November 26th, 2020

World News

American citizen killed in Burkina Faso, US State Dept says

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

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – An American citizen has been killed in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, according to the U.S. State Department. The State Department said late Saturday it was not aware that the person had any affiliation with the U.S. government, but declined to give more information out of ... Read More »

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Man killed in shark attack in Western Australia state

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2020

SYDNEY, Australia – A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia state, the eighth fatality in the country this year. Police were called to Cable Beach, a popular tourist spot on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast, at about 8:40 a.m. The 55-year-old man was pulled from the water with serious injuries ... Read More »

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Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential race

By The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

President Donald Trump’s campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as his legal team presses forward with attacks alleging widespread fraud without proof. Georgia’s results showed Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about ... Read More »

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IS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

By Kathy Gannon And Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

KABUL – Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan’s capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace deal. The attack in Kabul, claimed by Islamic State ... Read More »

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Trump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote

By The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

President Donald Trump’s legal team said Saturday that his campaign has requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race after results showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state. Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday certified the state’s election results, which had Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 ... Read More »

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Protesters torch Guatemala’s Congress building amid unrest

By Sonia PéRez D., The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

GUATEMALA CITY – Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending. The incident came as about 10,000 people were protesting in front of the National Palace in Guatemala ... Read More »

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Spike in cases delays Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble

By Zen Soo, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

HONG KONG – Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday postponed the start of an air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, citing a spike in infections in the Chinese territory as a “sober reminder” of risks to public health. The travel bubble, originally slated to begin Sunday, will be delayed by at ... Read More »

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G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus

By Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Group of 20 summit opened on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations. The pandemic, which has claimed more than ... Read More »

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Protesters burn part of Guatemala’s Congress building

By The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

GUATEMALA CITY – Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending. The protest came as about 7,000 people were demonstrating in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City ... Read More »

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IS attack hits Afghan capital; Pompeo joins peace talks

By Kathy Gannon And Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

KABUL – Mortars slammed into a residential area of the Afghan capital, killing eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace deal. The attack in Kabul, which was blamed on Islamic ... Read More »

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Trump tweets Don Jr doing well after coronavirus infection

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing “very well” in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus. “My son Donald is doing very well. Thank you!” the president tweeted, following Friday’s disclosure that the 42-year-old Trump scion had become one of the nearly 12 million Americans infected ... Read More »

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