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    West Bank poverty may double over pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 10:57pm on June 01, 2020

    Poverty in the occupied West Bank may double as Palestinians are hit by the coronavirus, the World Bank warned Monday, just weeks before Israel aims to kick-start plans to annex parts of the...

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    Pope fights corruption with new Vatican law

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:55pm on June 01, 2020

    Pope Francis stepped up his battle against corruption in the Vatican Monday with a new law aimed at boosting transparency in tenders and cutting costs as a post-coronavirus recession...

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    Pakistan embassy officials leave India after spying charges

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:52pm on June 01, 2020

    Two Pakistan officials expelled by India over spying allegations returned home Monday, an embassy spokesman said, as the nuclear-armed rivals wrangled over the claims. The Indian government said Sunday that the two...

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    Japan city to ban phone use while walking

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:15pm on June 01, 2020

    Officials in Yamato city, near Tokyo, on Monday submitted a bill to the city assembly to stop people from using their phones while walking. ‘The number of people using smartphones has...

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    Armenian PM tests positive for coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan | Updated at 11:05pm on June 01, 2020

    Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Monday, as the rate of new infections soared in the Caucasus nation...

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    At least 50 people killed in Burkina Faso ‘jihadist attacks’

    Agwncw France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 04:39pm on June 01, 2020

    Ten people were killed when an aid convoy was ambushed in Burkina Faso, the government said Sunday, bringing the death toll to at least 50 from a string of attacks blamed on jihadists...

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    Curfew imposed in US major cities following anti-race unrest

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis | Updated at 11:17am on June 01, 2020

    Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major United States cities Sunday to prevent fresh rioting after anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice their fury at police brutality...

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    Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

    Agence France-Presse. New York | Updated at 08:54am on June 01, 2020

    Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minneapolis, have found themselves under attack by police...