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Violence erupts in Nigeria as protesters demand reform

ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports as police ambush protesters with gunfire.
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VIDEO: Violence erupts in Nigeria as protesters demand reform
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Puerto Rico shutters 911 call centers amid coronavirus cases

Puerto Rico has shut down all its 911 call centers after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus
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Police: 43 bank hostages freed in ex-Soviet republic Georgia

Police in the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia say 43 people have been freed after an armed assailant took them hostage in a bank
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Georgian police officers escorts a woman who escaped from a bank where an armed assailant has taken several people hostage, in the town of Zugdidi in western Georgia, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The Georgian Interior Ministry didn't immediately say how many people have been taken hostage in the town of Zugdidi in western Georgia, or what demands the assailant has made. Police sealed off the area and launched an operation "to neutralize the assailant," the ministry said in a statement. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
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German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

A German arrest order for two Panamanian lawyers whose firm was at the center of an international tax evasion scandal faces a substantial obstacle: Panama’s constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens
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Thai protesters march in show of strength against government

Student-led protesters in Thailand have defiantly marched to the streets outside the prime minister’s office, repeating their demand that he step down even as he urged them to let Parliament deal with their calls for democratic reforms
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Pro-democracy activists protest in front of Government House, the prime minister's offices in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday pleaded with his countrymen to resolve their political differences through Parliament, as student-led protests seeking to bring his government down continued for an eighth straight day. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Canada avoids snap election after Parliament vote

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government avoided being toppled in a vote after a majority of Parliament members voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee
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October 21

Nigeria protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos in Lagos

Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people who were calling for an end to police brutality
October 21
Police officers patrol near the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
October 21

Protesters in Colombia decry government pandemic response

Protesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of issues including the economic fallout of the pandemic and implementation of the peace accord
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An Indigenous woman marches during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Workers' unions, university students, human rights defenders, and Indigenous communities have gathered for a day of protest in conjunction with a national strike across Colombia. The protest is against the assassinations of social leaders, in defense of the right to protest and to demand advances in health, income and employment. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
October 21

Mexico Senate kills 109 government disaster, science funds

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party has pushed legislation through the Senate to eliminate 109 semi-independent government trust funds that finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief
October 21
Senate workers remove posters and ribbons placed by demonstrators protesting against Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s effort to eliminate trust funds which he says are sources of corruption, at an entrance to the Senate in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The Senate passed various laws on Wednesday eliminating over 100 trusts which finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
October 21

Mexico president wants US evidence against ex-defense chief

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government will ask United States authorities to share all information about the alleged links between Mexico’s former defense secretary and drug traffickers
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 21

Guatemala seeks ex-minister in relation to cash discovery

Guatemalan prosecutors are seeking the arrest of the former communications minister for ex-President Jimmy Morales after finding a connection to a house in which authorities found about $16 million in various currencies last week
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Macron says beheaded teacher was victim of stupidity, hate

President Emmanuel Macron has promised that France will not renounce freedoms taught by a schoolteacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last week after showing caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class
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People holds posters reading "Love for all, hate for no one" during a memorial march in homage to the history teacher who was beheaded last week, Tuesday, Oct.20, 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, who was later shot dead by police. Police officials said Paty had discussed caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class, leading to threats. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
October 21

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from China

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has overruled his own health minister on the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being tested in Sao Paulo state
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro listens during a presentation at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The Brazilian government announced the results of clinical tests with use of the drug Nitazoxanide for COVID-19 treatment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 21

Gaza nurses protest loss of Israeli permit, layoffs

A group of medics from the Gaza Strip has staged a protest in a public square, saying an Israeli travel ban has led the Jerusalem hospital where they worked for many years to fire them
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Medical workers wear face masks and hold placards while staging a sit-in protest at the Unknown Soldier Square in Gaza City, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Arabic reads: "Makassed Hospital is a national address for the Palestinian people." "We call on President Abu Mazen to intervene and bring us back to work." Seven medical workers from the Gaza Strip said Wednesday an Israeli travel ban deprived them from getting to the east Jerusalem hospital where they worked for many years and the hospital eventually fired them. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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Ireland focuses on Christmas as it enters new lockdown

Ireland is already focused on Christmas
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Paul Cadden, owner of the Saba restaurant group poses for a photograph in his restaurant in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Paul Cadden will have to lay off 20 people, but will do whatever is necessary to get through lockdown. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the government has imposed a tough new lockdown, shutting down non-essential shops, limiting restaurants to takeout service and ordering people to stay within five kilometers (three miles) of their homes for the next six weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
October 21

Sudanese return to streets over dire living conditions

Sudanese protesters have taken to the streets in the capital and across the country over dire living conditions and a deadly crackdown on demonstrators in the east earlier this month
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A demonstrators gives the victory sign at a protest, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Protesters have taken to the streets in the capital and across the country over dire living conditions and a deadly crackdown on demonstrators in the east earlier this month. Sudan is currently ruled by a joint civilian-military government, following the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir last year. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
October 21

Palestinian official Erekat undergoes bronchostomy

Saeb Erekat's daughter says the senior Palestinian official has undergone a bronchostomy as part of his treatment for COVID-19
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat speaks at the J Street National Conference, in Washington. Erekat on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, was in critical condition and breathing with a ventilator after his coronavirus infection worsened overnight, said the Israeli hospital treating him. Hadassah Medical Center described Erekat's case as extremely challenging given his history of health problems, including a lung transplant performed in the United States three years ago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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US elections, Thai protests, duck transport: World in Photos, Oct. 21 

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: US elections, Thai protests, duck transport: World in Photos, Oct. 21 
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Campaigners seek vote to make Berlin center largely car-free

Campaigners in Berlin are launching a drive to collect signatures for a vote on making the heart of the German capital largely car-free
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FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, cars pas by a speed limit traffic sign at the 'Leipziger Strasse' in Berlin, Germany. Campaigners in Berlin are launching a drive to collect signatures for a vote on making the heart of the German capital largely car free. Backers of the plan said Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 that banning most cars from the city center would improve quality of life, improve road safety and help Germany achieve its climate goals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
October 21

Tensions mount in Guinea as nation awaits election results

Authorities in Guinea say at least nine people are dead including two police officers as tensions mounted in anticipation of official election results being released
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Supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo clash with police in Conakry, Guinea, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Diallo declared himself winner against incumbent President Alpha Conde in Sunday's presidential elections.(AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
October 21

Armenian PM sees no way to settle conflict through diplomacy

Armenia’s prime minister says that Azerbaijan’s aggressive stance in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh leaves no room for diplomacy
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier holds a Kalashnikov machine gun as he looks toward Azerbaijan's positions from a dugout at a fighting position on the front line, during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Armenia's prime minister has urged citizens to sign up as military volunteers to help defend the country amid the conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh as intense fighting has raged for a fourth week with no sign of abating. (AP Photo)
October 21

Spain 1st country in western Europe to reach 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, health ministry says

Spain 1st country in western Europe to reach 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, health ministry says
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ABC News Live Update: Officer involved in fatal Breonna Taylor shooting speaks out

Plus, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden make final campaign pushes less than two weeks before Election Day, and New York State cracks down on non-essential travel as COVID cases rise.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Officer involved in fatal Breonna Taylor shooting speaks out
October 21

Appeal court judges rule UK deportation policy unlawful

Britain’s Court of Appeal has ruled that a government policy that gave migrants as little as 72 hours’ notice before they are deported is unlawful
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UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

The British government says it will resume trade negotiations with the European Union in London this week just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the talks over
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The stars of the EU flag are seen against the sun at the Europa House in London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. According to media reports, European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic has met Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove for talks on the EU-UK trade deal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 21

UN envoy hails early agreements in Libya talks

The U.N. envoy for Libya says the two warring factions have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” and said work toward cementing a cease-fire in the restive North African country will continue
October 21
Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs in Libya Stephanie Williams wearing a face mask attends talks between the rival factions in the Libya conflict on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. Talks between the rival factions in the Libya conflict resumed in Geneva on October 19, the UN said, as the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) met for the fourth time. (Keystone/Pool via AP)
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UK says post-Brexit trade talks with EU to resume in London later this week, days after it said they were over

UK says post-Brexit trade talks with EU to resume in London later this week, days after it said they were over
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Nigeria unravels after alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters

The protests have been largely peaceful, but tensions have spiraled recently.
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A patrol car of the Lagos State Security drives through Nigerian protesters demonstrating in the streets of Alausa Ikeja on October 20, 2020, after the authorities declared an open-ended lock down in Lagos.
October 21

With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older Israelis

For thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing
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Israeli volunteer Sharon Yaron, left, brings a cake to 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Sara Weinsten during a visit to her house in Yavne, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. For thousands of older Israelis like Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is difficult and depressing. But each week ahead of the Jewish Sabbath, which starts on Friday at sundown, a home-baked cake is delivered by one of thousands of volunteers bringing pastries to home-bound older Israelis. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 21

Greece sells 15-year bond to bolster reserves amid pandemic

Greece's finance minister says the country has raised 2 billion euros in a 15-year bond issue, taking advantage of low interest rates to bolster cash reserves amid the coronavirus pandemic and continuing tension with neighboring Turkey
October 21
A pedestrian wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks in front of the Greek parliament in central Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Greece has been experiencing a resurgence of the virus, with the number of new daily cases, most in the Greek capital, often topping 400, and both deaths and the number of those in intensive care units rising. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 21

Syrian held in German stabbing; Islamic extremism suspected

A young Syrian has been arrested over an attack earlier this month on two German tourists, one of whom later died, in the eastern German city of Dresden
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Former Basque separatist chief's Paris trial postponed

A Paris court has postponed the trial of the last-known leader of the now-defunct Basque separatist group ETA, citing procedural reasons
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UN says shipwreck off Libya left 15 migrants dead

The U.N. migration agency says least 15 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya
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Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

Students in South Korea like elsewhere are taking online classes off and on, studying from home during the coronavirus pandemic
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Humans 'likely' contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study

The researchers studied 8,000 years of climate data from mines.
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Aerial view of the Le Morne Brabant peninsula on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
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Syria president orders new tax breaks amid rising hardship

Syria’s president has decreed a new income tax exemption intended to provide relief to low-income earners at a time of deepening economic hardship in the war-ravaged country
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran, Iran. Syria's state media says President Bashar Assad has made a rare public visit to the coastal province of Latakia where he toured areas that suffered heavy damage in last week’s deadly wildfires. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
October 21

Spanish islands struggle with migration surge amid pandemic

Rescues at sea and arrivals of flimsy boats from Africa on Spain’s Canary Islands have strained emergency services and left hundreds of migrants stuck for days in a makeshift harbor camp
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Migrants from Morocco sit on a beach after arriving at the coast of the Canary Island, crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat on Tuesday, Oct.20, 2020. Some 1,000 migrants have spent the night again sleeping in emergency tents in a dock while authorities in the Canary Islands complain that the Spanish government keeps blocking transfers of newly arrived migrants to the mainland over coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
October 21

Police officers on trial for 2015 killing of Turkish lawyer

Three police officers have gone on trial in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago
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Officer may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

Israeli prosecutors have recommended charging a police officer with reckless manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier this year
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Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
October 21

Germany grants Hong Kong pro-democracy protester asylum

A 22-year-old student from Hong Kong says she has been given refugee status in Germany after demonstrating against the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s extradition law
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File---File picture taken Sept.1, 2020 shows Hong Kong activist Nathan Law, center, taking part in a protest during the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Berlin, Germany, (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
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UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

UK government borrowing rose to the highest level on record in the first half of the financial year as tax revenue fell and authorities spent billions of pounds to prop up an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic
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Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 21

UN judge orders Rwandan genocide suspect sent to The Hague

An 87-year-old Rwandan genocide suspect being held in France will be sent temporarily to a United Nations court in the Netherlands for a medical assessment amid concerns about his health and the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. France's highest court on Wednesday Sept.30, 2020 rejected Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga's appeal of a decision to extradite him to an international court in The Hague. Kabuga, one of the most-wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, was arrested outside Paris in May after 25 years on the run. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
October 21

Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country

Afghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country
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Afghan carry body of a woman who was killed in a stampede the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to Pakistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)
October 21

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine has been remanded to custody Wednesday after he confessed to threatening several people as he attempted to break out of a suburban Copenhagen prison
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Police and journalists outside a court in Glostrup, Denmark, where convicted murderer Peter Madsen will appear after his Tuesday's escape attempt, Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2020. A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a brief escape from a suburban Copenhagen prison on Tuesday. (Photo: Liselotte Sabroe / Scanpix 2020)
October 21

Spain court acquits Catalan police for role in secession bid

A Madrid court has acquitted the heads of Catalonia’s regional police of charges of sedition and disobedience for what state prosecutors said was their alleged role in the northeast region’s secession attempt
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017 file photo, Catalan regional police chief Josep Lluis Trapero, centre, leaves the national court in Madrid, Spain. A Madrid court on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020 acquitted Trapero and the heads of Catalonia's regional police of charges of sedition and disobedience for what state prosecutors had argued was their alleged role in the northeast region's 2017 secession attempt. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
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Australian law enforcement examine Vatican money trail

A range of Australian law enforcement and corruption agencies are examining a reported transfer of money from the Vatican that Italian media have speculated might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse
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Ericsson earnings boosted by 5G network rollouts

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has reported upbeat third quarter earnings, helped mainly by the rollout of 5G wireless networks in China and a strong U.S. market
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UK warship seizes 450 kilograms of meth in Arabian Sea

A British royal navy vessel has seized 450 kilograms of methamphetamine in the northern Arabian Sea in the largest-ever bust by a joint maritime operation in the region
October 21
In this undated photo released by Combined Maritime Forces, a boarding team from the British royal navy vessel, HMS Montrose pose with 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of methamphetamine they seized from a dhow, a traditional cargo ship that plies the Persian Gulf and surrounding waters, in the northern Arabian Sea, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The British royal navy seized the methamphetamine from the stateless dhow in the largest-ever bust by a joint maritime operation in the region. (Combined Maritime Forces via AP)
October 21

Germany toughens punishment for child sex abuse, child porn

Germany’s Cabinet has approved draft legislation that will allow for tougher punishment of sexual abuse of children and the possession of child pornography
October 21
German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht reads in her documents prior to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
October 21

India frees Chinese soldier who strayed along disputed line

The Indian army says it returned a Chinese soldier who had strayed into the Indian side in the remote region where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday, Oct. 19, in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)