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Paris's Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb hoax

Paris's Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb hoax

Keep Me Logged InKey Points The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. (1225 GMT). Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff and workmen were led away from the tower in the late morning. "It was an orderly evacuation, there was no panic," said Manuel, a tour guide on site when the evacuation order was given. Got a confidential news tip? We want to hear from you.Sign...

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Drug trafficker facing death sentence escapes jail through sewage pipes

Drug trafficker facing death sentence escapes jail through sewage pipes

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.A Chinese drug trafficker on death row in Indonesia made a daring escape last week by tunneling through the sewage system, local police announced on Monday.Cai Changpan, also known as Cai Ji Fan, was jailed in the Tangerang area on the outskirts of the capital city Jakarta, on charges of smuggling methamphetamine. Last Monday, he escaped by digging a hole from his cell into waste pipes and onto a road outside the prison, according to Jakarta police spokesperson Yusri Yunus.Cai had been planning this...

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Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

Ang Rita made his ascents without the use of oxygen and was known in Nepal as the ‘snow leopard’ for his climbing skills ReutersMon 21 Sep 2020 20.02 EDTAng Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb 10 times, has died after a long illness, his family has said, in what fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.All the ascents to the 8,850-metre (29,035ft) summit of the world’s tallest mountain between 1983 and 1996 by Ang Rita, who went by his first name, like many Sherpas, were made without bottled oxygen. He was among the first Sherpa guides to receive...

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Drug trafficker facing death sentence escapes jail through sewage pipes

Drug trafficker facing death sentence escapes jail through sewage pipes

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.A Chinese drug trafficker on death row in Indonesia made a daring escape last week by tunneling through the sewage system, local police announced on Monday.Cai Changpan, also known as Cai Ji Fan, was jailed in the Tangerang area on the outskirts of the capital city Jakarta, on charges of smuggling methamphetamine. Last Monday, he escaped by digging a hole from his cell into waste pipes and onto a road outside the prison, according to Jakarta police spokesperson Yusri Yunus.Cai had been planning this...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro defends environmental record in speech to U.N.

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends environmental record in speech to U.N.

COVID-19BRASILIA — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro rejected international criticism of his government’s environmental policies in a pre-recorded speech to a remote session opening the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.Bolsonaro also defended his handling of the world’s second most deadly coronavirus outbreak after the United States, lamenting the deaths that have passed 137,200. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Try refreshing your browser, or. This website uses cookies to personalize your content...

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Susan Collins: Supreme Court Vacancy Should Not Be Filled Until After Election

Susan Collins: Supreme Court Vacancy Should Not Be Filled Until After Election

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2020 Verizon Media. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Saturday the should not fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court until after the Nov. 3 presidential election, and the winner of that race should pick the nominee.Collins, who is in a tough re-election battle in Maine, said in a statement that “in fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the president or selecting a new...

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India arrests 9 Al-Qaeda militants planning ‘terrorist attacks’

India arrests 9 Al-Qaeda militants planning ‘terrorist attacks’

India has stepped up an offensive against militants in the Muslim-majority region of Kashmir, above, and elsewhere. (AFP file photo)https://arab.news/wnh77NEW DELHI: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Saturday it has arrested nine Al-Qaeda militants who were planning attacks in several locations including the capital New Delhi.“The group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill innocent people and strike terror in their minds,” the country’s main counter-terrorism arm said in a statement.Those arrested “were motivated...

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Soccer-German side socially distances from opponents in 37-0 thrashing

Soccer-German side socially distances from opponents in 37-0 thrashing

COVID-19German amateur side SG Ripdorf/Molzen II sacrificed a tight defense for social distancing as they fielded only seven players as a coronavirus precaution in a 37-0 loss to local rivals SV Holdenstedt II.The preparations for Sunday’s match in Lower Saxony’s 3. Kreisklasse — the 11th tier of German football — were complicated when it emerged that Holdenstedt players had been in contact with an opponent infected with COVID-19 in a previous match.We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Try refreshing your browser, or.While all members of the Holdenstedt squad later tested...

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Trump To Block U.S. Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat

Trump To Block U.S. Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost News. ©2020 Verizon Media. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less sweeping than expected, particularly for TikTok, giving its...

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Navalny team says he was poisoned by water bottle in hotel room

Navalny team says he was poisoned by water bottle in hotel room

 Thursday, Sep 17th 2020| 25 Russia will try again to kill Alexei Navalny despite Western outrage at the Novichok poison plot against the Kremlin critic, NATO intelligence officials believe. NATO sources told  that there was 'no other explanation' except that Moscow ordered the hit against Navalny, who is recovering in a Berlin hospital after allegedly being poisoned with a water bottle in Siberia last month. While the West has demanded answers and the European Parliament today urged tough sanctions against Russia, the NATO officials warned that the diplomatic row would not prevent the...

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U.S. consumer spending appears to slow in August

U.S. consumer spending appears to slow in August

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsU.S. retail sales rose 0.6% in August, vs 1.0% increase expectedU.S. consumer spending appeared to slow in August as extended unemployment benefits were cut for millions of Americans, offering more evidence that the economic recovery from the Covid-19 recession was faltering.Core retail sales, which correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product, fell 0.1% last month after a downwardly revised 0.9% increase in July, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.This category, which excludes automobiles, gasoline, building...

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Crowds rally in New Zealand's Auckland against coronavirus lockdown

Crowds rally in New Zealand's Auckland against coronavirus lockdown

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsLarge crowds of people rallied in Auckland on Saturday against the government's social distancing restrictions imposed on the country's largest city after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus last month.  Local television footage showed tightly packed crowds, with many people not wearing masks, with estimates of the attendance varying in reports between a thousand and a few thousand people. "We are all here today because we believe we need to stand up for our rights," the public Television New Zealand cited Jami-Lee Ross, the leader of the Advance New Zealand...

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Trump attacks WTO after it says US tariffs on China broke global trade rules

Trump attacks WTO after it says US tariffs on China broke global trade rules

President says he has to ‘do something’ about the body after it rules that duties on $200bn worth of Chinese goods breached regulations ReutersTue 15 Sep 2020 20.13 EDTThe United States has described the World Trade Organization as “completely inadequate” after it criticised the Trump administration’s tariffs on China.The WTO said on Tuesday that the US breached global trading rules by imposing levies on more than $200bn of Chinese goods in the opening salvo of president Donald Trump’s trade war with Beijing .The US said the tariffs were justified because was stealing intellectual property...

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CORRECTED-China state media outlet calls Nvidia's Arm purchase 'disturbing', urges regulatory caution

CORRECTED-China state media outlet calls Nvidia's Arm purchase 'disturbing', urges regulatory caution

(Changes wording in headline to "caution" from "intervention", and in first graf to "exercise caution" from "stop")SHANGHAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - An op-ed in China's state-backed Global Times on Wednesday said U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp's planned acquisition of Arm Ltd from Japan's SoftBank Group Corp was "disturbing", urging global regulators to exercise caution as they evaluate it for approval."Given the U.S.-China tensions and U.S. suppression on a range of Chinese technology enterprises, if Arm falls into U.S. hands, Chinese technology companies would certainly be placed at a big...

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Bahrainis speak out against 'betrayal' of Palestinians in normalization with Israel - Israel News

Bahrainis speak out against 'betrayal' of Palestinians in normalization with Israel - Israel News

Published at 12:35Published at 12:35Intellectuals and human rights activists in Bahrain expressed Saturday their fierce opposition to the kingdom's move to normalize ties with Israel, saying the decision is a "betrayal" of the Palestinian people.  on Friday in a joint statement along with the United States. The agreement will be signed on Tuesday in Washington, senior officials in Israel's Foreign Ministry said that the ministry will soon open an embassy in Manama. spoke on Saturday with his Bahraini counterpart Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in a phonecall and "exchanged friendly...

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Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

Tokyo highlights LGBTQ rights before Olympics with Pride House

Sept. 7, 2020, 2:24 PM UTCBy ReutersTOKYO - Tokyo will open Pride House, Japan's first permanent such center, next month to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights before and during the rearranged Olympic Games in 2021.Although there have been similar initiatives before previous Games, organizers said Pride House Tokyo, which will open its doors on International Coming Out Day on October 11, is the first to get official International Olympic Committee backing."Pride House Tokyo aims to educate the world and also Japan of the difficulties the LGBTQ community has playing and enjoying sports ... while...

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Facebook says the EU may force it to stop sending data to the US from Europe

Facebook says the EU may force it to stop sending data to the US from Europe

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The key mechanism used by Facebook to transfer data from the European Union to the United States "cannot in practice be used" for such transfers, according to Ireland's Data Protection Commission, Facebook said on Wednesday.The US social media giant said in a that it believed the mechanism, Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), had been deemed valid by the Court of Justice of the European Union in July, adding:"We will continue to transfer data in compliance...

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Scientists: Climate Change To Blame For Extreme Weather This Year

Scientists: Climate Change To Blame For Extreme Weather This Year

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost World News. ©2020 Verizon Media. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.By Matthew GreenLONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The planet is showing signs it’s in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic.This spate of wild weather is consistent with climate change, scientists say, and the world can...

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Goldman Sachs joins syndicate for Ant IPO of up to $30 billion: Sources

Goldman Sachs joins syndicate for Ant IPO of up to $30 billion: Sources

Keep Me Logged InKey Points Goldman Sachs has joined the growing list of investment banks working on Chinese financial technology firm Ant Group's mammoth initial public offering of up to $30 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Ant, backed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, plans to list simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai, in what sources have said could be the world's largest IPO and come as soon as October.  Wall Street major Goldman Sachs has been hired as a joint lead manager on the Hong Kong leg of the IPO, said the people, who declined to be...

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After outcry, Postal Service halts reforms until after election

After outcry, Postal Service halts reforms until after election

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By David Shepardson | ReutersWASHINGTON – U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to announce later on Tuesday that he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and sources briefed on the matter.The move comes amid an outcry by Democrats and others that service cuts could slow the handling of mail-in ballots, the use of which is expected to skyrocket for the election as the coronavirus pandemic raises fears...

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Iran says it detained UAE ship on Monday, two Iranian fishermen killed by UAE coast guards

Iran says it detained UAE ship on Monday, two Iranian fishermen killed by UAE coast guards

Iran seized a United Arab Emirates-registered ship violating its territorial waters this week, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that UAE coastguards killed two Iranian fishermen on the same day.Tensions have risen between the two countries, which face each other across the Gulf, since last week's agreement between the Gulf state and 's arch-foe Israel to .Iranian state television quoted a ministry statement as saying that the Emirati ship was seized by Iran's coastguards and its crew were detained due to illegal traffic in Iranian waters.It added that on the same day, UAE...

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Bannon arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud - U.S. News

Bannon arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud - U.S. News

Published at 17:34Published at 17:34Steve Bannon, an architect of President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, has been charged with fundraising fraud in a campaign to help Trump build his signature wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.As a top adviser to who later served as chief White House strategist, helped articulate the right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have helped define Trump's 3-1/2 years in office. Bannon left the White House in August 2017.Bannon was among several people charged with wire fraud in an...

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Mystery no more: Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos has been in UAE since Aug. 3

Mystery no more: Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos has been in UAE since Aug. 3

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