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    Ancient sculptures prompt Germany to reckon with colonial past

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin, Germany | Updated at 08:05pm on June 23, 2021

    With their wide eyes, intricate head coverings and elaborate armour, the Benin bronzes are among the most prized possessions of Berlin's Ethnological Museum. But the...

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    11 cops killed in Burkina Faso ambush: minister

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Updated at 08:38pm on June 23, 2021

    11 policemen have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, and four more officers are missing, the government said Tuesday....

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    US seizes two Iranian state news websites

    Agence France-Presse. Washington, United States | Updated at 04:40am on June 23, 2021

    US law enforcement seized the websites of two Iranian state-controlled news groups, Press TV and Al-Alam, and of the Al-Masirah TV channel of Yemen's Huthis, statements posted on the websites showed Tuesday.

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    Ex-policeman Adams ahead as New York votes for new mayor

    Agence France-Presse . New York, United States | Updated at 08:15pm on June 23, 2021

    Former policeman Eric Adams took the early lead in a New York City primary Tuesday that will all but certainly select the next mayor tasked...

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    Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily confirms closure

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong, China | Updated at 04:34pm on June 23, 2021

    Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it was printing its final edition after authorities froze its assets using a sweeping new national security...

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    Enough data not available to be alarmed about Delta Plus variant

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . Mumbai | Updated at 04:16pm on June 23, 2021

    Maharashtra Covid-19 task force member Shashank Joshi on Wednesday said there was no sufficient data available to be alarmed about the Delta Plus variant of coronavirus...

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    United States seizes Iran’s 33 govt-controlled news websites

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:07pm on June 23, 2021

    US Justice Department said Wednesday it had seized 33 Iranian government-controlled media websites, as well as three of the Iraqi group Kataeb Hezbollah, which it said were hosted on US-owned domains in violation of sanctions...

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    Grave concerns raised about China at UN rights council

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:51pm on June 22, 2021

    More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday about China’s actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong...