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69 killed in protests to end police brutality in Nigeria

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ABUJA, Oct. 24 (Net) -- A total of 69 people were killed during protests aimed at ending police brutality in Nigeria, a presidency source confirmed to Xinhua on Friday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari revealed the figure to former leaders of the country during a virtual meeting aimed at addressing the current security situation here, the source said.
However, the dead recorded during the protests which began on Oct. 7 included civilians, policemen and soldiers, according to an official...

Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Net) — A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday.
Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex...

Mexico ruling party works out leadership dispute on 3rd try

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MEXICO CITY (Net) — The Morena party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador finally chose a leader Friday after two failed, acrimonious attempts.
A poll of party members gave a comfortable margin of victory to congressional leader Mario Delgado, a centrist seen as more obedient to...

France surpasses 1 million confirmed virus cases amid spike

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PARIS (Net) — French health authorities say France has recorded over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, becoming the second country in Western Europe after Spain to reach that number of known infections.
The national health agency released new figures showing...

Egypt’s parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader’s grip

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CAIRO (Net) — Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
The elections are taking place as the Arab world’s most...

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