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    Dutch ID cards will soon omit gender: minister

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:15am on July 06, 2020

    Gender will cease to be mentioned on identity cards in the Netherlands in the next few years because it is ‘unnecessary’ information, the education and...

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    Pink ice in Italy’s Alps sparks algae probe

    Agence France-Presse . Passo Gavia, Italy | Updated at 11:50pm on July 05, 2020

    Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change....

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    Italy to allow 180 migrants to leave ship

    Agence France-Presse . Aboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean | Updated at 11:45pm on July 05, 2020

    Italy has authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to disembark 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in Sicily, ship operator SOS Mediterranee said on Sunday. ‘We...

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    UK historian quits Cambridge over slavery claim

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:44pm on July 05, 2020

    A British royal historian who said slavery was not genocide has quit his honorary position at Cambridge University and been dropped by his publisher HarperCollins....

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    Croatia votes for new govt as virus woes loom

    Agence France-Presse . Zagreb, Croatia | Updated at 11:40pm on July 05, 2020

    Croatia went to the polls Sunday to elect a government to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, in a tight race pitting ruling...

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    Pope hails UN global ceasefire move to fight pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:39pm on July 05, 2020

    Pope Francis on Sunday threw his support behind a UN Security Council resolution calling for a halt to conflicts to facilitate the fight against the...

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    Beer flows, masks come off as England reopens pubs

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:37pm on July 05, 2020

    The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England’s hospitality sector returned from...

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    WHO says it first issued virus alert, not China

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

    The World Health Organisation on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to ‘wake up’ to the realities on the ground instead of bickering,...

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    Putin mocks US embassy rainbow flag

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:46pm on July 04, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked a rainbow LGBT pride flag hung from the US embassy in Moscow, suggesting it reflected on the orientation...

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    Macron picks new PM after election rout

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:44pm on July 04, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Friday tapped a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely...