Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Jamie Foxx to star in, produce vampire comedy 'Day Shift' for Netflix

Washington [US], October 21 (ANI): Along with starring in 'Day Shift', American actor Jamie Foxx will be executive producing the ...

Coronavirus watch updates, Oct. 21

A man drinks coffee outside a cafe in Santiago, Chile, Sept. 22, 2020. (Photo by Jorge Villegas/Xinhua)- New cases decline ...

Auburn, Ole Miss look to limit turnovers in SEC clash

Ball security likely was a hot topic at practice this week for both Auburn and Mississippi heading into Saturday's Southeastern ...

Qualifier Kasatkina upsets No. 6 seed Rybakina at Ostrava

Qualifier and former World No. 10 Daria Kasatkina of Russia upset sixth-seeded Elena Rybakina on Tuesday in the first round ...

Victims of Terror Attacks Reject US Deal to Delist Sudan

WASHINGTON - One of the attorneys representing victims of the 1998 terror attacks on U.S. embassies in East Africa and ...

UN raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

NEW YORK - The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central ...

Pacers tab Bjorkgren as head coach

The Indiana Pacers named Nate Bjorkgren as their new head coach on Tuesday. Bjorkgren spent the past two seasons as ...

African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well ...

No. 25 Coastal Carolina debuts in Top 25 vs. Georgia Southern

For No. 25 Coastal Carolina, one first preceded another. A 30-27 Sun Belt Conference win on Oct. 14 at then-No. ...

18 militants killed in southern Somalia

Mogadishu [Somalia], October 20 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 18 al-Shabab extremists were killed on Monday in a security operation by Somali ...

Feature: Ghanaian online comics thrive as people seek fun amid pandemic

Ghanaian comedians record a video on TikTok in Accra, capital of Ghana, Oct. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)Ghanaian online comics thrive ...

Sudan sees economic hope as Trump signals terror list removal

After months of negotiations between the transitional Sudanese government and the US administration about a deal to remove Sudan from ...

Baaba Maal appeals for support for Sahel

My homeland - the Sahel - is on its knees, brought low by conflict, hunger and disease.I am called the ...

15 dead since start of Nigeria protests - Amnesty

At least 15 people have been killed, including two policemen, since protests against police brutality erupted in Nigeria this month, ...

Chinese Company Offers Coronavirus Vaccine to Students

TAIPEI - A Chinese drug developer is offering an experimental coronavirus vaccine to students going abroad in a strategy that ...

ICC Prosecutor Visits Khartoum, Says Sudan Should Hand Over Bashir

WASHINGTON - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is in Khartoum, trying to persuade the transitional government to hand ...

Muraleedharan meets High Commissioner of Ghana Michael Oquaye

New Delhi [India], October 20 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Monday met Michael Oquaye, High ...

Sudan to be removed from State Sponsors of terrorism list: Trump

Washington [US], October 20 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) has announced that Sudan will be removed from ...

Brown locust outbreak hits Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform released a statement on Monday warning of a brown ...

Invasive mosquito species could bring more malaria to Africa's urban areas

A species of mosquito that can carry malaria - known as Anopheles stephensi - has invaded eastern Africa and is ...

South Africa's track record bodes ill for investment drive

South Africa will be hard-pressed to realise its ambitions of attracting R1 trillion of private investment in infrastructure if its ...

UN Shines Spotlight on Sahel Suffering

NEW YORK - The United Nations is warning that Africa's Sahel region is facing a confluence of factors that are ...

Africa roundup: Three-coach Sundowns shocked as season opens

Star-packed Mamelodi Sundowns suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to Bloemfontein Celtic in a MTN8 quarter-final as the South African ...

Cameroon Chiefs Create Militias for Protection from Separatists

YAOUNDE - Traditional village chiefs in Cameroon's restive western regions are for the first time creating armed militias for protection ...

Ethiopia hunts for children forced to work, marry during pandemic

Ethiopia has set up a network of committees to identify children forced into work or marriage during the coronavirus pandemic ...

Nigeria holds vigil for those killed by anti-robbery squad

Thousands of Nigerians gathered on Sunday evening for a vigil to remember those killed by a police unit accused of ...

In pics: Review of world-renowned coffee ahead of 3rd CIIE

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- This year's China International Import Expo (CIIE) will take place on Nov. 5-10 in the ...

Nigeria imposes 24-hour curfew in Lagos to stem anti-police protests

Authorities have declared a 24-hour curfew in Nigeria's economic hub Lagos after violence erupted during worsening anti-police protests.Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the ...

Polls close in peaceful Guinea election after tense campaign

Guineans cast ballots for a president on Sunday, with the 82-year-old incumbent Alpha Conde facing his longtime rival Cellou Dalein ...

Boom in unsuccessful asylum seeker applications

A backlog in assessing asylum seeker applications remain and the Government isn't adequately managing the plight faced by many refugees, ...

5.6 tons of cannabis seized in Morocco

RABAT, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan authorities seized more than 5.6 tons of cannabis in two separate operations on Tuesday, ...

Morocco registers 3,254 new COVID-19 cases, 179,003 in total

RABAT, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Tuesday 3,254 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the North African ...

Libya reports 957 new COVID-19 cases, over 50,000 in total

TRIPOLI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Libya's National Center for Disease Control on Tuesday reported 957 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the ...

Tunisia announces 2,185 COVID-19 new cases, 42,727 in total

TUNIS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Monday night announced that 2,185 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed ...

Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Oct. 20

LAGOS -- As tens of thousands of demonstrators continue to take to the streets across Nigeria against extra-judicial killings and ...

At least 6 killed after tanker collision in central Nigeria

LAGOS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed after two oil tankers collided on early Tuesday in ...

Protests in Nigeria to speed up COVID-19 transmission: official

LAGOS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- As tens of thousands of demonstrators continue to take to the streets across Nigeria against ...

Live COVID-19 updates: Brazil's death toll tops 154,000

BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - ...

Libya reports 1,159 new COVID-19 cases

TRIPOLI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Monday reported 1,159 new COVID-19 cases, ...

Several Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria military operation

ABUJA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Several Boko Haram militants were killed in an operation executed by the military in Nigeria's ...

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Pakistan restores social media platform TikTok, subject to conditions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, October 20 (ANI): TikTok services in Pakistan were restored on Monday with certain conditions, 10 days after a ...

President Trump vows to protect and defend American senior citizens

FORT MYERS, Florida - On Friday, President Donald Trump campaigned in Fort Myers, Florida, a state with one of the ...

Australia should embrace closer defence ties with India: Report

Canberra [Australia], October 21 (ANI): The deterioration in both India and Australia's relations with China has inevitably brought the two ...

Three Killed, More Than A Dozen Injured In Pakistan Explosion

At least three people were killed and more than a dozen were injured when a powerful explosion shook the southern ...

Who would be better for South Africa? Trump or Biden?

On 3 November, Americans head to the polls to choose between Republican Donald Trump for a second term or Democrat ...

Environmental Groups Sue Over Portland Tear Gas Use

PORTLAND, ORE. - With the city experiencing some of the most sustained Black Lives Matter protests in the country, efforts ...

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