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    Pandemic could inflict severe damage on youth: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:00am on August 13, 2020

    The United Nations warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis could have a severe and lasting impact on the life prospects of young adults without swift...

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    Global toll rises to 743,199

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:35am on August 13, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 7,43,199 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    Hundreds detained, firearms used

    Agence France-Presse . Minsk | Updated at 10:56pm on August 12, 2020

    Police in Belarus said Wednesday they had detained hundreds more people and used firearms against protesters in a third night of violence over a disputed...

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    Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:49pm on August 11, 2020

    The dwarf planet Ceres — long believed to be a barren space rock — is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its...

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    Belarus election challenger flees to Lithuania

    Agence France-Presse . Vilnius, Lithuania | Updated at 11:39pm on August 11, 2020

    Belarus opposition challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled to Lithuania after coming under pressure in a seven-hour encounter with officials that left her with little choice, Lithuania’s...

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    Global cases top 20m

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 05:22pm on August 11, 2020

    Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering ‘sustainable immunity’ against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with...

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    Belarus in chaos after disputed election

    Agence France-Presse . Minsk, Belarus | Updated at 01:12am on August 11, 2020

    The main challenger in Belarus’s disputed election called on president Alexander Lukashenko to give up power on Monday after a fierce police crackdown on protesters...

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    WHO sees hope despite looming 7,50,000 death toll

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:50am on August 11, 2020

    The World Health Organisation insisted Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the  suffering behind the looming landmarks of 7,50,000 deaths...

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    French patrol boats rescue 33 migrants heading for England

    Agence France-Presse . Lille, France | Updated at 12:40am on August 10, 2020

    French patrol boats on Saturday rescued dozens of migrants from makeshift boats in the Channel that were heading to England, maritime officials said. British interior...

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    Global toll rises to 7,27,288

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:09am on August 10, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 7,27,288 people since it emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by...

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