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Here's a top 10 of world news items, in English. We're aiming at providing an unbiased view on global news, mixing together news sources from the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

01

The first known person to be cured of HIV has died of cancer

After a five-month battle with leukemia, the first known person to be cured of HIV has died of cancer, according to the International AIDS Society. (CNN 30/09 18:34)

» The first known person to be cured of HIV has died of cancer (CNN 30/09 18:34)
» Timothy Ray Brown, first person cured of HIV, dead at 54 - New York Post (Google News 30/09 20:01)
» Timothy Ray Brown, first person cured of HIV/AIDS, dies at 54 (UPI 30/09 16:29)
» Berlin patient: First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies (BBC News 30/09 13:01)

» CNN  Google News  UPI  BBC News  

02

Fifth seed Kiki Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after win at French Open

Fifth seed Kiki Bertens left the court in a wheelchair Wednesday after her grueling, fiery three-set victory over Sara Errani in the second round of the French Open. (CNN 30/09 19:18)

» CNN  

03

Astronauts close to finding source of air leak at International Space Station

NASA says astronauts on the International Space Station have found a small air leak that had been growing in size. (UPI 30/09 18:49)

» BBC News  CNN  UPI  

04

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden's claims fact-checked

The first of three presidential debates centred on the pandemic, race and the economy. (BBC News 30/09 18:32)

» BBC News  

05

Babri mosque: India court acquits BJP leaders in demolition case

Former Deputy PM LK Advani, 92, was among those charged over the 1992 destruction of the Babri mosque (BBC News 30/09 16:31)

» BBC News  UPI  


06

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Why Caucasus flare-up risks wider war

If fierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops persists, outside forces may get involved. (BBC News 30/09 17:18)

» BBC News  

07

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to Achilles injury

Saying she is “struggling to walk”, Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match Wednesday because of an injured Achilles tendon. (France 24 30/09 13:25)

» BBC News  RT  France 24  

08

Harris rips Trump following heated debate with Biden: He ‘denigrated the office’ of the POTUS

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) lambasted President Donald Trump following his debate performance on Tuesday night. Shortly after the president's debate clash with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Harris appeared on CBS where she weighed in on the debate. When asked about the debate, Harris admitted she believes the American public did have the opportunity to effectively compare both candidates. According to Harris, the debate shows how much Trump has "denigrated" the office of the presidency."I think that the American people deserve to have an ability to compare and contrast the candidates, and I think tonight provided a very clear contrast," Harris said. "On the one hand, you have Joe Biden who looked into the camera, who spoke to the American people continuously, who understood who was important on that stage, which is American families," Harris said of her running mate."And then you have Donald Trump, who really I think really denigrated the office of the president of the United States as much as he has done over the course of the last four years," she added. Kamala Harris said President Trump "denigrated the office" with his performance at first debate www.youtube.com Harris also came to Biden's defense as he opted not to weigh in on ending the filibuster and expanding the Supreme Court if Democratic lawmakers manage to take the White House and regain control of the Senate.Her remarks came shortly after the first of three presidential debates scheduled ahead of the upcoming election. When the debate kicked off, it did not take long for the social media firestorm to begin. While Biden managed to maintain his composure throughout the majority of the debate, Trump displayed more aggressive and combative behavior often interrupting Biden and speaking over him. Trump also faced heightened scrutiny for his attempts to strike down Obamacare while failing to provide any definitive details about his own healthcare alternative.The president also found himself at the center of controversy for his refusal to denounce white supremacy while constantly insisting Biden has refused to denounce violence and Antifa— which he has already done.Trump and Biden have two more debates scheduled during the month of October. Harris and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to debate on Wednesday, October 7. (Alternet 30/09 13:42)

» CNN  Alternet  

09

France announces 'gradual' ban on wild animals in circuses

The government also announces a ban on mink farms and on keeping killer whales in captivity. (BBC News 30/09 11:41)

» BBC News  

10

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park: Swearing parrots removed from view

Although parrots are well known for mimicking bad language, these are "more sweary than most". (BBC News 29/09 19:16)

» BBC News  


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