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    ‘Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate strike

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:28am on September 22, 2019

    Masses of children skipped school to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was ‘only the beginning,’ ahead of...

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    Protests held against gender violence in Spain

    Agence-France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    Protesters took to the rain soaked streets of Madrid and dozens of other cities across Spain on Friday to raise the alarm against violence against...

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    Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    The deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit on Saturday after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse...

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    Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:17am on September 21, 2019

    Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global...

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    Russia, China cast vetoes to block UN resolution

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backed by 12 of the 15 member states that called for a ceasefire in...

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    UK rebuffs EU call for Brexit solution

    Agence France-Presse . Helsinki | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    The European Union’s Finnish presidency demanded Thursday that Britain deliver a written new Brexit proposal by the end of September or face a messy ‘no-deal’...

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    Trudeau apologises again for wearing blackface

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2019

    A contrite Justin Trudeau publicly apologized Thursday for his ‘absolutely unacceptable’ behaviour, as decades-old images showing the Canadian prime minister in blackface makeup rocked his...

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    Pope decries euthanasia as Italy court considers assisted suicide

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 07:03pm on September 20, 2019

    Pope Francis on Friday again spoke out against assisted suicide and euthanasia, days before a top Italian court is to examine the thorny question in...

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    A mother or baby die at child birth every 11 seconds: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:36am on September 20, 2019

    Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths...

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    Human rights threats in warming world could speed up climate action

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:24am on September 20, 2019

    From worsening hunger and migration to greater loss of lives and property to wild weather, climate change is driving violations of human rights — and...

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