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    European powers warn Iran over uranium metal plans

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:34pm on January 16, 2021

    European powers on Saturday voiced deep concern over Iran’s plans to produce uranium metal, warning that Tehran has ‘no credible civilian use’ for the element....

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    New migrant caravan leaves Honduras in pursuit of American dream

    Agence France-Presse . San Pedro Sula | Updated at 10:31pm on January 16, 2021

    Some 3,000 people left Honduras on foot Friday in the latest migrant caravan hoping to find a welcome, and a better life, in the US...

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    Solidarity failing in global response to coronavirus: Guterres

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 03:12pm on January 16, 2021

    United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday deplored the ‘heart-wrenching milestone’ of the global death toll from COVID-19 topping two million, and lamented the...

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    Coronavirus pandemic slows global migration by nearly 30pc: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 03:05pm on January 16, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 per cent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020,...

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    Florida governor calls up National Guard ahead of Biden inauguration

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 10:23am on January 16, 2021

    The governor of Florida on Friday activated the National Guard to protect against ‘potential civil unrest’ surrounding the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden, as armed...

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    US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan, Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:34am on January 16, 2021

    The US military has cut troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each, their lowest levels in the nearly two decades since the wars...

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    US rioters sought to capture, assassinate lawmakers at Capitol

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:32am on January 16, 2021

    US prosecutors now believe supporters of president Donald Trump planned to ‘capture and assassinate elected officials’ in their siege of the Capitol building last week,...

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    Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic plan

    Agence France-Presse . Wilmington | Updated at 12:20am on January 16, 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden will propose injecting $1.9 trillion into the US economy when he takes office next week, as evidence mounts that the recovery from...

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    WHO battles new COVID-19 strains

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40pm on January 15, 2021

    Global health experts gathered on Thursday to tackle new coronavirus strains blamed for a fresh surge in infections as countries including Britain and France tightened...

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    Washington on lockdown as threats mount

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:36pm on January 15, 2021

    The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilised due to security concerns ahead of...