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Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for October 25

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25 By Elnur Baghishov – Trend: As many as 6,191 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports citing the ministry. According to Sadat Lari, 296 more people have died…

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Names of foreign mercenaries fighting in Karabakh within Armenian army revealed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25 Trend: Even before the outbreak of hostilities, Armenia began to attract foreign mercenaries and terrorists to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. After the outbreak of hostilities and the defeat of the Armenian armed forces inflicted on it by the Azerbaijani army, the Armenian government accelerated the process of attracting foreign…

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      Australian Research to Guide Olympic Coaching Gender Equality Push

      Voice of America25 Oct 2020, 20:05 GMT+10 SYDNEY, AUSTRALA - Australian researchers are investigating how gender stereotypes can make female sports coaches feel like "imposters" and cost them elite jobs. Funded by the International Olympic Committee, the University of Newcastle in New South Wales study will investigate why women made up only 11% of accredited…

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        Armenian military attacks against Azerbaijan along bordering regions – acts of aggression as enshrined in UN Charter, says Azerbaijani top official

        BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25 Trend: Military attacks from the territory of Armenia against Azerbaijan along bordering Zangilan, Gubadli and Lachin regions are acts of aggression as enshrined in UN Charter, Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan - Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Presidential Administration of…

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          Statement made following investigation of Armenia’s shelling of civilians in Azerbaijan

          BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25 Trend: The Azerbaijani commissioner for human rights (Ombudsman) and the president of the Ombudsmen Association of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Turkish chief ombudsman made a statement following the results of a joint mission dealing with the investigation of the facts in connection with the numerous casualties and big…

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            Azerbaijani troops advance new positions in Khojavend, Gubadli, Lachin directions of front

            BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.25 Trend: On October 24 and on the night of October 25, military operations in the Agderin, Khojavend, Fuzuli, Gadrut, Gubadli and Lachin directions of the front continued with different intensity, Trend reports citing Azerbaijani Defense Ministry The Armenian troops fired at Azerbaijani troops using smaller arms, tanks, mortars and cannons. The units…

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              Weekly policy snapshot of Chinese economy

              Xinhua25 Oct 2020, 14:30 GMT+10 BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's policymakers have rolled out a raft of measures over the past week to boost economic growth and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic. The following are the latest policies taken during the period: -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Oct. 21 called for…

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                Police in Australia foil cocaine smuggling operation from South Africa

                Australian Federal Police25 Oct 2020, 14:17 GMT+10 SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - A 45-year-old Sydney man has been charged for allegedly importing approximately 144 kilograms of cocaine hidden in hydraulic cylinders. Operation Tethys began earlier this month following an Australian Border Force (ABF) detection of drugs hidden in a consignment of hydraulic cylinders, arriving from South…

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                  China Focus: Competency tests for better care of elderly

                  NANJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- In a welfare house in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, 25-year-old Jiang Zhenyi intently taught an old lady to play wooden block puzzles, not for leisure as in some elderly care service, but as a test to assess the abilities of the aged. "Judging from the granny's movement of…

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                    Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 0000 GMT, Oct. 25

                    Police in Australia foil cocaine smuggling operation from South Africa Asia Pacific News.Net Bilibili and BBC Studios enter strategic cooperation agreement Asia Pacific News.Net Irish government leads way in European Covid-19 crackdown Asia Pacific News.Net Australia to shift its naval presence to Asia-Pacific Asia Pacific News.Net Nikki Haley interacts with Indian Americans Asia Pacific News.Net…

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                      PM Modi, Trump get along so well, says Nikki Haley

                      ANI25 Oct 2020, 09:03 GMT+10 By Reena BhardwajPhiladelphia [US], October 25 (ANI): US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi get "along so well" and the two countries are partnering in defence, trade and other sectors, said Nikki Haley, American former envoy to United Nations, on Saturday. Speaking during an event here, Haley, Indian-American…

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                        Coal-fired air pollution: The invisible killer

                        Independent Australia25 Oct 2020, 08:52 GMT+10 In refusing to introduce acceptable air pollution standards, Australia's politicians are essentially saying our lives and health do not matter, writes David Ritter.I WOULD LIKE TO introduce you to Jim, a retired accountant who lives in Sydney's western suburbs. Jim doesn't come across as your typical agitator, but he's…

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                        Iran sees 5,814 new COVID-19 cases

                        ANI25 Oct 2020, 05:37 GMT+10 Tehran [Iran], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): The total number of COVID-19 infections reported in Iran reached 652,705 on Saturday after an overnight registration of 5,814 new cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for the ministry, said during her daily briefing that 335…

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                        Statistically Speaking: Week 7 at Chargers

                        Jaguars News | Jacksonville Jaguars - jaguars.com David Wolf In Week 7, the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to the City of Los Angeles for the first time in franchise history to face the Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4:25 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on CBS nationally and WJAX locally.Below are some key…

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                        Best way for future of Karabakh – to live in peace in harmony, try to become good neighbors again, says President Aliyev

                        Politics 24 October 2020 21:36 (UTC+04:00) BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24 Trend: The best way for the future of Karabakh, not only Nagorno-Karabakh, but all the Karabakh is a big region of Azerbaijan, is to live in peace in harmony, and to try to become good neighbors again-Armenians and Azerbaijanis, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan…

                        New York early voting starts on Saturday, 1st time in its history

                        Early voting will begin across New York State on Saturday, offering voters nine days to cast their ballots prior to Election Day. New York’s early voting period will run until Nov. 1, ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, according to the schedule released by the state government. There will be no early voting on…

                        Chairperson, deputy chairperson of US – Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association appeal to US Secretary of State

                        Politics 23 October 2020 22:33 (UTC+04:00) BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23 Trend: Nail Akhundzade, The chairperson of the U.S. – Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association and Gunel Hasanova, The deputy chairperson of the U.S. – Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association sent an appeal to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trend reports. “Dear Secretary Pompeo, The U.S. -…

                        Russia Cites Challenges To Reaching New START Extension With U.S.

                        The Kremlin says a possible one-year extension of the New START arms-control treaty beyond its current expiration in February would be aimed at buying time for the two sides to reach a new agreement instead of prolonging the current accord.President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, also reiterated on October 23 Moscow’s insistence that the U.S.…

                        Key Topics from Trump-Biden Debate

                        Voice of America24 Oct 2020, 04:05 GMT+10 Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden met Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, in their final debate before the Nov. 3 presidential election.NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker was the moderator.Here are some quotes on key topics from each candidate:COVID-19 pandemic”We’re fighting it and we’re fighting it hard.…

                        Yerevan not interested in peace, wants to escalate conflict, make it a regional one, says Azerbaijani’s First VP

                        BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23 Trend: Yerevan is not interested in peace, but only wants to escalate the [Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict, transform it into a regional confrontation, Azerbaijani First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva said in an interview to Trend News Agency. “Unfortunately, the Armenian side deliberately violates not only the requirements of international conventions, but also oversteps the…

                        China’s hydrogen industry facilitates its carbon neutrality goal

                        GUANGZHOU, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — China’s positive progress in the hydrogen industry not only helps the country combat climate change and accelerate its transformation to a green economy but also facilitates its carbon neutrality goal before 2060, an official with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said. Beate Trankmann, the resident representative of the UNDP…

                        Uzbekistan overcomes revolution jitters to embrace Kyrgyz leadership

                        Uzbekistan is no fan of revolutions in its neighborhood.  When Kyrgyzstan’s President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was toppled in April 2010, Tashkent reacted coolly. The late Uzbek leader Islam Karimov worried aloud to his Russian counterpart during a visit to Moscow less than two weeks after Bakiyev’s ouster that the mayhem in Kyrgyzstan “absolutely did not serve the interests…

                        Azerbaijanis oppose negotiations as they advance on frontline

                        As Azerbaijan appears to be achieving unprecedented success on the battlefield, many Azerbaijanis are asking: why negotiate? Amid the heavy fighting, diplomacy is continuing between Armenia and Azerbaijan: the sides have agreed to two humanitarian truces, though both quickly broke down. The foreign ministers of the two countries have flown to Washington and are scheduled…

                        Armenia attracting mercenaries to occupied territories of Azerbaijan

                        BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23 By Zhale Qasimova – Trend: Azerbaijani non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have appealed to a number of world officials regarding the violation of human rights by Armenia, Trend reports. The appeal was sent to Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Council Elisabeth Tihi-Fisslberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)…

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