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    CO2 emissions set to surge, IEA warns

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:21am on April 21, 2021

    Climate-changing CO2 emissions are set to surge by the second-biggest amount in history this year as the global economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the...

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    WHO says against proof of vaccination for travel

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:19am on April 21, 2021

    The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee said Monday it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly on grounds such a...

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    NGOs call for $5.5b to save 34m from famine

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:17am on April 21, 2021

    More than 260 non-governmental organisations signed an open letter Tuesday urging governments to donate $5.5 billion to prevent famine from reaching 34 million people in...

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    Guterres, Ban Ki-moon call for ASEAN to act on Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 01:16am on April 21, 2021

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and his predecessor Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged governments in southeast Asia to push to end the crisis in Myanmar, during...

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    Chad president Deby dies after battling rebels

    Agence France-Presse . N’Djamena | Updated at 01:11am on April 21, 2021

    Chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno died Tuesday from wounds sustained in battle after three decades in power, the army said, opening a period of uncertainty...

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    US advises against India travel as coronavirus cases surge

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:25am on April 21, 2021

    The United States has warned against travel to India, where authorities on Tuesday imposed tighter restrictions to combat an explosion of Covid-19 cases. India has recorded more than three million new infections and 18,000 deaths this...

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    Extreme melt reduced Greenland ice sheet storage: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:07am on April 21, 2021

    The vast melting of Greenland’s ice sheet caused by unusually high temperatures in 2012 had a lasting impact on its ability to absorb and store...

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    Doctors denied access to jailed Navalny as health concerns grow

    Agence France-Presse . Vladimir | Updated at 12:04am on April 21, 2021

    Alexei Navalny’s doctors were again denied access Tuesday to the jailed Kremlin critic despite growing concern over the hunger-striking Russian opposition figure’s failing health. A...

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    Greta backs Covid vaccine inequity fight

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:01am on April 21, 2021

    Greta Thunberg slammed the ‘tragedy’ of vaccine inequity as the Swedish climate campaigner called Monday for the world’s most vulnerable to be prioritised for Covid-19...

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    Dozens die, go missing in Mali military ops: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 11:59pm on April 20, 2021

    Mali’s military has killed at least 34 people and disappeared 16 or more during recent operations in the war-torn centre of the Sahel state, Human...