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    India posts global record of 3,15,000 daily Covid cases

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:20pm on April 22, 2021

    India posted a global record of almost 3,15,000 new Covid infections on Thursday as hospitals in New Delhi sent out desperate warnings that patients could die without fresh oxygen supplies...

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    Greta Thunberg blasts politicians for ‘ignoring’ climate crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:10pm on April 22, 2021

    Environmental champion Greta Thunberg assailed powerful politicians on Thursday for ‘ignoring’ climate change, as she demanded an end to fossil fuel subsidies and implored the...

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    Minority troops not honoured by UK due to ‘pervasive racism’

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:54pm on April 22, 2021

    More than 1,00,000 African and ethnic minority soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire in World War I were not properly commemorated due to...

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    Pfizer confirms fake vaccine shots in Mexico, Poland: reports

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:54am on April 22, 2021

    US drug maker Pfizer on Wednesday confirmed that suspect doses of its coronavirus vaccine that were seized in Mexico and Poland were indeed fake, with doses going for as much as $1,000 a shot, according to US media...

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    UAE warns of restrictions for unvaccinated

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:10pm on April 22, 2021

    The UAE announced on Wednesday it had given nearly 10 million vaccine doses, equal to one for every resident, after warning that those who remained unvaccinated would face restrictions on their movement...

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    Biden to consider massacre of Armenians genocide: reports

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:24pm on April 22, 2021

    US president Joe Biden is preparing to recognise the World War I-era killings of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide, US media said on Wednesday...

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    New law may derail bid for first female Samoan leader

    Agence France-Presse . Apia | Updated at 11:36am on April 22, 2021

    A gender quota law in Samoa that threatens to derail the opposition’s hopes of installing the Pacific nation’s first woman prime minister was challenged in court on Thursday, in the latest twist in a cliff hanger general election...

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    Israel hits Syria after missile targets southern Israel: army

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:12am on April 22, 2021

    The Israeli military struck multiple Syrian targets after a missile targeted southern Israel near a secretive nuclear site, the army said early Thursday...

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    Samsung boss on trial over stock manipulation

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:42am on April 22, 2021

    The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group went on trial Thursday over a stock manipulation case that effectively puts South Korea’s system of conglomerate control in the dock...

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    Crackdown displaces 2,50,000 in Myanmar, says UN

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:51am on April 22, 2021

    The Myanmar military’s crackdown on anti-coup protesters has displaced close to a quarter of a million people, a United Nations rights envoy said Wednesday. The junta has stepped up its use of lethal force to quash mass demonstrations...