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Trump: Barrett ‘a woman of unparalleled achievement’
on 2020-09-26 at 21:42
US President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice.
Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest
on 2020-09-26 at 21:42
Police in Belarus have rounded up dozens of women at a protest against embattled President Alexander Lukashenko. The authoritarian leader riled his opponents further this week by holding a secret swearing-in ceremony.
Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court
on 2020-09-26 at 21:38
The 48-year-old judge and former law professor from Indiana is a favourite of social conservatives.
Who is US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett?
on 2020-09-26 at 21:07
President Donald Trump wants Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court bench. She has a reputation for being extremely conservative, but also friendly and generous.
Trump nominates conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
by FRANCE 24 on 2020-09-26 at 21:06
Donald Trump nominated on Saturday Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett is a federal appeals court judge known for her conservative legal positions on key issues.
Donald Trump picks conservative Catholic Amy Barrett for Supreme Court
on 2020-09-26 at 21:06
President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. The Republican-majority Senate is likely to back Barrett, paving the way for a more conservative top court.
Charlie Hebdo: Stabbings suspect ‘was trying to target magazine’
on 2020-09-26 at 21:01
Two people were seriously injured in the attack near the Paris ex-offices of the satirical magazine.
Belarus protests: Opposition icon Nina Bahinskaya, 73, bundled into van
on 2020-09-26 at 19:52
Nina Bahinskaya was again among dozens of women detained at a rally against Belarus’s president.
Coronavirus: Protesters clash with police at London anti-lockdown demo
on 2020-09-26 at 19:27
Scuffles have broken out between police and people protesting coronavirus restrictions in London. Officers said they ordered the crowd to disperse after demonstrators failed to follow social distancing rules.
Megan Thee Stallion: What do we know about the rapper’s alleged shooting?
on 2020-09-26 at 18:54
The rapper says she was shot in the feet by fellow artist Tory Lanez, who denies the accusation.
Belarus police arrest scores of women at anti-Lukashenko protest
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-09-26 at 18:09
Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August.
Coronavirus: Madrid at serious risk without tougher rules, minister warns
on 2020-09-26 at 17:56
Spain’s health minister urges more restrictions in Madrid, stoking a political row as cases spike.
Auschwitz Memorial director offers to share Nigerian boy’s blasphemy jail term
on 2020-09-26 at 17:40
Nigerian boy Omar Farouq has been sentenced to 10 years for blasphemy by a Sharia court. Now the head of the Auschwitz Memorial is offering to serve part of the sentence, slamming it as "disgraceful" for humanity.
Charlie Hebdo: Suspect in Paris knife attack confesses
on 2020-09-26 at 15:23
The suspected assailant told French police he wanted to target Charlie Hebdo to avenge the publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Two people were wounded in the knife attack, and seven suspects are in custody.
Opinion: EU migration pact has already failed
on 2020-09-26 at 14:31
A group of eastern EU leaders has rejected the EU Commission’s new migration policy proposals. The carefully constructed plans to deal with asylum-seekers have collapsed before even being built, says Bernd Riegert.
An uncertain future for Mali 60 years after independence
on 2020-09-26 at 14:08
One month after its latest coup, and six decades after gaining independence, it is unclear where power will ultimately lie in the country. Challenges that are as old as Mali itself are likely to continue, experts say.
Bah N’Daw: The retired colonel chosen to return Mali to civilian rule
on 2020-09-26 at 14:07
Mali’s new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side.
ICYMI: Bike race bar crawls and a unique face mask
on 2020-09-26 at 13:28
Some of the stories you may have missed this week.
Deepika Padukone: Bollywood star questioned in Sushant Singh Rajput investigation
on 2020-09-26 at 12:58
Deepika Padukone and other stars were summoned in a drugs investigation after an actor’s death.
Dozens killed in jihadist attack on Nigeria governor’s convoy
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-09-26 at 12:37
The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday.
Sparks fly during Los Angeles police chase
on 2020-09-26 at 12:31
Watch what happened when California Police tried to to pull over a speeding pick-up truck.
Paris inaugurates city’s first park honouring a Black woman
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-09-26 at 12:18
The city of Paris inaugurated a public garden Saturday honoring a woman who fought for the liberation of slaves on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
New camp for refugees in Greece ‘worse than Moria’
on 2020-09-26 at 11:56
As EU member states attempt to agree on a new migration pact, refugees in Lesbos have been moved to a new site that they say is abysmal. From Lesbos, Marianna Karakoulaki reports on conditions at the camp.
Ukraine military plane crash: Cadets among 26 people killed
on 2020-09-26 at 10:59
The aircraft, carrying air force cadets, was on a training flight when it came down near Kharkiv.
The Russian oligarchs of the FinCEN Files
on 2020-09-26 at 10:39
Names of powerful Russians often feature in revelations about secret payments. The FinCEN Files are no exception — some of them are President Vladimir Putin’s closest friends.
Tasmania pilot whales: Rescuers release 108 surviving animals
on 2020-09-26 at 09:43
Efforts now turn to the disposal of some 350 whale carcasses after Australia’s worst ever stranding.
Lebanon: Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib resigns
on 2020-09-26 at 08:46
Mustapha Adib was only named to take over as prime minister less than a month ago. His decision to quit comes amid a deadlock over forming the next Cabinet.
African court requests ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo’s voting rights be restored
by NEWS WIRES on 2020-09-26 at 08:45
Ivory Coast should allow former president Laurent Gbagbo, who has been barred from running in next month’s key presidential election, to vote in the poll, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights said Friday.