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22 Nov 2020 / 14:02 H.

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    TOP STORIES

    GLOBAL

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

    WASHINGTON - 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.

    AUSTRALIA-DEFENCE Australia defense chief pledges changes after damning Afghanistan report

    MELBOURNE - Australia's top military official said on Sunday the country's defense force must 'own' a recent report on soldiers committing crimes in Afghanistan and pledged changes to ensure that atrocities do not happen again.

    U.S.

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

    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-TOILETPAPER Panic buying of toilet paper hits U.S. stores again with new pandemic restrictions

    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials.

    BUSINESS

    BOEING-737MAX-EASA European regulator to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January

    PARIS - Europe is set to lift its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jetliner in January after U.S. regulators last week ended a 20-month grounding triggered by two fatal crashes.

    SAUDI-TELECOM-M-A-WESTERN-UNION Western Union buys 15% stake in Saudi Telecom's digital payment unit

    DUBAI - 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.

    ENTERTAINMENT

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

    TAIPEI - 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.

    LEONE-MUSICIAN Back with new Afrobeat album, veteran musician Bockarie asks for better Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN - Sierra Leonean musician and activist Emmerson Bockarie is no stranger to controversy, having received death threats from all ends of the country's political spectrum over two decades and three successive governments.

    SPORTS

    TENNIS-ATPFINALS Djokovic and Nadal fall as Thiem and Medvedev advance to London finale

    LONDON - 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.

    HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-TENNIS-AUSOPEN Organisers optimistic for Australian Open despite coronavirus measures

    MELBOURNE - Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has moved to allay fears the season-opening tennis grand slam and its buildup tournaments could be hampered by strict biosecurity protocols to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    UPCOMING

    CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE

    ETHIOPIA-CONFLICT/ (PIX) (TV)

    Ethiopian troops advance on rebel-held Tigray capital, govt says

    Ethiopia's government says its forces are advancing on Mekelle, the capital of the rebellious Tigray region, as refugees pour into neighbouring Sudan. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people have been killed and tens of thousands have fled from two weeks of fighting in Tigray, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to hold his ethnically divided nation together.

    22 Nov 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT

    POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    G20-JAPAN/

    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

    BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

    BOEING-737MAX/UNGROUNDING (PIX)

    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

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