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    Iran rejects UN rights chief’s ‘accusations’ over water protests

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:20am on July 25, 2021

    Iran on Saturday rejected ‘false accusations’ by the UN rights chief on protests over water shortages in the country’s southwest, where at least four people have been killed since last week...

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    UK hosts 51 countries for climate talks ahead of COP26

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:14am on July 25, 2021

    Britain hosts climate and environment ministers from 51 countries on Sunday for ‘critical’ climate talks ahead of November’s COP26 summit in Glasgow...

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    Myanmar rebel group receives Covid jabs from China

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:43am on July 25, 2021

    China has supplied over 10,000 Covid vaccines to a Myanmar rebel group operating near its southern border, its spokesman said Saturday, as Beijing seeks to...

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    US renews call on Myanmar to free journalist

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:42am on July 25, 2021

    The United States on Friday renewed calls on Myanmar’s junta to free a jailed US journalist as concerns grow about a Covid outbreak in prisons...

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    Vietnam, Iceland impose curbs

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi/ Reykjavik | Updated at 12:18am on July 25, 2021

    The number of Covid cases surpassed 40 million on Saturday in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since the first coronavirus infections were recorded last year,...

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    G20 ministers fail to agree on climate targets

    Agence France-Presse . Naples | Updated at 12:10am on July 25, 2021

    G20 environment and energy ministers announced Friday an agreement that reaffirms commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement, although they failed to agree to wording on...

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    Haiti gives farewell to slain president amid tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Cap-Haïtien | Updated at 10:59pm on July 24, 2021

    Haiti said farewell Friday to its slain president Jovenel Moise under tight security at a state funeral marred by an eruption of gunfire outside the...

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    368 migrants bound for Spain rescued

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 10:57pm on July 24, 2021

    The Moroccan navy this week rescued 368 migrants including three children as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Spain, the official MAP...