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Coronavirus: Europe is ‘epicentre of pandemic once again’, WHO chief warns after deaths rise by 35% | World News

October 30, 2020

Europe has become the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic again after a sharp spike in deaths and hospital admissions, the World Health Organisation has warned.The region accounted for nearly half of the 2.8 million new COVID-19 cases reported worldwide last week, WHO said. Virus-related fatalities are also up 35% on the previous week, European regional […]

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US hospitals facing ‘increased and imminent cybercrime threat’, FBI warns | World News

October 29, 2020

Cybercriminals could soon paralyse the US healthcare system with a ransomware attack, which has already hit five hospitals and four other facilities, the FBI has warned. In an alert on Wednesday, the FBI said it had credible evidence of an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to healthcare providers nationwide. They warned the fraudsters behind the […]

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Nice knife attack: One of the three victims named as Vincent Loquès | World News

October 29, 2020

One of three people stabbed to death in Nice has been named as Vincent Loquès. A local official tweeted a picture of Mr Loquès dressed in a t-shirt, looking relaxed and smiling. The suspected terror attack – during which a woman was decapitated – took place in the Notre Dame church in the city. Image: […]

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140 migrants drown near Senegal in ‘deadliest shipwreck so far this year’, UN reports | World News

October 29, 2020

At least 140 migrants have drowned off the coast of Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck recorded by the United Nations this year. The boat caught fire and capsized hours after leaving the town of Mbour, about 62 miles south of the capital Dakar, for the Canary Islands on Saturday, the UN’s migration agency said. “At […]

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Clash of cultures in France between freedom of expression and Islamic blasphemy beliefs | World News

October 29, 2020

A clash of cultures is gripping France and impacting French interests in the Muslim world. It has pitched the right to freedom of expression – including viewing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad – against what that means for Muslims who regard such actions as blasphemous. The motivation for the triple murders in Nice by a […]

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US economy rebounds to grow at record 33% rate in third quarter | Business News

October 29, 2020

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 33.1% in the third quarter, by far the largest quarterly gain on record. It follows a historic 31.4% decline during the second quarter, as the US was among many world economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Advertisement Source link

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Coronavirus: India hits eight million COVID cases amid fears festival season could cause further spike | World News

October 29, 2020

India has become the second country to record more than eight million coronavirus cases amid fears of a further spike due to a series of upcoming Hindu festivals – including Diwali. The health ministry’s most recent figures reported 49,881 infections and 517 deaths in the past 24 hours – bringing the overall case count above […]

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Hurricane Zeta: At least one dead as record-setting storm lashes US Gulf Coast | World News

October 29, 2020

At least one person has died after Hurricane Zeta crashed on to the US Gulf Coast shore. Zeta had top sustained winds of 110mph as a category two hurricane at landfall and is the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season. It set a new record as the 11th named storm to […]

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Facebook, Twitter and Google face changes to online speech protection | Science & Tech News

October 29, 2020

Twitter, Facebook and Google have been warned their platforms face new restrictions after they were criticised by Republican senators for alleged anti-conservative bias. Politicians from both US parties are looking to challenge legal protections for online speech granted to all three platforms. The Trump administration has asked Congress to strip some of the protections that […]

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Two dead in ‘suspected terror attack’ in Nice | World News

October 29, 2020

Two people have been killed in a suspected terror attack in Nice, police say. French media is reporting a knife attack has taken place near a church, and several others are injured. Nice’s mayor Christian Estrosi tweeted: “Everything suggests a terrorist attack.” He added that one person had been arrested. French interior minister Gerald Darmanin […]

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