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    UN says global midwife shortage putting lives at risk

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:48pm on May 06, 2021

    The United Nations warned Wednesday that the world faces an acute shortage of midwives, saying millions of lives could be saved if the shortfall were...

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    NGOs call on UN to impose Myanmar with arms embargo

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:44am on May 06, 2021

    About 200 non-governmental organisations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on...

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    US backs waiving intellectual property rules on Covid-19 vaccines

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:52am on May 06, 2021

    The Joe Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end...

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    How will Bill, Melinda Gates’ divorce impact their charity?

    Agence France-presse . New York | Updated at 11:11pm on May 05, 2021

    The shock announcement that billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are to divorce after 27 years of marriage has raised questions about the future of...

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    Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 07:56pm on May 05, 2021

    Facebook’s independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld the platform’s ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering further review of the case, in a...

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    Facebook’s decision over Trump’s account may have wider impacts

    United News of Bangladesh / AP . Washington | Updated at 05:06pm on May 05, 2021

    Since the day after the deadly January 6 riots on the United States Capitol, former president Donald Trump’s social media accounts have been silent —...

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    Two to six pc of US troops so far withdrawn from Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:58am on May 05, 2021

    The United States has completed two to six per cent of its withdrawal from Afghanistan, with the equivalent of 60 cargo planes of material so...

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    India to pump billions into Covid fight

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 10:45am on May 05, 2021

    India on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars to boost its flagging vaccine programme, as president Joe Biden said 70 per cent of American adults should...

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    Bill, Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:46pm on May 04, 2021

    Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage, raising questions over how they will split their fortune...

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    Pfizer raises 2021 sales forecast for Covid vaccines to $26b

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 08:42pm on May 04, 2021

    Pfizer sharply increased its projections for 2021 revenues and profits on Tuesday, citing much higher Covid-19 vaccine sales as it targets the inoculations as a...