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A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Cartel gunmen terrorize Mexican city, free El Chapo’s son

October 18 (Reuters) - Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover. Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said a patrol by National Guard militarized police first came under attack...

Extinction Rebellion Sri Lanka (XR Sri Lanka) / Pic - Kavinda Ranasinghe

Extinction Rebellion volunteers rise in Sri Lanka

October 17 ( - Extinction Rebellion Sri Lanka (XR Sri Lanka) co-hosted its first ever beach-cleanup strike on 12th October at the Dehiwala beach along with Chibby’s Friends & House of Hope, Climate Action Now Sri Lanka, Waste Action Lanka, and Flipyarn. More than 40 volunteers attended the event and collected over 91 bags of waste from a 250-meter-long stretch...

Press Trust of India Press Trust of India Washington October 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 08:20 IST Donald Trump Trump has signed an executive order that empowers his administration to slap sanctions on Turkey.

Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, says prepared to swiftly destroy its economy

October 15 (PTI) -Protesting Turkey's military offensive in northeast Syria, US President Donald Trump has announced sanctions against Turkish officials, raising of steel tariffs and ending negotiations on a USD 100 billion trade deal. Trump has signed an executive order that empowers his administration to slap sanctions on Turkey. The treasury department has already placed Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar,...

Singapore will force drink companies to put labels on their products ranking their sugar content, and the worst offenders will be banned from advertising. Pic - Shutterstock / Vintage Tone

Singapore to become first country to ban ads for sugary drinks

October 13 (AFP) - Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said on Thursday. Products deemed "less healthy" must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from...

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Cosplay Clean Up Sri Lanka

October 9 ( - Cosplay Clean Up was founded with the purpose of fighting plastic pollution through globally organized clean-ups. The best superheroes began as ordinary people like us, who rose up to fight for what was right - to put in the effort to make a difference. We are bombarded with daily articles about the many crises our planet...

Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

‘Sorry, this is an emergency’: Climate protesters block streets around the world

October 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of climate-change protesters took to the streets in cities around the world on Monday, launching two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience to demand immediate action to cut carbon emissions and avert an ecological disaster. In London, police arrested 276 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city center,...

Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa (R) and Lisbon Socialist Mayor Fernando Medina (L) wave to supporters during an election campaign action in downtown Lisbon. | Photo Credit: AP

Portugal’s Socialists win national elections, set to rule for four more years

October 7 (AP) - The center-left Socialist Party got the most votes in Portugal’s general election Sunday, leaving it poised to continue leading the government for another four years. With 226 seats in the 230-seat parliament awarded in the official count, the Socialists reached 106 seats, compared with 77 for the second-place Social Democratic Party. The parliament chooses a government,...

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Samsung ends mobile phone production in China

October 2 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has ended mobile telephone production in China, it said on Wednesday, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market. The shutdown of Samsung’s last China phone factory comes after it cut production at the plant in the southern city of Huizhou in June and suspended another factory...

Shoppers browse through clothing at a Forever 21 fashion retail store at the King of Prussia mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 30, 2019.

Forever 21 closing stores in bankruptcy filing shows limits to fast fashion

October 1 (Reuters) - Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have seen sales hit by the rise of competition from online sellers like Inc and the changing fashion trends dictated by millennial shoppers. Forever 21 Inc, the privately held company that helped popularize trendy and cheap clothing,...

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