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    More than 50 countries launch COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:31am on January 01, 2021

    Around 50 countries around the world have already started vaccinating their people against COVID-19, barely a year after the first alert by China signalled the...

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    2020 weather disasters boosted by climate change: report

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:14am on December 28, 2020

    The 10 costliest weather disasters worldwide this year saw insured damages worth $150 billion, topping the figure for 2019 and reflecting a long-term impact of...

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    France offers fishermen aid after Brexit trade deal

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:01am on December 25, 2020

    The French government on Thursday announced measures to support fishermen and fishmongers, including up to 30,000 euros in individual aid, after the European Union and...

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    COVID-19 nearly three times more deadly than flu: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 07:25pm on December 18, 2020

    Roughly a year into the pandemic it is clear the new coronavirus is worse than seasonal flu, and a study released on Friday outlined just...

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    New rape charge against Islamic scholar Ramadan

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:52am on October 23, 2020

    Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been hit by another charge of raping a woman, his lawyers in France said on Thursday, after four other similar...

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    French police target Islamist networks after teacher’s beheading

    Agence France-Presse . Paris, France | Updated at 10:20am on October 20, 2020

    French police have conducted a series of raids targeting Islamist networks, three days after the beheading of a history teacher who had shown his pupils...

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    COVID-19 could add 2 million per year stillbirth: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:32am on October 08, 2020

    Almost two million babies are stillborn every year — one every 16 seconds — the United Nations said on Thursday, warning that the COVID-19 pandemic...

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    Pandemic creates ‘surge’ of flawed research

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:37am on October 02, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a surge in potentially flawed scientific studies as researchers rush to publish results without adequate oversight, a leading medical ethicist...

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    Tennis star Sharapova announces retirement

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 08:04pm on February 26, 2020

    Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, one of the world's most recognisable sportswomen, on Wednesday announced her retirement at the age of 32...