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Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe

ABOARD ‘ARCTIC SUNRISE’ (Reuters) - Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she has headed to the Arctic Ocean to protest. Armed with a placard reading ‘Youth Strike for Climate”, the 18-year-old British activist is staging the most northerly protest in a series of youth strikes worldwide. The strikes, made famous by Swedish campaigner ... Full story

Polio campaigners battle misinformation and distrust

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S&P 500, Dow extend longest losing spree in a year

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow inched lower on Friday, extending their longest losing spree in a year as fears about the outlook for the economy in a future still dominated by the coronavirus weighed on investor sentiment. FILE PHOTO: Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, ... Full story

Russia's Navalny thanks 'unknown friends' for saving his life

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Friday he owed his life to the pilots who made an emergency landing when he collapsed on a flight last month, and the paramedics he said had diagnosed poisoning and injected him with atropine. FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya pose for a picture in an unknown location, in this undated image obtained from social media ... Full story

Kentucky legislator among 24 arrested in Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Louisville police arrested 24 people including a Kentucky state representative, as relative calm prevailed overnight during a second night of protests since police were cleared of homicide in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Among those arrested was state Representative Attica Scott, the only Black woman in the Kentucky legislature and the author of the proposed “Breonna’s Law,” which would end “no-knock” ... Full story

Pete Souza Doc ‘The Way I See It’ Is a Reminder of a Time Before Trump

“The point of the film isn’t that Obama got everything right,” Porter said. “It’s that character matters. I miss the feeling of being able to rely on the office of the president.”. At one point, she envisioned the high dramatic point of the documentary being Trump’s impeachment by the House, but that idea was dashed when it became clear that this administration was on a continual churn of shocking events. “[We were] thinking, ‘Oh, okay, this is ... Full story

South African hit 'Jerusalema' inspires people worldwide to shake off COVID-19 blues

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - From Sao Paulo to Sweden, thousands of people around the world, including priests, police, ministers and frontline workers, have posted clips of themselves dancing to South African house song “Jerusalema”. With confirmed global coronavirus deaths nearing a grim milestone of one million, a vaccine still some time away and lockdowns and social distancing measures to curb the pandemic’s spread weighing on public ... Full story

Israel becomes new obstacle for Sudan in quest to leave U.S. terrorism list

WASHINGTON/DUBAI/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Despite over a year of negotiations, Sudan is facing a fresh obstacle to its removal from a U.S. terrorism list that has hindered its economy: a demand that it normalize relations with Israel, three sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Sudan's Head of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, listens to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during the signing of ... Full story

Putin says Russia and U.S. should agree not to meddle in each other's elections

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for an agreement between Russia and the United States to guarantee not to engage in cyber-meddling in each other’s elections. Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a meeting with elected heads of Russian regions, via video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia September 24, 2020. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS. In a statement ahead ... Full story

Retired colonel sworn in as Mali interim president after coup

Slideshow ( 4 images ). BAMAKO (Reuters) - Retired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule after a military coup. Malian officials hope the inauguration will lead the country’s neighbours to lift punishing sanctions imposed after the Aug. 18 overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as president that have paralysed the landlocked country’s economy. ... Full story