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UN chief Antonio Guterres sworn in for second term | Antonio Guterres News

Guterres, the only candidate for the UN’s top post, said he was ‘humbled and energised’ by the support of world’s…

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Who is Pedro Castillo, Peru’s presumed president-elect? | Elections News

Lima, Peru — More than most presidents-elect, Pedro Castillo, Peru’s apparent new leader, will need to put his transition team…

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AstraZeneca and EU both claim victory in vaccine battle | Business and Economy News

A court ruled on Friday that AstraZeneca was in breach of its contract with the EU and ordered it to…

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Fed mulls 2023 rate hike, COVID Olympic fears, and a sea drone | Arts and Culture News

THE WEEK IN NUMBERS We gather the numbers to know from the week’s biggest economic news stories so you can…

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How Bulgaria hit rock bottom on press freedom | Freedom of the Press News

On September 2, 2020, Bulgarian journalist Dimitar Kenarov headed to the centre of the Bulgarian capital Sofia to cover an…

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Ugo Udezue: From NBA agent to unifying Africa through sport | Athletics News

When Ugo Udezue left his plush job as a National Basketball Association (NBA) agent at one of the top firms…

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England eye Euro 2020 last 16 by breaking Scotland hearts | Euro2020 News

Despite having just 2,500 tickets for the 22,500 crowd limited by coronavirus restrictions, Scottish fans have descended on London in…

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We cannot afford to give up our fight against polio now | Health

I joined Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio more than two decades ago, shortly after meeting a mother in Karachi, Pakistan,…

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As India switches COVID vaccine policy, shortage of jabs remains | Coronavirus pandemic News

Starting from Monday, every Indian adult can get a COVID-19 vaccine dose, that was purchased by the federal government, for…

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Fast Fashion

We explore the low-cost, disposable fashion industry, and the high price paid by people and the planet. All Credit

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Polls open in Iran presidential election | Middle East News

More than 59 million eligible voters in Iran will decide the fate of four candidates in the fray to succeed…

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UN Assembly to vote on resolution condemning Myanmar military | Military News

Myanmar’s UN envoy, Kyaw Moe Tun, calls for ‘effective collective measures’ including full arms embargo against the country. The UN…

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Seoul courts risk after ‘no shackles’ missile development deal | Weapons News

Seoul, South Korea – South Korea is now free to develop missiles of whatever payload and range it chooses after…

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No resolution on S-400 dispute during Biden-Erdoğan meeting | Joe Biden News

Turkey will take lead in securing Kabul airport after US troops depart, Biden and Erdoğan agree. President Joe Biden and…

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Chinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden order | Donald Trump News

WeChat, TikTok, other apps targeted by Trump are eligible for review by Biden’s team, sources say. US President Joe Biden’s…

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Megadrought ‘taxing’ US water reservoirs and fuelling wildfires | Climate News

A decades-long climate change-fuelled drought in the western United States is drying reservoirs and contributing to an early wildfire season,…

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Juneteenth national holiday is now US law, marks end of slavery | Black Lives Matter News

President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States…

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Cheers to that! US agrees to lift tariffs on Scotch whisky | Aviation News

Scotch single malt whisky makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on…

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US Congress chips away at law used to justify Soleimani strike | Conflict News

House of Representatives votes to repeal the 2002 authorisation of the Iraq war as President Biden backs a review of…

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Manchester Arena bomber ‘should have been identified as a threat’ | United Kingdom News

A report into May 2017 attack says there were ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent or mitigate its ‘devastating impact’. Suicide bomber…

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Putin praises Biden as ‘skilful, professional, across his brief’ | Politics News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Joe Biden and said Moscow is ready for further talks with Washington in comments…

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‘Fear and panic’ as COVID ravages Nepali villages near Mt Everest | Mount Everest News

Kathmandu, Nepal – When Saraswati Tamang Karki fell ill with COVID-19 in a small village near Mount Everest, her family…

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Coronavirus causes global rise in civil unrest: Report | Asia News

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global rise in civil unrest and political insecurity, according to the 15th edition of…

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Will Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett be worse than Bibi? | Middle East News

The chances of an earnest dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians under Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister were already…

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Protests against police brutality spread across Tunisian capital | Tunisia News

Protesters block roads, burn tyres and clash with police in Ettadhamen and Intilaka neighbourhoods of Tunis. Protests against police abuse…

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Hong Kong democracy activists trying to ‘start over’ in the UK | Europe News

“This is not immigration, this is exile!” Many Hong Kongers who have left the territory since China imposed the sweeping…

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Myanmar security forces blamed for burning down village in Magway | Military News

The blaze on Tuesday at Kin Ma, a village of about 800 people, left an estimated 200 homes reduced into…

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Hong Kong police arrest Apple Daily editor, directors, raid HQ | Freedom of the Press News

Police accuse five of ‘collusion with foreign forces’ in latest wave of arrests under National Security Law, with dozens of…

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China’s Shenzhou-12 with three astronauts blasts into space | Space News

Spacecraft lifted off about 01:22 GMT on Thursday from northwest China further boosting the country’s space programme to rival the…

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South Carolina high court blocks two electric chair executions | Courts News

Inmates must have choice of death by firing squad, court rules, as US states seek alternatives to lethal injection amid…

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US Congress votes to make ‘Juneteenth’ a federal holiday | US & Canada News

Congress sends a bill to President Biden making June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the…

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Nicaraguan banker arrested in widening crackdown | Elections News

Observers accuse President Daniel Ortega of targeting opposition leaders and other figures in advance of November elections. Police in Nicaragua…

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El Salvador stresses to IMF that both Bitcoin, dollars accepted | Business and Economy News

The Central American country’s finance minister assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that El Salvador has no plans to abandon…

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US, Russia to enter ‘strategic stability’ dialogue: Biden | Joe Biden News

Human rights, nuclear weapons control, de-escalating conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Ukraine top Biden agenda. United States President Joe…

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Ivory Coast gears up for Laurent Gbagbo’s return | Ivory Coast News

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast’s former President Laurent Gbagbo returns home on Thursday to help “reconcile” a country that…

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Second nurse to face questions over Diego Maradona’s death | Football News

Seven people are accused of failing to provide adequate care to the football icon before his death in November last…

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