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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...

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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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    China braces for Typhoon amid flood damage

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:52pm on July 24, 2021

    China shut down ports and railways on Saturday as it braced for Typhoon In-Fa as parts of the country struggled to recover from devastating floods...

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    India likely to vaccinate children by Sept: AIIMS director

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 08:50pm on July 24, 2021

    In a major step to fight against coronavirus, India is likely to start vaccinating children by September to break the chain of transmission of the...

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    China imposes ban on seven US citizens, entities over HK issue

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 12:21pm on July 24, 2021

    Beijing announced sanctions on seven American citizens and entities Friday in response to a United States advisory on deteriorating freedoms in Hong Kong, just days...

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    Villagers flee fresh floods in central China as typhoon approaches

    Agence France-Presse . Zhengzhou | Updated at 11:51pm on July 23, 2021

    Villagers were evacuated over makeshift bridges Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China following a historic deluge that claimed at least 56 lives —...

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    Drowning top cause of young child deaths in many countries: WHO

    Agence Frnace-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 09:05pm on July 23, 2021

    Drowning is now a leading cause of death for children aged under five in many countries, the World Health Organisation said Friday.Around 2.5 million people...

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    Xi Jingping makes rare trip to Tibet: state media

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:52pm on July 23, 2021

    Chines president Xi Jinping is on a rare trip to China's politically sensitive region of Tibet, state media reported Friday, the first such visit by...

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    China flood death toll hits 51, villagers evacuated amid typhoon threat

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 04:24pm on July 23, 2021

    Villagers were evacuated over makeshift bridges on Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China following a historic deluge which claimed at least 51 lives...

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    WHO plan to audit labs in Covid origins probe 'arrogant': China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 10:30pm on July 22, 2021

    China on Thursday said a WHO proposal to audit Chinese labs as part of further investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic showed ‘disrespect’...

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