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Two men walk in the upmarket neighborhood of Salamanca in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The extended region around Madrid, comprising a population of 6.6 million, is struggling to control coronavirus outbreaks. Heightened restrictions in some of Madrid's working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over the prevalence of inequality in Spain. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Standoff over Madrid's response to virus pandemic continuesAfter ending a meeting with Madrid officials without agreeing on how to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus infections, Spain’s health minister has pleaded for the third time in four days for tougher measures in the Spanish capital
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Dutch government announces new restrictions to rein in virusThe Dutch government has introduced new nationwide restrictions aimed at tackling the swift spread of coronavirus infections that is sweeping across the country
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UN: Africa lost $800B in illegal transfers in recent yearsThe United Nations estimates that illegal outflows of capital from Africa totaled over $830 billion in the first 15 years of this century
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WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nationsThe World Health Organization and partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries
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Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for YouBritish fashion brand Fred Perry would rather lose sales than be associated with the Proud Boys. The company says it has halted sales in the US and Canada of its black and yellow polo shirts, which have been adopted as a uniform by the far-right activists, the Guardian reports. In...
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A dead elephant is seen in Hwange National park, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's national parks said on Wednesday, Sept. 2 the number of elephants dying in the country's west from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22 and more deaths are expected. (AP Photo)
Zimbabwe elephants died from bacterial disease, say expertsParks authorities in Zimbabwe said Monday that the recent deaths of elephants has been caused by a bacterial disease that has previously affected elephants in Asia and other animals in southern Africa, although more tests will still be carried out
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PM: Polish economy may shrink less than 3.5% this yearPoland's prime minister says the nation's economy may decline less than 3.5% this year even despite the coronavirus pandemic, while next year should see a definite rebound
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Medical workers strike outside the Accident and Emergency ward at Kenya's largest referral hospital Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. A witness says a man has died outside an emergency ward of Kenya's largest referral hospital after he was not treated for hours because the staff are on strike over pay raises that were approved in 2012 but according to medical workers not received. (AP Photo)
1 person dies as Nairobi hospital workers strike in KenyaA witness says a man has died outside an emergency ward of Kenya’s largest referral hospital after he was not treated for hours because the staff members are on strike
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 file photo Christian Lueth of the Alternative for Germany party attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, the day after the state elections in the German state of Bavaria. The far-right Alternative for Germany party confirmed Monday Sept. 28, 2020, they have fired Christian Lueth, following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could be killed. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
German far-right party fires official over migrant commentThe far-right Alternative for Germany party has fired a prominent official following reports that he made comments suggesting migrants could be killed
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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian pauses as he speaks at the Armenian parliament in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Pashinian on Sunday said the country could reexamine whether to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as independent. Such a move would likely obstruct further negotiations. (Tigran Mehrabyan, Government Press Office, PAN Photo via AP)
AP Explains: Why Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting againDeadly new fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Caucasus Mountains territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has deep roots and fallout beyond the region
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Gaston Alphonso Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the UN. headquarters. (Loey Felipe/UN Photo via AP)
At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimesLeaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers spoke out about still-stinging scars of colonialism at this year’s U.N. General Assembly
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Tripadvisor Review Could Land American in JailWesley Barnes did not enjoy his stay at the Sea View Resort in Thailand, as he made very clear in online reviews. Now the American faces two years in prison on defamation charges as a result, reports AFP . It appears the review that got Barnes into potentially deep trouble was...
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