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    Baby contracts COVID-19 in womb: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:53am on July 15, 2020

    Doctors in France have described what they said was the first confirmed case of a newborn infected in the womb with COVID-19 by the mother. The baby boy, born in March, suffered brain swelling and...

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    Italy faces surge in migrant

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:55am on July 15, 2020

    Italy is facing a surge in migrants, with arrivals almost one-third higher so far this year than last, interior ministry data showed on Monday. This year, the majority of migrants are Tunisian, followed by...

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    Pandemic risks surge in infectious disease deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:58am on July 15, 2020

    Poorer nations could see hundreds of thousands of additional deaths from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as COVID-19 disrupts vital health services and access to life-saving treatment...

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    China warns citizens of ‘arbitrary’ searches in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:46pm on July 13, 2020

    China stepped up a travel warning to Australia on Monday, telling its citizens of a risk of being searched ‘arbitrarily’ by law enforcement authorities, as tensions between both countries...

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    Hundreds of rivers swell as China summer flood season revs up

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:43pm on July 13, 2020

    Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities warning the worst was yet to...

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    Coronavirus immunity may disappear within months: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:33am on July 14, 2020

    Patients who recover from coronavirus infections may lose their immunity to reinfection within months, according to research released on Monday that experts said could have a ‘significant’ influence...

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    Lanka shuts schools again as coronavirus cases surge

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:31am on July 14, 2020

    Sri Lanka ordered government schools across the nation to shut Monday, just a week after they re-opened, following a surge in new coronavirus cases. The country has reported just 2,617 cases with...

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    India to push China for maps

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:30am on July 14, 2020

    India plans to push the Chinese side for an exchange of maps in the western sector after the process of disengagement and de-escalation is complete and Indian troops go back to their old patrolling...

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    China slaps sanctions on US lawmakers over Xinjiang

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:17am on July 14, 2020

    China announced on Monday retaliatory sanctions against three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region...

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    LatAm deaths pass US

    Agence France-Presse . Lerida, Spain | Updated at 01:06am on July 14, 2020

    Latin America surged past the US and Canada to become the world’s second worst-hit region for virus deaths on Monday as a Spanish court blocked a move to lock down some 2,00,000 people...