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    Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:02am on February 26, 2021

    Iran will vote in June for a successor to president Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the...

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    Libya’s new PM to unveil team in first hurdle of transition

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 02:01am on February 26, 2021

    Libya’s prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dheibah is set to name a transitional government Thursday tasked with unifying the war-torn nation and leading it to elections...

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    Australia passes landmark law requiring tech firms to pay for news

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:57am on February 26, 2021

    Facebook and Google will be forced to pay for Australian news under legislation passed Thursday that is being closely watched globally for precedents in the...

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    New appeal in 2000 disappearance of Dubai princess: UK

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:55am on February 26, 2021

    British police said Thursday they were reviewing a recently received letter as part of an investigation into the disappearance of the ruler of Dubai’s daughter...

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    NASA releases panorama taken by Mars rover

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:40am on February 26, 2021

    The US space agency NASA released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the landing site of the  Perseverance rover on Mars. The panorama shows...

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    India steps up clampdown on US social media giants

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:36am on February 26, 2021

    India imposed tough new rules on social media platforms on Thursday as it accused US tech giants of ‘double standards’ in taking down disputed content....

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    Clashes in Yangon as Myanmar nears month of military rule

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:59am on February 26, 2021

    Junta supporters wielding knives and slingshots clashed with anti-coup residents in Myanmar on Thursday, the first such showdown between opposing forces as the nation nears...

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    Huawei going strong in the Gulf

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 10:51pm on February 25, 2021

    Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is enjoying an extended honeymoon with oil-rich Gulf nations, despite being criticised in the United States and Europe as a potential...

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    Improved child care could boost US employment: Fed’s Powell

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:48pm on February 25, 2021

    The US has lagged behind other advanced economies in providing child care options, and improvements could help more women return to the job market, Federal...

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    India crush England inside two days

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 08:59pm on February 25, 2021

    India on Thursday completed an emphatic 10 wicket win over England in their day-night Test in a rare victory inside two days. Spinner Axar Patel...