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Israel tightens second-wave lockdown as PM, critics argue over protest curbs
TEL AVIV, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Israel tightened COVID-19 lockdown measures on Friday and critics accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to curb protests against his handling of the health and economic crises.
Knifeman in Paris wounds two at scene of Charlie Hebdo attacks
PARIS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - A man armed with a meat cleaver attacked and wounded two people on Friday who had stepped out for a cigarette in front of the Paris office building where Islamist militants gunned down employees of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo five years ago.
Tears, push-ups mark historic goodbye for Ginsburg at U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday as the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, in a ceremony marked by soaring music, tears and even push-ups.
Judges skeptical of Trump's arguments over tax returns
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday expressed deep skepticism toward Donald Trump's arguments against letting Manhattan's top prosecutor obtain his tax returns in connection with a criminal probe into the U.S. president and his businesses.
U.S. business spending digging out of deep hole; outlook uncertain
WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods increased more than expected in August and shipments raced to their highest level in nearly six years, suggesting a rebound in business spending on equipment was underway after a prolonged slump.
Fed's George says strains on financial industry could still mount
WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The current recession's impact on households and businesses could still risk the sort of damage to the banking system that the United States has avoided so far, Kansas City Federal Reserve president Esther George said on Friday.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/NEW YORK-BUBBLE RESTAURANT
Space bubbles ease New York restaurant troubles
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Space bubbles are frothing up business at a New York bistro, offering fresh air in safe capsules on sidewalks for customers on guard against the coronavirus.
Bill Murray, the Doobie Brothers and those 'ugly' golf shirts
LOS ANGELES, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Musicians have long protested about politicians using their songs during campaign rallies, but actor Bill Murray has now found himself in the crosshairs of a complaint by the Doobie Brothers.
New balls, please! Nadal unhappy with French Open choice
PARIS, (Reuters) - French Open organisers have had enough problems dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dwindling number of fans on site and inclement weather but they faced another controversy on Friday -- criticism of the choice of ball for this year's edition.
Kobe Bryant autograph on last game court piece hits auction block
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant's autograph, on a hardwood section of the court where he played his last game, is on the auction block online and expected to fetch at least $500,000 next week.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Canada's New Democrats will back Trudeau's govt, averting election
Canada's left-leaning opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) on Friday said it would back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a confidence vote to be held in coming weeks, averting the threat of a fall election.
25 Sep 18:00 ET / 22:00 GMT
Malaysian state goes to polls in referendum of PM Muhyiddin
Over 1 million voters will cast their ballots on Saturday to choose who will lead the opposition state of Sabah on Malaysian Borneo, in what is seen as the first real test of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's legitimacy to rule.
BELARUS-ELECTION/PROTESTS (PIX) (TV)
Anti-government demonstrators take to the streets of the Belarusian capital
Belarusian women call for a demonstration themed as a 'rehearsal for the inauguration of President Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya' in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the latest in a wave of mass protests following a disputed election.
Poland's ruling nationalists expected to agree new coalition deal
Poland's ruling nationalists have come to a coalition agreement after weeks of in-fighting spurring lengthy negotiations between the Law and Justice (PiS) party and its allies to avert a breakdown of their three-party coalition. The agreement means the ruling party is expected to continue reforms to the judiciary as well as the media sector, lining up for another potential front with the European Union.
SERBIA-USA/MONUMENT (PIX) (TV)
Serbia inaugurates monument to allied airlift operation in WWII
Around 500 pilots, vast majority of them American, was saved in allied airlift operations behind enemy lines in central Serbia. For more than 40 years during communism., no one spoke publicly about the operations because it was helped by royalist troops commanded by nationalist leader who was convicted Nazi collaborator.
26 Sep 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
UN-ASSEMBLY/ (PIX) (TV)
World leaders delivery speeches in 75th session of UNGA debate
World leaders deliver speeches during the United Nations General Assembly on a wide array of issues concerning development, peace, security and international law. The theme of the debate for 2020 is - 'The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism.'
26 Sep 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Second wave of coronavirus infections eases in Australia
Australia slowly reopens as second wave of coronavirus eases in country's south-east
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/THAILAND-JOBS (PIX) (TV)
Thailand to tackle unemployment with one million jobs offer
Thailand is offering one million jobs in governmental organizations and private sectors, with wages in private companies being subsidized by government. The campaign is part of COVID-19 relief efforts.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
FASHION-MILAN/ (PIX) (TV)
Milan Fashion Week (Spring/Summer)
People witness the launch of the latest seasonal garments designed by popular fashion brands and designers.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
TAIWAN-SECURITY/ (PIX) (TV)
Taiwan president visits troops in southern Taiwan
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visits the troops in the southern part of the island.
Mexican president gives update on cases of missing students on sixth anniversary
Monitoring for new developments in case that has shaken the country.