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Clashes erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

YEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population on Sunday after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides reported fatalities. Slideshow ( 6 images ). Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mainly ethnic Armenian region inside Azerbaijan which declared independence in 1991, also announced martial law and mobilised the male population after clashes which ... Full story

Macron says Belarus's Lukashenko must go: paper

Slideshow ( 2 images ). PARIS (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and quit power, French President Emmanuel Macron told le Journal du Dimanche. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by street protests since authorities said Lukashenko won an Aug. 9 election by a landslide. More than 12,000 protesters have been arrested since the election that the ... Full story

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Didn’t Want to Like Him’

‘DON’T EVER LOSE THIS ROCK’. Six years ago, on a humid evening at an open-air bar in Vietnam, a tipsy acquaintance gave me a rock. She stole it from a potted plant, saying, “Don’t ever lose this rock.” Her goofy gesture made me blush. When I returned to the United States, we lost touch. I also lost touch with ease and intimacy in the following years, falling into bouts of unemployment, then unrelenting depression. But I did keep the rock. Each ... Full story

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at 40 News

Image caption Yuko Takeuchi had taken the lead role in many TV series and films, including Miss Sherlock. Award-winning Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has been found dead at her Tokyo home at the age of 40. Police have launched an investigation and suspect the mother of two took her own life, media reports say. She is said to have been found by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi at their home in Shibuya Ward. Her death was confirmed at ... Full story

NZ prime minister on course for election victory Reuters

FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS. SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to retain power at next month’s election, a widely watched poll showed on Sunday, although it said a recent COVID-19 outbreak has dented her support slightly. A ... Full story

UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas

Slideshow ( 2 images ). LONDON (Reuters) - The British government wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas, culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Sunday, amid concerns that more lockdown measures may be needed to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases. Coronavirus outbreaks have forced some colleges to ask students -- many of whom are far from home and paying thousands of pounds for accommodation and teaching -- ... Full story

Czech Republic reports 1,985 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask walks across the medieval Charles Bridge as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, September 25, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny. PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic reported 1,985 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and nine related deaths, health ministry data showed. That was roughly a third lower than Friday’s infection count, but fewer tests are done on ... Full story

'Taiwan is Taiwan': China name dispute moves from birds to climate change

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The dispute over international organisations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website. FILE PHOTO: An audience waves Taiwanese flags during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. China has ramped up pressure on international groups ... Full story

New Zealand prime minister on course for election victory - poll

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Fiona Goodall/Pool via REUTERS. SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to retain power at next month’s election, a widely watched poll showed on Sunday, although it said a recent COVID-19 outbreak has dented her support slightly. A Newshub-Reid ... Full story

UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas

Slideshow ( 2 images ). LONDON (Reuters) - The British government wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas, culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Sunday, amid concerns that more lockdown measures may be needed to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases. Coronavirus outbreaks have forced some colleges to ask students -- many of whom are far from home and paying thousands of pounds for accommodation and teaching -- ... Full story

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