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Europe sounds alarm over resurgent virus crisis

Europe sounds alarm over resurgent virus crisis

STOCKHOLM: The EU's disease control agency on Friday joined frantic health workers across Europe in sounding the alarm about the surge in coronavirus infections.

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Trump, Biden battle for swing states after final debate

Trump, Biden battle for swing states after final debate

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was hitting the campaign trail in must-win Florida on Friday after a spirited last debate against White House challenger Joe Biden, who was seeking to cement his lead with a speech on the Covid-19 crisis.

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Guinea's Conde set for controversial third term

CONAKRY: Guinea's Alpha Conde won the West African nation's highly contested presidential poll, the national electoral authority said Saturday, setting the stage for a controversial third term for the 82-year old.

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Guinea's Conde set for controversial third term
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No link between flu jabs and deaths, says Seoul

SEOUL: Korean authorities insist flu vaccines would continue to reduce the chance of having simultaneous epidemics of influenza and Covid-19, even as the number of people who have died after getting flu shots has risen to 48.

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No link between flu jabs and deaths, says Seoul
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Polish president tests positive

WARSAW: Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, an aide said Saturday, as the EU country faces a record rise in cases and mass protests despite a ban on public gatherings intended to stem infections.

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Polish president tests positive
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Pyongyang fears virus may blow in from China

SEOUL: North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country.

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Pyongyang fears virus may blow in from China
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Malaysian PM proposes emergency rule

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s king will consult with other hereditary rulers, possibly as early as Sunday, to discuss proposals by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who has reportedly asked the king to declare a state of emergency.

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Malaysian PM proposes emergency rule
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Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal

TRIPOLI - Libyans have reacted with a mix of hope and scepticism after the signing of a nationwide ceasefire deal intended to pave the way towards a political solution to the country’s grinding conflict.

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Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal
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Galapagos sees record rise in penguins

QUITO, Ecuador: The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed.

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Galapagos sees record rise in penguins
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Olympics can't be 'marketplace of demonstrations'

LONDON: Olympic chief Thomas Bach warned against allowing the Games to "descend into a marketplace of demonstrations" on Saturday after criticism of a rule banning protests by athletes.

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Olympics can't be 'marketplace of demonstrations'
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Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - US President Donald Trump said Friday he has not been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen -- even before a clip from the British comedian's new Borat movie forced his lawyer Rudy Giuliani into an awkward explanation.

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Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen
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Turner, Barnes power Dodgers to 2-1 World Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas: Justin Turner set the tone with a first-inning home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers marched to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

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Turner, Barnes power Dodgers to 2-1 World Series lead