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JUST IN: The Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe and his government have resigned.

Those who are weak can never initiate peace, bravery is a pre-requisite for peace: PM Modi in Ladakh

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Large mural of Breonna Taylor being painted in historically Black neighborhood in Maryland

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Boris Johnson refuses a number of times to criticise his father Stanley for breaking the lockdown guidance when he flew to Greece for a holiday. @NickFerrariLBC  | #BorisOnLBC 

Epstein investigators eyeing Prince Andrew after Ghislaine Maxwell bust

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Coronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid-19 cases

At least 162 people killed after a massive landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar buried them in a wave of mud. Read more:

Map locating the Okovango Delta in Botswana where hundreds of elephants have been found dead in the past month @AFPgraphics 

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TO THE RESCUE: Lifeguards saved a bride and groom after they were swept into the Pacific Ocean while taking wedding pictures in Southern California.

US no longer "flattening the curve" of coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration official says

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