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Zimbabwe pledges vote will go ahead despite rally attack

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga — who was among those injured in Saturday’s attack — said the first parliamentary and presidential polls of the post-Robert Mugabe era would go ahead as scheduled on July 30. “Let me be very clear, nothing will stop the election in Zimbabwe, nothing at all,” Chiwenga …

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UN chief pledges support to further talks between the Koreas

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked during a conversation with Guterres for UN support “to verify the imminent closure” of North Korea’s nuclear test site. Dujarric said that Moon also asked the secretary-general for UN support in implementing an agreement between North Korea and South Korea “to …

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Australia pledges half a billion dollars to restore Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change. The reef is also under threat from the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, which has proliferated due to pollution and agricultural runoff. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull …

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