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President of Belarus inaugurated despite election protests

Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that officials did not announce in advance.

Rights group: More than 200 women detained at Minsk protest

They arrested more than 200 people on Saturday including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

The official Oktoberfest is cancelled, with no huge tents full of people or hundreds of stands selling food. Instead, 50 of the German city’s beer halls and other establishments are hosting their own, smaller parties conforming to coronavirus guidelines.

Fans return to Bundesliga games for first time since March

No away fans were allowed across the league as strict measures against the coronavirus remained in place.

Thai protesters rally to push demands for democratic reforms

Red flags sprouted across the area, representing Thailand’s Red Shirt political movement, which battled the country’s military in Bangkok’s streets 10 years ago.

Police, protesters clash as London eyes tighter virus rules

The “Resist and Act for Freedom” rally saw dozens of people holding banners and placards reading “This is now Tyranny” and chanting “Freedom!”

Satellites show smoke from US wildfires reaches Europe

Satellite images show that smoke from wildfires in the west of the United States has reached as far as Europe.

Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain and UAE for deal signings

President Trump presided over a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday with the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for the signing of historic deals between the nations.

10,000 women march to demand that Belarus president resign

President Alexander Lukashenko refuses to meet with the council, and most of its leaders have been detained or have left the country.

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel.

Turkey’s Erdogan slams Macron amid Mediterranean tensions

France and Turkey, both NATO members, have been at odds over an arms embargo for Libya and over the situation in the the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey is prospecting for oil and gas in waters claimed by Greece and Cyprus. Turkey says it has equal rights to those waters.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resumes coronavirus vaccine trial

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is widely perceived to be one of the strongest contenders among the dozens of coronavirus vaccines being tested.

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Multiple injuries in traffic accident in Southport

The accident happened on Long Beach Road near Faith Boulevard. Fire and EMS are treating those injured.

Swimmer drowns in Surf City

Advanced life support was administered from Pender EMS and Fire and the Surf City Fire Department, but the victim did not survive.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.

First NFL player ruled inactive for COVID-19 test

ATLANTA (CBS) - A.J. Terrell has officially been ruled out for Week 3 as the first NFL player to be placed on the league's...