life, where we are participating in a democratic procedure that is the basis of our society,» said Mancienne. Following the 2015 parliamentary election, for the first time in the country, the opposing party had a majority in the assembly. «In the past four years we have worked really hard and we have used the position in politics to really push forward the agenda and the programme of LDS. We have done a lot of work in the districts hence we are really confident that we will win a majority in the Assembly as well as for the presidential election,» said Mancienne. The ruling party, United Seychelles, arrived at the headquarters at 10.30 am with 25 candidates for nomination. The party's candidate for Bel Ombre, Sheryl Louise, was unable to submit her nomination documents together with her fellow party members. United Seychelles was the second party to submit nomination documents for the National Assembly elections. (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency)  Photo License: CC-BY  The party leader, Vincent Meriton explained that Louise slipped and had an accident the previous night while campaigning, and had to go to the hospital and could not make it to the headquarters on time. Louise arrived in a wheelchair at 12.00 noon to submit her documents. Talking about the National Assembly nominees of his party, Meriton said that United Seychelles is presenting a mixed team. «We have the youth and the experienced, men and women, professionals and politicians with maturity. It is a team that will support and collaborate with the government. We are also presenting a team that will support president Faure deliver his mandate for the people of Seychelles, a mandate where the main role is to remove the country from the economic difficulty that we are in,» he said.

Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new prime minister hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model. Mohamed's office announced late Thursday th
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Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new prime minister hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model. Mohamed's office announced late Thursday the appointment of Mohamed Hussein Roble, a Swedish-trained civil engineer and political neophyte, and «wished him to take duties and tasks ahead with diligence». He fills a vacancy left when former premier Hassan Ali Khaire was removed by parliament in July for failing to pave the way for fully democratic elections due before February 2021. The foreign-backed government in Mogadishu has been in drawn-out negotiations with Somalia's federal states over how to proceed with parliamentary and presidential elections. However the process has been held-up by political infighting between the president -- better known by his nickname Farmajo -- and the country's regional leaders. Somalia had set itself the goal of holding its first fully democratic, one-man one-vote election since 1969 -- as opposed to a complex system in which special delegates pick lawmakers who then vote for the president. But an agreement reached between the president, five regional leaders and the mayor of Mogadishu has conceded that such a vote would be impossible within the timeframe remaining before Somalia's parliament expires in November, and Farmajo's term ends in February. In an official communique, the negotiators said delegates from Somalia's myriad clans would elect the 275 MPs of the lower house, which in turn chooses the president. While the process mirrors the last election held in 2017, it will go a bit further in terms of inclusivity, with 27,775 delegates voting -- almost twice as many as last time. No timeline was given, and it remains unclear what role the country's independent election commission will play, with the federal and state governments to appoint their own agencies to oversee their respective polls. The plan still needs to be approved by Somalia's parliament. The United Nations had described the pursuit of one-person, one-vote elections as a «historic milestone» on Somalia's path to full democratisation and peace after decades of war and violent instability in the Horn of Africa nation. But observers had warned that such a goal was looking increasingly unlikely due to tensions with the states, technical aspects such as voter registration, and security challenges posed by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militant group. The fragile central government, chaired by Farmajo, controls only a part of Somali territory and relies on an international peacekeeping force to confront a violent insurgency from Al-Shabaab in the countryside. Mogadishu had been criticised by observers for engaging in political feuds with federal states to gain control in the election process, rather than focusing on the fight against the Islamist militants. © Agence France-Presse

South Korean capital seeks $4 million in damages from church for causing new Covid-19 outbreak

Seoul city will seek $4 million in damages against the Sarang Jeil Church, after accusing it of disrupting the country’s tracing and testing efforts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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South Korean capital seeks $4 million in damages from church for causing new Covid-19 outbreak

Seoul city will seek $4 million in damages against the Sarang Jeil Church, after accusing it of disrupting the country’s tracing and testing efforts. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20

People in the United States will be barred from downloading TikTok, a video sharing app, and WeChat, a popular messenger, starting on September 20, the commerce department said in a press release. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20

People in the United States will be barred from downloading TikTok, a video sharing app, and WeChat, a popular messenger, starting on September 20, the commerce department said in a press release. Read Full Article at RT.com

Opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya uses United Nations appearance to demand immediate foreign intervention in Belarus

Exiled Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has urged the “international community” to intervene in her country, claiming the actions of the Minsk authorities are in contradiction of “all international norms.” Read Full Article at
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Opposition figurehead Tikhanovskaya uses United Nations appearance to demand immediate foreign intervention in Belarus

Exiled Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has urged the “international community” to intervene in her country, claiming the actions of the Minsk authorities are in contradiction of “all international norms.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump offered Julian Assange a PARDON deal in return for 2016 DNC emails source disclosure, lawyer says

President Donald Trump attempted to cut a deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, offering the wanted journalist a pardon in exchange for the source of the 2016 DNC emails. Assange refused to betray the source. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump offered Julian Assange a PARDON deal in return for 2016 DNC emails source disclosure, lawyer says

President Donald Trump attempted to cut a deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, offering the wanted journalist a pardon in exchange for the source of the 2016 DNC emails. Assange refused to betray the source. Read Full Article at RT.com

Political Twitter goes wild over conservative icon Tucker Carlson getting 'on board' with SOCIALISM in 2018

Online users were taken aback by a resurfaced 2018 clip of Conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson seemingly switching his political allegiance toward socialism during a conversation with left-wing philosopher Cornel West. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Political Twitter goes wild over conservative icon Tucker Carlson getting 'on board' with SOCIALISM in 2018

Online users were taken aback by a resurfaced 2018 clip of Conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson seemingly switching his political allegiance toward socialism during a conversation with left-wing philosopher Cornel West. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sweeping US ban on Chinese cotton could ‘wreak havoc’ on supply chains, major industry group warns

The US’ plans to block imports of cotton from China’s Xinjiang region over the alleged use of forced labor could be impossible to enforce, the US apparel association said, adding that the move may jeopardize global supply chains. Read Full Article at RT.c
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Sweeping US ban on Chinese cotton could ‘wreak havoc’ on supply chains, major industry group warns

The US’ plans to block imports of cotton from China’s Xinjiang region over the alleged use of forced labor could be impossible to enforce, the US apparel association said, adding that the move may jeopardize global supply chains. Read Full Article at RT.com

US economy in decline under crushing debt & rising power of China – Ray Dalio

The world’s largest economy, the United States, is exhibiting signs of decline under the mountainous debt that stunts growth, warns veteran hedge fund manager Ray Dalio. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US economy in decline under crushing debt & rising power of China – Ray Dalio

The world’s largest economy, the United States, is exhibiting signs of decline under the mountainous debt that stunts growth, warns veteran hedge fund manager Ray Dalio. Read Full Article at RT.com

The 90-minute coronavirus test that's 94% accurate

The CovidNudge test, a machine the size of a shoebox, delivers results in 90 minutes and is 94% accurate.The NHS has already ordered 5,000 machines and 5.8 million testing cartridges
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The 90-minute coronavirus test that's 94% accurate

The CovidNudge test, a machine the size of a shoebox, delivers results in 90 minutes and is 94% accurate.The NHS has already ordered 5,000 machines and 5.8 million testing cartridges

Hospitals are warned to clear beds and brace for a rise in coronavirus patients in TWO weeks

MPs in London have been informed of plans to set up Isolation units for patients to recover by freeing space on wards for those needing the most care as they battle Covid-19.
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Hospitals are warned to clear beds and brace for a rise in coronavirus patients in TWO weeks

MPs in London have been informed of plans to set up Isolation units for patients to recover by freeing space on wards for those needing the most care as they battle Covid-19.

No reason to transfer jailed Russian pilot to private US prison, wife says

Yaroshenko’s lawyer Alexei Tarasov told TASS that he was unaware why his client was to be transferred from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution to a private prison
TASS

No reason to transfer jailed Russian pilot to private US prison, wife says

Yaroshenko’s lawyer Alexei Tarasov told TASS that he was unaware why his client was to be transferred from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution to a private prison

Too much absurdity in Navalny case to take anyone’s word on trust — Kremlin

Moscow keeps trying to obtain the results of tests of Russian blogger Alexey Navalny from the Organization for the Prohibition ​​​​​​of Chemical Weapons, but to no avail, the spokesman revealed
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Too much absurdity in Navalny case to take anyone’s word on trust — Kremlin

Moscow keeps trying to obtain the results of tests of Russian blogger Alexey Navalny from the Organization for the Prohibition ​​​​​​of Chemical Weapons, but to no avail, the spokesman revealed

Support measures during pandemic in Russia were effective — Kremlin

Earlier, the head of the Accounts Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, said that the government could have allocated more funds to support citizens and businesses
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Support measures during pandemic in Russia were effective — Kremlin

Earlier, the head of the Accounts Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, said that the government could have allocated more funds to support citizens and businesses

Minsk’s envoy to UN dismisses reports about political prisoners in Belarus

He also said that the nation’s law enforcement agencies were looking into hundreds of complaints alleging police brutality during the countrywide protests
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Minsk’s envoy to UN dismisses reports about political prisoners in Belarus

He also said that the nation’s law enforcement agencies were looking into hundreds of complaints alleging police brutality during the countrywide protests

A peek into ancient Iraj military fortress in Tehran

TEHRAN- The historical Iraj fortress, one of the largest military fortresses of the ancient times, is located in the heart of a wide plain near Asgarabad village, in Pishva, southeast of Tehran
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A peek into ancient Iraj military fortress in Tehran

TEHRAN- The historical Iraj fortress, one of the largest military fortresses of the ancient times, is located in the heart of a wide plain near Asgarabad village, in Pishva, southeast of Tehran

UK Health Secretary refuses to rule out 2nd national lockdown, but it would be ‘last line of defense’

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says another national lockdown isn’t something “that we ever take off the table,” but he did not clarified whether or not it would be imposed next month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK Health Secretary refuses to rule out 2nd national lockdown, but it would be ‘last line of defense’

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says another national lockdown isn’t something “that we ever take off the table,” but he did not clarified whether or not it would be imposed next month. Read Full Article at RT.com

NHS worker brutally beaten in face mask confrontation in DISTURBING VIDEO from London police

A disturbing video was released by Scotland Yard, showing an unruly passenger attacking and leaving unconscious an NHS test-and-trace worker after an argument over wearing the mandatory face mask erupted on a bus in north London. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NHS worker brutally beaten in face mask confrontation in DISTURBING VIDEO from London police

A disturbing video was released by Scotland Yard, showing an unruly passenger attacking and leaving unconscious an NHS test-and-trace worker after an argument over wearing the mandatory face mask erupted on a bus in north London. Read Full Article at RT.com

COVID-19 medical coverage now available even though Canadians advised to avoid international travel

Several insurance providers and airlines are lining up to offer travellers COVID-19 medical coverage, despite Canada's advisory to avoid non-essential travel abroad.
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COVID-19 medical coverage now available even though Canadians advised to avoid international travel

Several insurance providers and airlines are lining up to offer travellers COVID-19 medical coverage, despite Canada's advisory to avoid non-essential travel abroad.

Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon

Canadians in several provinces face long lines for a swab to help diagnose COVID-19 as school and workplaces open. New testing technologies could help, but doctors say they won't be a silver bullet.
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Why saliva testing for COVID-19 in Canada won't be a panacea for long lineups any time soon

Canadians in several provinces face long lines for a swab to help diagnose COVID-19 as school and workplaces open. New testing technologies could help, but doctors say they won't be a silver bullet.

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