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    China slams NZ parliament’s Uighur concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:54pm on May 06, 2021

    China criticised New Zealand Thursday over ‘groundless’ allegations about the ill treatment of Uighurs, underlining Wellington’s struggle to find a middle ground between its largest...

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    ICC hands Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ 25-year jail term

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:53pm on May 06, 2021

    The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, to 25...

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    UK votes as independence debate heats up in Scotland

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:49pm on May 06, 2021

    Voters went to the polls for ‘Super Thursday’ elections that could reshape the UK as pro-independence forces in Scotland bid to break away, in the...

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    UN says global midwife shortage putting lives at risk

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:48pm on May 06, 2021

    The United Nations warned Wednesday that the world faces an acute shortage of midwives, saying millions of lives could be saved if the shortfall were...

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    French boats leave Jersey waters after fishing protest

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Helier | Updated at 11:47pm on May 06, 2021

    Roughly 50 French fishing boats that converged on the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday to protest against new rules on access to its waters...

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    EU opens ‘military mobility’ project to US, allies

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:46pm on May 06, 2021

    EU defence ministers on Thursday approved the participation of NATO members the United States, Canada and Norway in a project aimed at speeding up the...

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    Duterte orders arrest of mask violators

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:45pm on May 06, 2021

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask properly, including below the nose, as the country battles to contain...

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    25 killed in police drug raid in Brazil slum

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:44pm on May 06, 2021

    A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro favela Thursday left at least 24 suspects and a policeman dead, Brazilian media...

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    Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 11:44pm on May 06, 2021

    A high-profile Afghan television journalist was shot dead in southern Kandahar city on Thursday, officials said, a day after the Taliban warned against ‘biased reporting’...

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    Former Maldives president injured in bomb attack

    Agence France-Presse . Malé | Updated at 11:33pm on May 06, 2021

    A suspected bomb blast injured former Maldives president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday and he has been rushed to hospital, officials and...