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Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

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Agreement includes a $1.65bn contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the Greek air force.

Ontario’s COVID crisis: ‘This scenario was entirely preventable’

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Anger rises alongside COVID-19 infections in Canadian province, as healthcare workers want more action from government.

Multiple rockets hit Iraqi airbase, wounding two soldiers

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At least five rockets target Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, which hosts US contractors and Iraqi security forces.

Argentina receives AstraZeneca jabs amid anti-lockdown protests

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New COVID-19 restrictions have been imposed in and around Buenos Aires in effort to stem recent rise in infections.

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliatory move

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Russia gives diplomats just over 24 hours to leave the country, in response to Czech expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats.

At least 19 people killed in west Niger attack

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Governor of Tillaberi region says dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou.

Myanmar shadow gov’t demands invite for ASEAN summit talks

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Parallel 'national unity government' says it wants to take part in crisis talks scheduled for next week in Indonesia.

US warns of consequences if jailed Kremlin critic Navalny dies

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US national security adviser says Alexey Navalny's safety is the Russian government's responsibility.

‘No food in the fridge’: A gruelling Ramadan in Lebanon

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Aid groups are struggling to feed thousands of vulnerable families in Lebanon amid highest food inflation in the world.

Calls grow for stricter gun control amid string of US shootings

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Non-profit group reports 150 mass shootings since start of the year, putting pressure on Joe Biden to take action.

Cape Verde holds parliamentary vote amid major recession

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Neither of the two main parties is predicted to emerge the outright winner of election dominated by the pandemic.

Clashes in Pakistan after TLP takes several police hostage

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Police say they launched a security operation after a right-wing group took six security personnel hostage in Lahore.

The Arab Spring has been misunderstood

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A decade after the Arab Spring, Westerners’ perceptions of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves remain muddled.

Could climate change force a billion people to move?

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Climate hazards could factor into migration of growing numbers of people in developing countries in the decades ahead.

Egypt: 11 dead, 98 injured after train derails near Cairo

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At least 98 people injured after four carriages derailed in the city of Qalyubia, north of Cairo.

Food, photography and social justice – Asma Khan and Hassan Akkad

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Restaurateur Asma Khan and refugee activist Hassan Akkad discuss problematic social hierarchies and how to disrupt them.

‘I still have nightmares’: Surviving Australia’s Kangaroo Point

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After 50 men were freed from detention in March, the fate of asylum seekers who remained behind is unclear.

Three killed, two wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

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Suspected attacker on the run, authorities said shooting appeared to be a 'targeted and isolated incident'.

War-torn Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

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Candidates must have lived in Syria for at least 10 consecutive years, meaning opposition figures in exile cannot run.

US backs Japan’s Fukushima plans despite S Korea’s concerns

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Seoul fails to gain US support against Japan's decision to release contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant.

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