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    WHO urges aggressive virus measures

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:34am on July 12, 2020

    The World Health Organisation has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions...

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    Global infection tops 1.25 crore

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:29am on July 12, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 560,425 people since the outbreak emerged in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Saturday...

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    India-China crisis boosts India-US relation

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:42pm on July 11, 2020

    A border clash has plunged ties between India and China to their lowest point in decades. But one beneficiary looks clear — the US-India relationship. Experts say India could finally end...

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    US court orders Iran to pay $879m over 1996 Saudi attack

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:40pm on July 11, 2020

    A US judge has ordered Iran to pay another $879.1 million over a 1996 bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen, ruling again that Tehran bore responsibility...

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    23 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:40pm on July 11, 2020

    Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, reports The Times of India...

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    UAE Mars probe first for Arab world

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:38pm on July 11, 2020

    The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club...

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    HK democrats hold primary polls despite warning

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:37pm on July 11, 2020

    Pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong held primary polls on Saturday to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections despite warnings from government officials that it may...

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    Bosnia Muslims mourn Srebrenica massacre

    Agence France-Presse . Srebrenica | Updated at 11:34pm on July 11, 2020

    Bosnian Muslims on Saturday mark 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony...

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    Macron asks Israel to drop WB annexation plans

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:27pm on July 11, 2020

    Emmanuel Macron asked Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from annexing Palestinian territory in the West Bank and elsewhere during a telephone call between...

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    Trudeau again caught in political firestorm

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 11:26pm on July 11, 2020

    For the third time in as many years, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Friday found himself at the center of a political firestorm —...