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GLOBALink | Two wounded in explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul: official

Big News Network - Thu, 21/10/2021 - 04:55


KABUL, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were wounded in a bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.

A hand grenade was hurled from the Kabul Zoo towards Taliban security forces stationed in Dehmazang Square, Dehmazang locality in Police District 3 of Kabul, spokesperson Qari Saeed Khosty wrote on his social media account.

He said a searc

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US delays approval of Moderna vaccine for teenagers

Big News Network - Thu, 21/10/2021 - 02:38

WASHINGTON D.C.: Before granting approval for use in young people, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is studying whether Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine could increase the risk of a rare inflammatory heart condition in teenagers.

Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway have limited or suspended the use of the Moderna vaccine for people under the age of 30, due to concerns of it causing an inflammation of the heart i

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EU calls to deepen ties with Taiwan amid growing threats from China

Big News Network - Thu, 21/10/2021 - 00:55
Taipei [Taiwan] October 21 (ANI): The European Union (EU) on Tuesday expressed to enhance ties with Taiwan and said the union has to address China's assertiveness and attempts to intimidate Taiwan's like-minded partners. The remarks came from EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager at a European Parliament plenary session focused on Taiwan-EU relations, Taipei Times reported. "While enhancing ties with Taiwan,
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Several killed in army bus bombing in Damascus

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 21:37

A bomb attack on an army bus in Damascus killed 14 people on Wednesday in the bloodiest such attack to strike the Syrian capital in four years, the SANA state news agency reported.

There was no immediate claim for the bombing but moments later shelling by government forces killed eight people in the Idlib region controlled by groups that have claimed such attack in the past.

"A terrorist bombing using two e

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US Navy Base in Maryland lifts lockdown after bomb threat: Statement

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 21:03
Washington [US], October 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Naval Support Activity Bethesda said on Wednesday that the lockdown on the base has been lifted following a bomb threat earlier in the day. "The installation commanding officer has lifted the shelter in place for all locations effective immediately and has authorized the opening of Gates 1 and 3 for outbound traffic only," the base said via Twitter. Earlier on Wednesday, the base
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Russian opposition crusader Alexei Navalny wins 2021 Sakharov Prize

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 20:16

The 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded to the jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Created by the European Parliament in 1988, the award recognises individuals or groups who have dedicated their work to advancing human rights and defending freedom of expression.

"The Sakharov Prize is, of course, an award for you all. To all the people who are not indifferent, who even in the

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UK records nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 19:44

LONDON, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Another 49,139 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the largest daily rise since lockdown rules ended in England three months ago, according to official figures released Wednesday.

For the eighth consecutive day, more than 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,589,737.

The country a

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Putin approves paid leave across Russia to curb COVID-19 surge

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 18:05

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he supports a proposal to introduce paid non-working days across the country from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 to contain a hike in COVID-19 infections and related deaths.

Local authorities can launch the days off earlier or extend them if necessary, Putin told a government meeting.

The proposal was made by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana G

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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 20

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 18:05

ADDIS ABABA -- The Ethiopian federal government on Wednesday confirmed targeted air strikes in the country's northernmost Tigray region.

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which used to rule the region, had accused the government forces over allegedly targeting civilian areas. (Ethiopia-Tigray-Airstrike)

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BUCHAREST -- Romania's Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos failed on Wedne

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Ethiopian gov't confirms targeted air strikes in Tigray region

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 18:05

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian federal government on Wednesday confirmed targeted air strikes in the country's northernmost Tigray region.

The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which used to rule the region, had accused the government forces over allegedly targeting civilian areas.

"Contrary to the misrepresentation, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) air strikes have spe

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Iran condemns deadly terrorist attack in Syria's capital

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 18:05

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday.

Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the ministry, expressed sympathy for the families of the victims, according to the ministry's official website.

Khatibzadeh said such act cannot undermine the determination of the Syrian government and the people in the fig

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Huge fire in Boulder, Colorado destroys 83 condominiums

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 17:12

DENVER, Colorado -- Some 83 high-end condominium units were torched in a massive blaze early Tuesday morning in the affluent city of Boulder, Colorado, located 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) northwest of Denver, the capital city of the state.

Although no serious injuries were reported, two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries and one "actually jumped a short distance but was safely caught," CBS News 4

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Putin announces non-working days across Russia from Oct 30 to Nov 7 to curb spread of coronavirus

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 15:27
Moscow [Russia], October 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian President Vladimir Putin supported on Wednesday the initiative to introduce paid non-working days across the country between October 30 and November 7 in order to curb the spreading of the coronavirus. "Taking into consideration the situation that we face, I certainly support the proposal to introduce non-working days across the country with preservation of wages from Oct
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75 for 75: The Vernon Post

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 14:44

Joe Hession

"75 for 75" is an article series from the 49ers Museum highlighting legendary moments in 49ers history as part of the team's 75th Anniversary celebrations in 2021.

-- January 14, 2012

The 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff featured the wildest four minutes of football ever seen at Candlestick Park.

In a game that opened with a touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith to

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Iran Condemns Bomb Attack Targeting Syrian Servicemen

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 14:37

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a terrorist bomb attack that has killed at least 14 Syrian military personnel in Damascus.

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In a statement on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh strongly condemned the "blind and cowardly terrorist" attack on the Syrian military personnel.

Expressing sympathy with the Syrian governmen

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GLOBALink | 14 killed in Damascus army bus explosion

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 14:30


DAMASCUS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed and two others wounded in a bomb attack on an army bus in central Damascus on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported.

Citing a military statement, the report said three explosive devices were affixed to the bottom of the military bus, two of which were detonated at the President Bridge in the heart of Damascus while the third one fell

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14 killed in Damascus army bus explosion

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:30

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DAMASCUS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed and two others wounded in a bomb attack on an army bus in central Damascus on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported.

Citing a military statement, the report said thr

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Iran urges UN action against Israeli threats to nuke program

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:30

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has called for an action by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to tackle rising Israeli threats to Tehran's nuclear program, Tasnim news agency reported Wednesday.

In a letter to the UNSC on Tuesday, Takht Ravanchi said over the past months, the number and intensity of Israel's "provocative and adventuristic threats" to Iran's

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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Oct. 20

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 12:44

DAMASCUS -- At least 14 people were killed and two others wounded in a bomb attack on an army bus in central Damascus on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported.

Citing a military statement, the report said three explosive devices were affixed to the bottom of the military bus, two of which were detonated at the President Bridge in the heart of Damascus while the third one fell down without exploding and was

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Oct. 20

Big News Network - Wed, 20/10/2021 - 12:18

SEOUL -- South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong Wednesday said the country will consider sanctions relief if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accepts dialogue offer.

Chung made the remark during a parliamentary audit of government offices, saying some actions should be rapidly taken to prevent the DPRK from developing nuclear and missile capabilities further. (South Korea-DPRK Dialogue)

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