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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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    9 dead in Russia school shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Kazan | Updated at 03:34pm on May 11, 2021

    At least nine people, most of them children, were killed Tuesday when a lone teenage gunman opened fire at a school in the central Russian...

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    Europe eases Covid curbs, India surge on

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:16am on May 11, 2021

    Schools and stores reopened in several parts of Europe on Monday as the continent eased out of months of Covid-19 lockdowns, but India remained in...

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    Johnson faces watchdog probe over luxury holiday

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:56pm on May 10, 2021

    Britain’s parliamentary standards watchdog confirmed Monday it is investigating prime minister Boris Johnson over how he paid for a luxury Caribbean holiday, the latest of...

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    New military letter warns Macron over ‘survival’ of France

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:48pm on May 10, 2021

    A group of serving French soldiers has published a new open letter in a conservative magazine warning president Emmanuel Macron that the ‘survival’ of France...