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Police: Several injured when car hits pedestrians in Germany

Police: Several injured when car hits pedestrians in Germany

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German officials say a man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozenBy DAVID RISING Associated PressDecember 1, 2020, 8:54 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- A man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen, officials said.The driver, identified as a 51-year-old German man born in Trier, was arrested at the scene and the vehicle was impounded, Trier police said.The suspect, whose name was not released in line with German privacy laws, had no fi
Amazon deforestation hits 12-year high under Bolsonaro

Amazon deforestation hits 12-year high under Bolsonaro

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Brazil's Amazon rainforest has suffered its worst deforestation for 12 years.An area of 11,088 km2 (2.7 million acres) - seven times the size of London - was lost in a year. The official data from Brazil's space research agency was released on Monday and showed a 9.5% annual increase.Satellite images from August 2019 and July 2020 were examined to assess the damage.Brazil will now miss its own target to keep deforestation to around 3,900km2. Advertisement ...
‘Stop the madness,’ Tigray leader urges Ethiopia’s PM

‘Stop the madness,’ Tigray leader urges Ethiopia’s PM

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The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region is calling on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front” two days after Abiy declared victoryBy CARA ANNA Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 9:00 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNAIROBI, Kenya -- The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front” two days after Abiy declared victory.Debretsion Gebremichael, in a phone interview with The Associated Press, said he remains near the Tigray capital, Mekele, which the Ethiopian army on Saturday said i
Britain bans telecoms from installing Huawei equipment from September

Britain bans telecoms from installing Huawei equipment from September

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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Britain on Monday announced it has ordered domestic telecommunication companies to stop installing Huawei equipment as part of its next generation Internet infrastructure starting in September. Oliver Dowden, the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced the ban with the publication of a roadmap to bar the Chinese tech behemoth from its 5G Internet technology by 2027. Advertisement "We are taking bold steps to implement one of the toughest telecoms security regimes in the world," Dowden said in a statement. "A central part of that is combating high-risk vendors, and I have set out an unambiguous timetable for the complete removal of Huawei equipment from our 5G networks no later than 2027." Monday's ban follows Britain's July announcement that it...
Dozens killed in pair of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

Dozens killed in pair of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

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Nov. 29 (UPI) -- At least 30 people were killed in a car bomb attack in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni on Sunday. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry told Turkey's Anadolu Agency that the death toll included civilians and soldiers, adding that nine soldiers were killed and seven more were injured. The Ghazni public health department reported a higher total to CNN, saying 40 people were killed and 24 were injured. Advertisement Naseer Ahmad, head of the provincial council in Ghazni, said the bombing targeted security forces amid the morning rush hour. The Defense Ministry said the attacker attempted to drive a car packed with explosives inside a military base but was confronted by security forces. A second bombing took place in the neighboring province of Zabul, killing one person and...