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As millions of Chileans have rallied over the last year against the government and for greater equality, the flag of the Mapuche indigenous people has often fluttered overhead.

Half-measures won't save nature, scientists warn

Bending the curve of nature's rapid decline will require attacking the problem aggressively along several fronts at once, leading scientists warned Thursday.

Fact Check: The final presidential debate

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred over the coronavirus response, US policy on China, and race in America in their second and final debate of the 2020 election.

Poles take to streets against near-total abortion ban

Thousands of Poles took to the streets on Friday to protest against a near-total ban on abortion in a country that already has some of the EU's most stringent restrictions.

UN diplomat 'saddened' over perceived snub by New York mayor

The president of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir of Turkey, on Friday lamented the New York mayor's refusal to meet him to discuss UN operating procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

Pentagon condemns Turkey S-400 test, Erdogan dismisses US criticism

The United States strongly condemned NATO ally Turkey on Friday after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the first test of a Russian-made S-400 air defense system and dismissed US criticism.

12 reported killed in government air attack on Afghan mosque

After deadly attacks by the Taliban in the northern Takhar province in Afghanistan, the Afghan military responded with air attacks against a mosque in the area that apparently was believed to be being used as a base by the Taliban.

Pentagon condemns Turkish missile system test, warns of 'serious consequences'

The Pentagon on Friday strongly condemned the test of a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system by NATO ally Turkey and warned of "serious consequences.

Chileans set to call time on Pinochet-era constitution

A year after the start of a mass wave of social unrest, Chileans vote Sunday in a referendum to change a dictatorship-era constitution seen as the bedrock of the nation's glaring inequalities.

Colorado wildfires grow as California prepares for extreme winds

The so-called East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County, Colorado, has exploded from 19,000 acres to more than 125,000 on Thursday, becoming the second-largest fire in the state's history, and forcing thousands of families to evacuate.

Tanzania opposition warns of election fraud

The leader of Tanzania's main opposition party on Friday accused the electoral commission of tampering with voter lists ahead of Wednesday's general elections.

Hungary students hold 'freedom' rally on anniversary of 1956 uprising

A rally held by students blockading Hungary's top arts university for over 50 days. in protest at a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, on Friday drew thousands of supporters in Budapest.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to restore order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

After Sudan, Trump predicts Saudis to forge Israel ties

US President Donald Trump predicted Friday that Saudi Arabia would soon forge ties with Israel after brokering an agreement for Sudan to normalize ties with the Jewish state.

Bolivia confirms Arce presidential election win

Bolivia's electoral tribunal on Friday published official results from last weekend's presidential election, confirming leftist Luis Arce's landslide victory.

Sudan to normalize ties with Israel in new breakthrough for Trump

Sudan on Friday became the latest Arab nation to agree to recognize Israel in a diplomatic triumph for President Donald Trump announced days before US elections.

Trump, Biden battle for swing states after final debate

President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail in must-win Florida on Friday after a spirited last debate against White House challenger Joe Biden, who sought to cement his lead with a vow to get every American a free Covid-19 vaccine if elected.

Trump moves to end Sudan terror listing amid Israel ties push

US President Donald Trump on Friday formally moved to delist Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, a step long sought by the Arab nation which faces US pressure to normalize relations with Israel.

Turkish Cypriot leader sworn in with 'two states' call

Ankara-backed Ersin Tatar, the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader, took the oath of office Friday and immediately called for a two-state solution on the divided island.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after days of unrest

Barricades and police checkpoints dotted the empty streets of Lagos Friday as authorities tried to return order to Africa's biggest city, under curfew following days of violent unrest.

Death of sea life off Russia peninsula 'caused by algae'

Blooming algae was behind a recent mass death of sea animals that saw octopuses and seals wash up on the shore off a Russian peninsula, scientists said on Friday in the final conclusion to their probe.

Pompeo urges end to Armenia, Azerbaijan conflict but no progress seen

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged an end to fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh as he met his counterparts from Azerbaijan and Armenia but there were no signs of progress.

How S.Africa farm murder sparked violence, then soul-searching

A white farmer's murder in a rural town in early October touched off a series of racially charged events that has drawn comparisons with South Africa's apartheid past, but the truth is far more complex.

Police patrol Nigeria's Lagos after president warns protesters

Sporadic gunshots were heard in Lagos on Friday as security forces patrolled Nigeria's biggest city after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters that sparked condemnation at home and abroad.

Libya factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire

Libya's two rival factions signed a "permanent" ceasefire agreement Friday after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the move as a moment that will go down in history.

US teen charged over child porn researched killing Biden: court

A 19-year-old man charged with possession of child pornography and arrested over a van-load of weapons had conducted internet searches related to killing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to court documents.

Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

Turkey's support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh is loud and intensely partisan, and the tiny Armenian community in Turkey is feeling under pressure.

India's capital chokes on 'severe' smog as farm fires soar

New Delhi was blanketed in noxious haze Friday as air pollution levels in parts of the city soared to "severe" levels, hours after US President Donald Trump described the air in the vast nation as "filthy".

US drone strike kills 17 jihadists in NW Syria

The US army said Thursday it carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda leaders in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border, killing 17 jihadists, according to a war monitor.

Sweden sticks to its guns as Covid cases rise

Sweden is seeing an uptick in coronavirus infections and introducing targeted measures, but the country that famously refused to lock down is sticking to its guns and insisting coercive methods are not the way to go.

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

President Xi Jinping on Friday warned of China's military resolve to defeat "invaders", speaking on a 70th anniversary for the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought the United States.

Hong Kong needs tougher laws to tackle wildlife crime say researchers

Hong Kong is thriving as a transnational wildlife smuggling hub because its laws are not strong enough to tackle organised crime running the lucrative trade, researchers said Friday.

Chileans set to call time on Pinochet-era constitution

A year after the start of months of social unrest, Chileans vote Sunday in a referendum to change a dictatorship-era constitution seen as the bedrock of the nation's glaring inequalities.

Trump-Biden final debate: Covid, wind and Hitler

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden's final debate on Thursday was a starkly more civil affair than their messy first showdown.But that did not prevent the pair from clashing on everything from immigration to racism and even Adolf Hitler.

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

President Xi Jinping issued a sharp warning Friday to potential "invaders" of Beijing's military resolve, speaking on the 70th anniversary of his nation's entry into the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought US rivals.

Pyongyang's choice: playing the Trump card

Donald Trump's fluctuating relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from fire and fury to love letters, but Pyongyang's view of his rival is uncompromising: Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" who "must be beaten to death".

Italy mafias eye virus-weak businesses

Italian entrepreneur Gabriele Menotti Lippolis can still hear the threat ringing in his ears: "Pay up, or we'll slit you from gullet to gizzard."He has had to fight off extortion attempts not once, but twice.

Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

When Bikamal Kaken's husband vanished during a 2017 visit to Xinjiang in northwestern China, she had good reason to believe he would not be returning home to Kazakhstan anytime soon.

Biden slams Trump friendship with 'thug' Kim

Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea's "thug" leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.

Iraq's 'stadium of horrors' in ruins, but the game goes on

Mohamed Fathi, coach of Mosul's football club in northern Iraq, hardly recognises the ruined soccer stadium once used by Islamic State group fighters to fire rockets and lob mortars from.Piles of rubble lie alongside a pitch of bumpy sand.
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