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#UPDATE  "The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens, " Trump said at a National Rifle Association event, days after 19 children and two adults were gunned down at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

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VIDEO: A North Korean army medic hands out medication to counter 'fever' -- a term Pyongyang often uses to refer to Covid -- and related sickness. The medic, Jong Jun Ho says the number of people receiving treatment for 'fever' has gone down in recent times

Global stocks pushed higher, with US indices snapping a slump of weekly losses, while oil prices rallied to their highest level in two months

#UPDATE  A jury began deliberations in the blockbuster defamation case between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard after a six-week trial featuring blistering mutual accusations of domestic abuse

Glammed up in satin knickerbockers, sequins and platform boots, ABBA fans streamed into a concert hall in east London for the opening night of "ABBA Voyage", the Swedish supergroup's digital avatar show

A Pakistani movie featuring a daring portrait of a transgender dancer in the Muslim country won the #Cannes2022  "Queer Palm" prize for best LGBT, "queer" or feminist-themed movie, the jury head told AFP

#UPDATE  The US is extending for another six months exemptions from punitive tariffs for some medical products from China, the USTR said The exclusions -- set to expire Tuesday -- "cover 81 medical-care products needed to address the Covid-19 pandemic ".

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After a tycoon bromance, Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is struggling to break up with Russia's Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine war -- like many in his country, where ties with Moscow run deep

It was banned for years and its authors imprisoned, but after more than four decades, Kenya's most famous play is finally home. Ngaahika Ndeenda" ("I Will Marry When I Want") occupies a special place on the Kenyan stage

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#BREAKING EU countries will provide 'fighter jets' to Ukraine under Brussels funding: Borrell

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave ? Fred Tanneau

Wearing a military beret and a Polish wartime resistance armband, 94-year-old Wanda Traczyk-Stawska stunned the crowd at a pro-EU rally when she thundered "Be quiet, stupid boy! You lousy bastard" at a member of a far-right group

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#BREAKING Around 100 dead in attack on Paris concert venue: police

VIDEO: Nigerian demonstrators Patrick, Solomon and Samuel recount the night they were injured on October 20, 2020 when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos

#UPDATE  A US journalist was shot dead and another wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a frontline northwest suburb of Kyiv, medics and witnesses told AFP

#BREAKING  Ukrainian authorities say safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is now secured, after a fire broke out when the station came under fire from invading Russian forces. "The director of the plant said that the nuclear safety is now guaranteed ": Oleksandr Starukh

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A huge cardboard skeleton sits in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead festival ? Pedro Pardo

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