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    53 killed in Cameroon bus fire

    Agence France-Presse . Yaoundé | Updated at 06:42pm on January 27, 2021

    At least 53 people died on Wednesday when a bus collided with a fuel van in Cameroon, causing a blaze that engulfed both vehicles, the...

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    UN wants bans against Sri Lankan war crimes accused generals

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 04:15pm on January 27, 2021

    The United Nations human rights chief has called for an International Criminal Court investigation into Sri Lanka’s Tamil separatist conflict and sanctions on military officials accused of war crimes, according to a report obtained by AFP...

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    China deploys anal swabs to test for COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 03:51pm on January 27, 2021

    China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting COVID-19, state TV reported, with social media users and...

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    Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 01:00pm on January 27, 2021

    Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, according to a UN survey, the largest of its kind ever...

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    Washington Post editor Marty Baron to retire

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:24am on January 27, 2021

    The Washington Post’s executive editor Marty Baron, who led the newspaper to multiple awards amid a transition to the digital era, announced his retirement on...

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    US senate confirms Blinken as secretary of state

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:19am on January 27, 2021

    The US senate on Tuesday easily confirmed Antony Blinken as secretary of state, with key members of the rival Republican Party backing him. Blinken, a...

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    Ottawa residents seek to dump Trump street name

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 11:14am on January 27, 2021

    Residents of an Ottawa neighborhood are looking to distance themselves from Donald Trump by renaming their street, which bears his name — once a source...

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    AstraZeneca ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’: CEO

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:10am on January 27, 2021

    AstraZeneca’s CEO insisted Tuesday that the company was not selling vaccines ordered by the European Union to other countries at a profit, after delayed orders...

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    UK imams mobilise to counter COVID vaccine disinformation

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:34am on January 27, 2021

    Imams across Britain are helping a drive to dispel coronavirus disinformation, using on Friday sermons and their influential standing within Muslim communities to argue that...

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    100m cases worldwide, as US seeks to reset its COVID fight

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:21am on January 27, 2021

    More than 100 million COVID-19 cases have now been recorded worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday, as newly-inaugurated president Joe Biden pledged to...