Tag: Reuters

Flooding paralyzes India’s Chennai

Flooding paralyzes India’s Chennai

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India’s manufacturing capital Chennai came to a standstill with many areas flooded after the southern Indian coast was battered by heavy rainfall

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The beauty pageant where women judge men

The beauty pageant where women judge men

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‘Gerewol’ is a traditional beauty contest in Niger held every year where Wodaabe men are judged by an all-female panel.

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Iraqi PM decries ‘cowardly’ attack on his home

Iraqi PM decries ‘cowardly’ attack on his home

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unharmed from an armed drone assassination attempt in Baghdad on Sunday in an incident that raised tension in Iraq weeks after a general election disputed by Iran-backed militia groups.

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Houston concert-goers rushed gates before deadly stampede

Houston concert-goers rushed gates before deadly stampede

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Fans rushed the entrance gates at rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston earlier in the day before a stampede of fans killed at least eight people and injured scores of others.

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U.S. court freezes Biden’s vaccine rule for companies

U.S. court freezes Biden’s vaccine rule for companies

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A U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay Saturday freezing the Biden administration’s efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, citing “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with the rule.

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Iraq’s prime minister escapes ‘assassination attempt’

Iraq’s prime minister escapes ‘assassination attempt’

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A drone laden with explosives targeted the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad in what the military said was an assassination attempt.

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La Palma volcano lights up the night sky

La Palma volcano lights up the night sky

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands continues to erupt, sending glowing lava into the air and lighting up the night sky.

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‘No room’ for U.S.-Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem, says Israel

‘No room’ for U.S.-Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem, says Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke out against a plan by President Joe Biden’s administration to reopen a consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem, saying ‘there is no room for another American consulate’ in the disputed city.

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‘No more negotiation’: Ethiopians denounce U.S. at rally

‘No more negotiation’: Ethiopians denounce U.S. at rally

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Ethiopians rallied in Addis Ababa in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the military campaign against the Tigrayan forces in the north of the country. Demonstrators also denounced the U.S., which called for a ceasefire in the year-long conflict.

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An anti-government alliance is formed in Ethiopia

An anti-government alliance is formed in Ethiopia

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Nine groups, including the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and others with armed fighters, have formed an anti-government alliance in Ethiopia, two of the groups involved have said as rebellious forces claim further advances toward the capital.

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Drone view of New England fall foliage

Drone view of New England fall foliage

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Fall foliage is at its peak in New England with trees changing colors as part of an annual rite in the northern United States.

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Young activists demand more action at COP26

Young activists demand more action at COP26

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Thousands of young campaigners marched through the streets of Glasgow on Friday, demanding urgent action from world leaders at the U.N. climate conference to stave off catastrophic climate change.

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President Biden, Obama and Bush among those at Colin Powell’s funeral

President Biden, Obama and Bush among those at Colin Powell’s funeral

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Colin Powell’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral drew D.C. heavyweights, with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright calling him ‘one of the gentlest and most decent people any of us will ever meet.’

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Thousands of baby river turtles released in Peruvian jungle

Thousands of baby river turtles released in Peruvian jungle

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Some 3,000 baby river turtles native to the Amazon rainforest were released into a Peruvian river after hatching from eggs.

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‘He acted in self-defense,’ Kyle Rittenhouse lawyer says

‘He acted in self-defense,’ Kyle Rittenhouse lawyer says

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The defense lawyer in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, charged with killing two protesters and wounding a third man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said the 18-year-old acted in self-defense and that his actions were ‘reasonable.’

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Republican Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race

Republican Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race

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Republican Glenn Youngkin is Virginia’s next governor, beating Democrat incumbent Terry McAuliffe in a closely watched election

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Missing Australian child found alive

Missing Australian child found alive

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Four-year-old Cleo Smith, who went missing from an Australian outback campsite more than two weeks ago, has been returned safely to her parents after she was rescued by police from a locked house, authorities said.

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