Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

Crestmoor Park triple shooting one killed

Armenia declares martial law over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan says no need for military mobilization

  • Earlier on Sunday, both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh declared martial law and military mobilization due to clashes with Azerbaijan.
  • Armenia said Azerbaijan had carried out an air and artillery attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, but Azerbaijan said it had responded to Armenian shelling.

Azerbaijan's army said on Sunday there was no need for total military mobilization due to a flare up in tensions with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, since its army is fully staffed.

Earlier on Sunday, both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh declared martial law and military mobilization due to clashes with Azerbaijan.

France calls for end to hostilities

France called on Yerevan and Baku to end hostilities and immediately restart dialogue after Armenia declared martial law and mobilized its male population on Sunday following clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

"France is extremely concerned by the confrontation," foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes bon der Muhll said in a statement.

Along with the United States and Russia, France is co-president of the Minsk group, which mediates between both Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Armenia said Azerbaijan had carried out an air and artillery attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, but Azerbaijan said it had responded to Armenian shelling.

Belarusian police detain at least 10 people at opposition rally: Ifx

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian police detained at least 10 people at the start of an opposition rally in the capital Minsk on Sunday, Interfax news agency reported.

The opposition is contesting official results of Belarus’s Aug. 9 presidential election which declared incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko the outright winner.

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Yemen warring parties agree to exchange 1,081 prisoners, UN envoy says

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to exchange 1,081 detainees and prisoners in talks in Switzerland, United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said on Sunday.

The Iran-aligned Houthi group will release 400 government prisoners, including 15 Saudis and four Sudanese, while the Saudi-backed government will free 681 Houthi fighters, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

"I urge the parties to move forward immediately with the release and to spare no effort in building upon this momentum to swiftly agree to releasing more detainees," Griffiths told reporters. 

Swiss voters reject proposal to curb immigration from EU

Swiss voters rejected by a 63-37% margin a right-wing party's proposal to annul a pact with the European Union allowing the free movement of people, broadcaster SRF projected on Sunday.

Opinion polls had found most voters opposed the plan, which would have given non-EU member Switzerland unilateral control of immigration but severely disrupted ties with the EU, the country's biggest trading partner.

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U.S. Cites Saturday Ruling Against 3 TikTok Users to Defend Ban

The U.S. cited a Pennsylvania federal judge’s ruling Saturday against three TikTok users in arguing that TikTok’s request for a block on the government’s ban be denied.

TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance Ltd., has sued the Trump administration in federal court in Washington and is seeking a temporary hold on its ban of the app, which is set to begin Sunday night. The judge in that case is holding a hearing Sunday morning at 9:30. The Justice Department filed papers Saturday invoking the Pennsylvania judge’s denial of a similar hold the TikTok users had requested.

Crestmoor Park triple shooting one killed

One person was killed in a triple shooting near Crestmoor Park in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Three males were shot in the 100 block of South Monaco Parkway, Denver police said on Twitter around 1:45 a.m. One male died and the two others were in critical condition Sunday, according to police. Police did not release the age or identities of the victims.

No suspect information has been released.

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