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    Video caption: Trump and Biden spar in final presidential debate

    Their last time together on stage featured a much more subdued debate with real policy discussions.

  2. 'Gunfire heard' in Guinea

    Gunfire was heard on Friday in Guinea's capital Conakry as supporters of opposition presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo clashed with police, witnesses are quoted as saying to Reuters news agency.

    "There were warning shots. The police intervened to clear the barricades and disperse the demonstrators," Oumar Camara, a local resident, is quoted as saying to Reuters.

    It comes after the election commission released preliminary results of Sunday's presidential vote from 37 of the 38 districts.

    Those results show the incumbent Alpha Condé won around twice as many votes as Mr Diallo.

    Mr Diallo has complained of large-scale fraud and declared himself the winner.

    The government has ordered the army to restore order following violent protests over the election results.

    At least nine people have died in the latest violence.

    Smoke rises and wood litters the road as supporters of the main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo of UFDG party set up barricades to protest against preliminary presidential election results that were announced by the election commission, in Ratoma district of Conakry, Guinea October21, 2020.
    Image caption: Smoke rose over the streets of Conakry on Wednesday as people waited for the election results
  3. Stolen vase worth £2.5m found by police in London

    Recovered Ming Vase

    A 15th-century Ming vase worth around £2.5 million thought to have been stolen from a collection in Switzerland has been found by police in London.

    The antique, which is described as "a one-off and unique", is believed to have been swiped in a burglary by an organised crime group based in the capital in June last year.

    Two men, aged 44 and 42, were arrested in Mayfair, west London, in connection with the theft of the vase, which dates back to the Chinese Ming Dynasty.

    Metropolitan Police Det Ch Insp Jimi Tele said: "This is a significant step forward in what remains a complex investigation into a high-value burglary."

  4. Kenya sees record spike in Covid-19 cases

    Rhoda Odhiambo

    BBC Africa Health, Nairobi

    Man with mask over mouth but not nose
    Image caption: Observers put the rise down to people not adhering to safety measures

    Kenya has reported a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases, with more than 1,000 people confirmed to have contracted coronavirus on Thursday.

    This is the highest number of single-day cases to be recorded in the country since the first case was reported on 13 March.

    Critics say the rise in cases is as a result of people not adhering to safety measures in open spaces after President Uhuru Kenyatta relaxed restrictions three weeks ago.

    The health ministry is holding talks with the management of about 20 hotels that will be converted into isolation facilities to ease pressure in hospitals.

    Some hospitals are said to have started recording a surge in admissions.

    Daniel Yumbya, the chief executive of the Medical Pharmacists and Dentists Council, said the country has a total of 18,443 isolation beds - which are not enough.

    "We’re now back to negotiating with private hotels to charge the bare minimum for patients in isolation. We do not want hospitals to be overwhelmed," Mr Yumbya told journalists on Thursday.

    Kenya has so far confirmed over 47,200 coronavirus cases with 870 deaths.

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  5. At least '1.6 million Mozambicans may be affected' by rains

    Jose Tembe

    BBC News, Maputo

    Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
    Image caption: Prime minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário asked the government to get ready to help people caught by the expected bad weather

    The Mozambican authorities say at least 1.6 million people could be affected in the current rainy season.

    They are likely to victims of strong winds, floods, cyclones and even earthquakes, according to the government relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC).

    Luisa Meque, who heads the agency, said they have drawn a contingency plan - with a budget of $99m (£78m) - which will be submitted to the cabinet for approval.

    She said the government had already secured almost $11m for the implementation of some actions in the contingency plan.

    Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário appealed to government agencies to be prepared to offer assistance to people who will be in need.

  6. Rwanda cracks down on pregnancy tests on school girls

    Mary Harper

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    Pregnancy test

    The Rwandan education ministry says it will start carrying out inspections in schools to make sure pregnancy tests are no longer carried out on girls.

    It described as discriminatory and unjustified the practice of obliging girls to produce a negative pregnancy test result before being admitted to school.

    Mandatory tests are required by most private schools, with some requiring a test at the beginning of every term.

    The education ministry said pregnant girls should be allowed to go to school as this would improve their life chances.

  7. Libyans sign ceasefire agreement

    BBC World Service

    Stephanie Williams
    Image caption: The UN special envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams said the agreement was a sign of hope

    Libya's warring factions have signed an agreement on a permanent ceasefire at the end of their talks in Geneva.

    The United Nations' acting special envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, described the accord as "a crucial sign of hope for the Libyan people".

    Addressing the ceremony in Arabic, Ms Williams said the hard work ahead will be implementing the terms of the agreement.

    The internationally recognised Libyan government in the capital Tripoli and the renegade Gen Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi have signed several ceasefire deals since the toppling of Col Gaddafi in 2011.

  8. Germany sees record rise in Covid-19 cases

    Video content

    Video caption: The country has so far avoided large numbers of deaths

    The country has so far avoided large numbers of deaths.

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