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    Solidarity failing in global response to coronavirus: Guterres

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 03:12pm on January 16, 2021

    United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday deplored the ‘heart-wrenching milestone’ of the global death toll from COVID-19 topping two million, and lamented the...

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    Coronavirus pandemic slows global migration by nearly 30pc: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 03:05pm on January 16, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 per cent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020,...

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    Florida governor calls up National Guard ahead of Biden inauguration

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 10:23am on January 16, 2021

    The governor of Florida on Friday activated the National Guard to protect against ‘potential civil unrest’ surrounding the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden, as armed...

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    Indonesia hunts for survivors as quake death toll hits 56

    Agence France-Presse . Mamuju, Indonesia | Updated at 10:16am on January 16, 2021

    Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in...

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    Member of UN peacekeeping mission killed in Mali bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 09:59am on January 16, 2021

    The United Nations said one of its peacekeepers died when a convoy travelling through northern Mali hit a makeshift roadside bomb on Friday, the fifth...

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    India starts jumbo-sized COVID-19 vaccination programme

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 09:49am on January 16, 2021

    India begins one of the world’s biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes on Saturday, hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the country...

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    Taliban kill 9 Afghan security personnel

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz | Updated at 12:35am on January 16, 2021

    At least nine Afghan security personnel were killed when Taliban extremists attacked two police checkpoints overnight in restive northern Kunduz province, officials said Friday. The...

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    US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan, Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:34am on January 16, 2021

    The US military has cut troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each, their lowest levels in the nearly two decades since the wars...

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    US rioters sought to capture, assassinate lawmakers at Capitol

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:32am on January 16, 2021

    US prosecutors now believe supporters of president Donald Trump planned to ‘capture and assassinate elected officials’ in their siege of the Capitol building last week,...

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    Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Bhopal | Updated at 12:30am on January 16, 2021

    A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven’t been completed. But the government insists it will...