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Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has been gaining momentum since July. Student leader and activist Panasaya "Rung" Sitthijirawattanakul, 21, took to a public stage late Saturday to directly address Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn -- an act that, under strict national laws, could be punishable by 15 years...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the mountain time trial on the penultimate stage.Until then it had looked as if his compatriot and long-time leader Primoz Roglic would claim the yellow jersey, but in a remarkable reversal it was Pogacar who won the stage and took the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower to react, and took lungfuls of the stinging, choking gas as they hurried to get out of the way. Chan Yin-lam was one of the unlucky ones. In a video the 15-year-old posted to social media, she complained she had...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and it's only mid September. But the past two decades have also seen major international events overshadow November elections. A startling moment of opportunity looms for adversaries of Washington and the world order it still, perhaps...

As Asia’s ‘travel bubbles’ fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home

Bangkok (CNN) — With the end of the year approaching, travelers holding onto hope they may still get to enjoy a quick winter escape in Asia are facing some hard truths right now. Christmas on the beach in Phuket? Highly unlikely -- unless you're willing to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks first. Lunar New Year in...
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Minority long-term care residents, staff bear heavy COVID burden

Adding to mounting evidence of racial health inequities in the United States, two University of Rochester in New York studies published yesterday in...

In political turmoil and economic collapse, Lebanon could now be overwhelmed by Covid-19

A combination of high infection rates, a floundering economy and renewed political turmoil could signal a new phase in the country's slew of...

News Scan for Sep 21, 2020

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Support grows for global vaccine plan as pandemic tops 31 million

A massive ambitious global effort to equitably distribute enough COVID-19 vaccine to end the pandemic's acute phase took another step forward today with...

Taiwan offers a glimpse into a post Covid-19 world

On the streets of the island's capital, Taipei, pedestrians appear more concerned with staying out of the hot midday sun than maintaining any...

As US COVID-19 deaths near 200,000, CDC reverses itself again

Today the United States edged close to the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus as the drop in new COVID-19 cases...