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European Union nations are to share data on Corona virus, hospital admissions, so countries Khun Transfer patients to those with spare capacity. The president of the European Commission. Fonda Lion made the announcements during a video call with you leaders. The spread of the virus will overwhelm our healthcare systems. If we do not act urgently, we're making €220 million available. To finance a safe cross border transfer ofthe patients where it's needed for that. Good use of the money requires good information in exchange for Ms Vanda Lion said work should start now on preparing the infrastructure for a mass vaccination programme across the entire region. You. Leaders have also called for vaccines to be made available Europewide once they had been approved. Thousands of soldiers and police are being deployed in France to protect places of worship and schools following two attacks within a fortnight by Islamist militants. In the latest attack on Thursday, a young Tunisian man is accused of beheading a woman and killing two others at a church in Nice. Two weeks ago, a teacher was beheaded in a Paris suburb by another Muslim attacker, incensed by the victim, having showed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed during the class. A big U. S. Technology companies have reported a combined profit of $38 billion in the last quarter. The biggest winner was Amazon. As James Clayton explains. The top line figure is Amazon's sales really have shot up in the last three months up to $96.1 billion in revenue on that is, of course, driven by mainly e commerce. Amazon have a stunning percentage off the com ES market in the US, It's close to 40% on DSO in a cove it period when everyone is buying stuff online. Obviously Amazon incredibly well placed Alphabet. Google's parent company did better than expected, but Facebook warned of uncertain times ahead. Two lesbian couples have been married in the Taiwanese armies annual mass wedding ceremony. Same sex marriages were legalized in Taiwan last year, the first place in Asia to do so. Cindy suit Ripples Dressed in military uniforms Major Wandy and First Lieutenant Chang Hsien walk down the red carpet, holding hands with their civilian wives and were among the 188 couples who were married by the commander of the army. Nash here. Three homosexual couples registered to take part in the military's annual weddings but backed out due to social pressure. This year. There was no such pressure but rather blessings from the military and members of the public on the Army's Facebook page. The army said that including same sex couples reflected its enlightened and progressive attitude. World News from the BBC President Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, had been holding rallies in the crucially important swing state of Florida ahead of next week's election. Despite opinion polls showing Mr Biden and narrowly in the lead, their correspondents say that the fact that both candidates were in Florida on the same day shows that neither confident of winning the state The retail giant Wal Mart has removed firearms and ammunition from its sales floors across the United States following incidents of civil unrest. A WalMart spokesman said the move was a precaution to protect customers and employees. That the company had done this before. Tensions are rising across the U. S, with many fearing that Tuesday's presidential election will spark violence. Preliminary results following a referendum in New Zealand indicate that a large majority have voted to legalize euthanasia film Ursa Reports Zealanders have voted on issues that could change the social fabric of their country. The first results of the referendum have shown overwhelming support to legalize euthanasia. It would apply to patients with a terminal illness who are enduring unbearable suffering, and it considered to have less than six months to live. A new law should come into force next year. A non binding ballot on allowing cannabis for personal use in New Zealand has been rejected by more than 50% of voters. An online petition in Australia, demanding an inquiry into the dominance of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has gone it unprecedented support. The petition initiated by the former prime minister, Kevin Rod has so far received more than 420,000 signatures. News Corp owns newspapers in almost every city in Australia, as well as television networks and magazines. Mr Rhodes said the conservative media network used its power to attack opponents in business and politics. BBC knees. Thank you very much for that news. 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Two same-sex couples make history in Taiwan military mass wedding
"Have been married in the Taiwanese armies annual mass wedding ceremony. Same sex marriages were legalized in Taiwan last year, the first place in Asia to do so. Cindy suit Ripples Dressed in military uniforms Major Wandy and First Lieutenant Chang Hsien walk down the red carpet, holding hands with their civilian wives and were among the 188 couples who were married by the commander of the army. Nash here. Three homosexual couples registered to take part in the military's annual weddings but backed out due to social pressure. This year. There was no such pressure but rather blessings from the military and members of the public on the Army's Facebook page. The army said that including same sex couples reflected its enlightened and progressive attitude. World