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Friday, 21 August 2020

Former vice president Joe Biden, after nearly a half-century on the American political scene, Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S presidency in the November 3 election, telling Americans it was time to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 21, 1831, Nat Turner’s slave rebellion starts in Southampton, Virginia. Turner and around 75 fellow rebel slaves killed around 60 people, most of them white, during the two-day event. After the rebellion was put down, there were retaliatory killings of tens of slaves suspected of involvement. Turner managed to avoid capture until the end of October. He confessed his involvement without remorse and was executed on Nov. 11.

Family and associates of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny accuse Moscow of blocking his medical evacuation to Germany to cover up what they say is an attempt to poison him.

VIDEO: Europe says it will impose sanctions on Belarusian officials involved in vote-rigging and in the violent crackdown on opposition protests, following the disputed August 9th election. As VOA reports, Europe’s options could be limited by fears of being drawn into further confrontation with Russia.

VIDEO: New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood is struggling to get back on its feet as New York City reopens. Now, thanks to an outdoor dining project, restaurants in the neighborhood are gradually getting their customers back.

Greece has denied reports it has secretly expelled hundreds of migrants and refugees who illegally entered the country through Turkey.

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