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UN chief welcomes Libya cease-fire accord

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 (Net) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the signing of a cease-fire agreement by the Libyan parties in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations.
"This is a fundamental step toward peace and stability in Libya. I congratulate the parties for putting the interest of their nation ahead of their differences," Guterres told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York.
He appealed to all stakeholders and regional actors to respect the provisions...

California utility cuts power to 1 million over fire threat

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SAN FRANCISCO (Net) — Pacific Gas & Electric will cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.
The nation’s largest utility said it will black out customers in 38 counties...

Washington state discovers first ‘murder hornet’ nest in US

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SPOKANE, Wash. (Net) — Scientists in Washington state have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials said.
Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and...

Work already underway for presidential inauguration

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WASHINGTON (Net) — While much of Washington is twisted in knots over the upcoming election, there’s another contingent already busy trying to figure out how to stage an inauguration for the to-be-determined next president during a pandemic.
Visitors to the U.S. Capitol and the White House can...

2,000 inmates break out of Nigeria jails

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Nigeria, Oct 20 (Net) - Nearly 2,000 inmates broke out of jail in Nigeria after crowds attacked two prisons amid protests against police brutality, the authorities said Tuesday.
Anti-riot police were deployed across Africa’s most populous nation and the police chief ordered forces to strengthen...

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