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Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Boris Johnson confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week's time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming.

UK to announce new international travel rules

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a "traffic-light" system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown.

WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

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WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

Covid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China concluded, with investigators ...

Joy as megaship refloated, Suez Canal traffic resumes

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Joy as megaship refloated, Suez Canal traffic resumes

After six days stuck, blocking the Suez canal, the cargo ship MV Ever Given was eventually freed and the canal reopened to traffic.

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Ever Given, blocking Suez, partially turned 'in right direction'

The cargo ship Ever Given, that has been blocking the Suez canal since Tuesday, has turned 80 percent in the right direction.

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Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

Hope rose that salvage efforts could free a mammoth container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for six days, crippling international trade ...

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Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, told reporters that the ship could've been blocked due to human and technical error.

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Strong wind 'not main reason' for Suez ship grounding

The head of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabie, has ruled out strong wind as the main cause for the grounding of the giant Ever Given ...

Ships stuck in Suez 'at risk of piracy': reports

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Ships stuck in Suez 'at risk of piracy': reports

Many ships waiting in the currently blocked Suez Canal are worried about risks of piracy and security.

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Megaship blocking Suez Canal may be refloated Saturday: owner

The Japanese owner of the Ever Given megaship which is blocking the Suez Canal said it may be refloated Saturday, as work continued to free it.

Attempt to refloat megaship blocking Egypt's Suez fails: company

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Attempt to refloat megaship blocking Egypt's Suez fails: company

"Another attempt to refloat the vessel earlier today... was not successful."

Egypt passenger trains collide killing 32

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Egypt passenger trains collide killing 32

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tough punishment for those responsible for the crash.

Tugs and dredgers try to free megaship blocking Suez

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Tugs and dredgers try to free megaship blocking Suez

"Tug boats and dredgers are being used to crush rocks."

Mo Salah under scrutiny after 'rule-breaking' photo with actress

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Mo Salah under scrutiny after 'rule-breaking' photo with actress

Egyptian actress Nouran Khalil said many other people had also asked for photos with the football star,

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Mo Salah under 'tight security' ahead of Egypt-Kenya showdown

Salah has a security team accompanying him during his stay in Kenya.

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Qatar's landmark 'minimum wage for all' comes into force

It requires that all workers, including domestic staff, be paid at least 1,000 riyals ($275) for a month of full-time work - equivalent to ...

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Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

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Tunisia slashes 30-year jail terms for pot-smoking trio

Three Tunisians convicted of smoking cannabis had their 30-year jail terms significantly reduced.

Saudi prince adds French side Chateauroux to <em>football</em> portfolio

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Saudi prince adds French side Chateauroux to football portfolio

Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad has acquired French football club Chateauroux.

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France begins trial for Euro 2016 attack plot suspects

Seven suspected terrorists on trial in Paris after being arrested on the eve of the Euro 2016 competition

Millionaire Saudi prince to buy French club

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Millionaire Saudi prince to buy French club

Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad, a Saudi millionaire, decided to buy the French Chateauroux second division club

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

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Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

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France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

The French government banned Generation Identity, a far-right group known to attempt blocking migrants from entering the country.

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