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    Belarus election challenger flees to Lithuania

    Agence France-Presse . Vilnius, Lithuania | Updated at 11:39pm on August 11, 2020

    Belarus opposition challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled to Lithuania after coming under pressure in a seven-hour encounter with officials that left her with little choice, Lithuania’s...

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    Global cases top 20m

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 05:22pm on August 11, 2020

    Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering ‘sustainable immunity’ against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with...

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    Belarus in chaos after disputed election

    Agence France-Presse . Minsk, Belarus | Updated at 01:12am on August 11, 2020

    The main challenger in Belarus’s disputed election called on president Alexander Lukashenko to give up power on Monday after a fierce police crackdown on protesters...

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    WHO sees hope despite looming 7,50,000 death toll

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:50am on August 11, 2020

    The World Health Organisation insisted Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the  suffering behind the looming landmarks of 7,50,000 deaths...

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    French patrol boats rescue 33 migrants heading for England

    Agence France-Presse . Lille, France | Updated at 12:40am on August 10, 2020

    French patrol boats on Saturday rescued dozens of migrants from makeshift boats in the Channel that were heading to England, maritime officials said. British interior...

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    Global toll rises to 7,27,288

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:09am on August 10, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 7,27,288 people since it emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by...

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    Thousands in fresh anti-Kremlin rally

    Agence France-Presse . Khabarovsk | Updated at 11:41pm on August 08, 2020

    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Russia’s Far East for a fifth consecutive weekend as anti-Kremlin rallies showed little sign of...

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    Symptomless cases carry same amount of coronavirus: study

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:20pm on August 07, 2020

    People who are infected with the coronavirus carry similar levels of the pathogen in their nose, throat and lungs whether they have symptoms or not,...

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    Europe fears 2nd wave of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:52am on August 07, 2020

    While Europe tightened virus restrictions to face the threat of a second wave of COVID-19, US president Donald Trump on Wednesday found himself in the...

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    Dinosaurs got cancer too, say scientists

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 10:12pm on August 06, 2020

    Dinosaurs loom in the imagination as forces of nature, but a new study that identifies the first known case of cancer in the creatures shows...