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BreakingNews Koeln Trump will „ohne Aufschub“ Nachfolger bestimmen

US-Präsident Donald Trump will noch in seiner ablaufenden Amtszeit den Posten der verstorbenen Verfassungsrichterin Ruth Bader Ginsburg nachbesetzen. Sollte es so kommen, könnte das die konservative Mehrheit im Obersten Gericht der USA auf Jahre oder sogar Jahrzehnte zementieren. Er werde eine Frau nominieren, voraussichtlich bereits in den kommenden Tagen, kündigte Trump am Wochenende an. Ginsburg,…

BreakingNews Koeln Hunderte Frauen in Minsk festgenommen

Bei neuen Frauenprotesten gegen den belarussischen Machthaber Alexander Lukaschenko haben Polizisten am Samstag in Minsk hunderte Menschen festgenommen. Die Sicherheitskräfte stellten sich den Frauen in den Weg und zerrten sie in Einsatzfahrzeuge, wie ein Journalist der Nachrichtenagentur AFP beobachtete. Rund 2000 Frauen nahmen an dem Protestzug unter dem Titel “Glitzermarsch” teil, für Sonntag hat die…

BreakingNews Koeln Erste Corona-Ampel steht auf Gelb

Erste Ampel steht auf GelbIn Berlin ist am Sonnabend die erste Corona-Ampel auf Gelb gesprungen: Die sogenannte 7-Tages-Inzidenz liegt momentan bei 20,6 und damit über dem heiklen Wert von 20. Dieser Wert gibt an, wie viele gemeldete Neuinfektionen je 100.000 Einwohner es in den letzten sieben Tagen gab.Nach Angaben der Gesundheitsverwaltung gab es am Sonnabend…

Libya’s NOC lifts force majeure on oil in ports without fighters

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has lifted a force majeure on what it deemed secure oil ports and facilities, but said the measure would remain in place for facilities where fighters remain. On Friday, eastern-based Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said his forces would lift their eight-month blockade of oil exports, but did not say if…

Former Canada PM Turner, in office for just 11 weeks, dies

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner, who was in office for only 11 weeks in the 1980s, has died at age 91, Canadian media outlets reported on Saturday. Turner served as the country’s 17th prime minister and, despite his short tenure at the helm of a Liberal Party government in 1984, he spent decades in…

Trump bans TikTok over security concerns

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has banned two Chinese apps – TikTok and WeChat – from app stores. Trump is accusing them of collecting data from users that can be retrieved by Beijing. TikTok is used to download videos and is hugely popular in the US while WeChat is widely used as a…

Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million: Live news

More than 30 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 943,515 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 20.4 million people have recovered. New Zealand reported no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time in five weeks as Australia’s hotspot of Victoria logged a spike in infections…

World’s richest urged to do more to keep millions from starving

A lethal mix of conflict, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic is pushing millions of people around closer to starvation, the World Food Programme (WFP) chief has warned, urging wealthier nations and billionaires to help ensure their survival. David Beasley told the UN Security Council on Thursday that famine was possible in up to three…

The poisoning of Alexey Navalny: Five key things to know

What happened on the day Navalny fell ill? On August 20, a Thursday, Alexey Navalny, Russia’s leading Kremlin critic, had finished up campaigning for opposition politicians in Siberia for local elections, which were taking place from September 11 to 13.  He left Xander Hotel and headed for the Tomsk Bogashevo airport. There, he drank a…

Libya’s Fayez al-Sarraj says wants to quit by end of October

Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s internationally-recognised government, has said he wants to quit by the end of October and hand over power to a new executive authority as efforts to find a political solution to the country’s years-long conflict gather pace. In a brief televised speech on Wednesday, al-Sarraj said United Nations-brokered talks between…

Trump contradicts CDC chief on coronavirus vaccine: Live news

United States President Donald Trump continues to claim there will be a coronavirus vaccine in weeks, contradicting the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The UN is warning coronavirus could be more widespread in Syria than official data suggests with nearly 90 percent of cases unable to be traced to a known…

Al Jazeera condemns AJ+ FARA registration order in US

Al Jazeera has strongly condemned a US Department of Justice (DOJ) order that forces AJ+ to register as a foreign agent, saying it appears the designation was a precondition of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to “normalise” diplomatic ties with Israel. In a letter dated Monday, the DOJ said AJ+ should be subject to the…

Melbourne on track for easing of coronavirus lockdown: Live news

Melbourne looks to be on course to ease out of a strict lockdown and curfew from September 28, as the average number of cases drops. Some 29.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 931,454 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 20 million people have recovered…

US election updates: Trump grilled by Pennsylvania voters

United States President Donald Trump took part in a Philadelphia town hall on Tuesday, 49 days before the election.  Joe Biden campaigned in Florida on Tuesday, amid troubling polls showing a slump in Latino support. Trump hailed the UAE, Bahrain deal signing with Israel on Tuesday as the “dawn of a new Middle East”.   Democratic vice-presidential candidate…

Formidable challenges await as Suga set to take over as Japan PM

As Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga spent nearly eight years as the right-hand man to outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  Now, as Suga prepares to take the country’s top job in an all-but-guaranteed parliamentary vote on Wednesday, he will need to capitalise on his political deal-making skills and his inside knowledge of Japan’s complex…

US: Rochester mayor fires police chief over Daniel Prude’s death

Protesters march following the release of video evidence that showed the death of Daniel Prude in police custody in the United States [File: Maranie R Staab/AFP] The mayor of Rochester, New York has fired Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and suspended two city officials over the handling of the asphyxiation death of Daniel Prude in police…

Biden calls Trump climate ‘arsonist’: US election updates

United States President Donald Trump visited fire-ravaged California on Monday, as Democratic Candidate Joe Biden, in Delaware, called him a “climate arsonist”. Kamala Harris hosted virtual fundraisers with Hillary Clinton, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler  Mike Pence campaigned in Janesville, Wisconsin Trump held his first indoor rally in three months on Sunday, prompting rebuke from…

World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for next pandemic: Live news

Global health monitor Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GBMB) said the world is doing far too little to prepare for the future and to prevent such disasters. The World Health Organization has reported a record-breaking number of coronavirus cases worldwide, with at least 307,930 cases confirmed in just one day.  Victoria, the second-most populous state in Australia…

Death toll rises as wildfires ravage US West Coast

The death toll from wildfires that have ravaged the United States’ West Coast has risen to 33 as the National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” amid high winds and dry conditions in Oregon and some California counties. Authorities said the conditions are expected to “contribute to a significant spread of new and…

Hurricane Paulette rolls toward Bermuda as Sally approaches US

Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm Sally threatened to intensify into a hurricane as it approached the United States’ Gulf Coast. Paulette gained hurricane status late Saturday and was expected to bring storm surge, coastal flooding and high winds to Bermuda, according…

Israel to impose three-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown: Live

 Austria is experiencing the start of a second wave of coronavirus infections, its chancellor has said, as cases spike upwards in line with other EU countries. UNHCR steps up efforts to combat COVID-19 among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in camps in Jordan after the first three cases were confirmed last week. Domestic air…

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari executed, says state media

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari has been executed after being convicted of stabbing to death a security guard, according to state media. Afkari was executed “this morning after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim”, Kazem Mousavi, head of the justice department in southern Fars province, was quoted…

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases: Live news

French health authorities reported 10,561 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time since wide-scale testing was launched in the country. British clinical trials for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have resumed following confirmation by the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) that…

Mike Pence backs out of fundraiser hosted by QAnon supporters

United States Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled plans to attend a campaign fundraiser for President Donald Trump in Montana following revelations that the event’s hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. The US president’s re-election campaign told The Associated Press news agency on Saturday that Pence’s schedule had been changed, but the…

India sets global record in coronavirus cases: Live news

India reports a record global daily jump of 96,551 coronavirus cases, taking its total number to 4.5 million. Greece, France and Palestine have all reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases. UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged countries to find $15bn during the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a WHO-led global…

Biden, Trump commemorate 9/11: US elections live news

Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence start the day in New York City at the 9/11 memorial museum at Ground Zero. Biden and President Donald Trump will both visit the Shanksville, Pennsylvania memorial site. Kamala Harris is to speak at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Fairfax, Virginia. Speaker of the House Nancy…

India, China agree to de-escalate in steps to calm border tension

Leh, Ladakh – In the Himalayan city of Leh – the capital of India’s newly created union territory Ladakh, located 11,500 feet (3,505 metres) above sea level – people have been worried at the prospect of war. The months-long border standoff between India and China, coupled with coronavirus restrictions, has already affected the busy tourist season,…

Could Aboriginal fire practices help combat Australian wildfires?

Jenny Brown, who leads Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Impact at the Australian Red Cross, has seen how wildfires devastated her community and others. A Wandi Wandian woman from Yuin country – a seawater First Nations in New South Wales – she spoke to Al Jazeera about how a resurgence in traditional practices…

India reports record 95,000 coronavirus cases in a day: Live news

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a mass testing plan, health experts raise doubts over the strategy.   The Indonesian capital will go back into lockdown to contain an escalating outbreak that pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. India reports a record 95,735 daily cases of coronavirus as outbreak continues unabated. Nearly 27.8 million people…

EP removes Aung San Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community

Myanmar has refused accusations of genocide and most allegations of targeted military-led violence against the Rohingya [File: Reuters] The European Parliament has removed Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the “Sakharov Prize community” because of her “acceptance” of state crimes against the Rohingya community. The EU assembly awarded the former democracy campaigner its…

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial suspended: Live news

AstraZeneca says it has suspended trials of the coronavirus vaccine it is developing with the University of Oxford after one of the trials’ volunteers fell ill with an unexplained illness. The UN says the disruption to routine child and maternal health services as a result of the pandemic could put millions of lives at risk…

‘Everything is burning’: Refugees escape as fire hits Moria camp

People flee from fires burning at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos [Elias Marcou/Reuters] Fires were burning both inside and outside the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in the early hours of Wednesday, forcing thousands of refugees and asylum seekers to flee, according to the fire service. The…

Afghan VP Amrullah Saleh escapes deadly bomb attack in Kabul

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning, his spokesman said, but he escaped the attack unharmed. Initially, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said at least two civilians died but the death toll later rose to 10. The ministry said at least 15 people were wounded. The Taliban, who have…

China says Indian forces crossed border, fired warning shots

China on Tuesday said its troops were forced to take “countermeasures” after Indian soldiers crossed their tense Himalayan border and opened fire – a charge New Delhi has denied, as the two countries continue with their rhetoric. The relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbours has deteriorated since a clash in the Ladakh region on June…

Xi says China was open in handling of coronavirus: Live news

China’s president Xi Jinping has told a ceremony in Beijing that the country had acted in an “open and transparent” manner over the coronavirus. Trainee doctors and interns have returned to work in South Korea after a weeks-long strike over government reform plans. There have been more than 27.3 million cases of coronavirus confirmed around…

Australian media pull journalists from China over safety concerns

Two of Australia’s leading foreign correspondents in China have flown home for their own safety after they were questioned separately by China’s Ministry of State Security, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Tuesday. The China correspondents for the ABC and the Australian Financial Review (AFR) sought shelter in Australia’s embassy in Beijing and consulate…

Coronavirus cases on the rise in 22 US states: Live news

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  COVID-19 cases are rising in 22 of the 50 states in the United States, according to a Reuters analysis, as the country celebrates its end-of-summer Labor Day weekend. The world’s coronavirus cases have hit 27 million,…

UK gov’t admits surge in UK daily coronavirus cases ‘concerning’

The United Kingdom’s government has acknowledged that a spike in coronavirus cases is ‘concerning’ [Tolga Akmen/AFP] Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the sharp rise in daily COVID-19 cases reported in the United Kingdom on Sunday – the highest since May – was “concerning”. The UK reported 2,988 recorded on Sunday, mostly among younger people. “The…

Tenet, first Hollywood post-COVID-19 release in US, takes $20m

Tenet, the first major Hollywood release in six months since the coronavirus pandemic delayed shoots and closed cinemas, has grossed $20.2m in its opening five days in the United States. Such box office takings for an expected blockbuster that cost $200m to make would usually be a concern for Warner Bros, which is the film’s…

Melbourne anti-coronavirus lockdown protest turns violent: Live

Police in the Australian city of Melbourne have made arrests among a crowd of about 300 people protesting against the coronavirus lockdown. India’s caseload topped four million, while South Korea posted its lowest daily tally in three weeks.  Iraq’s health ministry warned hospitals may “lose control” in the coming days after the country recorded its…

Daniel Prude: NY Attorney General to set up grand jury

The attorney general for New York State has announced plans to form a grand jury to investigate the police killing of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of suffocation after officers put a hood over his head and held him down during an arrest. In a short statement released on Saturday, Letitia James said…

American Voter: Margaret Colburn

Margaret Colburn Margaret Colburn, American voter [Al Jazeera] Age: 54 Occupation: Teacher Residence: Jefferson County, Alabama  Voted in 2016 for: Hillary Clinton Will vote in 2020 for: Joe Biden Top election issue: Equality and inclusiveness Will you vote? Why or why not? “I have always voted, even though sometimes I question whether my vote counts,…

Iraq may ‘lose control’ after record coronavirus cases: Live

Iraq’s health ministry has warned hospitals may “lose control” in the coming days as the country has recorded its highest single-day rise in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman said, stressing the importance…

Netanyahu says Serbia will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, becoming the first European country to follow the United States in making the move. Most diplomatic missions in Israel have been in Tel Aviv as countries stayed neutral over the disputed city of Jerusalem until its status could be…

Ghosn’s accused escape aides can be extradited, US judge rules

Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled Japan in December 2019 while awaiting trial on charges that he engaged in financial wrongdoing [File: Eric Piermont/AFP] A judge in the United States on Friday ruled that two Massachusetts men can be legally extradited to Japan to face charges they helped former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn…

Africa CDC seeks support for coronavirus vaccine effort: Live

 Russia has reported 4,995 new coronavirus cases, bringing its national tally to 1,009,995, as its death toll stands at 17,528. The United States has said it will stop paying its dues to the World Health Organization, a day after it said it would not participate in the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) , a global vaccine…

Washington police release video of fatal shooting of Black man

Police in Washington, DC, on Thursday released body camera footage of the fatal shooting of a young Black man in the city’s southeast, which ignited protests in the US capital. The killing on Wednesday of 18-year-old Deon Kay prompted a late-night face-off between the police and dozens of protesters outside a city police station. In the police…

Lebanon: Over 4 tonnes of ammonium nitrate found near Beirut port

Lebanon’s army has found 4.35 tonnes of ammonium nitrate near the entrance to Beirut port, the site of a powerful explosion last month, caused by a large stockpile of the same highly explosive chemical, that killed 191 people. The military said in a statement on Thursday that army experts were called in for an inspection…

India reports about 80,000 coronavirus cases in a day: Live news

India reported 78,357 new coronavirus cases in the past one day, taking its total to more than 3.7 million infections as the government eases pandemic restrictions nationwide. The United States is turning its back on the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX), a global effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine that is being led by…

‘We are part of the tapestry’: Black Iranians launch collective

She sits with an air of reflection, a tea in one hand, staring into the moon over the Gulf through the window. Next to her are two books, one titled Iranian. The second one is opened – and on a fresh page she has written down and underlined the word “Africa”. It is a scene…

Nerve agent Novichok found in Russia’s Alexey Navalny: Germany

Tests performed on samples taken from prominent Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny showed the presence of the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, the German government said. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement on Wednesday testing by a special German military laboratory had shown “proof without doubt of a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok…

Coronavirus plunges Brazil into recession: Live news

Brazil’s economy contracted by a record 9.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020, plunging into recession as coronavirus lockdowns hit home, the official statistics agency said. Europe can live with COVID-19 without a vaccine by managing outbreaks with localised lockdowns, the World Health Organization’s director for the region said, adding he did not expect…

Germany presses China over Hong Kong security law, Uighurs

Germany called out China over its security law imposed on Hong Kong and the treatment of minority Uighurs on Tuesday during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that was marked by protests outside the foreign ministry. At a news conference after talks with Wang, German Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas, whose country…

Iran’s Khamenei says UAE ‘betrayed’ Muslim world with Israel deal

The United Arab Emirates betrayed the Islamic world and the Palestinians by reaching a deal towards normalising ties with Israel, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech. The Palestinians have fiercely opposed the normalisation as weakening traditional Arab refusal to form ties with Israel before the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.…

Lebanon establishment tasks Mustapha Adib with forming new gov’t

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese diplomat Mustapha Adib has been tasked with forming a government by an overwhelming majority of parliamentarians representing the country’s political establishment. Adib received the votes of 90 MPs out of a possible 120, garnering the support of Hezbollah and its allies the Free Patriotic Movement and the Amal Movement, in addition…

Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab

Elizabeth Borowo was a young woman when British colonialists forced her and her family from their farmland nearly 70 years ago. “Kicking us off our land, and setting our houses on fire, was painful,” she says. “There was a lot of hunger. I remember, my child almost drowned in the river as we ran away.”…

Nigerian boy gets scholarship after viral ballet video

A mobile phone clip of 11-year-old Anthony Mmemosa Madu rehearsing his ballet moves in the rain was originally meant for his teacher to check on his progress, but it ended up being watched by millions around the world. The viral video won the young Nigerian dancer a scholarship at the American Ballet Theater in New…

Global coronavirus cases go past 25 million: Live news

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University’s tally, as deaths stand at 842,702 as of Sunday morning. India’s health ministry announced on Sunday at least 78,761 new infections in 24 hours, setting a new daily record worlwide. More than 24.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the…

Rooftop majlis: Beirut commemorates Ashoura amid coronavirus

Beirut, Lebanon – About 20 women in black scarves and robes walked into a building in the southern Dahiyeh suburb of Beirut on Saturday evening. The women, from teens to grandmothers, climbed up to the rooftop to join an hour-long mourning ceremony in commemoration of the seventh-century death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the…

Libya civil war: 10,000 people missing, rights group says

Libya has faced a tidal wave of internal conflict that has claimed thousands of lives since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow in 2011. Between civil wars, the Abu Salim prison massacre, Gaddafi’s regional conflicts, and a tendency to “disappear” political dissidents during his reign, many thousands of Libyans have lost loved ones to political conflict and instability. This is the…

First case of coronavirus reinfection identified in US: Live news

Russia’s coronavirus cases surpassed 980,000 after the country reported 4,829 new cases in the last 24 hours. The number of coronavirus cases in Latin America surpassed seven million, as legislators in Argentina’s capital passed a law allowing relatives to maintain a bedside vigil for patients dying of COVID-19. South Korea extended social-distancing rules in the…

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died on Friday of cancer. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated…

Libya interior minister suspended after gunmen fire on protesters

Libya’s internationally recognised government suspended its interior minister on Friday, saying his handling of street protests and a violent crackdown against them would be investigated. The move coincides with reports of growing friction between Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, an influential figure from…

Trump accepts nomination, attacks Biden, as RNC ends: Live news

United States President Donald Trump formally accepted his renomination for president and blasted his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a lengthy speech as he rounded out the Republican National Convention.  Speakers during the week painted a picture of Trump as inclusive of women, family, immigrants and Black Americans at a time of deep political division…

Severe or fatal COVID-19 rare in children, UK study finds: Live

The number of coronavirus cases in Latin America surpassed seven million, as legislators in Argentina’s capital passed a law allowing relatives to maintain a bedside vigil for patients dying of COVID-19. South Korea extended social distancing rules in the capital, Seoul, amid triple-digit rise in cases while India reported another record jump in daily cases.…

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