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    Man accused of trying to kill Mali president dies in custody

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:28am on July 26, 2021

    A man accused of trying to kill Mali’s military strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year, has died in custody, the government said on Sunday...

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    Israel strikes Gaza after incendiary balloon fires

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:15am on July 26, 2021

    Israel hit Gaza with air strikes on Sunday after incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave caused fires in the Jewish state, with no reported injuries on either side...

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    China urges US not to ‘demonise’ it during official visit

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:08am on July 26, 2021

    Beijing urged the US to stop ‘demonising’ China during Monday talks with deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman, the highest-level official to visit under president Joe Biden’s administration...

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    French MPs want deal on vaccine passports after protests

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:20am on July 26, 2021

    Lawmakers from France’s upper and lower houses of parliament were on Sunday seeking to agree a deal to allow the adoption of legislation making vaccine passports vital for French daily life in...

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    Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 09:52pm on July 25, 2021

    Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to demand the impeachment of president Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing increasing pressure as the pandemic exacts a devastating...

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    Putin warns of ‘lethal’ strikes at Russian warship parade

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 09:49pm on July 25, 2021

    President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia’s navy was capable of delivering lethal strikes against underwater and aerial enemy targets during a parade of warships in the port city of...

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    Health minister sorry for saying UK should not ‘cower’ from Covid-19

    Agence Fran ce-Presse . London | Updated at 09:48pm on July 25, 2021

    Britain’s health secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday apologised after he tweeted that the country need not ‘cower’ in the face of coronavirus, having himself recovered from a bout of the disease...

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    Afghan families flee fighting in former Taliban bastion

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 09:03pm on July 25, 2021

    More than 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar, officials said Sunday, as authorities arrested four suspected insurgents over this...