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India's total coronavirus caseload has become close to 20 million as oxygen shortages in hospitals continue.

A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured.

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

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Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

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

African bank funds Egypt train safety after deadly crash

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African bank funds Egypt train safety after deadly crash

The African Development Bank announced a loan of 145 million euros ($170 million) Tuesday to improve safety on Egypt's rail network.

Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

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Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

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Egypt arrests eight over train crash, revises death toll

Eight people were arrested by the Egyptian authorities over a train collision that cost the life of 18 people so far.

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Egypt buries train crash dead, toll revised to 19

Egypt’s health minister has revised the toll from a deadly train crash from 32 to 19, as Egyptians mourned the victims and the prime minister ...

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Egypt passenger trains collide killing 32

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

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Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

Mohammed Ayman Adlbi, the head of the Islamic Commission of Span, was arrested as part of an anti-terrorism investigation but later released ...

China's 'vaccine diplomacy' presses ahead in Middle East

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China's 'vaccine diplomacy' presses ahead in Middle East

Health authorities in the Middle East are rolling out vaccines developed by Chinese state-owned conglomerate Sinopharm.

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Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

Iraq started operations to lay down a new railway network that expects to make it a conduit for goods from Australia and East Asia to Europe via ...

Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

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Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

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Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

Iran and Afghanistan have opened a historic rail link in the hopes of increasing trade between the two countries.

Bahrain second nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

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Bahrain second nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

Bahrain has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech corovavirus vaccine.

UK first nation to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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UK first nation to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said the UK certification was a "historic moment in the fight against Covid-19".

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Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

A Biden administration is considering taking troops out from Somalia.

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Arab and Muslim candidates take on local US politics

In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

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Two children among four dead after migrant vessel capsizes

One man drowned when the boat sank, while a woman and two children aged five and eight died after they were pulled from the water alive with 14 ...

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Tunisia reimposes curfew in virus hotspot

The North African country has registered a total of 2,543 cases and 63 fatalities since the start of the outbreak.

Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

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Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

A 16-year-old Sudanese teenager who apparently was trying to reach Britain by sea was found washed up on a French beach.

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Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

Ammonium nitrate: A fertiliser under scrutiny

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Ammonium nitrate: A fertiliser under scrutiny

The fertiliser which caused the explosion has come under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as Lebanese people blame negligence on the ...

Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

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Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

An Iranian hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack affecting 28 railway stations in Israel, in the latest in a series of ...

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

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Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

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