Armenia and Azerbaijan fight over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh

media captionTanks ablaze as fighting erupts over disputed region One of the world’s oldest conflicts, a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, has re-erupted with the heaviest clashes in years. At least 23 people were reported to have been killed on Sunday as the two ex-Soviet republics battled over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The region is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic Armenians. When it broke away in the early 1990s, tens of thousands died in fighting. Learn more about Nagorno-Karabakh Armenia country profile Azerbaijan country profile…

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Meng Wanzhou: The PowerPoint that sparked an international row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearings are to resume When Meng Wanzhou’s flight landed in Vancouver on 1 December 2018, she was expecting to make only a brief stopover. But nearly two years on, the chief financial officer of Huawei and daughter of the telecoms giant’s founder looks set for a prolonged stay – placing considerable strain on relations between Canada and China. The next round of hearings in a protracted legal battle over her extradition to the US begin on Monday. Those involved…

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Why India should worry about post-Covid-19 care

By Vikas PandeyBBC News, Delhi Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images image captionIndia is now the second most-affected country in the world When 60-year-old Milind Ketkar returned home after spending nearly a month in hospital battling Covid-19, he thought the worst was over. People had to carry him to his third-floor flat as his building didn’t have a lift. He spent the next few days feeling constantly breathless and weak. When he didn’t start to feel better, he contacted Dr Lancelot Pinto at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja hospital, where he…

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The woman who quit smoking and built a global hypnotherapy firm

Image copyright Mikaela Gauer Image caption Grace and her company have clients around the world The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to US hypnotist Grace Smith. Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible. Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old had a stressful fundraising job in New York. “I didn’t have any healthy coping mechanisms,” she says. “One of the ways that I was coping with all the stress and…

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A Thai National Park is Mailing People’s Trash Back to Them : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot) The contents? Trash they left behind on their recent visit to the Khao Yai National Park. Littering in a Thai national park is already an offense punishable by up to five years in prison or a fine of $16,000, but Thailand’s environment minister, Varawut Silpa-archa, decided they needed to do more than simply fine the litter bugs. In his post, Varawut states that they would also be reported to the police on charges of littering…

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Protest in Calgary in support of farmers, demand withdrawal of farm bills

BATHINDA: With the farmers in Punjab and Haryana coming on roads to oppose the agri bills, they have got support in Canada as well. A demonstration was held at Calgary city of Alberta state in Canada in support of the protests being undertaken by farmers in Punjab. Over 250 persons of the Punjab origin living in Calgary raised slogans against the union government for passing three agri ordinances in both houses of parliament. In solidarity with farmers, they demanded from Indian government to withdraw these bills. Master Bhajan Singh, Secretary…

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Coronavirus: ‘Forced to work’ as medics fighting Covid

Almost 200 health workers have died of Covid-19 in Venezuela since the pandemic began in March. The country has had at least 68,000 cases and over 560 deaths. The BBC has been hearing from health workers across the country who say that they’ve had to work without masks or gloves for weeks and are afraid of catching the virus at their place of work. Produced by Herminia Fernández and Vladimir Hernández Source link

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Joe Montana: American football legend saves grandchild from kidnapping attempt

Image copyright Getty Images American football legend Joe Montana and his wife have rescued their nine-month-old grandchild from a kidnapping attempt, authorities say. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the couple confronted a woman who had entered their home and grabbed the child from a playpen. After a “tussle”, officials said the couple were able to retrieve the child. “Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well,” the Hall of Fame quarterback tweeted. “We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time,” he added. Montana, who is now…

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Switzerland voters overwhelmingly reject bid to limit EU immigration : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 84%. (I’m a bot) Voters in Switzerland have handed a crushing defeat to a nationalist party’s proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country. In a similar referendum in 2014, the Swiss narrowly voted in favour of limiting EU citizens’ freedom to live and work in Switzerland. Since the last vote, Switzerland has witnessed the fallout from the UK’s 2016 Brexit vote, especially for EU citizens in Britain and Britons…

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