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Coronavirus has broken out again in New Zealand after 102 days. Earlier today, a retirement village went into lockdown after residents displayed symptoms of respiratory illness. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that new restrictions are going to be temporarily imposed in Auckland so health officials can “assess the situation”. She said: “We are asking
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The main opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential election has fled her country amid a police crackdown on protests – and she is now “safe” in Lithuania. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s departure comes after she refused to concede defeat in Sunday’s vote. The 37-year-old dismissed the official results showing authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko’s landslide victory as a sham.
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A former Belarusian presidential candidate has called for the international community to condemn the official election results in Belarus. Andrei Sannikov, former deputy foreign minister of Belarus, said the outcome was not the result of a “free and fair election” and accused the European Union of “cowardly silence”. His comments came after Polish prime minister
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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has tested positive for coronavirus on his 60th birthday. “I want to make public that today… I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday (in) quarantine after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus,” he said on Twitter. “I’d like to add that I’m feeling relatively well,
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