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    4,80,000 killed by extreme weather this century: analysis

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:11am on January 26, 2021

    Almost half a million people have died in natural disasters linked to extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to a new assessment...

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    COVID-19 condemns billions to poverty for a decade: Oxfam

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:02am on January 25, 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis is aggravating inequality, with the richest quickly getting richer while it will likely take years for the world’s poorest to recover, anti-poverty...

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    Global toll rises to 21,21,070

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:19pm on January 24, 2021

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 21,21,070 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official...

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    Law must be changed to protect children from sexual abuse: Macron

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:16am on January 24, 2021

    French president Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that the law had to change to better protect victims of child sexual abuse, after thousands shared their...

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    Small farmers need more climate aid: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:56pm on January 23, 2021

    Climate aid to millions of small farmers around the world must ‘substantially increase’ to ward off hunger and instability, a United Nations body warned Saturday....

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    World’s ageing big dams pose risks: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:53pm on January 23, 2021

    By 2050, more than half the global population will live downstream from tens of thousands of large dams near or past their intended lifespan, according...

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    Mbappe admits mind not made up on PSG future

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 06:13pm on January 23, 2021

    Kylian Mbappe says he is still ‘thinking about’ whether to agree to a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain, with the France superstar's existing deal set...

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    Global toll rises to 20,92,736

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:48pm on January 22, 2021

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 20,92,736 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Asia to dominate Davos virtual forum as virus-hit West struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on January 22, 2021

    Emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia is set to dominate this year’s virtual World Economic Forum as a virusbattered West struggles and a new...

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    Le Monde’s celebrated cartoonist Plantu to bow out after 50 years

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:59pm on January 22, 2021

    The celebrated cartoonist of France’s Le Monde daily Plantu said Friday that he would soon leave the paper after half a century of work that...

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