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    Supplements boost brain health in underfed kids: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:59pm on July 23, 2020

    Undernourished children showed improvement in brain function after taking nutritional supplements for six months, researchers said Thursday. The findings have important implications for...

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    Female leaders doing 'better job' in virus crisis: Lagarde

    Agence France-Presse. Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 10:21am on July 23, 2020

    Female leaders are doing a better job handling the coronavirus crisis, European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday, praising them for their honest communication...

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    AstraZeneca targets year end for COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:52am on July 22, 2020

    A coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca should be available globally ‘at cost price’ by year end, the firm's director...

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    China eyes stricter oversight of foreign teachers

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:51am on July 22, 2020

    China issued Tuesday draft rules to toughen oversight of hundreds of thousands of foreign teachers who could be fired for acts such as ‘words and...

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    Blood test finds cancers before standard diagnosis: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:50am on July 22, 2020

    A blood test has been shown to detect five types of cancer years before the diseases could be spotted using conventional diagnostic methods, according to...

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    EU agrees huge coronavirus aid plan as Trump backs face masks

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:19am on July 22, 2020

    European leaders on Tuesday agreed a massive aid package for their pandemic-ravaged economies, as US president Donald Trump finally came out in favour of face...

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    Massive meteor shower ‘hit Earth and Moon’ 800m years ago

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:37pm on July 21, 2020

    A giant meteor shower bombarded Earth and the Moon 800 million years ago with more than 30 times the force of the asteroid strike that...

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    Greta donates million-euro rights prize to green groups

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 11:34pm on July 21, 2020

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg was on Monday awarded a Portuguese rights award and promptly pledged the million-euro prize to groups working to protect the environment...

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    Armed man takes ‘around 20’ hostages on bus in Ukraine

    Agence France-Presse . Kiev | Updated at 11:31pm on July 21, 2020

    An armed man carrying explosives has taken around 20 passengers hostage on a bus in western Ukrainian city of Lutsk, police said on Tuesday. The...

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    Coronavirus death toll rises to 6,06,605

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:52am on July 21, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 6,06,605 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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