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    UK government under pressure over continued school closures

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:56pm on January 25, 2021

    The UK government faced growing pressure on Monday to detail a strategy to reopen schools in England, following a backlash from lawmakers about reports they could remain closed for...

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    Over half of Syria’s children deprived of education: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Amman | Updated at 09:53pm on January 25, 2021

    More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Sunday, with a third of schools in ruins or commandeered by fighters...

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    UK risks becoming ‘failed state’ without reform: Ex-PM

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:51pm on January 25, 2021

    The UK risks becoming a ‘failed state’ without far-reaching reforms to governance, former prime minister Gordon Brown said Monday, as calls mounted for a new vote on Scottish independence...

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    Biden seeks to reinforce Trump favoured ‘Made in America’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 05:09pm on January 25, 2021

    President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Monday giving priority to US companies and products in contracts with the federal government, pushing a ‘Made...

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    Nine trapped Chinese miners confirmed dead, one still missing

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 07:14pm on January 25, 2021

    Chinese rescue workers have found the bodies of nine more miners after an explosion a fortnight ago, local officials said Monday, raising the death toll...

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    India, China clash again on border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:18pm on January 25, 2021

    Indian and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said Monday, highlighting the fraught state of relations between the...

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    Mexican president says he has COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 11:08am on January 25, 2021

    Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild and he felt...

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    Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 06:58pm on January 25, 2021

    Dubai restaurants have begun offering discounts to customers who have been inoculated against COVID-19, amid a vaccination drive as the emirate seeks to fight the...