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    China rails at US after sanctions threat

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:49pm on October 19, 2020

    China on Monday accused the United States of ‘peddling arms’ and ‘interfering’ in other countries’ affairs after Washington threatened sanctions against any nation taking advantage of the end of...

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    Fresh fighting over Karabakh despite ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse . Stepanakert | Updated at 09:46pm on October 19, 2020

    A new ceasefire agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan to halt fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was again failing to hold on Monday as both sides accused each other...

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    Churches burned as thousands mark Chile protest movement anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 09:39pm on October 19, 2020

    Two churches were torched as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in a central Santiago square to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding...

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    Global toll rises to 11,14,836

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:45am on October 20, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 11,14,836 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 GMT Monday...

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    UN stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:31pm on October 19, 2020

    The United Nations said Monday it would stockpile one billion syringes around the world by the end of 2021, to be used for the delivery of any future coronavirus vaccine. UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, said it aims to get 520 million...

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    Japan, Vietnam boost defence ties

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 09:28pm on October 19, 2020

    Japan and Vietnam agreed to step up security and defence cooperation Monday, reaching an agreement in principle for Tokyo to export defence equipment and technology to the Southeast Asian...

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    North Korean justice system treats people as less than animals: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 09:17pm on October 19, 2020

    Torture, humiliation and coerced confessions are rampant in North Korea’s pretrial detention system which treats people as worth ‘less than an animal’, a rights group said Monday in a report...

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    India detains Chinese soldier in Ladakh

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 07:48pm on October 19, 2020

    India said Monday that it had detained a Chinese soldier who strayed across the disputed frontier where the two countries are engaged in a months-long standoff after a series of clashes...