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    Millions of children ‘may never return to school’ after pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:26pm on July 13, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has caused an ‘unprecedented education emergency’ with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back...

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    21 migrants rescued in Channel trying to reach UK

    Agence France-Presse . Lille, France | Updated at 11:41pm on July 12, 2020

    French rescue services rescued 21 migrants in three operations Saturday after their bids to reach Britain floundered in the Channel, officials said. Channel crossing attempts...

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    Hungary bars travel from Africa, most of Asia over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Budapest | Updated at 10:28pm on July 12, 2020

    Hungary’s government said Sunday it was barring travel from Africa, most of Asia apart from China and Japan, and restricting entry from several European countries...

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    Bill Gates ‘optimistic’ about coronavirus battle

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:25pm on July 12, 2020

    American billionaire Bill Gates said on Saturday he was ‘optimistic’ about the battle against COVID-19 and called for medicines and vaccines to be distributed to...

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    Briton jailed for trying to steal Magna Carta

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:40am on July 12, 2020

    A British man was jailed on Friday for attempting to steal a priceless 1215 original version of Magna Carta, which has defined rights and liberties...

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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...

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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...

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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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    Global aid to education likely to fall: UNESCO

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:21am on July 11, 2020

    Global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion from 2018 to 2022 as a result of recession caused by COVID-19, entailing a...

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    Italy bans entry from 13 nations including Bangladesh

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:26am on July 10, 2020

    Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said Friday it was possible a state of emergency triggered by the coronavirus crisis could be extended beyond the end...