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Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, Czech Republic declares state of emergency from October 5
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Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, Czech Republic declares state of emergency from October 5

30-Sep-2020
Prague [Czech Republic], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The Czech government decided to declare a 30-day state of emergency across the country starting from October 5 due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Roman Prymula said on Wednesday.
30-Sep-2020 Business
Pyongyang has an effective war deterrent and will now focus on economy, North Korean envoy tells UNGA
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Pyongyang has an effective war deterrent and will now focus on economy, North Korean envoy tells UNGA

30-Sep-2020
New York [US], September 30 (ANI): North Korea's Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song on Tuesday said that Pyongyang has a "reliable and effective war deterrent for self-defence" and will now focus on developing its sanctions-hit economy.
30-Sep-2020 Business
Actual COVID-19 death toll certainly higher than 1 million: WHO
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Actual COVID-19 death toll certainly higher than 1 million: WHO

30-Sep-2020
Geneva [Switzerland], September 30 (ANI): Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that the actual number of deaths due to COVID-19 is "certainly higher" than 1 million.
30-Sep-2020 Business
US Presidential Debate: Trump goes after Hunter Biden for alleged China links, Joe defends his son
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US Presidential Debate: Trump goes after Hunter Biden for alleged China links, Joe defends his son

30-Sep-2020
Cleveland (Ohio), Sep 30 (ANI): US President Donald Trump went after former Vice President Joe Biden over his son Hunter's business dealings and alleged he had earned billions from work related to China and Ukraine. During the presidential debate, Trump said: "China ate your lunch, Joe. And no wonder: your son goes in and takes out billions of dollars, and he makes millions of dollars.” Biden defended his son and said Trump's attacks had been "totally, thoroughly discredited." He also took a jab at the Trump family: "We don't want to talk about family ethics, we could talk about his family all night." Claims about Biden Hunter earning billions from a Chinese government-owned state bank have previously been discredited by independent fact-checkers, and Hunter Biden's attorney said in 2017 he took an equity stake worth $420,000, The Wall Street Journal.
30-Sep-2020
Trump defends his Supreme court appointment in 1st debate
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Trump defends his Supreme court appointment in 1st debate

30-Sep-2020
Republican President Donald Trump defended his quick push to try to fill a US Supreme Court seat at the start of his first presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying "elections have consequences" and he had the right despite Democratic objections.
30-Sep-2020
Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny trains daughter and granddaughter
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Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny trains daughter and granddaughter

29-Sep-2020
Keysha Atiki is only 10 but she can already lift her own body weight thanks to training with a coach who once competed in the Olympics - her grandmother. Mercy Obiero was only the second African woman to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics, representing her native Kenya in 2012.
29-Sep-2020
Taliban aware of possible new obstacles during intra-Afghan peace talks: Spokesman
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Taliban aware of possible new obstacles during intra-Afghan peace talks: Spokesman

30-Sep-2020
Kabul [Afghanistan], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem Wardak told reporters on Wednesday that the intra-Afghan peace talks, which were launched in Doha earlier this month, were not an easy process and required patience and dedication from both sides.
30-Sep-2020 Afghanistan
New Singapore High Commissioner meets Muraleedharan to discuss strengthening ties
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New Singapore High Commissioner meets Muraleedharan to discuss strengthening ties

30-Sep-2020
New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): The new Singapore High Commissioner to India Simon Wong called on Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss strengthening of the strategic relationship between the two countries.
30-Sep-2020 India
Iraqi Foreign Minister urges US to review decision on Embassy closure in Baghdad
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Iraqi Foreign Minister urges US to review decision on Embassy closure in Baghdad

30-Sep-2020
Baghdad [Iraq], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein called on the United States on Wednesday to revise its recent decision to shut down the country's embassy in the capital of Baghdad over constant missile attacks.
30-Sep-2020 Armed Forces
Chaos reigns in first debate as Joe Biden talks on election integrity
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Chaos reigns in first debate as Joe Biden talks on election integrity

30-Sep-2020
Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over the integrity of November's election in a chaotic first debate marked by personal insults, name calling and Trump's repeated interruptions.
30-Sep-2020
US Elections 2020: COVID-19 dominates presidential debate
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US Elections 2020: COVID-19 dominates presidential debate

30-Sep-2020
The reopening of the U.S. economy in the wake of the COVID pandemic dominated much of the discussion about the overall economy during the first U.S. presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
30-Sep-2020
'Brain-eating' amoeba in Texas tap water kills 6-year-old
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'Brain-eating' amoeba in Texas tap water kills 6-year-old

29-Sep-2020
A 'brain-eating' amoeba has been found in the water supply of a Texas city where a 6-year-old boy recently died from an infection with the organism. Watch the report
29-Sep-2020
Indian Embassy in Madagascar to become solar-powered on October 2
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Indian Embassy in Madagascar to become solar-powered on October 2

30-Sep-2020
Antananarivo [Madagascar], September 30 (ANI): On the occasion of the grand finale of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar is going to be the first Indian Embassy to switch to solar power with the installation of 8 KW of the solar power plant on its rooftop.
30-Sep-2020 Director
India, Australia discuss cooperation in energy sector
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India, Australia discuss cooperation in energy sector

30-Sep-2020
New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting with Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on Wednesday and discussed about Australian companies actively partnering and investing in India's gas infrastructure and in developing the hydrocarbon value chain in the country.
30-Sep-2020 India
India, Denmark agree to finalise bilateral broad-based trade, investment agreement
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India, Denmark agree to finalise bilateral broad-based trade, investment agreement

30-Sep-2020
New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Denmark counterpart Mette Frederiksen agreed to work towards an early conclusion of the bilateral broad-based trade and investment agreement.
30-Sep-2020 Business
Why is Turkey adding fuel to Armenia-Azerbaijan clash?
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Why is Turkey adding fuel to Armenia-Azerbaijan clash?

29-Sep-2020
As world leaders urge restraint, Erdogan is on a warpath. The Turkish President has decided to jump into the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan. What explains the Turkish president's move that risks Putin's wrath? WION's Palki Sharma explains.
29-Sep-2020
Police and protesters face off at protest for legalised abortion in Mexico
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Police and protesters face off at protest for legalised abortion in Mexico

29-Sep-2020
Women charged police lines in Mexico City on Monday (September 28) during protests demanding the legalisation of abortion in the majority Roman Catholic country.
29-Sep-2020
Is the body positivity movement being commercialized?
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Is the body positivity movement being commercialized?

29-Sep-2020
Lizzo - an American singer is the first plus-size celebrity to feature on the cover of Vogue. But, she says that the body positivity movement is being commercialised. WION's Palki tells you more.
29-Sep-2020
22000 migrant workers cross Nepalgunj border to India in last 4 weeks: Nepal police
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22000 migrant workers cross Nepalgunj border to India in last 4 weeks: Nepal police

30-Sep-2020
Nepalgunj [Nepal], September 30 (ANI): Around 22,000 Nepali migrant workers have left for India via Nepalgunj border point in the last four weeks, as the neighbouring country eases the COVID-19-induced lockdown in phases, say police.
30-Sep-2020 Containment zone