Pedro Castillo, Peru’s ‘first poor president’

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Pedro Castillo, Peru’s ‘first poor president’

Rural school teacher Pedro Castillo will on Wednesday become Peru's first president with no ties to the elites that have governed the Andean...
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World

After weeks-long wait, Peru’s president to be sworn in

Leftist Pedro Castillo is to be sworn in as Peru's president Wednesday with a full inbox: tame the coronavirus epidemic, reactivate a flagging...
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World

US firefighters admit they are burnt out by endless blazes

After battling increasingly large and deadly wildfires non-stop for weeks, and with no respite in sight, firefighters in California are admitting...
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World

HIV-positive man’s arrest puts Mexican law in spotlight

The arrest of a man accused of failing to tell a partner that he had HIV has sparked fresh controversy about a Mexican law that campaigners say...
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US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again

People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said...
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UK

GSK’s Walmsley battles hostile investors and Covid slump

The head of the British pharmaceutical giant GSK, Emma Walmsley, will present the company's quarterly results on Wednesday as criticism mounts...
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Culture

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dead at 46 : family

Joey Jordison, the co-founder of Slipknot and one of the most influential metal drummers of his generation, has died at the age of 46, his family...
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India to press Blinken on Afghanistan, China

Indian officials were expected Wednesday to express alarm over Taliban gains in Afghanistan and to press for more support against China in talks...
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‘Wounded soul’ : Beirut blast haunts scarred survivors

A year after the cataclysmic Beirut port blast, Shady Rizk's doctors are still plucking glass from his body. The latest extraction was a centimetre-long...
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World

In Spain, Iberian lynx claws back from brink of extinction

At a nature reserve in southern Spain, four baby Iberian lynxes sleep peacefully beside their mother, part of a captive breeding programme that...
Health
Health

Guatemala cancels order for Russian vaccines

President Alejandro Giammattei announced Tuesday that Guatemala has canceled its order of a second batch of eight million Russian-made Covid-19...
Health
Health

Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as virus outbreak grows

Millions of Sydney residents will spend another month in lockdown, authorities announced Wednesday, citing a still-fast-growing coronavirus outbreak...
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Macron promises transparency over French Polynesia nuclear tests

French President Emmanuel Macron promised transparency around decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia and changes to compensation procedures...
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World

Hong Kong’s civil society ‘withers’ under national security purge

Hundreds of elected community leaders in Hong Kong have resigned and dozens of civil society groups have disbanded as China remoulds the finance...
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World

French court to rule on illegal assets of E. Guinea president son

France's top appeals court on Wednesday rules on the conviction handed to the powerful son of the president of Equatorial Guinea for building...
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World

Passports please : Afghans queue up for escape lifeline

Like thousands of his compatriots, Abdel Khalid Nabyar waited outside Afghanistan's main passport office to apply for the precious travel document...
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Colombia expels German who took part in anti-govt protests

Colombian immigration authorities said Tuesday they had expelled a German woman who took part in demonstrations against the government of President...

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