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In Pictures: Ethiopians pray for peaceful vote

Draped in sacred white cloth, the procession drifted silently towards a priest calling the faithful to celebrate the Archangel Michael,…

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Polls open in Armenia snap parliamentary election

The elections were called by incumbent PM following protests over the country’s defeat in a war with Azerbaijan last year.…

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Taiwan to ‘adjust’ Hong Kong office operations in ‘one China’ row

Taiwan says Hong Kong is demanding Taiwanese officials sign a ‘One China Commitment Letter’ to obtain work visas. Taiwan’s government…

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Rival protests in Peru as tensions rise over presidential vote

Pedro Castillo’s supporters want election results upheld, while Keiko Fujimori’s backers want the vote annulled. Supporters of socialist Pedro Castillo…

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Uganda Olympic team member tests positive for COVID in Japan

The positive test was the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Olympics. A member of Uganda’s Olympic…

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Brazil passes 500,000 COVID deaths as anti-gov’t protesters rally

Thousands protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s pandemic response as Brazil’s COVID death toll, the second-highest in the world, passes 500,000. Thousands…

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Germany thrash Portugal to resurrect Euro hopes as France held

An action-packed Euro 2020 day saw Germany win 4-2, Hungary hold France 1-1, with Poland set to take on Spain.…

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Minneapolis marks Juneteenth after official holiday recognition

Minneapolis, United States – On a sunny summer morning in George Floyd Square, a gardener lights palo santo in a…

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US sends 2.5 million COVID vaccines to Taiwan

Delivery more than triples Washington’s previous allocation of shots for the island, amid simmering US-China tensions. The United States has…

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Ethiopians set to vote in crunch polls amid conflict and apathy

After some consideration, Shimelis Yohannes* decided to register to vote in Ethiopia’s delayed general elections due to be held on…

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