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Angered at French call to ‘reform’ Islam, tens of thousands gather in protests across majority-Muslim countries

A day after a knife attack in a church in France killed three, Muslims marched in several countries to protest the French government’s rhetoric defending cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 5:55 am(NZT)

The war in the Caucasus nears a bloody tipping point

The battles between Armenia and Azerbaijan have claimed thousands of lives and may escalate further.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 5:00 am(NZT)

The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long.

President Trump's plan to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement takes effect Nov. 4, one day after the national election. If Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins the White House, he has promised to rejoin the accord.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 3:41 am(NZT)

Researchers find ‘glimmers of hope’ after inviting thousands to indoor concert amid pandemic

In one scenario modelled by the scientists, the infection risk for participants and their contacts was around 70 times lower when health and safety instructions were followed.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 3:36 am(NZT)

Pope Francis, 83 and missing part of one lung, shrugs off coronavirus mask mandates

He has already had some close calls with the virus.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 3:30 am(NZT)

Hugo Chavez’s ex-nurse indicted in US for money laundering

Hugo Chávez’s former nurse has been charged with money laundering in a Miami federal court

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 2:44 am(NZT)

Women’s rights groups, Polish nationalists face off as churches become flash points in protests over abortion law

Street protests enter eighth day as Polish president appears to distance himself from restrictive new law.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 2:44 am(NZT)

Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

Thailand’s king has presided over a university graduation ceremony at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy’s powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 2:37 am(NZT)

The very British story of Kevin, the pandemic peacock

No one knows where the mysterious bird came from, but his new east London neighbors are glad he stayed.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 2:17 am(NZT)

Qatar vows to punish officials responsible for strip-searches of female passengers at Doha airport

“It is not something I have ever heard of occurring in my life, in any context,” Australia's foreign minister said.

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 2:05 am(NZT)

Mexican president taps loyalist as new security chief

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed a former journalist and long-time Mexico City government bureaucrat to be the country’s new security chief at a time when the country is on track to set a new annual homicide record

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 1:05 am(NZT)

UN defeats Russia resolution promoting women at peace tables

The U.N. Security Council  has defeated a Russian resolution to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a U.N. measure demanding equal participation for women in activities promoting global peace

Source: World | 31 Oct 2020 | 12:41 am(NZT)

Day of the Dead celebrations to be muted when Mexicans need them more than ever

Cemeteries have been ordered closed on the night when families commune with the spirits of loved ones.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

What’s reopened and what’s still restricted in 16 cities around the world

Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 10:38 pm(NZT)

What’s reopened and what’s still restricted in 16 cities around the world

Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 10:38 pm(NZT)

Taiwan frets over how a Biden administration would deal with China

Others play down fears of a less supportive stance toward Taipei, pointing to a fundamental shift in U.S.-China relations.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 10:00 pm(NZT)

Never flagged as a danger, Nice attacker traveled unimpeded

The 21-year-old Tunisian behind the attack that killed three in a Nice, France church had small-time run-ins with the law as a teen, but nothing that alerted Tunisian authorities to possible extremist leanings

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 9:57 pm(NZT)

‘A different Christmas’: World leaders warn that the coronavirus will put holiday celebrations in jeopardy

“I think that this year’s Christmas will be a different Christmas," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 9:38 pm(NZT)

Powerful Aegean earthquake kills at least 19 people in Turkey and Greece, injures hundreds

The magnitude 7 quake sent a surge of seawater in areas near the Turkish city Izmir.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 9:38 pm(NZT)

Hungry bears with a taste for grapes and chestnuts are causing havoc in Japan

As Japan’s rural population shrinks, bears are venturing out of the mountains — and many are facing a grisly end.

Source: World | 30 Oct 2020 | 7:41 pm(NZT)












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