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    Blatter going to World Cup at Putin’s invitation

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on October 21, 2017

    FIFA’s disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year’s World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin,...

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    Army in ‘systematic’ campaign: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on October 12, 2017

    Myanmar’s ‘systematic’ crackdown on the Rohingya is aimed at permanently expelling the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine state, the United Nations said...

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    Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State unacceptable: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on October 07, 2017

    The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar’s government to Rakhine State, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is ‘unacceptable’,...

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    Blockade attempt to force Qatar into trusteeship: FM

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:21am on September 12, 2017

    Qatar’s foreign minister on Monday accused the ‘illegal’ blockade against his country for trying to force it into a ‘state of trusteeship’...

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    Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:03am on July 20, 2017

    A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their...

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    Myanmar slammed over visa refusal to UN Rohingya probe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:02am on July 13, 2017

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar risks getting bracketed with ‘pariah states’ like North Korea and Syria over its refusal to grant visas to...

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    Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on July 03, 2017

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, forced out as head of world football’s governing body amid a corruption scandal in 2015, admitted on Sunday he...

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    Tobacco kills 7 million a year

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:41am on May 31, 2017

    Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental...

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    Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:12am on April 14, 2017

    Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people...

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    Myanmar may be trying to ‘expel’ all Rohingya: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:00am on March 14, 2017

    Myanmar may be seeking to ‘expel’ all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert said Monday, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses...

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