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For transgender activists, election stokes hopes and fears

Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new restrictions to fight rising coronavirus infections, insisting that people outdoors wear masks, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters and putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare emergency

Malaysia’s king has rejected a proposal by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to declare a state of emergency to fight a new outbreak of the coronavirus

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

Women’s rights activists staged protests during Sunday Masses in predominantly Roman Catholic Poland against a tightening of the nation’s already restrictive abortion law

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Pope names 13 new cardinals, includes WDC Archbishop Gregory

Pope Francis has named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Thai protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debate

Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have gathered again in Bangkok, seeking to keep up pressure on the government a day ahead of a special session of Parliament called to ease political tensions

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Spain PM works on new state of emergency to curb outbreak

Spain's prime minister has called a Cabinet meeting to prepare a new state of emergency to stem surging coronavirus infections, a move that could impose curfews and other restrictions across the country

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Lithuania holds parliamentary vote as pandemic hits jobs

Polling stations have opened across Lithuania in a parliamentary runoff election in which the winner have to tackle a growing health crisis and high unemployment

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Upset in Seychelles presidential election as incumbent loses

The Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission declaring longtime contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Virus is pummeling Europe's eateries — and winter is coming

The coronavirus pandemic is surging across Europe with renewed force and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is already flawed

Tanzania’s opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday’s election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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