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Polls open in Armenia snap parliamentary election | Elections News

The elections were called by incumbent PM following protests over the country’s defeat in a war with Azerbaijan last year.…

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Taiwan to ‘adjust’ Hong Kong office operations in ‘one China’ row | China News

Taiwan says Hong Kong is demanding Taiwanese officials sign a ‘One China Commitment Letter’ to obtain work visas. Taiwan’s government…

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Rival protests in Peru as tensions rise over presidential vote | Elections News

Pedro Castillo’s supporters want election results upheld, while Keiko Fujimori’s backers want the vote annulled. Supporters of socialist Pedro Castillo…

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Tokyo Olympics: Uganda team member tests positive for COVID | Olympics News

The positive test was the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Olympics. A member of Uganda’s Olympic…

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Germany thrash Portugal to resurrect Euro hopes as France held | Euro2020 News

Germany got their Euro 2020 campaign back on track and blew Group F wide open with a 4-2 win against…

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Brazil passes 500,000 COVID deaths as anti-gov’t protesters rally | Coronavirus pandemic News

Thousands protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s pandemic response as Brazil’s COVID death toll, the second-highest in the world, passes 500,000. Thousands…

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US sends 2.5 million COVID vaccines to Taiwan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Delivery more than triples Washington’s previous allocation of shots for the island, amid simmering US-China tensions. The United States has…

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Ethiopians set to vote in crunch polls amid conflict and apathy | Elections News

After some consideration, Shimelis Yohannes* decided to register to vote in Ethiopia’s delayed general elections due to be held on…

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Afghan president replaces security ministers amid Taliban advance | Taliban News

President Ashraf Ghani announced new defence and interior ministers as violence surges with the Taliban claiming more territory. Afghan President…

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s next president? | Elections News

Tehran, Iran – Judiciary head Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as the next president of Iran at a critical juncture…

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Uganda imposes new COVID restrictions as cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

Uganda is among some African countries seeing a dramatic rise in the number of infections amid a vaccine shortage. Uganda…

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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to US Gulf Coast | Weather News

Flooding had already begun overnight on Friday with reports of high water over roads and stranded vehicles. Tropical Storm Claudette…

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Milkha Singh: India’s ‘Flying Sikh’ dies of COVID aged 91 | Coronavirus pandemic News

Singh, a four-time Asian Games gold medallist, passed away at a hospital in the north Indian city of Chandigarh. Milkha…

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Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO as sales plunge | Business and Economy News

Wine tariffs imposed by Beijing doubled or tripled the price of Australian wine and made the Chinese market unviable for…

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Apple Daily executives face national security charge in HK court | Hong Kong Protests News

Two newspaper officials are charged with collusion with foreign powers, raising alarm over media freedoms in the financial hub. Crowds…

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UN stops short of calling for global arms embargo against Myanmar | United Nations News

The UN General Assembly has stopped short of calling for a global arms embargo against Myanmar’s military, even as it…

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In COVID hit Asia, mixed messages on refugee vaccinations | Coronavirus pandemic News

Medan, Indonesia – Earlier this month, dozens of Rohingya refugees landed on a deserted island off the coast of Indonesia’s…

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US pulls antimissile batteries from Middle East: Report | Joe Biden News

As tensions ease with Iran, Biden administration moves to put US forces on more normal footing, Wall Street Journal reports.…

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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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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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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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