22 Nov 2020 / 19:04 H.

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    'Save yourselves', Ethiopia tells Tigrayans as it moves on rebel-held capital

    ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia's army plans to surround the rebel-held capital of Tigray region with tanks and may use artillery on the city to try to end a nearly three-week war, a military spokesman said on Sunday, urging civilians to save themselves.


    Palestinian rocket fire draws Israeli air strikes in Gaza

    GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel, drawing Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said on Sunday.



    After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden.


    U.S. hits 12 million COVID-19 cases as many Americans defy Thanksgiving travel guidance

    (Reuters) - The United States recorded its 12th million COVID-19 case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ignoring warnings from health officials about furthering the spread of the infectious disease.



    U.S. retailer Guitar Center files for bankruptcy

    (Reuters) - Guitar Center Inc, the largest U.S. retailer of music instruments and equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, as music lovers moved their shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic.


    Western Union buys 15% stake in Saudi Telecom's digital payment unit

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Western Union, the world's largest money transfer firm, has acquired a 15% stake in the digital payment unit of Saudi Arabia's STC Group for $200 million.



    Romantic comedy, veteran actress win big at Chinese-language 'Oscars'

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - A veteran actress and a romantic comedy stole the limelight at this year's Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday, with China largely absent for a second year following a dispute over politics.


    K-Pop's BTS marks year of the pandemic with 'BE' album, and single 'Life Goes On'

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean megaband BTS released their latest album "BE" on Friday and will perform the new single "Life Goes On" remotely for the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, the group's music label said.



    Djokovic and Nadal fall as Thiem and Medvedev advance to London finale

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's dream of a first ATP Finals title and Novak Djokovic's quest for a record-equalling sixth vanished in defeats by Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem in two seismic semi-finals on Saturday.


    Knicks re-sign starting PG Payton, add Noel

    Two days after being among a group of six players released by the New York Knicks, the team agreed to re-sign starting point guard Elfrid Payton to a one-year, $5 million contract for next season, multiple outlets reported Saturday.




    Japan PM Suga gives remarks at G20 side event on climate change

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gives remarks at a G20 side event on climate change.

    22 Nov 07:30 ET / 12:30 GMT


    Pennsylvania counties to file U.S. presidential election returns by Monday

    Pennsylvania's counties have until Nov. 23 to file returns with state election officials. State law does not set a deadline for completing certification. Unofficial results had Biden ahead of Trump in the state by more than 80,000 votes.

    23 Nov


    Afghan migrant finds accomplishment in Serbia as art student

    After a long journey from Iran three years ago, Reza, an 18-year-old migrant from Afghanistan found refuge in Serbia where he was granted asylum. Reza, who studies carpentry, is also a talented painter and plans to enroll in Serbia's Academy of Arts.

    23 Nov


    U.S. security adviser O'Brien visits the Philippines

    White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien Robert O'Brien visits the Philippines, the second leg of his Asia trip after Vietnam.

    23 Nov


    Burkina Faso voters await presidential election results

    Burkina Faso voters await the results of Sunday's legislative and presidential election.

    23 Nov


    Can't build new pipelines, can't keep old ones: energy firms grapple with new reality

    In recent years, climate activists concerned with rising global temperatures have ramped up fights against major new pipeline projects, in some cases successfully. But the opposition to an existing pipeline in Michigan - Enbridge's Line 5 - represents a growing front in their ongoing battle with the energy industry, as they try to prevent the refurbishment and expansion of older pipelines to reduce U.S. dependency on fossil fuels.

    23 Nov


    Canada court hears witness testimony on 2nd branch of abuse of process in Meng extradition case

    A Canadian court will hear further witness testimony regarding the second branch of abuse of process alleged by lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, specifically regarding abuses they claim took place during her investigation and arrest by Canadian border officials and police.

    23 Nov



    Boeing's next hurdle: clearing hundreds of 737 MAX jets from inventory

    Nearly 700 Boeing workers at a sprawling desert airport in central Washington state are scrambling to protect the future of the planemaker's top-selling 737 MAX, freshly liberated from a U.S. flight ban after fatal crashes.

    22 Nov 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


    The 2020 mantra for small business: 'Listen hard, change fast'

    Ben Chestnut, co-founder and CEO of Mailchimp, a marketing platform for small businesses, has a mantra: "listen hard, change fast." And it's one he says he's never found more relevant than now.

    23 Nov


    Pakistan's central bank to announce monetary policy Pakistan's central bank will meet on Monday to announce the country's monetary policy. The bank has slashed main policy rate by almost than half this year to combat the fallout of the global coronavirus pandemic but in the last review in September kept rates unchanged at 7%.

    23 Nov



    Trial begins for Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong over 2019 protest charges

    Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow arrive in court for the start of a six-day trial on charges related to taking part in an unauthorised assembly surrounding the police headquarters during the 2019 anti-extradition bill movement. Wong, facing a maximum of five year jail term if convicted, is expected to speak before entering the courthouse.

    23 Nov



    Philippines' think tank holds 5-day economic and security forum

    Stratbase ADR Institute of the Philippines holds a five-day conference that brings together leaders from the national and local government, business sector, academe, and civil society to discuss pressing economic, social, political, and strategic issues that influence the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region

    23 Nov


    UK Supreme Court hears case of jihadist bride's citizenship

    The UK Supreme Court will hear two days of arguments for and against the government's decision to strip Shamima Begum of her citizenship. British-born Begum left London aged 15 to join Islamic State in Syria. She married a jihadi fighter and lived in the self-proclaimed caliphate's capital. Now in a detention camp in Syria where three of her children died, she wants to return to Britain to appeal against the government's decision.

    23 Nov



    Filipino health workers hopeful vaccines will end pandemic lockdown

    For nurses and other health workers in the Philippines, news of at least two vaccine candidates showing positive results in their final stage trials, brings hope for the end of the pandemic and the chance to finally be able to work abroad again.

    23 Nov



    S.African artist Mahlangu celebrates 85th birthday with solo exhibition

    Renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu has launched the largest solo exhibition of her career, a portrait into her life as she celebrates her 85th birthday and Ndebele culture.

    23 Nov

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