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    Pressure mounts on Abbas after jailed Barghouti backs rivals

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:47am on April 03, 2021

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas faced mounting pressure on Thursday after popular leader Marwan Barghouti, imprisoned by Israel, endorsed dissident candidates ahead of Palestinian elections next...

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    Russia warns West against sending troops to back Ukraine

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 01:46am on April 03, 2021

    Russia warned the West on Friday against sending troops to Ukraine to buttress its ally, after Kiev accused Moscow of building up a military presence...

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    Junta slammed for child deaths

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:44am on April 03, 2021

    India on Friday issued its strongest condemnation yet of the Myanmar junta’s escalating crackdown against protesters, calling for the restoration of democracy and an end...

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    Almost one in seven suffers long COVID: study

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:37am on April 03, 2021

    Nearly one in seven Britons who tested positive for COVID-19 continued to have symptoms for at least 12 weeks, according to a UK study released...

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    Global coronavirus toll rises to 28,29,089

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:36am on April 03, 2021

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 28,29,089 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Mamata violates poll code: BJP

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:35am on April 03, 2021

    A day after Phase-2 polling in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress both knocked on the Election Commission with complaints and counter complaints,...

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    World powers, Iran to meet virtually over to nuclear treaty

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 03:44pm on April 02, 2021

    World powers and Iran will meet by videoconference on Friday to discuss the possible return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, in a development welcomed by Washington...

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    France to ban outdoor drinking under COVID-19 restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:34pm on April 02, 2021

    Alcoholic drinks will be prohibited in French parks and other outdoor public spaces as part of the new limited nationwide lockdown to stem the COVID-19 crisis, prime minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday...

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    Chinese COVID jabs producer Sinovac doubles production capacity

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:31pm on April 02, 2021

    Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac said on Friday a third production line for its COVID-19 vaccine has been put into use, doubling its annual capacity of the jabs to two billion doses...

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    US couple held over joining IS in Yemen

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:28pm on April 02, 2021

    A US couple was charged on Thursday with support for a terror group after trying to board a Yemen-bound ship to join the Islamic State group, the justice department said...