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    Pope voices ‘outrage’ over Amazon exploitation

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:48pm on February 12, 2020

    Pope Francis on Wednesday pleaded for social justice and environmental respect for the Amazon basin, but failed to recommend the controversial idea of married priests....

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    Half million insect species face extinction: scientists

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:05am on February 12, 2020

    Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have...

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    Sinn Fein urges EU to back united Ireland bid after poll surge

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 09:53pm on February 11, 2020

    Sinn Fein called on the European Union on Tuesday to back its bid for a united Ireland after a surge in support saw it become...

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    UK team tests China virus vaccine on mice

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:47pm on February 11, 2020

    A team of UK scientists believe they are among the first to start animal testing of a vaccine for the new coronavirus outbreak that has...

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    Johnson warned of court battle over Scottish independence vote

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:40pm on February 11, 2020

    A Scottish lawmaker who won a landmark legal case against the UK government’s suspension of parliament has warned prime minister Boris Johnson he faces legal...

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    Azerbaijan ruling party wins polls but observers question results

    Agence France-Presse . Baku, Azerbaijan | Updated at 10:08pm on February 10, 2020

    Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev’s ruling party on Monday celebrated a huge win in snap parliamentary polls but international observers and the opposition denounced sweeping violations...

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    Merkel party in crisis after heir quits over far right row

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:05pm on February 10, 2020

    German chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and her plans to stay on until 2021 were plunged into disarray Monday, after her heir-apparent gave up her leadership...

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    Sinn Fein finds its voice in Ireland after vote gains

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 09:57pm on February 10, 2020

    Republican party Sinn Fein on Monday stood on the threshold of a potential role in Ireland’s government after winning the popular vote in a weekend...

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    EU eyes larger security role in Pacific

    Agence-France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 09:55pm on February 10, 2020

    The European Union says it wants a greater security role in the Pacific and will have no problem working with China in a region where...

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    Storm Ciara sows trail of destruction across Europe

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 03:41pm on February 10, 2020

    Storm Ciara caused travel chaos on Monday, severely disrupting commutes and grounding hundreds of flights as swathes of Europe were left without power by torrential...