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France 24 22 Oct 2020

Lebanon: will Hariri be able to form government?


Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Thursday asked Saad Hariri, a former prime minister, to form a new government to tackle the worst crisis since the country's 1975-1990 civil war. FRANCE 24 correspondent Linda Tamim says it remains unclear whether Hariri will be up to the task.

The High Court in England has ruled that children under 16 - who say they want to change gender - are unlikely to be able to give their informed consent to treatment with drugs that block puberty.

The case was brought by a young woman who regretted her decision to have treatment and argued that a court order should be needed for children to take the medication.

Transgender campaigners have criticised the decision and the only NHS clinic to offer the treatment to children says it will appeal against the ruling.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by social affairs correspondent Alison Holt.
Covid-19 patient Idella Becks is not able to vote because she is in the hospital being treated for the virus. Becks explained how getting coronavirus opened her eyes to the dangers of the virus and expresses her sadness in not being able to vote in the 2020 election.

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Children under 16 with gender dysphoria are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to undergo treatment with puberty-blocking drugs, three High Court judges have ruled.
"We will have over 300 million doses available to the American public, well before [June]," stated retired Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, Director of Supply, Production & Distribution for Operation Warp Speed. Aired on 11/30/2020.

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