Armenia says its fighter jet ‘shot down by Turkey’

Armenia says its fighter jet ‘shot down by Turkey’

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Publishedduration9 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionTurkey, which has F-16s, is openly backing Azerbaijan in the conflict over Nagorgno-KarabakhArmenia says one of its fighter jets was shot down by a Turkey jet, in a major escalation of a conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being…
Do voters care about Trump taxes?

Do voters care about Trump taxes?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump has dismissed the New York Times report as "fake news" The revelations about President Donald Trump's taxes have been described as a jolt to the US election campaign that could reshape the race. But what do voters think?We asked members of our voters' panel for their views.…
Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yara Shahidi is as well known for her political activism as she is for her acting US actress Yara Shahidi has been cast as Tinkerbell in Disney's new live-action Peter Pan film.The forthcoming movie, called Peter Pan and Wendy, will also star Jude Law as villain Captain Hook.It is…
Uber secures right to continue operating in London

Uber secures right to continue operating in London

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Image copyright Reuters Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a judge upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL).The ride-hailing giant will be granted a new licence to work in the capital, nearly a year after TfL rejected its application over safety concerns.It ends uncertainty for the 45,000 drivers who…
WHO to probe ‘sexual exploitation’ by aid workers in DR Congo

WHO to probe ‘sexual exploitation’ by aid workers in DR Congo

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Publishedduration27 minutes agoimage copyrightThomson Reuters Foundationimage captionThis woman said she was sexually exploited by a doctor involved in the Ebola responseThe World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to investigate allegations that aid workers tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo sexually abused and exploited women.WHO and other aid agency staff were accused…
TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

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Publishedduration4 minutes agoimage copyrightReuters/TikTokA US judge has issued a temporary injunction preventing a ban on future downloads of the TikTok app. The app had faced being blocked from Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play marketplace from 23:59 Eastern time.Existing US-based users would have been able to continue using it.But they would not have been…
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over hotel review

Tourist faces jail in Thailand over hotel review

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thailand's tourist industry is struggling due to the pandemic A US man is facing up to two years in jail in Thailand after posting negative reviews of a hotel he stayed in. He was sued by the resort under the country's strict anti-defamation laws. Wesley Barnes, who works in Thailand,…
Teacher gets death penalty for poisoning students

Teacher gets death penalty for poisoning students

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A Chinese nursery teacher has been sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children and killing one, state media reported.Wang Yun was arrested last year after children at a kindergarten in Jiaozuo city were rushed to hospital after eating their morning porridge.The court said she put sodium nitrite in the breakfast of her colleague's students for…
‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

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Emmanuel "Onry" Henreid is one of the few black opera singers in the north-western United States.In June, he and Portland State University student Madisen Hallberg went viral for their impromptu duet of the national anthem - a moment of racial unity during the Black Lives Matter protests.But Onry's story sheds light on persisting inequalities in…
Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic crosses one million

Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic crosses one million

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SummaryThe world's coronavirus death toll crosses one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Johns Hopkins UniversityThe UN secretary general calls it a "mind-numbing" figure and "an agonising milestone".But the number is likely to be much higher as testing rates in many countries remain low, with…