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World 23 Oct 2020 | 4:18 AM

Nigerian president orders suspension of protests against police brutality

ABUJA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called on the youths protesting against police brutality to discontinue their demonstration and constructively engage the government in finding a solution, an appeal expected to douse rising tension in the most populous African country.

World 23 Oct 2020 | 1:10 AM

Researchers produce cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality: study

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Studying the physical and chemical properties of insect wings, a multidisciplinary group has demonstrated the ability to reproduce the nanostructures that help cicada wings repel water and prevent bacteria from establishing on the surface, according to a news release posted on the website of the University of Illinois (UI) on Thursday.

World 23 Oct 2020 | 12:41 AM

NYS locations to be illuminated purple for awareness of domestic violence

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Properties and landmarks across New York State will be illuminated purple Thursday evening to mark "Wear Purple Day," a national initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence.

World 22 Oct 2020 | 1:20 PM

Ghislaine Maxwell repeatedly denies witnessing underage sex, other misconduct in Epstein deposition

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell forcefully rejected suggestions she had seen the late financier Jeffrey Epstein have sex with underage girls or helped him arrange illicit sexual encounters, in a 2016 deposition made public on Thursday.