Protests escalate in Nigeria after deadly crackdown by security forces

Buildings were torched in Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub, after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage. 

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Barack Obama slams Trump’s record in first campaign stop for Biden

Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, his response to racial unrest and his fundamental unfitness for the job in his first in-person campaign pitch Wednesday for Joe Biden, his former vice president.

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Spain becomes first EU nation to reach 1 million Covid-19 cases

Spain has become the first European Union nation to surpass a million coronavirus infections, official data showed Wednesday. The Mediterranean country doubled its tally in just six weeks despite the government’s fresh restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the disease.

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Guinea post-election violence turns deadly as police clash with opposition supporters

At least eight civilians and one police officer have died in violence following the weekend’s tense presidential election, in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters, Guinea’s security ministry said on Wednesday. President Alpha Condé called for calm.

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Afghan Police published US Marines video as the Afghan Air Force attack the Taliban

The conflict between the Afghan Army and the Taliban in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan has been intensifying since October 9. Both sides are using social media to show off what they perceive to be their military successes. But it seems like the Afghan police were a little too quick to post one particular video that they said showed the army striking Taliban positions. Turns out this video shows, in reality, a training exercise carried out by the United States Marine Corps in Arizona, USA, in 2017.

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