Page Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:47 PM ET

CBS News - World

Belarus' authoritarian leader inaugurated in ceremony kept secret -- Germany called the move by "Europe's last dictator" to assume his 6th term in office quietly, "very telling."

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Russia arrests cult leader claiming to be reincarnation of Jesus -- Detained by armed troops in a large operation, "Vissarion" apparently realized he was Jesus after losing his job as a traffic cop.

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At least 380 whales dead in mass stranding in Australia -- There are only about 30 of the long-finned pilot whales from the pod still alive, and rescuers are racing to save as many as possible.

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Poisoned Russian opposition leader released from German hospital -- It's not yet clear whether Alexei Navalny could suffer long-term effects from the Novichok nerve agent, but he's already back to mocking Putin.

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U.K. leader tightens up COVID restrictions as virus surges back -- "This is the moment when we must act," Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Britons as hit pubs and restaurants with new rules.

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China's Xi, Russia's Putin push back at Trump during annual UNGA -- China's Xi Jinping responded to President Trump's comments about the coronavirus and warned that China will not "engage in zero sum game."

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U.S. reimposes "public charge" wealth test for immigrants -- Advocates have warned that the policy deters immigrant communities from accessing critical government assistance during the pandemic. -- Sep 22

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Amid anti-COVID efforts, South Africa "didn't have a flu season" -- One senior public health official credits basic measures like masks and hand washing with giving South Africa a virtually flu-free year. -- Sep 22

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Russia touts nuclear-powered icebreaker as proof "the Arctic is ours" -- The 570-foot-long "Arktika" is designed to smash Putin's Russia a path of "sovereignty" through ice 9 feet deep in the sensitive northern region. -- Sep 22

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"Very high" risk of Julian Assange attempting suicide, expert says -- A psychiatrist who's interviewed Assange about 20 times says the WikiLeaks founder has shown "severe depression" and "psychotic symptoms." -- Sep 22

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Race to save hundreds of stranded pilot whales as death toll tops 90 -- Scores of volunteers are struggling to dislodge almost 200 of the animals from a sandbar off the Australian island of Tasmania. -- Sep 22

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Woman arrested for allegedly sending ricin to White House -- She was caught at the New York-Canada border, apparently trying to get into the U.S. and was carrying a gun, CBS News has learned. -- Sep 21

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NYPD officer accused of acting as agent of the Chinese government -- According to prosecutors, Baimadajie Angwang, 33, was reporting on the activity of Tibetan immigrants in New York City. -- Sep 21

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Space Force deploys its 1st squadron outside of the U.S. -- The "core space operators" deployed by the U.S. military's controversial newest branch aren't in orbit, they're in Qatar. -- Sep 21

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Hundreds of elephants may have died from toxic algae, officials say -- More than 330 elephants in the Sergona area in Southern Africa died this summer, and climate change likely played a role, but there are still unanswered questions. -- Sep 22

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