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    Ebrahim Raisi declared winner of Iran’s presidential polls

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 05:02pm on June 19, 2021

    Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner Saturday of Iran’s presidential election, a widely anticipated result after many political heavyweights were barred from running...

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    Many countries forced to suspend vaccine programme: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:52pm on June 19, 2021

    A ‘huge number’ of poorer countries have had to suspend their coronavirus vaccination programmes due to a lack of doses, the World Health Organisation said on Friday...

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    Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:42pm on June 19, 2021

    Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest and is due to face court again next week...

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    Iran’s Raisi to be probed for crimes against humanity: Amnesty

    Agence France-Presse . Nicosia | Updated at 05:02pm on June 19, 2021

    Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who was declared Iran’s next president on Saturday, should be investigated for alleged crimes against humanity and a ‘spiralling crackdown’ on human rights, Amnesty International said...

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    Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 05:26pm on June 19, 2021

    Two executives from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities deployed a sweeping security law to target the newspaper, a scathing critic of Beijing...

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    Afghan president replaces security ministers as Taliban advance

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 07:40pm on June 19, 2021

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani replaced two top ministers charged with managing the country’s faltering security on Saturday, as the Taliban pressed on with their campaign to capture new territory in fierce battles with government forces...

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    Missing US woman’s body found in Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 05:08pm on June 19, 2021

    Russian investigators said on Saturday they have detained a man on suspicion of murder after finding the body of a foreign woman the media identified as a missing American student...

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    Four dies after plane carrying parachutists crashes in Siberia

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 05:20pm on June 19, 2021

    Four people were killed and four others seriously injured on Saturday after a plane carrying parachutists crashed in Siberia, Russian authorities said...