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  • Belarusian athlete forcibly taken to airport after criticising coaches for 'negligence'
    Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday to get involved in her case after saying she had been removed from the national team and taken to a Tokyo airport against her wishes over her criticism of national coaches.
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    Published on 08-01-21By FRANCE 24
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  • Lebanon’s middle class joins mass exodus – or finds creative ways to survive at home
    Thousands of middle-class Lebanese families have moved overseas since the August 4, 2020, blast that rocked the city of Beirut. Some of those leaving town, particularly those who grew up during the 1975-1990 civil war, want a better quality of life and security for their children. But not everyone has the luxury of leaving.
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    Published on 08-01-21By Charlotte WILKINS
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  • ‘In every camp there’s a disaster’: Monsoon rains in Bangladesh worsen conditions for the Rohingya
    Since Monday, heavy rains have battered Cox’s Bazar in eastern Bangladesh, home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees. The flooding and landslides resulting from the monsoon have left more than 5,000 people without shelter, according to the UN, and six refugees have been confirmed dead. NGOs are struggling to keep up with the disaster response.
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    Published on 08-01-21
    7 hours ago
  • Italy and France see rise in vaccinations despite resistance to Covid-19 'health pass'
    Shouts of “Liberty!” have echoed through the streets and squares of Italy and France as thousands show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities, such as dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums or cheering in sports stadiums. 
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    Published on 08-01-21By NEWS WIRES
    8 hours ago
  • Turkey’s coast guard helps evacuate tourists as death toll rises from wildfires
    Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported.
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    Published on 07-31-21By NEWS WIRES
    22 hours ago
  • French leftists unite with Greens to avoid 2022 repeat of the Macron-Le Pen presidential duel
    A grassroots movement has sprung up on the French left that is looking to avoid another showdown between French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, seen by many as the inevitable rematch in France’s 2022 presidential election. By uniting the left and the Greens behind a single candidate, the nascent movement hopes to offer a viable
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    Published on 07-31-21By Romain BRUNET
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  • Tens of thousands march against French Covid ‘health pass’ for third straight weekend
    Thousands of people protested in Paris and other French cities on Saturday against a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to a wide array of public venues, introduced by the government as it battles a fourth wave of infections.
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    Published on 07-31-21By NEWS WIRES
    1 day ago
  • France captures Olympic gold in first-ever mixed team judo
    France claimed the judo gold medal in the first mixed team event ever held in the Games on Saturday, beating Japan 4-1 in the final and helping their heavyweight legend Teddy Riner add to his collection of Olympic medals.
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    Published on 07-31-21By NEWS WIRES
    1 day ago
  • UN compound in Afghan city of Herat comes under attack, police guard killed
    An Afghan police guard was killed Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of the western city. 
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    Published on 07-30-21By NEWS WIRES
    1 day ago
  • Covid-19: WHO sounds alarm on Delta variant as China outbreak spreads
    Mushrooming outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant prompted China and Australia to impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday as the WHO urged the world to quickly contain the mutation before it turns into something deadlier and draws out the pandemic. 
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    Published on 07-30-21By NEWS WIRES
    1 day ago