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News in Brief (11-11-2020)

November 11, 2020 00:00:00

Over a dozen killed, hurt in Afghan car bomb attack

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Nov 10: Over a dozen police and civilians were killed or injured as a car bomb exploded next to a police base in Almar district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday, provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yurash said. — Xinhua

Trudeau looks to Biden for help in China dispute

TORONTO, Nov 10: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he spoke with President-elect Joe Biden about China's imprisonment of two Canadians in retaliation for the arrest of a top Huawei executive and he expects Biden to be a good partner in persuading Beijing to release them. The prime minister's office said Trudeau was the first international leader to speak with Biden since U.S. news media determined he won the election. His office said they talked about a number of issues including the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and the detained Canadians. — AP

Over 97 pc students out of classrooms in LAC countries

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10: More than seven months into the pandemic, COVID-19 is putting education on hold for more than 137 million children -- 97 percent of students-in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), according to a new UNICEF report about the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on education published on Monday. Since the start of the pandemic, children in LAC countries have already lost on average four times more days of schooling (174) compared to the rest of the world. — Xinhua

Guterres appeals for global action against hatred

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appealed for global action against hatred and underscored the need for the world to return to reason. The UN secretary-general said that in recent months, "a steady stream of prejudice has continued to blight our world: anti-Semitic assaults, harassment and vandalism; Holocaust denial; a guilty plea in a neo-Nazi plot to blow up a synagogue." "And with COVID-19, another virus has spread-anti-Semitism and hatred of many kinds," he added. "Age-old blood libels have been given new life." — Xinhua

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