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Japan's ANA to cut 3,500 jobs in 3 years as it anticipates prolonged virus woes: Yomiuri
TOKYO (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc <9202.T> plans to cut about 3,500 jobs in three years as Japan's largest airline operator braces for its biggest-ever annual loss due to a plunge in demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic, the Yomiuri daily reported.
UPDATE 3-Afghan security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader al-Masri
KABUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday.
Samsung's Lee: tainted titan who built a global tech giant
SEOUL (Reuters) - In February 1993, five years after taking over from his father at South Korea's Samsung Group, 51-year-old Lee Kun-hee was frustrated that he wasn't making his mark.
Mainland China reports 15 new coronavirus cases vs 28 previous day
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 15 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 23, down from 28 cases in the previous day, the health commission said on Sunday.
UPDATE 3-Belarus and Russia will respond to external threats, Lukashenko tells Pompeo: agencies
MOSCOW, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that Belarus and Russia were ready to respond jointly to external threats, Russian agencies quoted Belarus state media as saying.
Australia's COVID-19 epicenter delays lifting of lockdown restrictions on restaurants
SYDNEY, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Victoria state, Australia's COVID-19 hotspot, on Sunday delayed the eagerly awaited removal of strict lockdown restrictions for cafes, restaurants and pubs in the capital Melbourne because of an outbreak in the northern suburbs.
UPDATE 2-Yemen's Houthis targeted two airports and a base in Saudi Arabia -spokesman
CAIRO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The military spokesman for Yemen's Houthi movement said in a tweet on Saturday it had targeted the Jizan and Abha airports and the Khamis Mushait base in Saudi Arabia with drones.
Saudi-led coalition destroys drone launched by Yemen's Houthis towards kingdom -state news agency SPA
CAIRO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi movement said early on Sunday it intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched towards Saudi Arabia's southern region by the Houthis, the state news agency SPA said. (Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; editing by Grant McCool)
Deal to normalize ties with Israel stirs opposition in Sudan
KHARTOUM, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Prominent political factions in Sudan have rejected a deal brokered with the help of the United States to take steps to normalize ties with Israel.
Humbert outlasts Evans to set De Minaur clash in Antwerp final
(Reuters) - France's Ugo Humbert saved four match points against Briton Dan Evans in the European Open semi-final as he came from behind to win 4-6 7-6(7) 6-4 on Saturday, setting up a title clash with eighth seed Alex de Minaur.
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