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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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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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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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‘Our only option’: Myanmar civilians take up arms for democracy | Conflict News

In the weeks following the February 1 military coup, Andrew joined millions across Myanmar in peacefully demonstrating for a return…

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Ilhan Omar may face censure for words on Israeli war acts | Politics News

Republicans in the United States House of Representatives are looking to exploit a divide among Democrats over support for Israel…

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Trump pressed Justice Department to challenge election: Documents | Donald Trump News

Emails obtained by Congress show Trump and his team urged prosecutors to act on election fraud claims and conspiracy theories.…

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The change we need will never come from the G7 | Business and Economy

Boris Johnson went into this weekend’s G7 summit promising to “vaccinate the world”. But by Sunday night it was clear…

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Myanmar’s detained Aung San Suu Kyi to face Naypyidaw court | Aung San Suu Kyi News

After five years as the de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi finds herself in a familiar place:…

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End of the road for Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving PM | Politics News

Rival politicians in Israel have formed a new government to remove Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader, from power. After…

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Algerians vote in parliamentary elections amid boycott calls | Elections News

Algerians have begun voting in the first parliamentary elections since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to resign two years…

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Peru’s Castillo on verge of winning presidency after tight race | Politics News

Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States says vote was a ‘positive electoral process’ and no ‘serious irregularities’…

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G7 summit: Biden, Johnson to reaffirm bond but tensions simmer | Boris Johnson News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and United States President Joe Biden are expected to reaffirm the relationship between their two…

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Nicaragua: Crackdown on Ortega’s potential challengers continues | Elections News

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega faces mounting international criticism after four potential presidential contenders were detained during the past week, prompting…

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Nuclear talks to resume ahead of upcoming Iranian election | Elections News

Negotiations between Iran and world powers on how to revive the 2015 nuclear accord will resume over the coming weekend,…

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Nicaragua detains third presidential hopeful as criticism grows | Human Rights News

Another potential challenger to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is arrested, prompting criticism from US diplomat. Nicaraguan authorities have detained a…

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How a medical evacuation exposed Solomon Islands’ China challenge | Politics News

Daniel Suidani, the premier of Malaita – the Solomon Islands’ largest province – is in hospital in Taiwan receiving treatment…

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Haiti postpones June 27 constitutional referendum | Elections News

No new date was announced for the vote in the latest twist in the Caribbean nation’s political crisis as President…

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Key Democratic senator says he will oppose US voting rights bill | Politics News

Joe Manchin, key swing vote in US Senate, to oppose bill that would expand voting access and is backed by…

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US calls for immediate release of Nicaraguan opposition figure | Crime News

Cristiana Chamorro and two of her colleagues were arrested on ‘trumped up charges’, US State Department says. The United States…

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Netanyahu foes push for quick vote to end his 12-year rule | Benjamin Netanyahu News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents are pushing for a quick vote to end his record-setting rule, racing to head off…

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Japan PM Suga seen calling snap election after Olympics: Report | Coronavirus pandemic News

Most likely scenario is for the Japanese leader to dissolve parliament after the end of the Paralympics in September. Japanese…

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Coalition deal reached in Israel to end Netanyahu rule | Benjamin Netanyahu News

DEVELOPING STORY Yair Lapid tells Israeli president he can form a coalition government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule.…

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Western Sahara independence leader Brahim Ghali back in Algeria | Conflict News

Brahim Ghali returns to Algeria after stay in Spanish hospital that caused Spain-Morocco diplomatic row. The leader of the Western…

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Israeli parties in race to build anti-Netanyahu coalition | Elections News

Israeli politicians battling to unseat veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are racing against the clock on the final day of…

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Hong Kong activists struggle to keep flame of democracy alive | Politics News

Hong Kong, China – For nearly 20 years, the Civil Human Rights Front has mobilised some of Hong Kong’s biggest…

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US Democrats press to avoid upset in New Mexico special election | Elections News

Police reform, immigration are top issues in hard-fought campaign where neither Democrats nor Republicans are confident. Democrats are nervous and…

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‘Patience is the key’: Samoa’s PM-elect hopeful before ruling | Politics News

She is one of the Pacific Islands’ most experienced politicians, but Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, leader of the FAST (Fa’atuatua i…

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Austrian Muslims to sue government over ‘Islam map’ | Islamophobia News

Austrian Muslim groups slam the government over map identifying locations of mosques and Islamic associations around the country. A leading…

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Erdogan opens landmark mosque in Istanbul’s Taksim Square | Politics News

Istanbul, Turkey – Thousands of worshippers turned out in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square on Friday to mark the inauguration by…

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Republicans block independent probe of US Capitol riot | Politics News

Republicans in the United States Senate blocked a proposal to establish an independent commission to probe the January 6 attack…

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Australian spy novelist Yang Hengjun faces China espionage trial | Censorship News

Melbourne, Australia – Chinese-Australian citizen Yang Hengjun is expected to go on trial in China on Thursday, charged with espionage…

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Squabbles and accusations: Inside Brazil’s COVID Senate inquiry | Coronavirus pandemic News

Sao Paulo, Brazil – In the latest session of Brazil’s COVID-19 Senate inquiry, set up to investigate the government’s handling…

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The great Republican divide can be healed | Politics

After a rollercoaster decade, the US Republican Party is barely recognisable. The compassionate conservatism of President Bush, followed by relative…

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Taiwan holds out hope for seat at World Health Assembly meeting | Coronavirus pandemic News

Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan and its supporters have been campaigning hard to see it return as an observer at the…

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UK News

Covid R rate rises to 0.8-1 in England but scientists say pandemic still shrinking

England’s R-rate has risen slightly, nearly two weeks after lockdown restrictions were eased, latest data shows. The national figure now…

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Covid vaccine passports ‘to arrive next month’ opening door for summer holidays

Brits desperately hoping for a summer holiday abroad look set for some good news as coronavirus passports are ready to…

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