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Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated 'without family's consent'

Image caption The girl's family has accused the police of cremating her body without their permission. The family of a woman who died after she was gang-raped has accused police officials of cremating her body without their permission. The 19-year-old Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district in northern India. She was grievously injured and died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday after ... Full story

Trump Interrupts Joe Biden Talking About Dead Son To Call The One That’s Still Alive A Deadbeat

If we’ve learned anything over the last four years it’s that Donald Trump is a despicable human being and that calling him a “human being” may be too kind. Child separation , attacks on widows , “suckers” and “losers,” indifference about 200,000 dead Americans —you know his greatest hits. But on Tuesday night, during the first presidential debate, Trump apparently thought that the best way to reach undecided voters would be by making the case ... Full story

UK GDP collapsed nearly 20% in second quarter in historic COVID hit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain suffered a record collapse in economic output in the second quarter of 2020 when COVID-19 lockdown measures were in full force, though the decline was slightly smaller than first estimated. FILE PHOTO: The financial district can be seen as a woman wearing a protective face mask walks over London Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls. Gross ... Full story

Karabakh fighting enters fourth day, Armenia says no need for outside military help

YEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - Fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces entered a fourth day on Wednesday in the biggest eruption of their decades-old conflict since a 1994 ceasefire. A man walks next to an apartment building that was allegedly damaged by recent shelling during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the Tartar border district of Azerbaijan September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov. Azerbaijan and ... Full story

Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs as oil demand slumps

Royal Dutch Shell has said it plans to cut 7,000 to 9,000 jobs worldwide following the collapse in global oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The oil giant said the cuts would be implemented by 2022 and included 1,500 people who were taking voluntary redundancy. It gave no indication of where the job losses would happen. The move comes five months after it cut its dividend for the first time since World War Two. Shell, which employs ... Full story

EU drafts rules to force big tech companies to share data: FT

FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman. (Reuters) - The European Union (EU) is preparing to force big technology companies to share their customer data with smaller rivals, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing an early draft of its landmark ‘Digital Services Act’ regulations. “The likes of Amazon and Google shall not use data ... Full story

Helen Reddy, singer of feminist anthem 'I Am Woman', dies at 78

Slideshow ( 3 images ). SYDNEY (Reuters) - Singer Helen Reddy, whose 1972 song “I Am Woman” became a global feminist anthem, died in Los Angeles aged 78 on Tuesday, her family said. “Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever,” the family wrote on her official Facebook account. Born in Australia, Reddy moved to the United States in her early 20s after winning a talent contest. She initially ... Full story

CureVac plans global late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial in fourth quarter

FILE PHOTO: A vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac is ready to use at the start of a clinical test series in the tropical institute of the university clinic in Tuebingen, Germany, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach. (Reuters) - Germany’s CureVac NV said on Tuesday it has started a mid-stage study testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine and plans to begin a decisive global ... Full story

Breakingviews - Debate chaos is a gift for a conflicted Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder. NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump just gave Joe Biden a gift. The first televised debate of the 2020 election could have forced the Democratic ... Full story

UK PM Johnson to speak on COVID-19 as anger mounts towards curbs

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a news conference on COVID-19 on Wednesday as he grapples with a swiftly spreading second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak and growing anger in his own party over restrictions imposed on citizens. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech at Exeter College Construction Centre, part of Exeter College in Exeter, Britain September 29, 2020. Finnbarr Webster/Pool ... Full story