France braces for possible lockdown as virus…

France is bracing for a potential new lockdown as the president prepares a televised address Wednesday aimed at stopping a fast-rising tide of virus patients filling French hospitals and a growing daily death toll

Sprint 100m World Champion banned for two years

The U.S. sprinter and 100 meter world champion Christian Coleman has been banned from competition for two years for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules. The decision means he will miss next years Olympic Games in Toyko. Adam Reed reports.

Kazakhstan Not So Sour on Borat These Days

When the first Borat movie was released in 2006, the government of Kazakhstan, outraged by the portrayal of the country as an impoverished, anti-Semitic backwater, banned it and threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen. This time around, they've decided that there's no such thing as bad publicity. The Guardian reports...

Heathrow loses claim to being Europe's biggest…

London’s Heathrow Airport says it has lost its place as Europe’s busiest air hub to Paris Charles de Gaulle after the COVID-19 pandemic grounded flights and Britain failed to approve passenger testing that could scale back quarantine requirements

Sony seeing strong PS5 demand ahead of launch

Sony Corp is seeing "very considerable" demand for its PlayStation 5 console via pre-orders, its gaming chief said, as the tech firm targets pole position in the race to tap the growth of gaming with the device's Nov. 12 launch. Francis Maguire reports.

A New Princess Meets With Her Father

After years of courtroom battles , the relationship between Delphine Boel and the former king who long denied being her father has moved to the palace. Belgium's Albert II and the woman now recognized as Princess Delphine sat down together Sunday, the Guardian reports. The royal palace announced the reunion Tuesday...

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Cake Lady helps wounded soldiers heal, one treat…

David Wiseman heard Kath Ryan before he met her

Dodgers end their 32-year World Series drought

The Los Angeles Dodgers ended decades of heartbreak with their first World Series win since 1988 on Tuesday, a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Gloria Tso reports.

In One Nation, Infected Doctors Are Asked to Keep…

A sign of how bad things are in Belgium in regard to COVID-19: Doctors and nurses who've tested positive but have no symptoms are being asked to continue working in some overwhelmed hospitals, reports the Washington Post . "The situation is catastrophic," says an ICU doctor in the hard-hit city of...

Merkel seeks limited lockdown as German virus…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a partial lockdown as the number of newly recorded infections in the country hit another record high Wednesday

'This is war': Polish parliament abortion protest

Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus, from the opposition Lewica (Left), led a protest of other opposition members of the chamber wearing masks and t-shirts decorated with the lightning bolt symbol of the 'Women's Strike' movement, which has been leading the protests.

Saddam's 'Red Devil' Is Reportedly Dead

Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and one of the most wanted men in the world has been reported dead. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council who was promoted to head of the Ba'ath Party after Hussein's execution and evaded capture even as his family...

Poles join nationwide strike in revolt over…

People across Poland are vowing to stay off their jobs as part of a nationwide strike called to protest a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of congenitally damaged fetuses

'The torture was just too much': Lagos hearings

A judicial panel investigating claims of police brutality and the shooting of protesters began hearing complaints in Lagos on Tuesday (October 27) in a nation on edge following its biggest upheaval in 20 years. Libby Hogan reports.

Gulf Coast Braces for Possible Record No One Wants

Yet again, the Gulf Coast is bracing as another hurricane roars toward it. Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 season, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday, NBC News reports. It made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, the AP reports. It's expected...

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Divided Belgium turns into Europe's worst virus…

Small, yet so divided, Belgium has been hit hard again by the pandemic, and now presents some of the most worrying statistics in a continent reeling under the virus’ resurgence

Comedian Jon Stewart to host Apple TV+ series

Jon Stewart will host a current-affairs series for Apple's subscription video service. Bryan Wood reports.

13 Australian Women Allegedly Strip-Searched…

Thirteen Australians were allegedly among a group of women removed from a Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched on Oct. 2, the Australian government says. The flight, en route from Doha to Sydney, was delayed four hours after an abandoned newborn was found inside the airport. Australian authorities say all the...

Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of…

Turkish officials are railing against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over its cover-page cartoon mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing it of sowing “the seeds of hatred and animosity.”

U.S. sees some half-million COVID-19 cases in a…

Almost half a million people in the United States have contracted the coronavirus in the past week alone. Gloria Tso reports.

Putin Speaks Out on Trump's Criticism of Biden…

In comments Reuters calls "less friendly" toward President Trump and possibly attempting to "curry favor" with Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday pushed back against Trump's favored line of attack against his opponent. "Yes, in Ukraine he (Hunter Biden) had or maybe still has a business, I don’t...

Australia's second-largest city ends 111-day…

Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on his radio that Melbourne’s pandemic lockdown would soon be largely lifted after 111 days

'Stop this violence:' father of Walter Wallace Jr…

Walter Wallace Jr.'s father urged protesters Tuesday night to stop violence and chaos in Philadelphia.

Founder of Electronics Dynasty Has Died

The man who turned Samsung into a tech powerhouse—and nearly lost it all amid white-collar crime convictions—died Sunday in Seoul, the Washington Post reports. Lee Kun-hee was 78. "Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,...

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Satellite photos show construction at Iran…

Satellite photos show Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility

Biden goes for Georgia as Trump hits the rust belt

[NFA] Trailing in national opinion polls, President Donald Trump again attacked U.S. election mechanics on Tuesday, saying it would be “inappropriate” to take extra time to count the tens of millions of ballots cast by mail in his race against Democrat Joe Biden. Gavino Garay reports.

Suspected Culprit Emerges in Mystery 'Havana…

Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...