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Ex-boss of Iran central bank indicted over ‘wasting’ of funds

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Tehran prosecutor says more than $30bn and 60 tonnes of gold reserves were mismanaged by Valiollah Seif.

‘Sari is my mask’: How the COVID pandemic has hit India’s poorest

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With shortage of beds and staff in rural health centres, poor make long treks to hospital while some turn to quacks.

French journalist kidnapped in Mali pleads for help in video

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Olivier Dubois appeals to French authorities "to do everything" in their power to free him from rebel fighters.

UK academic Matthew Hedges seeks damages from UAE officials

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Academic jailed for spying by UAE in 2018 launches court proceedings against four senior Emirati officials.

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

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Halima Cisse, 25, was expected to have seven babies but health officials said the ultrasound missed two of the siblings.

‘Revolted’: France threatens Jersey power supply in fish fight

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The British dependency imports most of its electricity from France, which is angry about fishing rights Jersey granted.

US aviation body wants more Boeing 737 electrical data: Report

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Following nearly two-year grounding, Boeing faces new questions about electrical systems in its 737 MAX planes.

Global economy rests on cutting vaccine inequity: US trade chief

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Many in US president's party want him to waive vaccine intellectual property protection, allowing them to be copied.

One killed in Israeli attack on Syria’s Latakia, state media says

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SANA said 6 others were wounded and a civilian plastics factory was hit during the pre-dawn attack in northwest Syria.

Derek Chauvin asks for new trial after Floyd murder conviction

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Ex-police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes found guilty of three charges last month.

New polls show G7 populations back sharing vaccine know-how

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Majority in G7 nations believe governments should prevent pharmaceutical companies from holding monopoly on vaccines.

Bill Gates’ company transfers $1.8bn of equities to Melinda Gates

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Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.

‘I warned Bolsonaro’, ex-Brazil minister testifies in COVID probe

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Ex-health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta says he told President Jair Bolsonaro to listen to the science to fight virus.

Argentina Supreme Court overrules president’s closure of schools

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Judges reverse President Alberto Fernandez's decree to close schools in Buenos Aires amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Can digital diplomacy be an alternative?

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Face-to-face meetings used to be considered key for diplomacy, but the pandemic has upended traditions.

UK veterans cleared as 1972 IRA killing case collapses

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Two former British soldiers have been acquitted of murdering IRA leader Joe McCann in Belfast during sectarian conflict.

Biden sets goal of 70 percent vaccination by July 4

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The US president also says he expects 10 percent of its AstraZeneca stockpile to be sent to other nations by July.

UK policeman on trial for ex-football player Atkinson’s murder

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Prosecutor alleges police officer used unreasonable force against Black former footballer Dalian Atkinson.

El Salvador constitutional crisis ushers in ‘period of darkness’

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Dismissal of top judges and attorney general could do irreparable harm to democracy, rights groups and lawyers warn.

Afghan women’s rights ‘would be rolled back’ under Taliban: US

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A new intelligence report says women's rights will be threatened following US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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