November 26th, 2020

World News

Confrontation at German coronavirus protest goes viral

By Kirsten Grieshaber, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

BERLIN – A video went viral Sunday in Germany of a confrontation at a coronavirus protest, where a young woman compared herself to a famous Nazi resistance fighter only to be confronted by a security guard who accused her of “trivalizing” the Holocaust. Several people protesting coronavirus restrictions in Germany that seek to tamp down ... Read More »

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Azerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

BAKU, Azerbaijan – As Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago wonder if they can go back home now – and if there’s still a home to go back to. An estimated 600,000 Azerbaijanis were displaced in the 1990s war that left ... Read More »

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Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centred on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has ... Read More »

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Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threats

By Sam Mednick, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Voters went to the polls Sunday in Burkina Faso for presidential and legislative elections that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked West African nation. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has promised to secure the country and is vying for another five years against 12 other candidates. Kabore ... Read More »

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Amid travel break, pope cheers Lisbon youth jamboree plans

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

VATICAN CITY – With no papal travels abroad this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis is cheering efforts for a youth jamboree, traditionally attended by pontiffs, in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2023. Francis on Sunday presided over a handover ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica involving young people gearing up for the next World Youth ... Read More »

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Al-Qaida names new North Africa leader, reports kidnap death

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

DAKAR, Senegal – Al-Qaida’s North African branch said it has appointed a new leader after confirming the death of its former chief, who was killed in June by French forces, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. The Washington-based group, which monitors jihadist sites, said in a video published Saturday, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, known ... Read More »

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US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 winners early Sunday, which include 22 students of colour. Ten are Black, which ties the record for the most Black students elected in a single year. ... Read More »

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Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza Strip after rocket attack

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

JERUSALEM – Israeli aircraft on Sunday struck multiple sites in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired earlier from the Palestinian territory, Israel’s military said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. While several militant groups operate out of the Palestinian enclave, Israel holds Gaza’s Hamas rulers responsible for all rocket fire out ... Read More »

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Äzerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

BAKU, Azerbaijan – As Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago wonder if they can go back home now – and if there’s still a home to go back to. An estimated 600,000 Azerbaijanis were displaced in the 1990s war that left ... Read More »

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Polls open in Burkina Faso for election marred by violence

By Sam Mednick, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Voters went to the polls Sunday in Burkina Faso for a presidential and legislative election that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked West African nation. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has promised to secure the country and is vying for another five years against 12 other candidates. ... Read More »

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Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest

By Sam Olukoya, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, where several peaceful protesters were killed in late October. The deadly Oct. 20 shootings at the plaza caused both local and international ... Read More »

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