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Deadly New Zealand flood crisis spreads

New Zealand’s largest city Auckland remains under a state of emergency in the wake of deadly flooding as forecasters warn more severe weather is on the way.

Afghan women barred from uni entrance exam

Afghan authorities have told private universities that women are barred from taking university entry exams.

US prosecutors ‘sandbagged Bankman-Fried’

Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried have asked a judge to remove a bail condition preventing him from accessing FTX, Alameda or cryptocurrency assets.

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Gautam Adani: Asia’s richest man in the eye of a storm

India’s Gautam Adani, the school drop-out turned billionaire who rose to become Asia’s richest man, faces possibly the biggest challenge of his career
after a U.S. short seller cast doubts on his business practices, hammering shares in his companies and his reputation.

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Republicans reelect Trump-backed McDaniel as party chairperson

The Republican National Committee reelected Ronna McDaniel to a fourth term as chairwoman, giving a mandate that would keep the Donald Trump-backed candidate in the top party post through the 2024 U.S. presidential elections.

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Seven dead in Jerusalem synagogue shooting

Seven people have been killed in a shooting in an Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem, authorities say.

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EU president says Ukraine has unconditional support

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of an EU-Ukraine summit next week that Ukraine had unconditional support from the bloc and that the country needed to prevail against Russian attacks to defend European values.

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Trump campaigns to jump-start campaign

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will swing through New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday in the first two stops of a presidential campaign that has largely idled since he launched his new White House bid in November.

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France extends mandatory COVID tests for Chinese travellers

PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) – France has extended mandatory COVID tests for travellers from China until Feb. 15, a government decree published on Saturday showed.

Many parts of China are already past their peak of COVID-19 infections, state media reported on Tuesday, with officials further downplaying the severity of the outbreak despite international concerns about its scale and impact.