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Coronavirus: Brazil's President Bolsonaro removes mask despite positive Covid-19 test

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus - after previously being criticised for calling the virus a "little flu".Mr Bolsonaro says he took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.After announcing the positive result to the media, Mr Bolsonaro stepped back and removed his mask before continuing…
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Syria conflict: 'Flagrant' war crimes committed in Idlib battle, UN says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of civilians were killed before a ceasefire was agreed in March Syrian pro-government forces and their jihadist opponents flagrantly violated the laws of war during the battle for Idlib province, UN investigators say.Civilians endured "unfathomable suffering" when the Syrian military launched a campaign late last year to retake the…
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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

Image copyright AFP Image caption The study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies A Spanish study has cast doubt on the feasibility of herd immunity as a way of tackling the coronavirus pandemic.The study of more than 60,000 people estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has…
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Hisham al-Hashimi: Leading Iraqi expert on armed groups killed in Baghdad

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US and UN urged Iraq's government to bring the killers of Hisham al-Hashimi to justice A leading Iraqi expert on jihadist and other armed groups has been shot dead in the capital, Baghdad.Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, was killed near his home in the Ziyouna district on Monday night by two…
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Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters fought the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has been ordered to suspend production by a US judge, amid concerns over its environmental impact.The order is a major win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has led the fight against the pipeline.The ruling…
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Ennio Morricone: Oscar-winning Italian film composer dies aged 91

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ennio Morricone conducting in Amsterdam in 2016 Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose credits include the "spaghetti" Westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star, has died in Rome aged 91.According to Italian news agency Ansa, he died in hospital having fractured his femur in a fall some days ago.The prolific…