October 24th, 2020

World News

Missing Pakistani TV reporter is found after 72 hours

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

ISLAMABAD – A reporter working for Pakistan’s leading Geo News television who had gone missing in the southern port city of Karachi has been found, family and colleague said Saturday. Geo bureau chief in Karachi, Fahim Siddiqi, said Ali Imran Syed had contacted his wife by phone to say that he had reached his mother’s ... Read More »

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Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

MEDELLIN, Colombia – Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela, according to two people familiar with the situation. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to interfere with Lopez’s plans. Lopez has been holed up in the Spanish ambassador’s residence since a failed ... Read More »

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Big suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18 at education centre

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker ... Read More »

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Thai protesters’ deadline passes, but PM says he won’t quit

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’ deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down came and went with no new action from either side, and no backing down. After the 10 p.m. deadline passed, protesters called another rally for central ... Read More »

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Big suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18, including children

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the ... Read More »

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Poland’s president has coronavirus, apologizes to contacts

By Vanessa Gera, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

WARSAW, Poland – Polish President Andrzej Duda says he feels well despite testing positive for the coronavirus, and he apologized Saturday to everyone who must quarantine because they had contact with him. Duda, 48, said in a recording published on Twitter that he was experiencing no COVID-19 symptoms “but unfortunately, the test result is absolutely ... Read More »

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Suicide bombing in Kabul kills ten, including children

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – A suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least ten people and wounded 20 others, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood of western Kabul. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the centre ... Read More »

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Official: Bombing in Kabul kills ten, including children

By Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

KABUL – A bombing Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least ten people and wounded eight others, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an educational centre in Kabul. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian did not immediately provide further details about the explosion. No group immediately claimed the attack. There has ... Read More »

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Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

By David Crary, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they again mourn those killed on Oct. 27, 2018, they’ll also ... Read More »

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Guinean president wins a 3rd term, electoral commission says

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2020

CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote, the National Independent Electoral Commission declared Saturday. Opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo received 33.50% of the vote, the commission said. Voter turnout was almost 80%. Political tensions around the election in the West African nation turned violent this ... Read More »

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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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