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    Israel’s first new govt in 12 years begins

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:33pm on June 14, 2021

    Israel awoke Monday with Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett at the head of a precarious coalition government that faces stark challenges, after 12 years under right-wing Benjamin Netanyahu...

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    Biden takes tea with Queen

    Agence France-Presse . United Kingdom | Updated at 10:31pm on June 14, 2021

    Joe Biden on Sunday ended the first leg of his maiden overseas trip as US president, inspecting a military guard of honour and taking tea with Queen Elizabeth II. In bright sunshine, the 78-year-old US leader’s Marine One helicopter landed...

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    Nuclear arms decline stalls as nations modernise arsenals

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 10:30pm on June 14, 2021

    As nuclear nations commit to renewing and sometimes expanding their arsenals, a decline seen since the early 1990s seems to have stalled, with some signs of a numerical increase, researchers...

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    Britain set to delay full lifting of covid curbs

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 07:41pm on June 14, 2021

    Britain was on Monday widely expected to delay the full lifting of coronavirus restrictions due to a surge of infections caused by the Delta variant. Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to announce the government’s next step of its...

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    Biden rallies NATO against Russia, China

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:21am on June 15, 2021

    US president Joe Biden warned Monday that NATO must adapt to new challenges posed by China and Russia as he met fellow leaders to renew Washington’s ‘sacred’ bond with its allies...

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    Bodies of 25 migrants recovered off Yemen after boat capsized

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeidah | Updated at 12:22am on June 15, 2021

    The bodies of 25 migrants were recovered off Yemen on Monday after the boat that was carrying them capsized with up to 200 people on board, a provincial official said. ‘The boat overturned two days ago and...

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    Children pay the price in Pakistan’s mass HIV outbreak

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:40pm on June 14, 2021

    Since his son was diagnosed with HIV during a mass outbreak in Pakistan among babies and children, hard-up Shahzado Shar has often been forced to...

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    Pakistan police detain 19 after being denied free burgers

    Agence France-Presse. Lahore | Updated at 09:45pm on June 14, 2021

    A group of police officers in Pakistan flipped out when a takeaway joint refused to hand over free burgers, detaining all 19 staff at the...