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  • ‘They kill us and we are helping them’: Ethiopia’s increasingly nasty civil conflict
    We could see a seemingly endless line of trucks as we headed down the highway in northern Ethiopia. As their contents drew closer we knew the battle ground was shifting in this country’s increasingly nasty civil conflict. There were thousands of troops perched on the back, clutching automatic weapons while fighting to stay upright. They were accompanied by specialist vehicles hauling...
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  • Brazil’s president should face homicide charges over 95,000 COVID-19 deaths, draft report finds
    Brazil’s president should face homicide charges over errors that led to an estimated 95,000 COVID-19 deaths, a draft of a major inquiry report has found. With more than 600,000 deaths, only the US has lost more people to coronavirus than Brazil and the president has been widely criticised for openly objecting to lockdowns, regularly refusing to wear a mask in public and stating he has not...
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  • Hamas warns Israel another war is inevitable unless it ends occupation of Palestine
    Hamas has warned Israel that another war is inevitable unless its occupation of Palestine ends and the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza is resolved. Speaking exclusively to Sky News, in the first interview since mediation talks in Egypt ended, a senior Hamas official said that the fight will continue “with all means”, until an independent Palestinian state is established. “We...
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  • North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, says South – and it disrupts Japan election campaign
    North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile from its east coast into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military has said. The launch, which has been reported by officials in South Korea and Japan, is the latest in a recent series of weapon tests by the country. It caused Japan’s new prime minister to withdraw from his election campaign trail, and overshadowed the...
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  • More than 5,600 prisoners to be released by Myanmar junta
    More than 5,600 prisoners in Myanmar will be released by the military junta which seized power earlier this year. Videos and pictures from the country showed tearful reunions as those who had been detained were reunited with their loved ones. An announcement on state television said the move was part of an amnesty for those who protested against the coup earlier this year, in which the...
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  • At least 22 people killed in flash floods and landslides in south Indian state of Kerala
    At least 22 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in the southern Indian state of Kerala over the weekend. The National Disaster Response Force, the Indian army and navy were called out to rescue people after several areas were hit. According to a government official, 13 people were killed in a landslide in the village of Kuttikkal, Kottayam district, with...
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  • COVID-19 cases hit record daily high in Russia as deaths spike with infection surge
    Russia has reported a record number of new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours with cases hitting 34,303 – the highest since the pandemic began. It represents a hike of more than 70% when compared with last month’s figure of 20,174. Meanwhile, the number of daily COVID deaths in Russia stood at 997 – just five fewer than the record-high of 1,002 seen the previous day....
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  • Russian actress, director and cosmonaut back on land after 12 days filming in space
    An actress and film director have returned to Earth after spending nearly two weeks in space making a movie on the International Space Station. Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko emerged from the Russian capsule smiling after it landed on the Kazakhstan steppe along with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky inside. Two of the group had rocketed into orbit on 5 October for a 12-day stint to film segments of a...
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  • Zaghari-Ratcliffe could be sent back to prison ‘at any time’ after losing latest appeal
    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has lost her latest appeal against her sentence in Iran, meaning she could be sent back to prison “at any time”, her MP has said. Labour’s Tulip Siddiq said the British-Iranian dual national’s sentence of one year plus a one-year travel ban has been “upheld with no court hearing”. The Hampstead and Kilburn MP has urged Prime Minister...
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  • Xi ‘set to snub COP26’ – minister says nations that don’t attend will be ‘outliers’
    Countries that do not attend the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow will be “outliers”, a minister has told Sky News. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was speaking to Kay Burley after it was reported that China‘s leader, Xi Jinping, will not be coming to the gathering. “If countries don’t come they’ll be the outliers rather than central to this and most...
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