Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

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Publishedduration10 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHelen Reddy shot to fame in the 1970sHelen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78.Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers described her as a "wonderful mother, grandmother,…
Biden and Harris release tax returns ahead of debate

Biden and Harris release tax returns ahead of debate

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The tax returns were filed just hours ahead of the first presidential debate US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released his tax returns just hours ahead of the first debate with President Donald Trump. Mr Biden and his wife Jill paid nearly $288,000 (£224,000) in income tax last year,…
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…
The surge from one Covid death to one million

The surge from one Covid death to one million

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Image copyright Reuters The Covid-19 pandemic began last year in a city in central China, but has since grown to affect nearly every country on earth. The virus has put world leaders in hospital while exposing inequality. It has asked major questions of governments and encroached on the daily lives of billions. And it shows…
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…
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91

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Publishedduration15 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionSheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah had ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died at the age of 91, state media report.He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed.In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States…
Buried lakes of water discovered on Mars

Buried lakes of water discovered on Mars

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Image copyright Esa / ATG Medialab / DLR / FU Berlin Image caption The findings come from data collected by Esa's Mars Express spacecraft Three underground lakes have been detected near the south pole of Mars.Scientists also confirmed the existence of a fourth lake - the presence of which was hinted at in 2018.Liquid water…
Estonia ferry disaster: TV crew uncovers new evidence

Estonia ferry disaster: TV crew uncovers new evidence

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Publishedduration20 minutes agoimage captionThe ferry was sailing from Estonia to Sweden on 28 September 1994 when it sank in the Baltic SeaEstonia, Sweden and Finland will examine new evidence that may shed light on the cause of one of Europe's worst peacetime shipping disasters.The MS Estonia ferry sank as it was crossing from Tallinn to…
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…
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,…