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    Daily Telegraph owner David Barclay dies

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 06:10pm on January 13, 2021

    David Barclay, the secretive British billionaire whose portfolio included The Daily Telegraph newspaper and The Ritz hotel, has died aged 86 after a short illness,...

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    9,000 died in Irish homes for ‘illegitimate’ infants

    Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Updated at 11:14am on January 13, 2021

    Some 9,000 children died in Ireland’s ‘mother and baby homes’, where unmarried mothers were routinely separated from their infant offspring, according to an official report...

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    WHO says China mission not to play blame game

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:30pm on January 12, 2021

    The World Health Organisation insisted on Monday that the international investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins, set to start this week in China, was not...

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    Biden takes second COVID-19 vaccine shot

    Agence France-Presse . Newark | Updated at 10:29pm on January 12, 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his second COVID-19 shot, and said that getting vaccines into people’s arms would be a ‘number one priority’ for...

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    Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo tests positive for COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Lisbon | Updated at 01:28pm on January 12, 2021

    Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for coronavirus and cancelled all public engagements, his office announced late Monday just two weeks before...

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    France court drops corruption charges against 98-year-old man

    Agence France-Presse . Nanterre | Updated at 01:09pm on January 12, 2021

    A French court on Monday threw out a corruption case against a former energy boss, now aged 98, and other defendants who stood accused of...

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    Belgium police accuses Syrian man of killing sister

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels, Belgium | Updated at 12:57pm on January 12, 2021

    A Syrian refugee is suspected of murdering his sister in a possible ‘honour killing’ after her body, with signs of strangulation and a gunshot in...

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    Charity asked to get poorest children to school

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:50am on January 12, 2021

    Save the Children on Tuesday called for urgent action to help kids in the world’s poorest countries to return to schools closed as part of...

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    Dutch customs seize sandwiches from UK passengers after Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 10:34am on January 12, 2021

    Dutch customs officials have been filmed confiscating sandwiches and other food from passengers on a ferry from Britain, blaming new post-Brexit trade rules. Officers in...

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    Prince Harry, Meghan quit social media

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:15pm on January 10, 2021

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quit social media after growing disillusioned by the ‘hate’ they have found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a...

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