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Voting underway in Philippines election that pits dictator’s son against rights lawyer

Issued on: 09/05/2022 - 00:32 Voting was underway in the Philippines Monday to elect a new president, with the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos the favourite to win the high-stakes race and restore his family to the pinnacle of power. Polls..

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At least 35 killed in attack on DR Congo gold mine: local sources

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 22:37 Raiders killed at least 35 people in an attack on a gold mine in Ituri, in the strife-torn northeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said Sunday. One local official, Jean-Pierre Bikilisende, of the rura..

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Dozens of migrants drown off Western Sahara, aid agency says

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 21:58 At least 44 migrants drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of the Western Sahara, migrant aid agency Caminando Fronteras said. Twelve others survived the tragedy, which happened when the boat sunk o..

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G7 countries pledge to stop Russia oil imports

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 20:46 The G7 club of wealthy nations committed Sunday to phasing out its dependency on Russian oil and issued a scathing statement accusing President Vladimir Putin of bringing “shame” on Russia with his invasion of Ukraine. ..

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Hundreds rally in support of Tunisian President Saied

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 17:48 Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday in a show of support for President Kais Saied and a series of extraordinary measures he took since last July that critics have slammed as a “coup”. The rallies come as Saied f..

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Ukraine’s Kherson region prepares for Russian counteroffensives

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 10:58 Fighting continues to rage in southern Ukraine. Here, Russian forces hold the port city of Kherson and they claim to control the whole administrative region, of which Kherson is the capital. But in fact they don’t: Ukra..

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Pro-Beijing committee picks John Lee as Hong Kong’s next leader

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 07:40Modified: 08/05/2022 - 07:54 Hong Kong's leader-in-waiting, John Lee, was endorsed for the city's top job on Sunday by a committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as the financial hub attempts to relaunch i..

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Live: ‘Putin is responsible for heinous war crimes’, says Trudeau in Kyiv

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was responsible for “war crimes,” during a visit to Ukraine where he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. Follow FRANCE 24's live updates below. All times ar..

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Marcos Jr poised for historic win as Philippine presidential campaign ends

Issued on: 07/05/2022 - 23:31 The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos wrapped up his presidential election campaign Saturday with a raucous rally of hundreds of thousands of supporters, as polls show him heading towards a landslide win...

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Several soldiers killed, dozens injured in attacks in Mali

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 18:13 Six soldiers were killed and 20 injured in simultaneous attacks targeting three army bases in central Mali Sunday, the army said. Targets in Sevare, Niono and Bapho were all hit by "armed terrorist groups (who) used s..

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Covid death toll rises in China as authorities warn of ‘grim’ situation

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 10:21 Shanghai reported 39 Covid deaths Sunday, its highest daily toll despite weeks of lockdowns, while China's capital Beijing warned of a "grim" situation with rising infections. The world's second-largest econ..

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Didier Drogba loses bid to become Ivorian football federation president

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 08:52 Didier Drogba lost a controversial bid to become president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation when he was eliminated after the first round of voting at Saturday’s elective congress. The former Chelsea star polled ..

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