October 24th, 2020

World News

TV reporter goes missing in southern Pakistan

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

ISLAMABAD – A reporter working for Pakistan’s leading Geo News television has gone missing in the southern port city of Karachi, family and colleagues said Saturday. Geo bureau chief in Karachi, Fahim Siddiqi, said police registered the journalist’s disappearance as an “abduction” case without naming suspects. Ali Imran Syed, 40, left home late Friday evening ... Read More »

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Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

Rocket and artillery barrage hit residential areas Saturday hours after the United States hosted top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan for talks on settling their decades-long conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The heavy shelling forced residents of Stepanakert, the regional capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, into shelters, as emergency teams rushed to extinguish fires. Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said other towns ... Read More »

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Egypt’s parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader’s grip

By By Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

CAIRO – Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The elections are taking place as the Arab world’s most populous country faces a slight increase in coronavirus cases, with authorities ... Read More »

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Thai PM repeats calls for calm ahead of protesters’ deadline

By Grant Peck, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

BANGKOK – Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appeared no closer to resolving their differences Saturday, as the protesters’ evening deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down approached. Prayuth’s office issued a statement repeating his plea to resolve differences through Parliament, which will discuss the political situation in a special session starting ... Read More »

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Official: Roadside bomb killed 9 in eastern Afghanistan

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – A roadside bomb killed nine people in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, after it struck a minivan full of civilians, a local official said. Ghazni province police spokesman Ahmad Khan Sirat said that a second roadside bomb killed two policemen, after it struck their vehicle that was making its way to the victims of ... Read More »

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Poland’s President Duda tests positive for coronavirus

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

WARSAW, Poland – Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, his spokesman said on Saturday. The spokesman, Blazej Spychalski, said on Twitter that the 48-year-old conservative leader was tested the day before and his result was positive. Spychalski said the president feels well. There was no immediate word on how the situation would ... Read More »

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PG&E may cut power to over 1 million people in California

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday. The nation’s largest utility said it could black out customers in 38 counties – including most of the San ... Read More »

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Correction: California Wildfires story

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – In a story October 23, 2020, about possible California power cuts, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Pacific Gas & Electric will cut power to some 1 million people. The utility may cut power to 1 million people... Read More »

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US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash

By The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

FOLEY, Ala. – A U.S. Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane, authorities said. Zach Harrell, a spokesperson for Commander, Naval Air Forces, said both people in the T-6B Texan II training plane died, but they weren’t ... Read More »

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Navy training plane crashes in Alabama; injuries unclear

By The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

FOLEY, Ala. – A U.S. Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast, authorities said. Officials did not immediately release information about possible fatalities, but said no one on the ground was hurt. Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby said responders encountered a “large volume ... Read More »

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