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Women's rights activists with posters of the Women's Strike action protest against recent tightening of Poland's restrictive abortion law in front of the parliament building as inside, guards had to be used to shield right-wing ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski from angry opposition lawmakers, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Massive nationwide protests have been held ever since a top court ruled Thursday that abortions due to fetal congenital defects are unconstitutional. Slogan reads 'Women’s Strike'. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 28, 2020 - 9:37 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People across Poland stayed off their jobs and crowds gathered for a seventh straight day of street protests Wednesday in a mass outpouring of anger at a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities. In Warsaw, protesters marched from the office of Ordo...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020 file photo, members of the public are seen by a public information message in Manchester, England. The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and “rescue Christmas’’ as scientists warn the number of people hospitalized with the disease could almost triple by the end of next month unless something is done now. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
October 28, 2020 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat a surge of COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas’’ as scientists warn that the number of people hospitalized with the disease in the U.K. could almost triple by the end of next month unless something more...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020 file photo, medical personnel in protective gear prepare to receive a patient at a hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. This week news struck that the European Center for Disease Control has put Belgium at the largest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 citizens, surpassing the Czech Republic, it is revealed Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
October 28, 2020 - 7:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases that are beginning to fill European hospitals. French markets opened lower on expectations that President Emmanuel Macron will announce tough measures...
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A pedestrian walks over a reminder to wear face masks sprayed on the sidewalk at the Karl-Marx-Strasse at the district Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Karl-Marx-Strasse is one of the streets in the German capital where face masks are mandatory to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 28, 2020 - 3:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a partial lockdown as the number of newly recorded infections in the country hit another record high Wednesday. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's disease control agency, said 14,964 new cases were recorded across the country in the...
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Outdoor diners are seen dining outdoors in a laneway in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. In Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume Wednesday, emerging from a lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
October 28, 2020 - 2:15 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on the radio that Melbourne’s pandemic lockdown would be largely lifted on Wednesday after 111 days. Silverman was making a home delivery Monday when the announcement was made that...
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Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg walks among thousands of white flags planted in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, near Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington. Firstenberg's temporary art installation, called "In America, How Could This Happen," will include an estimated 240,000 flags when completed. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 27, 2020 - 10:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief is appealing for an additional $211 million to help Syria deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Mark Lowcock told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the money is needed to maintain supply lines for health items, to improve water and sanitation in camps...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Qatar apologized Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia to try to identify who might have given birth to a newborn baby found abandoned at the airport earlier this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 27, 2020 - 10:25 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar apologized Wednesday after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia to try to identify who might have given birth to a newborn baby found abandoned at the airport earlier this month. Under pressure after...
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FILE - Chrissy Teigen arrives at the Baby2Baby Gala on Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. Teigen has written a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen delivered a lengthy essay in a Medium post Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. It's her first public response since she and Legend announced the loss of their son, Jack, in a heart-wrenching social media post with several photos on Sept. 30. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 27, 2020 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen delivered the essay in a Medium post Tuesday. It was her first public response since she and Legend announced the loss of their son, Jack, in a heart-wrenching...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leaves after speaking at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Warm Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 27, 2020 - 5:03 pm
WILIMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If Joe Biden wins next week's election, he says he'll immediately call Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert. He'll work with governors and local officials to institute a nationwide mask-wearing mandate and ask Congress to pass a sweeping spending...
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Pat Austin takes COVID-19 swabs in for testing at the state drive-thru testing location UTEP Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. The testing drive-thru site is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)
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October 27, 2020 - 3:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A record surge in coronavirus cases is pushing hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the closely knit metropolitan area of 3 million people. Health officials are blaming...
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