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Displaced Armenians dig up graves of loved ones as they flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Displaced Armenians dig up graves of loved ones as they flee Nagorno-Karabakh

World
Imagine how it feels to be given two days' notice to pack up your home.The desperate situation follows a war which has already claimed the lives of your children and sunk your nation into a bitter defeat. Now, the hastily drawn up peace demands that your house be handed to the victors and it seems you were the last to know. Image: Some Armenians would rather destroy their homes than have Azerbaijanis live in them This is what is happening to ethnic Armenians in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, over which there has been six weeks of fighting.On a windswept farm above the village of Nor Seysulan, we met a mother who screamed out her fury. Her sacrifice in this war seems pointless and painful. ...

They lived paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic. Then their worst nightmare came true

Finance
A man fills out paperwork while waiting for his number to be called at an unemployment event in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 15, 2020.Nick Oxford for The Washington Post | Getty ImagesVicki Honeycutt lost her job in March, one of millions laid off in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. To make matters worse, Honeycutt, an executive assistant at a bank, had no savings.Biweekly paychecks of around $ 1,600, after taxes, were devoted almost entirely to bills, including $ 1,100 in rent and medical expenses for her daughter, who has a rare autoimmune disorder. Honeycutt's husband, James, is a veteran with a disability that makes it difficult for him to work."I was always finagling, and we didn't have anything left over," Honeycutt, 53, said.Over the last few months, she's applied to more th...
Tottenham Hotspur: Can they do ‘something special’ and where do Kane and Son rank?

Tottenham Hotspur: Can they do ‘something special’ and where do Kane and Son rank?

Sports
Last updated on 26 October 202026 October 2020.From the section TottenhamHarry Kane believes Tottenham "can do something special" after his brilliant partnership with Son Heung-min gave Spurs a 1-0 Premier League win over Burnley.Son's header from Kane's flick-on was the ninth time this season they have combined for a Premier League goal - and the 29th time in total."It is great," striker Kane told BBC Sport. "Me and Sonny have had a nice little partnership going recently and hopefully it continues."I think having more understanding when I'm dropping deep for him to run in behind [is the difference]. It is just confidence as well."Even today it was not an amazing assist but it fell well for Sonny."Monday's goal was the 29th time the pair have combined for a Premier League goal - the divisi...
Indian consumers brace for high inflation as they curb spending

Indian consumers brace for high inflation as they curb spending

Finance
Consumers in India expect inflation to remain high over the next year, further hindering their ability to spend at a time when confidence is at a record low because of job losses and wage cuts. Households’ median inflation expectations over a one-year period remained elevated at 10.3%, according to the latest survey from the Reserve Bank of India. A separate study showed consumer confidence, as measured by the current situation index, falling to an all-time low of 49.9 in September. The findings mirror a broader divergence between consumer and wholesale inflation in the economy. The latter reflects subdued factory gate prices because of a slump in demand amid the pandemic, while retail prices continue to surge above the central bank’s 2% to 6% target band because of supply side shocks and
Trump is taking two experimental drugs for COVID-19 – what are they?

Trump is taking two experimental drugs for COVID-19 – what are they?

Technology
Donald Trump has been given two experimental drugs after testing positive for COVID-19.White House doctor Sean Conley said the president was given a dose of an antibody drug being developed by Regeneron on Friday before he was taken to a military hospital where he has started remdesivir therapy. The president appeared upbeat as he landed at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Maryland on Friday evening despite developing fatigue symptoms and having trouble breathing, according to an adviser.Sky News looks at what remdesivir and Regeneron's drug do, and how effective they have been in trials.Live updates on coronavirus from US, UK and around the world ...