Monthly Archives: October 2020

Sean Connery, former ‘James Bond’ actor, dead at age 90

He will be remembered first as British agent 007, the character created by novelist Ian Fleming and immortalized by Connery in films starting with “Dr. No” in 1962.

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U.S. election: Trump walks narrow path to 270 electoral votes while Biden has options

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden’s is appreciably wider.

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U.S. poised for presidential election after year of deep disruption

Voters appear to recognize the moment: More than 86 million people have already cast ballots, shattering records for early voting.

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3 dead, 51 injured after gas pipeline explosion in southern Iraq

Police sources said the blast, near the southern city of Samawa, 270 km south of Baghdad, occurred along a stretch of pipeline that goes near a militia camp.

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Black Lives Matter influence faces test in election as U.S. voters consider candidates

In the blink of an eye, BLM has gone from social media hashtag to an immensely influential movement and an organization with millions of dollars at its disposal to push messaging around defunding police departments as a way of addressing … Continue reading

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Greek Orthodox priest shot at church in Lyon, France, suspect at large: police

French anti-terrorist authorities were not investigating Saturday’s shooting, although the interior minister activated a special emergency team to follow the case while the gunman was still at large.

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Biden, Obama make a final pitch to Black voters in Michigan ahead of U.S. election

Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters, whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat Donald Trump.

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Climate activists — some in penguin suits — protest opening of Berlin airport

The opening of the Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt airport comes as the global aviation industry struggles with a dearth of travellers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Texas Judge agrees to hear bid to throw out 100K votes cast at drive-thru polls

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Houston on Friday agreed to hear arguments by a Republican state legislator and others that votes already cast at drive-through voting sites in the Houston area should be rejected.

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U.S. election: What a Trump re-election means for a democratic system already in decline

Although the American democratic system is set up for a peaceful transfer of power, experts warn that this could be cast to the side in November.

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