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    7 of top 10 pre-COVID killers were non-communicable diseases: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:01am on December 10, 2020

    Non-communicable diseases accounted for seven of the top 10 causes of death before the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday, with heart disease...

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    Four lions test positive for COVID-19 at Spain zoo

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:59pm on December 09, 2020

    Four lions at Barcelona Zoo in Spain tested positive for coronavirus, veterinary officials said, reports BBC online. Three females named Zala, Nima and Run Run...

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    Pandemic putting democracy under threat: study

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 11:56pm on December 09, 2020

    More than six in 10 countries around the world have adopted measures during the COVID-19 pandemic that threaten democracy or human rights, a report by...

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    Global death toll rises to 15,57,814

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:41pm on December 09, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 15,57,814 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    UK issues allergy warning over Pfizer vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:38pm on December 09, 2020

    British health officials on Wednesday warned that anyone with a history of significant allergic reactions should not have the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID jab for the time...

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    Assange release demanded

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:02pm on December 09, 2020

    A UN rights expert on Tuesday urged Britain to release Julian Assange immediately following a decade of ‘arbitrary detention’, insisting the WikiLeaks founder should await...

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    Carbon capture a tool in climate fight, but at what cost?

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:31am on December 09, 2020

    Technology for capturing carbon from industrial emissions and storing it may still be in its early stages, but proponents believe it can become a major...

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    Fossil fuels still reign, but renewables make inroads

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:55am on December 09, 2020

    Five years after the signing of the Paris Climate Accord fossil fuels still dominate the energy landscape but it is renewables that are enjoying the...

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    Since Paris deal, climate catastrophes mount

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:25am on December 09, 2020

    Record-smashing Antarctic heat waves, melting glaciers, wave after wave of drought and wildfire, and an unending string of mega storms: since the 2015 Paris deal...

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    Long way apart with EU on Brexit talks: Johnson

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:46pm on December 08, 2020

    Prime minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain and the European Union remain far apart, as he prepares to head to Brussels to try...