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WHO declares South Sudan free of the polio virus

JUBA, South Sudan | XINHUA |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared South Sudan free of the poliovirus. “South Sudan’s complete documentation for wild polio virus free status has been accepted. With this feat, WHO’s Africa Region is set to be declared wild poliovirus free 2020,” the WHO South …

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Premier league restart, 4 lessons!

Four things from the Premier League restart London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Premier League was immediately embroiled in a technology row as it made its comeback on Wednesday, while players showed their solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Manchester City breezed past Arsenal. AFP Sport looks at some …

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Man City whip Arsenal, extend Liverpool title wait

Man City make winning return to extend Liverpool’s wait Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City extended Liverpool’s wait to win a first league title in 30 years as Pep Guardiola’s men beat 10-man Arsenal 3-0 at an empty Etihad to secure the first win of the Premier League’s …

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19 coronavirus cases in president’s office

Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP |  Nineteen staff in the office of Azerbaijan’s president have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, as authorities in the repressive Caucasus nation struggle to contain an escalating crisis. A further 13 infections were also confirmed among employees of the emergency situations ministry and the …

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Merkel snubs Trump invite

Merkel a ‘no’ for Trump’s in-person G7 summit: report Washington, United States | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Politico website quoted her spokesman …

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Three jailed Omar Bashir aides have virus

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese authorities said Wednesday that three former senior aides to ousted president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison. Former officials Ali Othman Taha, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun and Abdulreheem Mohamed Hussein have been held in Khartoum’s Kober prison since Bashir’s military ouster in …

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