Dozens killed in fighting in Afghanistan as peace talks continue

Dozens killed in fighting in Afghanistan as peace talks continue

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Fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar. Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government fighters, Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor…
Erdogan willing to meet Greek PM over east Med tensions

Erdogan willing to meet Greek PM over east Med tensions

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is ready to meet with Greece's leader to resolve the standoff over energy exploration in contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean. The search for gas and oil in the region has sparked a dispute that has seen the two NATO neighbours stage rival air and navy drills in strategic…
Israel normalisation may partition Al-Aqsa Mosque: Analysts

Israel normalisation may partition Al-Aqsa Mosque: Analysts

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A statement embedded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain normalisation agreements with Israel, brokered by the United States, may lead to the division of the Al-Aqsa compound because it violates the status quo, analysts say. According to a report by NGO Terrestrial Jerusalem (TJ), the statements mark a "radical change in the status…
Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari executed, says state media

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari executed, says state media

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Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari has been executed after being convicted of stabbing to death a security guard, according to state media. Afkari was executed "this morning after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim", Kazem Mousavi, head of the justice department in southern Fars province, was quoted…
England’s coronavirus cases doubling every week: Live news

England’s coronavirus cases doubling every week: Live news

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Mexico's death toll passed 70,000 as a new study showed England's coronavirus case count was doubling every seven to eight days. Canada meanwhile reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the first time since March.  India reported a record jump in daily coronavirus cases for a second straight day, logging 97,570 new cases at the end of…
Death toll rises as wildfires ravage US West Coast

Death toll rises as wildfires ravage US West Coast

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The death toll from wildfires that have ravaged the United States' West Coast has risen to 33 as the National Weather Service has issued a "red flag warning" amid high winds and dry conditions in Oregon and some California counties. Authorities said the conditions are expected to "contribute to a significant spread of new and…
AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial suspended: Live news

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial suspended: Live news

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Vinicius Molla, a haematologist and volunteer in the clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, examines a patient in a consulting room in Sao Paulo, Brazil [File: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters] Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.  AstraZeneca says it has suspended trials of the…
‘No mask’ rally in Italy as coronavirus deaths inch up: Live news

‘No mask’ rally in Italy as coronavirus deaths inch up: Live news

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Protesters gathered in the Italian capital, Rome, to protest against the use of mask to help contain the spread of coronavirus. This as the country's health ministry reported an increase of COVID-19 deaths, with 16 new fatalities, bringing the total to 35,534. At least 1,700 more cases were also reported, with the total at 276,338 infections.  Brazil's…
The poisoning of Alexey Navalny: Five key things to know

The poisoning of Alexey Navalny: Five key things to know

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What happened on the day Navalny fell ill? On August 20, a Thursday, Alexey Navalny, Russia's leading Kremlin critic, had finished up campaigning for opposition politicians in Siberia for local elections, which were taking place from September 11 to 13.  He left Xander Hotel and headed for the Tomsk Bogashevo airport. There, he drank a…
‘Technically alive’: Navalny posts Instagram photo of him walking

‘Technically alive’: Navalny posts Instagram photo of him walking

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Alexey Navalny walks down stairs at Charite hospital in Berlin, Germany, in this image obtained from social media [Courtesy of Instagram/Reuters] Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been seen walking down stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and…