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Rival Libyan factions sign cease-fire deal

 - International - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

The two rivalling Libyan factions have signed a permanent deal to cease fire after years of war.

In a deal mediated by the United Nations, the two factions are to engage in discussion to find a solution to the post-2011 chaos following the toppling of the uprising and death of Moammar Gadhafi. 

It is unclear as to how the cease-fire will come into effect but the respective military units will return to their camps in what is “a moment that will go down in history” according to U.N envoy for Libya, Stephanie Turco Williams.

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The Flaming Lips hold socially-distanced bubble concert

 - COVID-19 - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

American rock band The Flaming Lips have held a socially-distanced concert where every attendee was encased in a bubble, literally. 

The concert, held in Oklahoma City, hosted 100 fans encased in inflatable balls. 

Frontman Wayne Coyne stated that he had envisaged this idea long before COVID-19 was an issue and didn’t think it would ever come to life.

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Borat 2 drops today!

 - Culture - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

The sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s film ‘Borat’ is finally out on Amazon Prime today and it looks like it may create more controversy than its predecessor.

In an interview with the New York Times, Cohen reiterated the importance of releasing the film before the US election, so it can “remind the women who they are voting for”

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€50 fine for anyone caught without a mask today

 - COVID-19 - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

During today’s public health conference, Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci reiterated the recently-enforced mask laws.

That is, anyone caught without a mask in public places my receive a fine of between €50 and €100, depending on the circumstances.

Prof. Gauci appealed to the public regarding the importance of mask-wearing, even in places of work.

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