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The arrest of a climate activist for circulating a document on social media supporting recent mass demonstrations by farmers has sparked further protests in India. Disha Ravi, 22, is facing allegations that she helped edit and distribute the document. Supporters have called her detention “an unprecedented attack on democracy”, saying it was designed to “scare
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A team of Mossad officers spent months learning the minute-by-minute routine of a top Iranian nuclear scientist – before killing him with a remote-controlled machine gun. Some of the 20-strong Israeli team smuggled the gun – which weighed a tonne – piece by piece into the country, while others watched every move Mohsen Fakhrizadeh made.
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It is “extremely unlikely” coronavirus came from a laboratory incident in China, according to a joint mission investigating the origins of the pandemic. Investigators believe the most likely cause of the initial outbreak was the virus jumping from an “intermediary host species” to humans. It means future investigations will not focus on a laboratory incident
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The impoverished country of Haiti – already an economic disaster zone with organised crime and kidnapping for ransom out of control – now finds itself in the midst of a constitutional crisis with violent confrontations between anti-government protesters and the police a daily occurrence. The country’s leading opposition parties, the judiciary and activist groups say
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