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    Russia military says virus vaccine is tested, safe

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:16pm on July 15, 2020

    The Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday it had developed a ‘safe’ coronavirus vaccine following clinical trials on a group of volunteers. The ministry said...

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    World population in 2100 could be two billion below UN projections

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:15pm on July 15, 2020

    Earth will be home to 8.8 billion souls in 2100, two billion fewer than current UN projections, according to a major study published Wednesday that...

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    Biden unveils $2t climate plan in new contrast with Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Wilmington | Updated at 11:13pm on July 15, 2020

    White House hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious, $2 trillion climate change plan that would revamp the US energy sector and seek to...

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    Chilean police train dogs to sniff out COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 11:12pm on July 15, 2020

    Police in Chile are training dogs to detect people that may be infected with the novel coronavirus by sniffing their sweat. The dogs — three...

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    Erdogan, Trump agree to work on Libya

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:11pm on July 15, 2020

    US president Donald Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to work ‘more closely’ for a solution to the Libya conflict during a phone...

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    UK slave trader statue replaced by protester sculpture

    Agence France-Presse . Bristol | Updated at 11:10pm on July 15, 2020

    A statue of a slave trader toppled by anti-racism protesters in Britain last month was replaced Wednesday — without permission — with a sculpture of...

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    Trump ends HK trade preferences

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:09pm on July 15, 2020

    US president Donald Trump on Tuesday stripped Hong Kong of preferential trade treatment and authorised sanctions on banks over China’s clampdown in the financial hub,...

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    Pandemic risks surge in infectious disease deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:58am on July 15, 2020

    Poorer nations could see hundreds of thousands of additional deaths from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as COVID-19 disrupts vital health services and access to life-saving treatment...

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    Italy faces surge in migrant

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:55am on July 15, 2020

    Italy is facing a surge in migrants, with arrivals almost one-third higher so far this year than last, interior ministry data showed on Monday. This year, the majority of migrants are Tunisian, followed by...

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    Baby contracts COVID-19 in womb: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:53am on July 15, 2020

    Doctors in France have described what they said was the first confirmed case of a newborn infected in the womb with COVID-19 by the mother. The baby boy, born in March, suffered brain swelling and...