Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

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Publishedduration5 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy on a state visitThe Vatican has denied US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an audience with Pope Francis.The Holy See said the Pontiff does not receive politicians during an election period.The move adds to a diplomatic row following comments by Mr Pompeo…
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…
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…
Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, angry debate

Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, angry debate

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBiden: 'Do you believe for a moment what he's telling you?'President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and rancorous White House debates in years.Amid angry shouting and name calling, the two fought over the pandemic, race and…
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,…
Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

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SummaryBelgium's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000, while over 117,000 people have been infectedDonald Trump and rival Joe Biden clash over vaccines and masks during a chaotic debateNew York City has announced it will fine people who refuse to wear face masks or coveringsUK PM Boris Johnson will lead a briefing later after the UK recorded…
Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

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Publishedduration34 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA French military plane Rafale, pictured here in 2018, was dispatched in Paris on TuesdayA French military plane broke the sound barrier and startled Parisians after it was scrambled to aid a commercial aircraft which had lost radio contact.Players at the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament paused play in…
‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

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Coronavirus: 'Forced to work' as medics fighting CovidAlmost 200 health workers have died of Covid-19 in Venezuela since the pandemic began in March. The country has had at least 68,000 cases and over 560 deaths. The BBC has been hearing from health workers across the country who say that they’ve had to work without masks…
Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Funerals for victims, like here in Indonesia, have to be carried out using tight security The number of people worldwide who have died from Covid-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University the death…
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

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Publishedduration13 minutes agoimage copyrightArmenian defence ministryimage captionArmenia's defence ministry has published photos of an SU-25 jet it claims was shot down by a Turkish warplaneAzerbaijan's president has vowed to fight on until Armenian forces leave disputed territory, on the fourth day of fierce fighting in the region."We only have one condition: Armenian armed forces must…