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    100 migrants swim to Spain’s Ceuta enclave

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:11pm on May 17, 2021

    About 100 migrants, some using inflatable rings, swam to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from neighbouring Morocco early on Monday, Spanish authorities said. The migrants...

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    UNICEF says rich countries can afford to donate Covax jabs

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:10pm on May 17, 2021

    Countries belonging to the G7 and the European Union can afford to donate more than 150 million vaccines to countries in need without compromising their...

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    Macron hosts summit to boost Sudan post-Bashir

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:09pm on May 17, 2021

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday hosts African leaders, diplomats and lenders at a summit aimed at helping Sudan after years of conflict-riven authoritarian rule....

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    Russia warns West against Arctic encroachment ahead of talks

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:55pm on May 17, 2021

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday warned Western countries against staking claims in the Arctic ahead of this week’s Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik...

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    UK defends criticism against handling Indian virus variant

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 05:45pm on May 16, 2021

    The British government on Sunday pushed back against criticism it was too slow to impose travel restrictions on India as a coronavirus variant identified in...

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    Pope urges peace, unity in conflict-ridden Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 04:04pm on May 16, 2021

    Pope Francis celebrated mass in honour of conflict-ridden Myanmar on Sunday, repeating his calls for peace and an end to the violence that has left...

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    France, NZ to advance campaign against online extremism

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:15pm on May 15, 2021

    French president Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern sought Friday to advance their two-year-old campaign to curb online extremism, after it was...

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    400m people at risk as cities fail to face climate change

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:04am on May 12, 2021

    Hundreds of cities have no climate adaptation plans in place despite rising threats like floods, heatwaves and pollution, according to a report Wednesday that said...

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    Covid antibodies last 8 months after infection: study

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 11:31pm on May 11, 2021

    Antibodies against coronavirus remained in the blood of patients with Covid-19 for at least eight months after they were infected, Italian researchers said Tuesday. They...

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    Queen returns to public stage detailing UK govt’s new agenda

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:32pm on May 11, 2021

    Queen Elizabeth II opened a new session of parliament on Tuesday, in her first public appearance since the funeral of her late husband Prince Philip,...

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