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France’s Hardening Defense of Cartoons of Muhammad Could Lead to ‘A Trap’

Once denounced by French leaders, the images are now defended across the political spectrum, widening a divide with Muslim nations and leaving many French Muslims alienated.

Journalist killed in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

A Mexican television journalist has been shot to death in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, across from El Paso, Texas

Pro-choice supporters hold biggest-ever protest against Polish government

About 100,00o people take to the streets of Warsaw to oppose tightened abortion law

About one hundred thousand protesters took to the streets of the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Friday, in the largest demonstration of popular anger directed against Poland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) since it assumed office in 2015.

Protests have been held across the country since Poland’s constitutional tribunal declared earlier this month that abortions in instances where a foetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect were unconstitutional. Such procedures constitute about 96% of legal abortions in Poland, which already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe.

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Conspiracy theorists forced to apologise for calling Victorian youth leader a Covid 'crisis actor'

Raphael Fernandez and Fanos Panayides used social media to accuse Ahmed Hassan of pretending to contract coronavirus to spread fear

Two conspiracy theorists who claimed a Victorian youth leader pretended to contract Covid-19 as part of a deal with the premier, Daniel Andrews, to spread fear about the pandemic have been forced to apologise.

Raphael Fernandez and Fanos Panayides posted public apologies to Ahmed Hassan on Friday after posting several videos in July that accused him of being a Covid-19 “crisis actor”.

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Kevin Peterson Jr: protesters decry police shooting in Washington state

Father identifies former football player, apparently shot while talking on the phone

Protesters gathered in Washington state on Friday morning after sheriff’s deputies shot a young Black man on Thursday evening in a bank parking lot in the south of the state.

Law enforcement remained tight-lipped about the Thursday night shooting in Hazel Dell, but Kevin E Peterson Sr told the Oregonian/OregonLive the person killed was his son.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan pledge to avoid targeting residential areas amid fighting over...

Armenia, Azerbaijan pledge to avoid targeting residential areas amid fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh after Geneva talks

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Chip wars: The US v China

Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.

TikTok Gets Another Reprieve From Order That Would Ban It in U.S.

A month after a preliminary injunction in a separate lawsuit, a federal judge blocked Commerce Department restrictions from taking effect on Nov. 12.

'Millions face hardship' as government support ends

Renters and the self employed could be among those facing tough times this winter, charities warn.

Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

The C.D.C. has issued a conditional order toward certifying companies that can prove they can protect passengers and crews from the coronavirus. Actual travel by sea is still a distant wish.

Advertisers Flock to Election Night, When Live TV Is the Main Event Again

In a media environment dominated by streaming and battered by the pandemic, companies see a rare opportunity to catch a huge audience all at once.

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The Fed could face more pressure to act: 'They don't have the luxury of time anymore'

The Federal Reserve faces a choice of whether to wait for conditions to unfold further, or act now to provide some extra help.

Global Covid report: Belgium facing new lockdown as Germany takes in patients

Deaths doubling every six days in Belgium despite already tough restrictions

Belgium was in-effect put into a second national lockdown on Friday as scientists and officials directing efforts to control coronavirus said the government’s already tough restrictions were failing to work and that deaths were doubling every six days.

Belgium’s prime minister, Alexander de Croo, said the government had no choice but to move into a “stricter lockdown”. “Our country is in a health emergency,” he said. ‘The pressure on hospitals is immense, our care providers are making inhuman efforts. In the past week, 100,000 of our fellow countrymen were infected, we do not see any change ... We are moving to a stricter lockdown.”

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Nice terror suspect phoned his family hours before attack

Tunisian Brahim Aouissaoui, 21, gave no indication he was contemplating violence

The 21-year-old Tunisian who is accused of using a kitchen knife to kill three people in a church in Nice spoke to his family 12 hours before the attack, giving no indication he was contemplating violence.

Brahim Aouissaoui grew up among eight sisters and two brothers in a modest home on a potholed road in Thina, a working-class neighbourhood in an industrial zone close to Sfax, a major port on Tunisia’s eastern coast.

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Twitter, Facebook, Apple, Amazon & more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading, including some of the largest tech names.

Fed lowers minimum loan level for small business lending program

The Fed said it is reducing the minimum loan size to $100,000and will ease restrictions on the debt load for companies.

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'Roadkill' is the latest politcal show to get run over by reality

"Roadkill" is one of those classy British miniseries that looks right at home on PBS' Masterpiece, even though it's a contemporary story. But this tale of a politician wrestling with twin scandals -- one involving corruption, the other in his personal life -- seems quaint against the backdrop of modern politics, as fans of shows like "Veep" and "House of Cards," once seen as enjoyably over the top, have observed.

Chelsea Handler got a response from that politician she has a crush on

Chelsea Handler has made no secret of her crush on Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Ariana Grande's Positions: Album 'solid but doesn't sparkle' say critics

Positions gets a lukewarm reception from critics, who say it does not break any new ground.

Paris Jackson debuts 'Let Down' and signs record deal

Paris Jackson made her solo debut on Friday with the single and video for "Let Down."

See what's streaming in November

See some of what's streaming on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more in November.

'The Mandalorian' powers up with a polished second-season launch

If "Baby Yoda" (a.k.a. "The Child") was the big surprise when "The Mandalorian" made its debut a year ago, the second season arrives amid sky-high expectations that seemed difficult to fulfill. Yet the Disney+ series managed to deliver on them with its premiere, which featured numerous creatures and aliens looping back into the mythology of the original trilogy, and yes, another flourish designed to set the Internet ablaze.

Goo Goo Dolls release first holiday album

It might seem a little random that the Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a holiday album.

BBC staff can attend Pride parades, director general Tim Davie says

Tim Davie told staff they could attend, following reports some were questioning new guidelines.

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Waking Up at 3 A.M.? You Have Company.

As 2020 lurches to a close, it seems more people are waking up at this ghastly liminal hour, unclaimed by neither night nor day.

What Will You Do With the “Extra Hour”?

Falling back, for better or worse.

‘The Mandalorian’ Season Premiere Recap: Back in the Saddle With Baby Yoda

The first episode of Season 2, released on Friday, suggests that the Disney+ space western probably won’t move far, far away from what worked last year.

Lil Wayne, Latest Rapper in Trump’s Orbit, Sees Backlash Over Photo

Following Kanye West, 50 Cent and Ice Cube before him, the rapper faced criticism on social media after posting a seeming endorsement of the president.

Enzo Mari, Industrial Designer Who Kept Things Simple, Dies at 88

He railed against material excess, consumerism and fame, but made poetic and useful objects that influenced generations of designers. He died of the coronavirus.

Love Letter: Can a Marriage Survive a Haunted House?

Plus: Checking in on couples in quarantine

TV’s Horror Hosts: 70 Years of Screams and Cheese

This Halloween, a new generation of hosts are keeping alive one of television’s oldest gimmicks: costumed goofballs presenting schlocky horror movies.

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A.J. Hinch Hired by Tigers After Suspension for Astros Cheating

Thirty minutes after Hinch’s season-long punishment officially ended on Tuesday, Detroit contacted him. Three days later, he was officially introduced as manager.

An Open Letter to Justin Turner and M.L.B.

Turner could not have been unaware of the pandemic’s severity when he insisted on celebrating his World Series win in close quarters with his Dodgers teammates. And Rob Manfred, baseball’s commissioner, can’t just blame one player.

Steven Cohen Is Approved as Mets Owner After Clearing 2 Final Hurdles

M.L.B.’s owners voted to approve Cohen’s $2.4 billion purchase of the team, and New York City signed off on his taking over the lease of Citi Field.

Herb Adderley, a Packers Hall of Fame Cornerback, Dies at 81

A defensive star in Green Bay — he ran back seven interceptions for touchdowns — he played on five championship teams under Vince Lombardi and one in Dallas.

Olya Sharypova: Ex-girlfriend of tennis star Zverev alleges abuse, player says 'simply not true'

Tennis star Alexander Zverev's ex-girlfriend says he attacked her ahead of the US Open last year, an allegation the player says is "simply not true."

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A Pinnacle of Coral Is Discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The underwater skyscraper teems with sea life, and had been overlooked in past surveys of the reef system.

Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity, but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

Will the Hardest-Hit Communities Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

A committee that advises the C.D.C.’s director is working on a plan to equitably distribute immunizations when they become available.

UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy

A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.

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Apple says some AirPods Pro have sound problems, will fix for free

These issues include a static or crackling sound that increases in loud environments as well as issues with active noice cancellation.

Coronavirus: Is virtual reality tourism about to take off?

Tourism boards, hotels and destinations are turning to virtual reality to woo potential visitors.

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian tells employees it isn't helping with virtual border wall

Employees raised concerns about how the company's recent government contract will be enforced on refugees.

Some of the year's best performing tech stocks got pushed down this week

Some of the year's fastest-growing stocks such as Fastly, Square and Zoom, became a little bit more affordable this week in the midst of a broader selloff.

Instagram Tries Clamping Down on Misinformation

The photo-sharing site said it would temporarily remove its “recent” tab to slow the spread of harmful content before Tuesday’s election.

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