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    Roadside bomb kills 7 in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz | Updated at 09:50pm on June 02, 2020

    Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks with the militants. The blast struck a small truck carrying...

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    Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 09:48pm on June 02, 2020

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia’s participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US president Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow...

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    World leaders urge G20 to hold coronavirus summit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:46pm on June 02, 2020

    A group of current and former world leaders on Tuesday called on the G20 to convene an urgent summit to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and provide a ‘strongly coordinated global...

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    Trump ‘vows to order military crackdown’ against ongoing protests

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:07am on June 02, 2020

    United States president Donald Trump on Monday vowed to order a military crackdown on the violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control...

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    Worldwide COVID-19 death toll passes 3, 75,000: AFP tally

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:43pm on June 02, 2020

    More than 3, 75, 000 people have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus, mainly in the United States and Europe, since it emerged in China last year, according to an AFP tally of official figures on Tuesday...

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    Another Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus infection: state media

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 12:34pm on June 02, 2020

    A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus last week, state media reported Tuesday, becoming China’s first COVID-19 fatality in weeks...

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    India reports 204 COVID-19 deaths, 8171 new cases in 24 hours

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 03:13pm on June 02, 2020

    The novel coronavirus death toll rose to 5,598 in India on Tuesday with 204 more fatalities, while 8,171 new cases took the number of infections to 1, 98, 706, the Health Ministry said...

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    China threatens to counterattack US

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:02pm on June 01, 2020

    Beijing warned Washington Monday of retaliation after president Donald Trump announced restrictions on Chinese students in the US in protest against a new national security law in Hong Kong...