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    Thailand protesters look to Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement for inspiration

    Mass demonstrations in the streets of Bangkok are reminiscent of last summer's anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The Thai movement has been using similar tactics and shares a deep desire for reform.For weeks, protesters in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have taken to the streets equipped with hard hats, goggles and gas masks.

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    Nigeria: Scores killed in #EndSARS protests, Buharu says

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that over 50 civilians have been killed in the worst violence in years. Protests first erupted in anger at the SARS police unit that is accused of torture and murder.Fifty-one civilians have been killed since the start of police brutality protests in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari admitted on Friday, confirming for the first time that...

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    Nagorno-Karabakh: US hosts warring parties as fighting rages

    Top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan held separate talks in Washington to try to settle the decadeslong conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The death toll from nearly a month of fighting has reached almost 1,000.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday held separate talks with his Armenian and Azeri counterparts to try to bring an end to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh....

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    Russia: Toxic algae blamed for death of marine life

    Hundreds of octopuses, seals and sea urchins washed up dead earlier this month in what was first thought to be an oil spill. Russian authorities now say a natural occurrence was responsible for the ecological disasterThe mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka region was caused by a bloom of toxic algae, the country's top environmental official said...

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    Colorado Trump fans embrace case of man facing deportation

    Susie and Wayne Payne support US President Donald Trump's closed-borders approach to immigration. Yet they are also fighting for one Guinean man's right to remain in the United States. Ines Pohl reports from Colorado.There is no doubt whom Susie and Wayne Payne are rooting for in the 2020 US presidential election.

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    Austria postal service prints coronavirus-themed stamp on toilet paper

    The stamp has been inspired by the excessive purchasing of toilet paper when the coronavirus pandemic first hit Europe. The stamp shows a baby elephant to encourage citizens to keep their distance during the pandemic.The coronavirus pandemic has inspired Austria to make stamps out of toilet paper, the country's postal service announced on Friday.

    • yesterday
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    Bolivia: Socialist Luis Arce confirmed as outright presidential election winner

    The leader of the leftist MAS party gained 55.09% of the vote. Luis Arce was nominated by Evo Morales, the president who was ousted from power last year after a coup d'etat.Bolivia's final vote count on Friday confirmed Luis Arce from the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party as the winner of the country's nationwide elections.

    • yesterday
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    Coronavirus in Bangladesh: How can religion help?

    Religion has played a positive role in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, by raising public awareness and providing moral support, said panelists appearing on a Bengali talk show organized by DW.Representatives of various religions, as well as an Islamic women's rights activist, took part in a talk show organized by DW in Dhaka to discuss how religion is providing positive impulses to...

    • yesterday
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    European Parliament votes to allow veggie sausages

    The European Parliament has voted down a motion that would have banned meatless food products from having names associated with meat. But nondairy foods must now avoid referring to milk or cheese in their descriptions.The European Parliament on Friday voted to allow producers of meatless foodstuffs to continue calling them "sausages" and "burgers" if they desire, rejecting a...

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    Drama on canvas: William Kentridge takes African stories to Hamburg

    William Kentridge is South Africa's best-known artist. But what makes his work so alluring? An exhibition in Hamburg finds out by tracing each stroke of his brush.The question "What is African Art?" elicits myriad responses from each of the continent's 54 countries. But in the context of South Africa, the question is especially complicated by its colonial...

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