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    Nations failing to fund climate adaptation: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:19am on January 18, 2021

    The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts...

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    UK mulls enforced hotel quarantine for all travellers

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 08:56pm on January 17, 2021

    Britain’s government said on Sunday it was looking at requiring all incoming travellers to isolate in hotels, expanding on new coronavirus restrictions entering into force...

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    Carbon monoxide leak kills five at Italy care home

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:59am on January 17, 2021

    Five residents of a retirement home near the Italian capital Rome were found dead on Saturday after a suspected carbon monoxide leak, police said. ‘Unfortunately...

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    Spanish climber dies during K2 expedition

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:57am on January 17, 2021

    Mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died during a climb of K2, the second highest summit on the planet, Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday....

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    Britain to host first G7 summit of Biden era in June

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:26am on January 17, 2021

    Britain will host a G7 summit in June, the government said on Friday, announcing what will be the first face-to-face meeting of the group since...

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    Navalny to fly back to Russia risking arrest

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:14am on January 17, 2021

    Chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returns to Russia from Germany on Sunday, facing imminent arrest after authorities warned they would detain him. The 44-year-old opposition...

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    Global toll rises to 20,09,991

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:04am on January 17, 2021

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 20,09,991 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Merkel ally wins race to lead her party

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:22pm on January 16, 2021

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party on Saturday picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader, in a vote that kicks off the race...

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    Global death toll nears 2 million

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:21am on January 16, 2021

    The worldwide death toll from coronavirus approached two million on Friday, with Europe topping 30 million infections and World Health Organisation experts working on advice...

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    Italy PM struggles to keep govt afloat

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:21pm on January 15, 2021

    Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte was battling Thursday to keep his government afloat after a junior coalition partner pulled out, sparking a political crisis in...