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Kyrgyzstan: after unrest citizens heads to presidential vote
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Kyrgyzstan: after unrest citizens heads to presidential vote

(STL.News) Polls have opened in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election. The frontrunner is a man who until last year was serving a more than 11-year jail sentence for kidnapping. Sadyr Japarov was freed from jail by supporters during protests following a disputed parliamentary election in October. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News
World News: UN-AU mission in Sudan’s Darfur ends mandate
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World News: UN-AU mission in Sudan’s Darfur ends mandate

(STL.News) A joint African Union and United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region is ending after operating for 13 years. UNAMID helped bring an end to a conflict which saw 300,000 people killed, and more than two million people displaced. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Nyala in South Darfur, where many say they fear for their safety when the mission ends. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News
Has the world ignored South Sudan?
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Has the world ignored South Sudan?

(STL.News) Humanitarian groups are warning 60% of South Sudan's population will face 'catastrophic' famine. That is if aid cannot reach areas affected by floods, violence and the pandemic. A joint report by three UN agencies, says 6.5 million people in the region are facing starvation and that number could rise. Aid agencies blame the worsening situation on violence that has made it impossible to produce food, and dangerous and difficult to deliver aid. Last month, the UN released $7m in emergency funding to try to avert famine. So, what can be done to save Africa's youngest country? ? YouTube video provided Al Jazeera News STL.News References: YouTube
India: Can the farmers’ protest be resolved?
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India: Can the farmers’ protest be resolved?

India farmers protests blocking highways on outskirts of New Delhi India (STL.News) Hundreds of thousands of farmers have been blocking highways on the outskirts of New Delhi since last month.  They are calling for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal a series of laws they say threaten their livelihoods. The government in September introduced farm bills it said would free farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier.  But farmers say this means the authorities will stop buying at minimum guaranteed prices and corporations will push prices down. The government insists that, while the laws can be amended, it is against repealing the bills. Several rounds of talks have failed to resolve the dispute and solidarity prote...
How loneliness takes its toll during the COVID-19 pandemic
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How loneliness takes its toll during the COVID-19 pandemic

(STL.News) ‘Control It’ - Being alone, together - In episode 2 of #AllHailTheLockdown Ali Rae explores loneliness, mental health and the coping mechanisms we’ve used to gain a sense of control during times of uncertainty. She speaks with psychologist and neurologist Julianne Holt-Lunstad about the impact of loneliness on our physical health and sociologist Eric Klinenberg about why social solidarity, not just social distancing, keeps us healthy during lockdown.  She also connects with emergency psychologists Roberta Brivio in Italy and Cui Can in China, to discuss their roles in helping the public manage uncertainty, fear and isolation. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News STL.News References: YouTube
America Divided – The World is Watching
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America Divided – The World is Watching

(STL.News) More than 72 million Americans voted Republican, while more than 80 million went Democrat. Can a country this split move forward, together?  Is the USA falling apart? ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News STL.News References: YouTube
Can the world conquer coronavirus in 2021?
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Can the world conquer coronavirus in 2021?

(STL.News) More than 1.3 million people have now died amid the coronavirus pandemic – but there are now some hopeful signs for 2021, with three pharmaceutical companies touting the efficacy of forthcoming vaccines that may be rolled out in just a few weeks. But there are concerns over how vaccines will be delivered, which countries will get first access while others lose out, and whether there is enough public trust in the vaccines' safety. In this episode, our panel looks at what doctors and scientists have learned about the virus in 2020 and how forthcoming vaccines will shape the battle against Covid-19 next year. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News STL.News References: YouTube
What’s behind the South China Sea dispute?
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What’s behind the South China Sea dispute?

(STL.News) China and its neighbors all want a piece of the South China Sea.  Rights to fish, territory, oil and gas.  This fight has it all, including the potential for war. So why is ASEAN struggling to manage the problem?  And why won’t China share? ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jareeza News STL.News References: YouTube
Can China be a global leader?
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Can China be a global leader?

(STL.News) China's Central Committee has announced its plans for the next 15 years.  Senior Communist officials have agreed to increase Beijing's political, economic and military influence.  But despite facing an unprecedented global health crisis and rising unemployment... They've endorsed president Xi Jinping as the man who will steer China through the challenges ahead.  But will this aggressive agenda put Beijing on a collision course with the United States? ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News STL.News References: YouTube Al Jazerra News Xi Jinping Wikipedia Page
Trump casts vote ahead of campaign blitz in battleground states
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Trump casts vote ahead of campaign blitz in battleground states

(STL.News) In the US, both incumbent President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have been rallying support in battleground states as the date for the presidential election nears. Coronavirus cases hit an all-time high on Friday but Trump continues to insist the nation is “turning a corner”. Biden has taken a different tone, acknowledging the challenges the country faces and promising to work to address them. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami in the US state of Florida. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News Can also be viewed on US Political News Read more political news at USPoliticalNews.org
Attackers storm Cameroon school, kill several children
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Attackers storm Cameroon school, kill several children

(STL.News) Attackers have stormed a school in southwestern Cameroon with guns and machetes, killing at least eight students and seriously injuring 13 others.  The attack happened on Saturday in the city of Kumba. The United Nations and the African Union have condemned the brutal attack. It was not clear if the attack was linked to a continuing struggle between government forces and armed groups in the English-speaking west seeking to form a breakaway state. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News 2,403 Views as of October 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Europe battle rising COVID-19 surge
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Europe battle rising COVID-19 surge

(STL.News) European leaders are struggling to figure out how to bring down soaring infection numbers. In Germany, more than 10,000 people have died and Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Germans that their actions will determine the direction the pandemic takes. As cases surge, the French health minister is warning hospitals cannot cope while in Poland the president himself is in quarantine after testing positive. Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports on restrictions across Europe. YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News Can also be viewed on States News Today
As Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages, fears of a COVID spike abound
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As Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages, fears of a COVID spike abound

(STL.News) The people fleeing the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh are taking the virus with them - some 90,000 have spread out across Armenia. The two nations have more than 120,000 people affected by the pandemic and fears are high that the rapid movement of people will only make it worse. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Goris, Armenia. YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News Can also be viewed on DSNNews.net
Chile referendum: Voters to decide on changing constitution
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Chile referendum: Voters to decide on changing constitution

(STL.News) After mass protests calling for social change, millions of Chileans are getting the chance to change their constitution in a referendum on Sunday. Chile’s current constitution was put in place 40 years ago by military dictator Augusto Pinochet and is seen by many as authoritarian while at the same time lacking in state oversight when it came to the economy. Chile has the highest income disparity in Latin American and basic social rights are not guaranteed as they are in most modern democracies. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News STL.News - References, Notes & See Also Links: YouTube Chile Wikipedia Al Jazeer News DSN News Feed Publish States News Today USA News Today US Political News
A Refugee’s Tale – Al Jazeera Correspondent
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A Refugee’s Tale – Al Jazeera Correspondent

(STL.News) Al Jazeera journalist Eki Rrahmani, a former refugee from Kosovo, reflects on his years as an asylum seeker. He looks back at his escape from his country 30 years ago and compares his experience with the plight of the thousands of refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe today. He travels to the Greek island of Lesbos which hosts the largest refugee camp in Europe.  Many there live in makeshift tents in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, with access to substandard food. Physical ailments and psychological problems are rife among them.  The refugees and migrants in Lesbos who have crossed through the Turkey-Greece border have complained about human rights abuses and say masked men in uniform robbed and beat them as they traveled through. YouTube video courtesy of ...
Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open
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Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open

(STL.News) Millions of displaced Syrians will now have only one Turkish border crossing to receive aid after several attempts to keep a second crossing open failed to pass at the United Nations Security Council.  Russia, backed by China, had been pushing to shut down one of the two border crossings that were still open. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
Panama COVID-19 cases surge: Medics warn of overwhelmed hospitals
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Panama COVID-19 cases surge: Medics warn of overwhelmed hospitals

(STL.News) Panama government has imposed severe confinement measures in one province to stop an explosive rise in COVID-19 cases.   Doctors have issued a plea to authorities to impose a nationwide lock-down as the virus spreads even to the most remote parts of the country. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports. ? YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
UK eases lockdown: Crowds and queues as hospitality venues open
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UK eases lockdown: Crowds and queues as hospitality venues open

(STL.News) There have been queues and crowds across England as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas reopened following a relaxation of lock-down rules.  In London, big crowds gathered in beer gardens and outdoor spaces. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Soho in London. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News