Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border…

Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country

More French police raids after teacher's beheading

French police on Monday raided Islamic associations and foreigners suspected of holding extremist religious beliefs, police sources said, three days after a suspected Islamist beheaded a school teacher. Emer McCarthy reports.

WH's Top Counterterrorism Official Had Secret…

American journalist Austin Tice disappeared in Syria eight years ago, and is believed to have been a captive there since. Now, in what Bloomberg calls a "rare sign of diplomacy," sources say the White House's top counterterrorism official has traveled there for secret talks to negotiate for the release of...

Lithuanians with COVID-19, self-isolating vote in…

Lithuanians have started voting in the second round of a national election with some of them casting ballots from their cars in special drive-in polling stations amid a local spike in COVID-19

China denies report it may detain Americans

China reacted angrily on Monday to reports that Beijing had warned Washington that Americans may be detained in China due to U.S. prosecution of Chinese scholars. Joe Davies reports.

India May Not Catch US on COVID After All

Last month, India seemed well on track to surpass the US in the total number of COVID cases. Now, that seems less certain. The US has 8.1 million cases but is seeing a renewed uptick in daily numbers. India has 7.5 million cases, but its daily total is...

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Nagorno-Karabakh truce frays amid reports of new…

New shelling has been reported in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, violating a weekend cease-fire in the conflict over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh

NASA picks Nokia to build moon mobile network

NASA says Nokia will build the first broadband wireless network on the moon by 2022, in time for the return of humans two years later. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

China's Economy May Do What No Other's Can

A nation reporting its quarterly GDP numbers isn't typically scintillating news. But China's new data is generating big headlines because observers see COVID lessons at play. Beijing reported Monday that GDP grew at 4.9% in the third quarter when compared to the previous year, reports CNBC . That now has...

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike…

Wales has become the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of the economy to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections even as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting calls to do the same throughout England

Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before…

[NFA] The top elected Democratic official said time to seal a massive coronavirus stimulus package before the U.S. election was running out, but she held out hope of reaching an agreement with the White House. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Peru's Nazca Lines Reveal a Massive Cat

Peru's Nazca lines are still revealing new geoglyphs. The latest is a huge cat that dates back to 200-100 BC and measures more than 121 feet across, per the Guardian . "The figure was scarcely visible and was about to disappear because it’s situated on quite a steep slope that’s prone...

As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for…

Iran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday

Trump rallies in Nevada ahead of final debate

President Donald Trump implored supporters in Nevada on Sunday to cast ballots early in a state he narrowly lost in 2016, while Democrat Joe Biden urged North Carolina residents to "go vote today," as the final presidential debate looms later this week. Gloria Tso reports.

China: We're Ready to Start Detaining Americans

Chinese officials say they're ready for a dangerous game of tit-for-tat, the Wall Street Journal reports. They're telling Washington that China may round up US nationals there unless charges against Chinese military-affiliated scholars in America are dropped. The warnings, sent through several channels—including Beijing's US Embassy—began this summer...

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India army apprehends Chinese soldier amid…

The Indian military says it apprehended a Chinese soldier in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border

Dyson sells Singapore's priciest penthouse

British billionaire James Dyson, the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, is selling his three-storey Singapore penthouse about a year after buying it, and he's reportedly taking a big loss on the S$74 million ($54 million) he paid. Ciara Lee reports

Bangladesh's Death Penalty for Rape Isn't Enough…

From now on, rapists could face the death penalty in Bangladesh. The government is making the change in the face of public outrage over a series of well-publicized attacks on women, the New York Times reports, though human rights groups said the change in the law won't solve the problem....

Belgium fears virus "tsunami" as COVID-19 cases…

Bars and restaurants across Belgium have shut down for a month and a night-time curfew has begun as health authorities warned of a possible “tsunami” of COVID-19 cases

China's economic recovery quickens

China's economic recovery quickened in the third quarter of 2020 but missed forecasts. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

Ardern Wins NZ Reelection Amid a 'Major Shift'

She first gained international attention for her empathy while handling the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings and the White Island volcano eruption . Then she led New Zealand out of the worst of the coronavirus outbreak. Now, another victory for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: She's won her reelection bid, in a landslide....

Top UK bishops slam 'disastrous' bill as Brexit…

The U.K.’s most senior Anglican bishops have warned that legislation breaching part of the Brexit divorce agreement the government signed with the European Union will set a “disastrous precedent” and could undermine peace in Northern Ireland

Australia's COVID-19 hotspot partially eases…

Australia's state of Victoria, the epicenter of the country's coronavirus outbreak, will see more freedom of movement as of Monday after months-long restrictions, but retailers and restaurants must wait longer, making some of the owners unhappy. Libby Hogan reports.

Teacher Slain Outside School in Crime Echoing…

A teacher was brutally slain Friday outside his school in a Paris suburb after showing his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims find blasphemous. "He was teaching pupils about freedom of expression," French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters at the school, Reuters reports. Macron, who met with school...

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Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people…

From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe

Heavy air pollution continues in New Delhi

According to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, as of 12 p.m. local time the city's air quality index on average was at 264 on a scale of 500 measured at PM 10, or particulate matter with diameter less than 10 micrometres.

Fukushima Wastewater Destined for Pacific: Reports

Japan's government has decided to release some 1.3 million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima power plant into the ocean as speculated . That's according to local media reports published Friday. Reuters reports a formal announcement will come later this month, though Japan's industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said Friday...