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    Pandemic puts 86m children at risk of poverty: study

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 01:21am on May 29, 2020

    The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint...

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    US protests against killing of black man

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis | Updated at 01:19am on May 29, 2020

    Demonstrators clashed with police, looted stores and set fires as a man was fatally shot during a second night of protests in the US city...

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    News Corp to stop printing 100 Australian papers

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:16am on May 29, 2020

    Rupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Thursday it will stop printing more than 100 regional and local newspapers, blaming a collapse in...

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    US toll crosses 1,00,000

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:24am on May 29, 2020

    The US coronavirus death toll passed 1,00,000 as the pandemic tightened its grip on South America, which is outpacing Europe and the United States in...

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    Iran dismisses US move to end nuclear waivers

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:21pm on May 28, 2020

    Tehran on Thursday dismissed the impact of what it called Washington’s ‘desperate attempt’ to end sanction waivers for nations that remain in the Iran nuclear...

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    China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:12pm on May 28, 2020

    China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests...

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    14 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:10pm on May 28, 2020

    Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks Thursday in the first deadly assaults officials have blamed on the Taliban...

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    Atletico’s Correa suffers muscle injury

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:38pm on May 28, 2020

    Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa has undergone an MRI scan after injuring a leg muscle in training, the La Liga club said in a statement...

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    Roland Garros planning for fans not empty seats

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:32pm on May 28, 2020

    Roland Garros chiefs insisted Wednesday that the French Open, delayed until September due to the coronavirus, will have fans attending even with social distancing rules....

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    Kuwait Airways declares to terminate 1,500 expatriate workers

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 10:22pm on May 28, 2020

    State-owned Kuwait Airways said on Thursday that it would lay off 1,500 expatriate employees due to ‘significant difficulties’ caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

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