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Tokyo 2020: How the climate crisis has taken centre stage at one of the hottest Olympics on record

Tokyo 2020: How the climate crisis has taken centre stage at one of the hottest Olympics on record

It’s still the greatest show on Earth, but the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been far from straightforward.

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'Freedom is worth fighting for': Prominent Belarus dissidents on trial

'Freedom is worth fighting for': Prominent Belarus dissidents on trial

The trial of Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak, both leading members of the Belarusian opposition, continued on Thursday behind closed doors at the Minsk Regional Court.

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Lithuania warned over pushing back asylum seekers at Belarus border

Lithuania warned over pushing back asylum seekers at Belarus border

Lithuania’s move to turn away migrants at its border with Belarus does not comply with international law, the Red Cross has warned.

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France promises €100 million to Lebanon at international aid conference

France promises €100 million to Lebanon at international aid conference

France will send €100 million to Lebanon in the coming months, Emmanuel Macron announced as part of an international conference one year after the Beirut explosion.

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'The night was hell': Wildfire destroys homes on outskirts of Athens

'The night was hell': Wildfire destroys homes on outskirts of Athens

Firefighters in Greece raced on Wednesday to fully contain a wildfire on the outskirts of Athens that destroyed or seriously damaged dozens of homes overnight, forced thousands to flee, and threatened a former royal palace.

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Grenade-carrying army veteran threatens to blow up government building in Kyiv

Grenade-carrying army veteran threatens to blow up government building in Kyiv

A former Ukrainian army veteran was arrested after he threatened to explode a grenade at the government headquarters in Kyiv.

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Tokyo Olympics: Welcome u-turn as Simone Biles decides to return for gymnastics final

Tokyo Olympics: Welcome u-turn as Simone Biles decides to return for gymnastics final

After a week of uncertainty over her participation in the rest of the Toyko Olympics, US gymnastics star Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final.

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Spanish woman, 79, arrested for leading drug-trafficking ring

Spanish woman, 79, arrested for leading drug-trafficking ring

A 79-year-old Spanish woman has been arrested in Portugal over suspicions of leading a drug ring, Spanish police said on Tuesday.

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Italy's Draghi wins confidence votes on justice reforms

Italy's Draghi wins confidence votes on justice reforms

Premier Mario Draghi’s government easily won two confidence votes early on Tuesday, securing approval from lawmakers in Parliament’s lower chamber for a key justice system overhaul.

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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya leaves Tokyo after refusing to return home

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya leaves Tokyo after refusing to return home

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who claims her team tried to force her home, has departed to Vienna from Tokyo-Narita airport on Wednesday

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