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    Two female judges of Afghanistan supreme court shot to death

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:00pm on January 17, 2021

    Gunmen killed two Afghan women judges working for the Supreme Court during an early morning ambush in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, as a wave...

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    Carbon monoxide leak kills five at Italy care home

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:59am on January 17, 2021

    Five residents of a retirement home near the Italian capital Rome were found dead on Saturday after a suspected carbon monoxide leak, police said. ‘Unfortunately...

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    Spanish climber dies during K2 expedition

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:57am on January 17, 2021

    Mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died during a climb of K2, the second highest summit on the planet, Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday....

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    #MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 10:53am on January 17, 2021

    Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion’s claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes. Sofia Bekatorou,...

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    Egypt makes ‘major discoveries’ at Saqqara archaeological site

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:49am on January 17, 2021

    Egypt announced on Saturday the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple. The...

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    EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:44am on January 17, 2021

    The European Union on Saturday welcomed a promise by Palestinian leaders to hold their first elections in 15 years, urging Israel to facilitate the ballots....

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    Britain to host first G7 summit of Biden era in June

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:26am on January 17, 2021

    Britain will host a G7 summit in June, the government said on Friday, announcing what will be the first face-to-face meeting of the group since...

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    US-bound migrant caravan in Guatemala swells to 9,000 people

    Agence France-Presse . Camotan | Updated at 10:19am on January 17, 2021

    At least 9,000 Honduran migrants have entered Guatemala after a first group pushed past border police late Friday and others soon followed on the first...

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    Navalny faces arrest as flies back to Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:14am on January 17, 2021

    Arch Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny returns to Russia from Germany on Sunday, facing imminent arrest after authorities warned they would detain him for violating a...

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    Nepalese team claims first winter ascent of Pakistan’s K2

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:15am on January 17, 2021

    A team of Nepalese climbers on Saturday made history after becoming the first to summit Pakistan’s K2 in winter, according to a trekking company leading...