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    Nuclear-armed states spend $1.4bn for arsenal expansion amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 09:19pm on June 07, 2021

    Even as the pandemic raged and economies around the world were devastated, nuclear-armed countries last year increased spending on atomic weapon arsenals by 1.4 billion...

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    UN seeks nearly $1b for Rohingyas taken refuge in Bangladesh

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 03:06pm on May 19, 2021

    The United Nations on Tuesday appealed for $943 million to cope with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, fearing that a Covid outbreak in South Asia could...

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    Indian Covid variant found in Switzerland

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 07:39pm on April 24, 2021

    A first case of the Covid-19 variant contributing to the exploding outbreak in India has been detected in Switzerland, the public health authority said Saturday.

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    Swiss voters narrowly back 'burqa ban'

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:43am on March 08, 2021

    Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed a ban on full face coverings in public places -- a decision hailed by supporters as a bulwark against...

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    WHO OKs AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID variants, over-65s

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:05am on February 11, 2021

    The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine can be used for people aged over 65, and also where coronavirus variants of concern are circulating, WHO experts said Wednesday,...

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    WHO says British virus variant now in 50 countries

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 06:01pm on January 13, 2021

    The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organisation, while a similar South African-identified strain...

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    Swiss parliament approves same-sex marriage

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 05:54pm on December 18, 2020

    Switzerland's parliament approved a bill Friday allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the small Alpine nation into line with much of Europe on gay...

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    Climate change biggest threat to natural World Heritage sites

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 07:51pm on December 02, 2020

    Climate change has become the biggest threat to UN-listed natural world heritage sites like glaciers and wetlands, and has pushed Australia's Great Barrier Reef into...

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    COVID-19 vaccine 'best science news' of 2020

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 07:58pm on November 12, 2020

    Data indicating that a vaccine being developed against COVID-19 is highly effective is the ‘best science news of the year’, a pharmaceutical industry association chief...

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    Rare Russian pink diamond sells for $27 million

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:28am on November 12, 2020

    A rare pink diamond derived from the biggest raw stone of the colour ever found in Russia was sold for $26.6 million on Wednesday at...

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