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#BREAKING Explosion in sky near Iran nuclear site: state media
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#UPDATE #BREAKING Iran military says blast near nuclear site was air defense test, no cause for concern
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#UPDATE An air defense test near Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility caused a loud explosion that surprised residents, but the military said there was "nothing to fear" u.afp.com/w5oB
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Xiomara Castro, who will make history as Honduras' first woman president when she takes office on January 27, tells AFP she plans to ask the UN for help in fighting the corruption plaguing the Central American nation. Full interview here: u.afp.com/Xiomara
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The bush in all its glory and the Drakensberg mountains a dramatic backdrop. This safari lodge in South Africa has lost all its Christmas reservations to #Omicron Read @sofiacsn's story @AFPphoto by @dewetwikus bit.ly/3Ijfhq5
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More than 100 people have been arrested in Pakistan after a Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob who accused him of blasphemy, Prime Minister Imran Khan said u.afp.com/w5oY
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#UPDATE Read the latest wrap-up on developments in the aftermath of the #OxfordHighSchool shooting, from @LucieAbrg u.afp.com/w5oN 📷 @JeffKowalsky
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#UPDATE France's Valerie Pecresse is betting voters are ready for her brand of can-do conservatism that focuses on economic rigour as well as security concerns. Profile by @js_paname 📷 Anne-Christine Poujoulat, @AFPphoto u.afp.com/w5oo
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#BREAKING US warns it will not let Iran 'slow walk' nuclear negotiations
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#UPDATE A senior US administration official said Tehran cannot drag its feet on diplomacy while ramping up its atomic activities, after a seventh round of talks ended in Vienna with no progress u.afp.com/w5ow
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Just before Pope Francis began his landmark visit to Greece, migrants living in a camp on the island of Lesbos told AFP they hope the pontiff will help convey their stories to the world u.afp.com/w5ok by @MarinaRafen
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#UPDATE Here's the latest wrap-up of all the action in the #PremierLeague from @JohnMWeaver1 u.afp.com/w54F #AFPSports
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#UPDATE New Zealand's Ajaz Patel said it was "one of the greatest cricketing days" of his life after claiming all 10 wickets in the second Test against India, becoming only the third bowler to achieve the feat u.afp.com/ajaz #AFPSports
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#AFP PICTURES OF THE WEEK 27 November - 3 December) u.afp.com/wiHy
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VIDEO: Twice a week, a small football pitch in Iraq offers the 25-member national squad of little people a chance to dream big. Omar Abdel Rahman's team has set its sights on an ambitious goal: to travel to Argentina for their first international tournament
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#UPDATE Russian President #UPDATE Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden are scheduled to hold talks by video conference on Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions rise over Ukraine u.afp.com/w54a 📸 The two leaders met in Geneva on June 16, 2021
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