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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...

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    Statue of Melania Trump burnt in Slovenia

    Agence France-Presse . Ljubljana, Slovenia | Updated at 10:16am on July 10, 2020

    The United States artist behind a wooden statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia said on Thursday that he was mulling an ‘artistic response’ after his...

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    Mothers can transmit coronavirus to newborns

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:41am on July 10, 2020

    There is ‘strong evidence’ that COVID-19- positive mothers can pass the virus on to their unborn infants, scientists said Thursday, in findings that could affect...

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    WHO launches pandemic response probe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:20pm on July 09, 2020

    The World Health Organisation, which faced fierce US criticism over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, launched an independent panel on Thursday to review its...

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    Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty safety gear surges: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 01:14am on July 09, 2020

    Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products,...

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    Russia tells US to mind own business over media freedom

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:26pm on July 08, 2020

    Moscow has angrily told the US embassy to ‘mind your own business’ after Washington’s diplomatic mission raised concern about curbs on media freedom in Russia....

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    Serbia clashes over coronavirus curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Belgrade | Updated at 10:25pm on July 08, 2020

    Dozens of people were injured and around 20 arrested after protests against a new coronavirus curfew in Belgrade deteriorated into violence before dawn Wednesday, with...

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    Russians, Saudis top UK independent sanctions list

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:33pm on July 07, 2020

    Britain on Monday identified 49 ‘notorious’ individuals and organisations, 25 of them Russian and 20 Saudis, to be sanctioned under its first post-Brexit targeting of...

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    Outrage at British PM comments on care homes

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:23pm on July 07, 2020

    British prime minister Boris Johnson was accused Tuesday of trying to rewrite history for appearing to blame the deadly spread of coronavirus in care homes...